Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
Amber Fort and Palace
Located amidst the picturesque and rocky Aravalli Hills, Amber Palace is a not-to-be-missed place to in Jaipur. The foundation stone of this palace was laid by Raja Man Singh I and was completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. Beguiling beauty of the red sandstone and white marble adds to the magnificence.
Located in the heart of Jaipur, City Palace is the most remarkable monument in the list of places to visit in Jaipur. Guarded by huge impounding walls, this palace is a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Whether with its everlasting architecture or the enchanting decorations, City Palace has kept the amplitude of the Rajputs alive
Bazaars of Jaipur
The local markets or bazaars of Jaipur are the most ideal places to visit in Jaipur to experience the vibes of the Pink City. Showcasing the tradition of the royal city and its glorious history, these markets has numerous stories engraved in every corner. You can choose to take a Walking Tour in Jaipur to visit these beautiful markets
To get a panoramic view of Jaipur city, Nahargarh Fort is the ideal place to visit. Built by Jai Singh II, Nahargarh Fort was originally named Sudarshangarh and was later renamed as Nahargarh or the Abode of Tigers. The then Maharaja of Jaipur constructed this fort in order to tighten the security of the region. It also served as a safety shelter to the British wives during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
Jal Mahal, or the Water Palace, is situated at the centre of a lake called the Man Sagar Lake in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh and restored by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th Century. Thousands of tourists visit this palace every year to enjoy the exquisite view and natural beauty. From the edge of the lake, one can hire the Rajput-style boats built by the boat makers of Vrindavan, and gently sail to the palace.
In the 16th Century, the area of the lake was a natural depression where water used to accumulate.
The Jaigarh Fort is a majestic stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. This almost-intact fort is surrounded by huge battlements and is connected to the Amer Fort (also called 'Amber' Fort), with subterranean passages. Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex, the Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur. The fort houses the world's largest cannon on wheels, a majestic palace complex and the assembly hall of the warriors known as 'Shubhat Niwas' along with a museum and an armory. Apart from the intricate architecture of the fort, the fort was also renowned for a huge treasure that was believed to be buried under the fort. It is now said that the government of Rajasthan seized the treasure when it was discovered in the 1970s. The Jaigarh Fort was built to secure Jaipur City and the Amer fort from warlords and rivals.
The regal Hawa Mahal is perhaps one of the oft visited tourist destinations of the lovely Pink City of Jaipur. Instituted by the famed maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, circa 1799, the 'palace of the winds', is the repository of history and tradition of the colourful state of Rajasthan.
Located at Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad in Jaipur, you will not find any hassle while spotting this attraction. In fact, if you run short of time but want to see Hawa Mahal, you can have a quick view of it while travelling through Badi Chaupad. This was built so intricately that you can see the beauty even at a glance
The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest and one of the best preserved of five observatories constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh all over northern India. For being a reputed astronomer, Jai Singh was commissioned by Emperor Muhammad Shah, to correct the astronomical tables and to confirm the data that was available on the planetary positions.
The Jantar Mantar in the Pink City consists of multiple structures of stone masonry built in varied and large geometric forms that have caught the attention of artists, architects and art historiographers throughout the world.
It is situated in the beautiful garden of Jaipur city, Ram Niwas Bagh. It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the year 1886 under the drought relief work of Rs 4 Lacs.The design of the building was done by Sir Swinton Jaicob. Presently the hall is used for museum purpose.
Nahargarh Biological Park or Nahargarh Zoological Park
It is one of the most recent count to Rajasthan's adventure tourism. This Biological Park is located on the Jaipur-Delhi highway in the vicinity of the Nahargarh Fort. The park is situated along sides of the Aravalli Hills range, and the Park was closed for years, as it was a one of the chosen Rescue Centre of Rajasthan. Elephant Safari in Nahargarh Biological Park was created to endorse eco-tourism