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Jaipur


   City Palace, Jaipur One of the excellent tourist attractions in India, the city of Jaipur was established in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II as a new capital of Kachwaha dynasty. Even today it stands as one of the most wanted tourist destinations in India and attracts the interests of several tourists from various countries of the world, all through the year.

Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Jaipur is enclosed in the east by Bharatpur and Dausa districts, in the north by Sikar and Alwar, in the south by Tonk, Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur and in the west by Nagaur, Sikar and Ajmer. Built of pink stucco in imitation of sandstone, the city exudes culture in forms of architectural and historical structures and buildings. One of the best planned cities in India, the city of Jaipur ensures an enthralling trip on your tour to India. The sites in Jaipur which are actually some of the finest tourist attractions in India are as follows:

Amber Palace:
Renowned for its harmony of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, the Amber Palace complex stands opposite the artificial lake towards the south of the town of Amber. It offers exciting elephant rides to the palace courtyard from the town.

Jaigarh Fort:
Located on the hills above the Amber Palace complex the Jaigarh Fort offers spectacular views of the base of the Aravalli range. Other interests such as immense underground a medieval canon foundry, water-storage tanks, and a wonderful collection of medieval cannons are going to charm you completely. Considered as the original Amber Fort, it came to be known as Jaigarh from the time of Sawai Jai Singh II.

Jal Mahal:
Leading to the Sisodia garden, the Jal Mahal is a Rajput style “Water Palace” set amid the Man Sarovar Lake. The lake remains mostly dry in the summer but winter monsoons fill it with beautiful water hyacinths.

Jantar Mantar:
Constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1733, it is actually a collection of architectural astronomical instruments.

Hawa Mahal:
Hawa Mahal, JaipurConstructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and created by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Lord Krishna, this palace of red sandstone is one of the greatest tourist attractions in India.

The other notable places of interest that are some of the major tourist destinations in India are as follows:

  • Govind Dev Ji temple
  • City Palace Museum
  • Albert Museum
  • Jawahar Circle
  • Moti Dungari(Ganesh Temple)
  • Kanak Ghati
  • Birla Temple
  • Sisodia garden
  • Central Park


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