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Jaipur

Hawa Mahal:

One of the most famous structures in Jaipur, the Hawa mahal is an architectural marvel made up of red and pink sandstone. Built in the 18th century, the uniqueness of this palace is that it resembles the crown of Lord Krishna, the Hindu deity. It is a pyramid shaped five storey building having 953 small windows called ‘jharokhas’ and numerous arches. Located in the palace complex, there is an archeological museum. This palace gives a majestic look in the early hours of the morning and evenings with its elaborate illumination.


Timing: 10:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs except on Fridays. Admission is free on Mondays.

 

Amber Fort:

Amber Fort, also known as the Amer Fort, is located about 11 km from Jaipur in a town named Amer. This fort and its palaces have tremendous aesthetic appeal and is a wonderful amalgamation of Hindu-Rajput culture. Amber Fort, made of red sandstone and marble, encompasses large ramparts and multiple gates. The Sheesh Mahal (mirror Palace), a grand mirror walled hall inside the Jaimandir palace is the major attraction here. The walls and ceilings of this hall are beautifully decorated with thousands of small mirrors, which reflect lights and hues. The museum housed here houses many rare royal artifacts.

 

Jaigarh Fort:

This is a hilltop fort spread across a sprawling 3 km compound, overlooking the city of Jaipur. It resembles the Amber Fort in its structure. It is also known as the Victory Fort and is yet another attraction in Jaipur. The complex of the fort includes several grand structures like the Divya Burj, Vijay Garh, Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir, Vilas Mandir and Aram Mandir along with an exquisite palace and museum. The view of the structures from its grant entrances- Dungar Darwza and Awani darwaza are absolutely stunning.

 

Nahargarh Fort:

It is a spectacular fort located on the edge of the Aravalli Hills in Jaipur. Adventure lovers can reach the fort with a two kilometer long trek. Nahargarh literally means ‘abode of tigers’. The Fort and the palace were used by members of the royal Rajput family as their entertainment house. The marvelously sculptured interiors have numerous rooms connected by wonderfully painted corridors. The architecture is a blend of Indo-European style.

Visiting time: 10:00 hrs to 16:30 hrs. 

 

City Palace:

The City Palace is located in the north east direction of Jaipur. It includes two palaces named Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. The complex of the palace shelters several prodigious buildings, lush green gardens and courtyards, surrounded by huge walls. The palace cover 1/7th space of the city and is a blend of Indo-Mughal architecture.

 

Jantar Mantar:

Bulit in the 18th century, Jantar Mantar is a basically a storehouse of architectural and astronomical instruments. It is featured in the National monument list. A visit to this observatory is exhilarating. It is also famous as world’s largest stone observatory in the world. Historians are of the opinion that, Maharaja Jai Singh took long seven years to complete the construction of this observatory. 

 

Jal Mahal:

Jal Mahal, the water palace, is located in the Man Sagar Lake. The Taj Group of Hotels have taken it up and converted it to a grand hotel. The four floors of the palace is under the lake. It is famous picnic spot in Jaipur and the main attraction here is boating in the typical Rajput style boats. On the first floor of the Mahal is the Chameli Bagh with many aromatic flowers. Jal Mahal palace also offers an exciting view of the great Aravalli hills. 

 

Rambagh Palace:

Located about five kms from Jaipur on Bhawani Singh Road, Rambagh Palace is grand place.  It is now taken over by Taj Group and converted it as a heritage hotel with celebrities and renowned personalities as guests.

 

Albert Hall Museum:

It is the oldest museum in Jaipur. It is situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This museum has a vast collection of paintings, carpets, metal sculptures etc. It presents a lovely look amidst pools, fountains and booming gardens.

Visiting time:  9.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs on all days except Fridays..

 

Gaitore:

This Rajput style architecture is the royal cremation ground. Located in a thin valley on the Jaipur Amber road, it is a major tourist major attraction.

 

Moti Doongri Temple:

Moti doongri means Pearl Hill. There is a grand hilltop palace and Ganesha temple located in the middle of Jaipur city. It is a castle like structure which is abuzz during religious festivals. Public are not permitted inside the palace.

 

Birla Temple:

Also known as the Birla Laxmi Narayan temple, Birla Temple is located near the Moti Doongri. It is a marvelous white marbled temple that forms a part of the seven Birla temples in India. Surrounded by huge lawns, this temple features sculptures of famous saints.

 

Jawahar Circle:

It is the biggest circular garden in Asia with a diameter of 452 m. There are several concentric pathways in the park. It is enclosed by Rose Gardens.

 

Kanak Vrindavan:

Kanak Vrindavan is a thrilling garden having a stone temple inside it. It is located in the foothills of Nahargarh hills. It is a famous picnic spot.

 

Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh:

This garden is located about 8 km from Jaipur. The garden has been built in the Mughal style. It looks magnificent with its multi layered gardens, fountains and big pavilions. It has numerous galleries representing life scenes of Lord Krishna.

 

Vidhyaghar Gardens:

Located near the Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Vidhyaghar Gardens were laid out in the memory of Vidyadhar Bhatacharjee, the architect of Jaipur.

 

Ram Niwas Garden:

Spread over 33 acres of land, Ram Niwas Garden consists of an art gallery, a zoo, bird park, theatre and various cafes.

 

Choki Dhani:

It is a resort located on the outskirts of Jaipur. This place represents the typical Rajasthani culture and ethos. It has several multicuisine restaurants, banquet halls, spa, barbecue etc.