Heralded as the “Pink City of India”, Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan & the largest city of the state spread across an area of 484.64km2. Designed as per the Indian Vastu Shastra in the year 1727 by by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the city can be accessed via three gates facing the three directions namely east, west, and north. Established Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amber in the year 1727, the city was all covered in pink, to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II in 1876, which gave it the name of the “Pink City”. Home to some of the most magnificent palaces, massive forts and enchanting gardens, Jaipur is a magical destination with some of the most obvious reasons to attract travelers from various corners of the world. The capital of the “Land of the Maharajas”, Jaipur has a rare charm that sets hearts poundings & asking for more.
Teej, Diwali, Gangaur, Kite Festival, Elephant Festival, Camel Festival, Sitla Mata Fair, Dusshera, Donkey Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival.
|Delhi 259 Kms.||Agra 232 Kms.||Ajmer 132 Kms.|
|Alwar 148 Kms.||Bharatpur 176 Kms.||Jaisalmer 645 Kms.|
|Jodhpur 340 Kms.||Mt. Abu 505 Kms.||Ranthambhore 176 Kms.|
Erected as the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the City palace complex at Jaipur impressive structure comprising courtyards, gardens, and magnificent buildings. A perfect exemplar of the Mughal & Rajasthani architectural style, The City palace Complex is one of the most famous points of interest to visit as part of your Jaipur sightseeing tour. Built suing a perfect blend of the Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, the City Palace comprises lovely courtyards, and perennial gardens which add up to the overall appeal of this beautiful Palace.
The Amber fort is a fascinating piece of architecture, which can be accessed via an elephant ride up to its entrance gates. Located atop a hill in the town of Amer, the fort features large ramparts, numerous gates & cobbled paths. Made entirely out of Red sandstone & marble under the reign of Raja Man Singh in the year 1592, Amber is a four level structure, with each one featuring a courtyard.
Built atop the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) in the ranges of Aravalli, overlooking the Amber Fort, and maota Lake, the Jaigarh Fort was originally built under the reign of Jai Singh II in the year 1726. The rugged structure made is spread across an area of three km to the north-south with a width of around one km. The fort also features cannon named “Jaivana”, the world’s largest cannon on wheels of the then world. The palace complex at Jaigarh features Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir, Vilas Mandir and Aram Mandir, and also comprises an armory and a museum.
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments constructed under the reign of Sawai Jai Singh to study the position & movement of the planets. Jantar Mantar features the largest stone sundial of the world, and is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Situated on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, the Nahargarh Fort offers the most panoramic views of the entire city of Jaipur. The fort once formed a strong defense ring of the Jaipur city along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II- the founder of Jaipur, in the year 1734, Nahargarh is one of the topmost attractions of Jaipur you must visit during your Jaipur trip.
The Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of Wheels” was constructed in the year 1799 during the rule of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Designed in the shape of the crown of Hindu God- Lord Krishna by Lal Chand Ustad, the five storey structure just like a honeycomb beehive with 953 jharokhas (small windows) was originally built as a high screen wall for the royal ladies to catch a glimpse of the street, without being seen from outside.
The Albert hall Museum is the oldest museum of Jaipur, which currently serves as the State Museum of Rajasthan. The museum is named after King Edward VII (Albert Edward), during whose visit the museum’s foundation stone was laid in the year 1876. Designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, and his assistant Mir Tujumool Hoosein, the Albert Hall Museum features a rich collection of paintings, ivory, carpets, pottery, metal sculptures, stone, colorful crystal works etc.