Swargasuli Tower (Isar Lat)
The tower is worth visiting not only for its history and architecture, but also for its fabulous views over the city. Those willing to climb to the top are rewarded with fantastic city views; note that the stairs are steep. Most Jaipur tours stop by the tower, and its proximity to the Jantar Mantar and City Palace make it a good choice for those exploring the area on foot.
Things to Know Before You Go
The tower is a must-visit for travelers interested in history and architecture.
Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to climb to the top; there are no elevators.
Admission to the tower is included in Composite Ticket admissions (which cover most major sights in Jaipur)
The tower is not wheelchair-friendly as getting to the top requires climbing stone steps.
How to Get There
Isar Lat is located in the heart of Jaipur's Pink City, across from the City Palace and about a block west of Tripolia Gate. Traffic here is often intense, so if you're only traveling a short distance it's often faster to walk. The Jaipur Railway Station as well as the Hathroi Fort and Bani Park areas (where many guest houses and haveli-style inns are located) are all about 10 minutes by car or autorickshaw without traffic.
When to Get There
The tower is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm; visit first thing in the day for the fewest crowds, as most people go to the nearby City Palace and Jantar Mantar first. Early-morning visits also help beat the heat of the day, which is hottest in the months of April and May.
Picture-Perfect Pink City
Jaipur is chock-full of great photo opportunities, especially in the Pink City. You can get great bird’s-eye shots from both Swargasuli Tower and the top of the nearby Hawa Mahal, while the nearby Bapu Bazaar is the place to photograph colorful wares and handicrafts. For artsy photos featuring light and shadows, check out the nearby Jantar Mantar observatory, while the City Palace is the place to go for images of royal architecture.
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