Tourists places to visit in Jaipur, are smeared with rich architectural work and tales of bravery. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and popularly known as the Pink City of India because of the most of the buildings in the old city are painted in Pink Color. The Jaipur city was once ruled by the fearless Rajput Warriors who fiercely protected their land. In the urge to protect the land, they created some of the massive Forts which have passed the test of time. Today these Forts & Palaces are major tourist attractions in Jaipur for travelers across the world.
Major tourist places in Jaipur
At a short distance of 11 kms . from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh. Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience” and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning. Here are the private chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings of the royal court inprivacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the “Temple of Vicotry”, with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the scintillating “Hall of Mirrors”
The City Palace represents a subtle mix of Rajput and Mughal style of design. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the magnificent structure exhibits the architectural excellence of the period. It occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. Some of the structures situated inside are built by other rulers. Mubarak Mahal, built by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, was used as a Reception Palace. Now the place is transformed into a museum of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. One must also visit Maharani Palace that exhibits some of the weapons that dates backs to many centuries.
Hawa Mahal or the “Palace on Winds” is the one Hawa Mahal Jaipur, Jaipur Tour Packagesof the most outstanding monuments in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The Hawa Mahal is really a worth visiting attractions of Rajasthan, India. This strange, having 593 finely screened windows, was built for royal women of Jaipur to watch the processions of the city on the road without being come out or seen. Don’t miss to visit the Hawa Mahal while you are traveling the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
The Jaigarh Fort, also called The Victory Fort, is another important place to see during visit to Jaipur city. This historical fort is located at the outskirts, 15 kms from the city. The fort displays a wide range of weapons used during the Rajput period. The Museum located inside the fort showcases some of those weapons. One would also see cannons that were used by Raja Man Singh in the battles against the Mughal. Located on a hilltop the fort represents strength sans any opulence found in other fort of Rajasthan. It is said that the fort is one of the military establishment that is well preserved till date. On a visit to this fort one may explore the Palaces, Temples, Granary and also Jai Ban. Jai Ban is the world’s largest cannon on wheel. It is situated in midst of rocky terrain and thorn vegetation making it impossible for an easy access to the main entrance Dungar Darwaza.
Perched atop a pricturesque hill, the Nahargarh Fort offers a breathtaking view of the city below. Initially built by Sawai Jain Singh in 1734 A.D. It was enlarged and given its present shape by Sawai Madho Singh in1885 A.D. Decorative motifs in some of the rooms aredelightful. From the windows of the nine identical suites, one gets a magnificent view of the city, complete witht he geometrical layout. From Amer there is a road to Nahargarh, which passes through the hills
A seven-storied citadel, Chandra Mahal houses the superb scenery of the sprawling city and verdant gardens. It is one of the famous tourist palces in Jaipur thatattracts people form all over the world. This palace exhibits, lovely floral decorations, marvelous paintings, mirrored walls and highly decorated ceilings. Each floor displays the royal elegance, has got a distinct name and is a place of sheer beauty and luxury. The ground and first floor of the Chandra Mahal form the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum while the third floor holds the dining and the drawing room. The fourth floor exhibits mirror walls where the king can enjoy the glittering if light in the dark. The fifth floor is the Maharaja’s retreat in the rainy season, and in the sixth floor one can enjoy the wonderful view of the jagged hills. The seventh floor of Chandra Mahal is called as the crown of the building. The Shobha Nivas and the Sukh Nivas is still occupied by the present Maharaja.
Albert Hall (Central Museum)
Albert Hall is one of the fabulous places to visit in Jaipur, which displays Indo-Saracen style of architecture, Albert Hall is a prototype of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob had designed Albert museum and Edward VII laid its foundation stone in the year 1876. Albert Hall is situated in the midst of the verdant Ram Niwas Garden. Albert Hall basically drew the British families where they amused their guest. Albert Hall has been changed into the Central Museum which proudly displays Rajasthan’s art and culture and outlines the Rajput morality with these lines: “A Rajput puts his life at risk if he is forced to abjure his faith, if he is deprived of his lands, and if his womenfolk are molested.” This hall houses a recherché collection of metal ware, decorative wares, portraits, sculptures, paintings, natural history specimen, an Egyptian mummy among various other objects. The costumes, pottery, brassware and woodwork reflect the village life of Rajasthan. You will get to see many beautiful and fascinating carpets including the magnificent
Jal Mahal, water palace
An 18th century pleasure palace, perched amidst Mansagar Lake, Jal Mahal is noted for its complicated design and majestic structural design. Situated across the cenotaphs, there is causeway that leads us to the Jal Mahal Palace. The lake on which Jal Mahal stands is located between the cities Amber and Jaipur. Except on the south side, the 300 acre lake is guarded by the Aravalli Hills. The lake in its closest vicinity towards north east holds a temple complex. The other attractions surrounding the lake include Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Khilangarh Fort, and Kanak Vrindavan Valley.
Jal Mahal palace reflects rich Rajput style of architecture and contains five stories. During the monsoon, when the lake overflows the lake leaves the 5th story of the palace for tourist’s view with the other four floors underwater. The roof of the Palace contains a rectangular Chhatri which is constructed in Bengali Style. The Chhatri are also built on all the four sides adhering to the rules of Hindu Vasthu Shastra.
Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Sing II in 1728. It is an astronomical observatory consisting of several structures that were used for astronomical measurements. From Equinoctial Sundial to instrument measuring the zenith distance of Sun are located at The Jantar Mantar Observatory. Some of the instruments built are Vrihat Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash Yantra, Nadivalaya Yantra, Kapala Yantra, Chakra Yantra, Dakshinottara Bhitti Yantra, Sasthamsa Yantra and Krantivritta Yantra.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh:
This magnificent garden was built by Sawai Jai Singh II for his Sisodia Queen – The Sisodia Rani-ka-Bagh. It consists of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains, watercourses and painted pavilions. Amongst others, the best-preserved one is Vidyadhar-ka-Bagh, constructed by the builder of the city, Vidyadhar, with shady trees, flowing water, an open pavilion and suites of living rooms.
Built in the memory of Vidyadhar, the architect of the Pink City, it is situated 7 kms. east of Jaipur in a narrow valley surrounded by high hills. It has been renovated recently and used to be the former vineyard of the royalty. This is a terraced garden with fountains, pool and other features of a formal royal resort.
Jagat Shiromani Temple
The beautifully carved Jagat Shiromani Temple houses the idol of Lord Krishna. This temple is popularly associated with the celebrated saint-poetess Mira Bai. The old temple Narsinghji and a step well Panna Main-ki-Baodi, which still bears witness to its past glory are also located in the vicinity.
Govind Devji Temple
To the north of Chandra Mahal in the midst of the sprawling Jai Niwas Garden is the spireless temple of Lord Krishna. The idol wsa brought from Vrindavan and installed here by Sawai Jai Singh II as the tutelary deity. Today, the temple attracts devotees, from all over the country. A delightful system of fountains is placed in the middle of the paved path between the Chandra Mahal and the Badal Mahal. The palace has extensive and sprawling gardens.
An ancient pilgrimage centre, lying beyond the gardens amidst low hills. Temples, pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and reservoirs) along with lush landscape make it a delightful spot. The small temple of the Sun god, built by Diwan Kriparam on the top of the highest peak is visible from all parts of the city.
Moti Dungri Temple
Moti Dungri Temple is very significant for the people of Jaipur from the religious point of view. The meaning of the word Moti Dungri is Hill of Pearls or Pearl Hill. Ganesh temple is situated at moti dungari ,rajasthan jaipur. There is also a palace and a temple situated on the top of the hill. Moti Dungri Ganesh temple is one of the most beautiful temple of lord ganesh . Everything begins from here, nothing happens at Jaipur without getting blesings from him first .
Laxmi Narayan Temple ( Birla mandir )
Birla mandir, situated in tilak nagar, jaipur, Rajasthan just below the moti dungari. The Birla Mandir, is known as Laxmi Narayan Temple made up of pure white marble. It dominates the skyline of southern part of Jaipur. There are attractive stained windows depicting scenes from Hindu Mythology with idols. Birla temple one of the most beautiful temple in jaipur .This temple was built during the year 1988, This temple is dedicated to lord vishnu narayan, the preserver and his consert laxmi ,the goddess of wealth.
Kanak Vrindavan Valley
Kanak Vrindavan Valley is an exotic place in the desert lands of Jaipur, Rajasthan. This is situated in the bottom of Nahargarh hills adjoining the Amber Fort, on Jaipur-Amber Road. According to past records, the beautiful green valley was labeled as Kanak Vrindavan Valley by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, almost 280-years ago. The valley seemed like a mythological Vrindavan (Land of Lord Krishna) to the King, consequently he installed an idol of Shri Govind Deoji in the complex. This Temple, with its beautiful and delicate carvings, spreads a holy aura of spirituality all over the valley. On the side of Kanak valley, there flows Dharbawati River which soothes the environment with the cool breeze.
Statue Circle is very beautiful circle situated at the heart of the city. It was made by maharaja jai singh. This circle comprises statue of raja jai singh. Raja jai singh is holding a daigram. This shows his love for astrology. This is also a Popular hang-out spot in Jaipur.
Ram Niwas Bagh
Ram Niwas Bagh was built by Sawai Ram Singh II in 1868 AD. It houses a well-preserved large garden with a zoo, a herbarium, a greenhouse, an aviary, a museum and a sport ground. Don’t miss to a visit to Ram Niwas Bagh during your tours to Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Chokhi dhani is the most beautiful village resort in Jaipur. Chokhi dhani is situated on tonk highway. It’s about 6 km from airport. There are 65 air- conditioned cottages that are fully decorated in ethnic decor. This village provide us eight haveli and some exclusive facilities like running hot ,cool water, tea, coffee, traditional meals etc.
Ghat Ki Guni
Ghat Ki Guni is another beautifully landscaped garden, laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries by kings and courtiers, that dot the narrow gorge, south east of the walled city, along the road to Agra.