Popular as the Pink City of Rajasthan this ancient place has preserved the rich heritage of royal culture and tradition. The Mughals and Rajputs ruled this place for centuries and thus constructed mesmerizing pieces of architecture, magnificent palaces, and forts of historical significance where battles were fought.
These structures show the life of ancient rulers who also put craftsmanship into religious places of worship that contributed towards some Famous Temples in India. There are many famous temples of Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan that you can explore through Palace on Wheels train.
However, these are the top picks as they are unique in some way. So, read on why each temple listed here is unique.
1. Birla Mandir
This amazing temple is constructed with purest quality of white marble by the Birlas in 1988. The Laxmi Narayan Temple is dedicated to Ganesh and Laxmi and the festival of Krishna Janmashtami is pompously celebrated here. carvings depict mythological scenes and the highlight is a single piece of marble carving of Laxmi and Vishnu. The Birla Mandir in Jaipur is grandest from many located all over India. Moreover, there are 3 domes said to represent the three major religions in the country.
Timings: 8 AM to 12 PM / 4 PM to 8 PM
Address: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
2. Kanak Vrindavan
Nestled amidst the scenic Aravali Hills this temple is dedicated to Krishna and Govind Devi. There are intricate works of Jali and the walls have amazing Chhatri designs on the complex. The mirror work combined with the walls of marble are alluring as the scenic fountains and gardens en route to the Amer Fort. It is one great place for bird watching and heaven for photographers and nature lovers.
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Address: Jai Niwas Garden, Jalebi Chowk, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
3. Tejaji Mandir
This is a very special temple in Jaipur for the locals and many from around the country also visit for blessings. It is believed that the folk deity Veer Teja / Tejaji was born by Naga deity for a blessing to certain Jaths family.
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Address: D.K. Nagar, Jhotwara, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302012
4. Surya Temple
As the name suggests this temple in Jaipur is dedicated to the Sun God Surya and was built in eighteenth century. It is situated in a beautiful backdrop and gives a picturesque look in the early morning sunrise. It is an amazing place for the soul searching people who want to do meditation or spend quiet time admiring the entire Pink City as it gets soaked in the sun rays.
5. Jagat Shiromani
This brilliant architectural structure constructed by the queen of Maharajah Man Singh I dating back to early 1600s is at Amer Fort of Jaipur. It is believed that Meera Bai used to worship this same idol of Krishna in ancient Mewar. There are several devotees of Krishna visit the temple. There is another idol is of Vishnu and Garuda carving in the entrance with a Meera Bai statue also at one of the two temple entrances. Other highlights are the Mandappa, Vestibule and the Sanctum of the Temple.
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