North Jaipur Walking Tour, Jaipur (Self Guided)

There is much to admire in the beautiful city of Jaipur, and the northern area is particularly picturesque. Set on a lake, it is a truly beautiful district with monuments and gardens that are a treat to the senses. The mountains to the north complete the area’s scenic landscape. Take our tour to see the best sights in Northern Jaipur.
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North Jaipur Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: North Jaipur Walking Tour
Guide Location: India » Jaipur (See other walking tours in Jaipur)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Govind Dev Ji Temple

1) Govind Dev Ji Temple (must see)

The Hindu temple Govind Deo Ji is located in the City Palace complex. The temple is dedicated to Govind Deo Ji (Lord Krishna). The image of the deity (murti) was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. According to popular legend, Lord Krishna's image in the temple looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation on Earth. For Vaishnavites, particularly followers of Lord Krishna, this is one of the most important temples outside Vrindavan. Thousands of devotees visit the temple daily and even larger number visit during Janmashtami.

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Royal Gaitor Cenotaphs

2) Royal Gaitor Cenotaphs (must see)

The Royal Gaitor is a wonderful palace set in a beautiful valley at the foot of a mountain. Its white marble exterior gives it a very majestic appearance. Look out for several important tombs that speak to the grandeur of Jaipur’s past. Maharaja Jai Singh II Chhatri’s tomb and the huge tomb of Sawai Jai Singhji Chhatri are both located here.
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Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Center

3) Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Center

The Amber Road area is a wonderful place to shop for antiques, blue pottery, handicrafts, jewelry and souvenirs. You can find many brilliant gifts to take home at the many showrooms along this road. Look out for the delightful glazed blue pottery at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Center, including all sorts of pots, mugs and jugs. Originating from Persian artisans, this type of pottery has become a hallmark of this region of India.
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Kanak Ghaati

4) Kanak Ghaati

Kanak Ghati is a beautiful garden near the lake on the outskirts of Jaipur. You can stroll around the beautiful fountain and ponds here, and visit several magnificent temples that pay testament to the quality of Indian architecture.
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Jal Mahal

5) Jal Mahal (must see)

Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. The Jal Mahal palace has got an eye-popping makeover. Traditional boat-makers from Vrindavan have crafted the Rajput style wooden boats. A gentle splashing of oars on the clear lake waters takes you to Jal Mahal. You move past decorated hallways and chambers on the first floor to climb all the way up to the fragrant Chameli Bagh. Across the lake, you can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur.

The most remarkable change is in the lake itself. The drains were diverted, two million tonnes of toxic silt were dredged from the bottom, increasing its depth by over a metre, a water treatment system was developed, local vegetation and fish reintroduced, the surrounding wetlands regenerated and five nesting islands created to attract migratory birds.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
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Kanak Vrindavan Valley

6) Kanak Vrindavan Valley

The Kanak Vrindavan Valley is an exotic garden located at the foot of Nahargarh hills. Here you can see a complex of dome-roofed temples with statues of Krishna. The area is named after the mythological Vrindavan, or land of Lord Krishna, because of the valley’s heavenly beauty. This picturesque spot also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the top sights of the city.

Walking Tours in Jaipur, India

Create Your Own Walk in Jaipur

Create Your Own Walk in Jaipur

Creating your own self-guided walk in Jaipur is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Jaipur Daily Life Walking Tour

Jaipur Daily Life Walking Tour

The people of Jaipur are very friendly, as you’ll see when you walk on the city’s streets and notice their brightly-colored clothing and welcoming appearance. Take our Daily Life Tour to see how the people of Jaipur live their everyday lives.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
South Jaipur Walking Tour

South Jaipur Walking Tour

The city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan state, is a town of fairy tale beauty full of amazing palaces, temples and parks. Many of these top sights are located in southern Jaipur, plus some fascinating museums where you can learn all about Indian culture and traditions. Take our South Jaipur tour to see the main attractions of the area.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Shopping Walk in Jaipur

Shopping Walk in Jaipur

One of the best ways to experience the vibrant colors of Jaipur is to take a shopping trip around the city. Jaipur’s exotic markets are full of bright, exotic objects that highlight the culture and customs of the Rajastan region. You can find all kinds of great gifts to take home, like jewelry, pottery and handicrafts. If you want something special for your home, there are also lots of miniature...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Jaipur Landmarks Walking Tour

Jaipur Landmarks Walking Tour

Jaipur is also known as the Pink City because of the many pink sandstone buildings around. These beautiful buildings help make Jaipur one of India’s most impressive places. There are plenty of other great landmarks around the city that you can see using our Landmarks Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 10.0 km
Jaipur Cultural Walking Tour

Jaipur Cultural Walking Tour

The picturesque city of Jaipur, capital of the Rajasthan state, boasts a rich culture and heritage. Visitors can experience this culture through the city’s many great art galleries, museums and palaces in which they are set. Take our walking tour to see the most interesting cultural attractions in Jaipur.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Jaipur for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Jaipur has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Jaipur, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.