Jaipur is not just known for its forts and palaces, it is also well known for its religious attractions and has earned the nickname Chotti Kashi, meaning Mini Kashi. The city of Jaipur was founded in the year 1727 by Raja Sawai Singh II, and it is one of the most well-planned cities in India. Let us see some of the major religious attractions of Jaipur city.
Galta Ji Temple:
It is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites in Rajasthan situated in the town of Khaniya Balaji. It has several temples and sacred kunds and people believe that bathing in the sacred kunds will give them salvation. It is also the place where Sant Galav spent his life practicing meditation and penance. It is one of the most renowned site for Vaishnavites in the country. It is said that the water in this kund never dries up and attracts various tourists to this region. The sun temple is also located close to the Galta Valley.
Govind Devji Temple:
It is the abode of Govind Devji and well known for its architectural beauty. It is situated in Jai Niwas Garden which is to the north of Chandra Mahal. It is said that Raja Sawai Jai Singh II brought the image of the deity from Vrindavan to this place, and people say that the image in this temple resembles the exact form of Lord Krishna when he incarnated on Earth.
Jagat Shiromani Temple:
The temple famous for one of the biggest disciples of Lord Krishna, Mira Bai, was originally built by Maharani Kankawatiji in the year 1601. She had a son named Maharaja Kumar Jagat Singhji who passed away in 1599. The temple was built to honour the King. Even to this day, this place has not lost its charm and continues to attract thousands of tourists on a regular basis.
This grand temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi is located at the base of Moti Dungari Hill in Jaipur. It is also known by the name of Lakshmi Narayan Temple and was built in 1988 by Birla Group. There are many temples like this built by the Birlas all over the country.
This unique temple dedicated to the Avatar of Vishnu which is not yet born is located in Jaipur. It was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh. Interestingly, not many people visit this place and due to its rich architectural heritage, the Government is taking care of the temple.
Apart from these popular temples, there are many other religious attractions in the Jaipur. Most of these place are located close by, and you can easily cover them in a couple of days. The city is well connected by the road network, and you can comfortably travel to any location without any hassles. It is easy to move around the city as there are lot of places to visit, and you will get many cabs that will take you around these religious places.