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Tourist Destinations in India

Agra - The Taj Mahal City
Bikaner
Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - The Pink City
Jodhpur - The Blue City
Jaisalmer - The Golden City
Khajuraho
Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
Mandawa
New Delhi - Capital of India
Orchha
Pushkar
Ranthambore National Park
Ranakpur
Udaipur - The City of Lakes
Varanasi - Holy City of Hindus

 

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Rajasthans beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose threeAbout Jaipur - The Pink City, Rajasthan Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Jaipur, top, tourist, Jaipur tourism, destinations in, Rajasthan, monuments in Jaipur, attractions in Jaipur, places in Jaipur, in india, how to reach, about Jaipur, Rajasthan tourism, in Jaipur, history of Jaipur hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Jaipur known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipurs bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.

Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition.

Jaipur has been laid according to the conventional nine-grid pattern that astrologers believe to be lucky, and which has been recommended in the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. Each grid consists of a square, and these have been planned so that, at the heart of the city is the City Palace. Spread around it, in rows, are public buildings, the residences of noblemen, the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans. Straight, wide roads run through the city, while a high, crenellated wall that forms its defense is pierced with seven gateways that serve as entry points. Today, these walls may be more difficult to spot since the city has grown far beyond its original plan, but they are still there, proof that though Jaipur saw no great siege, it was more than adequately prepared for it.

 

The Pink City Walk

 

Albert Hall Museum
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Albert Hall MuseumThis museum building was commissioned by Sawai Ram Singh II in 1876 A.D. It is one of the finest & most beautiful examples of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. The building was started as a famine relief for the craftsmen of the state.



New Gate
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - New GateA formidable wall encircled the entire old city and there were seven gates through which one could enter the city. New Gate is the 8th gate or pol which overlooks the Ram Niwas Bagh, which was opened in the middle of the 20th century.
 


Thatheron Ka Rasta / Nanak Ram Patel Ki Gali
Craftsmen making brass utensils reside and work here. Traditional handtools & implements are still used by these craftsmen.

Anant Bhagwan Ka Mandir (Nataniyon Ka Rasta)
A temple dating back 250 years. Several old temples with decorated features still exists in the old city. Recently renovated, it showcases the existence of continuous use of traditional materials and building skills.

Sanghi ji - Jain Temple
This temple is famous for its traditional Kundan work on the walls. A very important Digamber Jain temple built in 1731.

Andheri Darwaja
This is a dark passage connecting Sanghon Ka Rasta to Kishanpole Bazaar, over which a building exists.

Rajasthan School of Arts
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Rajasthan School of ArtsThis building was originally built by Pandit Shivdin, the Prime Minister of Maharaja Ram Singh II, as his residence. It was converted into a school of arts in 1866. The school used to train people in all the 36 different crafts skills which were established in Jaipur.
 


Choti Chaupar
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Choti ChauparOne of the three large public squares space created at cross section of important streets, serving as a congregational space in time of fairs & festivals. The chaupars also had community water sources, fed by canals.

 

Tourist Attractions in Jaipur

 

Amer Fort
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Amer FortThe old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city called Jaipur, where he shfted his capital in 1727.

The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukh mandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.

Hawa Mahal
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Hawa Mahalbuilt in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below.
 


Jantar Mantar (Observatory)
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Jantar Mantar (Observatory)built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections.
 


City Palace AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - City Palace AND S.M.S. II MUSEUMSituated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.

Jal Mahal
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Jal MahalOn the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.
 

 

 

 


Jaigarh Fort
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Jaigarh FortStanding on a hilltop, overlooking the palaces and city of Amer. The world’s biggest cannon on wheels- the Jai Ban is positioned here, built during reign of Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh. It has a twenty feet long barrel and pumped in the cannon for a single shot.
 


Nahargarh Fort
Cresting a hill about 600 ft. above the city, the fort was built in 1734. The walls of the fort run along the ridge and within are architectural beauties like Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan.

Galta
This holy pilgrimage centre has a temple dedicated to the Sun God (Which is the only one of its kind in this part of the country) and natural spring. It crests the ridge over a picturesque gorge and provides an impressive view of the city. As the legend goes, sage Galav performed a difficult penance here.

Moti Doongri
Perched on a hill top on the southern horizon. It is a replica of a Scottish castle.

Laxmi Narayan Temple
is situated just below the Moti Dungri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.

Sisodia Rani Garden
on the road to Agra, the magnificent palace garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1710 for his queen.

Vidhyadar Garden
on the way to Agra, built by Viyadhar, the chief architect and town planner of Jaipur. This beautiful terraced garden has several galleries and pavilions decorated with exquisite murals, depicting Lord Krishna.

Kanak Vrindavan
on the way to Amer. This newly restored temple and garden, near Jal Mahal, has beautiful gardens and is popular picnic place. This is also beautiful location for film shooting.

Nearby Excursions

Ramgarh Lake
(28 Kms) the huge artificial lake, a popular picnic spot. The ruins of the old fort and the temple of Jamwa Mata indicate that it was the seat of power of the Kachhawahas before they moved to Amer.

Samode
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur - Samode Palace(40 kms) a quaint village amidst the hills, the Samode palace set in fairy tale surrounding, has beautiful wall paintings & mirror works, now this is a heritage hotel.

 

 

 

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Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan, is well connected by good network of roads, rail transportation and air services. It is the one of the major destinations of world famous Golden Triangle Delhi-Jaipur-Agra. Jaipur is next destination from Delhi through NH8 and Agra through NH11.

 

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