Sireh Deorhi Gate

A journey into the past - starting from the Sireh Deori Gate that leads to the City Palace complex. Go past the huge garages that house the Indra Viman - an elephant driven chariot, on to Jaleb Chowk that is part of the main square of the city that was used for ceremonial gatherings. See the Jaipur family's ruling deity and get a glimpse of a Mughal style garden.

Places of Interest: Sireh Deorhi Gate, Naqqarkhana Gate, Jaleb Chowk, Govinddevji Temple, Jai Niwas Gardens, Badal Mahal, Talkatora, Chini ki Burj, Chaugan.

Parking. You can leave your car outside the Sireh Deori Gate (near Hawa Mahal) and have it wait for you just outside Chaugan Stadium. There is enough parking available on both ends of the walk so you have an option of starting from either point. Alternatively, public transport is easily available throughout the walk.

The Walk. It is a good idea to begin the walk as early as you can because the sights and sounds of the morning are unusual and interesting. Enter through this east-facing gate called Sireh Deori Gate that opens near the Hawa Mahal. Use of the south facing Tripolia Gate is restricted to the royal family but this is an equally important entry point and has been, ever since it was made. Go through this gate and it will get you to another, slightly smaller one called Naqqarkhane ka Darwaza.

Sireh Deorhi Gate