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Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a wonderful tourist attraction in Rajasthan. The Pink City of Jaipur has a number of architectural wonders that attract tourists from all over the country and abroad. Most of the foreign tourists, who come to India, also tour this city of majestic forts and beautiful havelis. Jaipur lies in the state of Rajasthan and is about 258 kilometres from Delhi, the capital of India. Jaipur Hub takes you on a tour of various tourist attractions in and around Jaipur.
There are a number of other tourist attractions in Jaipur that include Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Govind Deoji Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Kanak Valley and Laxmi Naryan Temple. Jaipur with its beautiful monuments and colorful bazaars promises to offer tourists a wholesome experience. Many hotels in Jaipur provide cultural programmes that include puppet shows, music performances and folk dances that make Jaipur tour a memorable affair for tourists.
Jantar Mantar was a magnificent astronomical observatory that was built by Sawai Jai Singh. Jantar Mantar was built between 1728 and 1734. Jantar Mantar is a grand astronomical instrumental place to observe time. Major instruments that you can watch moving clockwise are:
1. Small 'Samrat'
2. 'Dhruva'
3. 'Narivalya'
4. The Observer's Seat
5. Small 'Kranti'
6. 'Raj'
7. 'Unnathamsa'
8. 'Disha'
9. 'Dakshina'
10. Large 'Samrat'
11. 'Rashivalayas'
12. 'Jai Prakash'
13. Small 'Ram'
14. Large 'Ram Yantra'
15. 'Diganta'
16. Large 'Kranti'

Nahargarh is a splendid fort located in Jaipur. Nahargarh Fort is among one of the three forts built by Maharahja Jai Sawai Singh. He was the ruler of Jaipur. Some parts of the forts were ruined with the going time. But still it provides an attraction in terms of stunning views of ancient monumental legacies of India. The fort glitters under moonlight in the night.

Central Museum
The Central Museum in fascinating museum in Jaipur. This museum is popularly known as Albert Hall in the early times. This museum was built under the supervision of Lt. Swinton Jacob in the year 1876. The central Museum is located in Ramniwas Gardens. Here in this museum you can find Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. The Central Museum has many courtyards, pillars and arches.

Gaitor is located 8 km away from Jaipur. Here in Gaitor, you can witness the marble and sandstone chhattris of the ancient Jaipur rulers. Jai Singh II built these chhatris.

Sisodia Rani ka Bagh
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is a fascinating garden, which was named after the second wife of Jai Singh. It is situated about 8 km east of Jaipur.

Albert Hall- This beautiful hall has now become a heritage museum of the place depicting the history of Jaipur's archeology and handicrafts.

Jal Mahal- This palace is situated in the center of Man Sagar lake and has got a major tourist attraction.

Amber Fort- This fort consists of amazing set of palaces, temples, gardens and halls. The Shila Mata temple has a great religious importance. Other attractions include Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan e-Khas, Sukh Niwas, Jas Temple and Sheesh Mahal.

BM Birla Planetarium- This is an amazing scientific museum that is known throughout India and is fully equipped with modern audio-visual equipments.

Galtaji- This place is surrounded with natural springs. This is an ancient pilgrimage center having the famous Galtaji Temple dedicated to Sun-God..

Laxmi Narayan Temple- This temple bears the mastery of marble-cut stone work.

Govind Devji Temple- This temple of Lord Krishna draws devotees from across the country.

Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh- This place is encircled by gardens with water fountains all around which looks amazing.

Jaigarh Fort- This fort is the abode to palaces, gardens, granary and a number of temples and has got watch towers and huge walls.

Gaitore- This was the rest house for the kings and consists of umbrella shaped structures.

Moti Doongri- It is built in the model of a Scottish castle.

Jaipur is one of the most popular destinations on a tourist's itinerary. The magnificent forts, beautiful havelis and colourful bazaars make Jaipur a popular tourist destination among tourists. It's proximity to Agra, the City of Taj, further adds to its appeal. Jaipur is part of the famous Golden Triangle Tourist circuit that includes Delhi and Agra. But Jaipur is not only endowed with wonderful tourist attractions but the city also has an excellent infrastructure to support the tourism. Jaipur has some of the India's best hotels, which compliments the scenic and architecture beauty of the Pink City.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the desert state in India, which is famous for its majestic forts, opulent havelis, beautiful lakes and sand dunes. The history of Jaipur takes us about 300 years back in time, when the Mughal empire in India was on the decline.
At this time Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in Rajasthan was looking for a safe place to shift the increasing population of Amber and found Jaipur to build the city. He commissioned Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, a fine architect from Bengal the responsibility of building the city. Jaipur was designed strictly according to Shilpa Shastra, which is the ancient treatise on architecture. Thus Jaipur is considered as the planned city in India. The city has been divided into nine blocks and is encircled by a wall that has seven gates.
Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. Jaipur's date with the pink color goes back to 1905-06, when Jaipur city was getting ready to welcome the Prince of Wales and needed a fresh coat of paint. But the contractor's inability to provide any other color except the pink saw Jaipur washed in pink hue. Since then Jaipur is known as the Pink City. Today Jaipur is a thriving tourist destination, which attracts a number of tourists every year. Forts and palaces are what attract most tourists to Jaipur. There are a number of forts and palaces in and around Jaipur that tell the tales of Jaipur's rich and vibrant heritage. Some of the important landmarks in and around Jaipur include the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, Jaigarh Fort, Gaitore, and Nahargarh Fort. City Palace is another beautiful tourist attraction, which is a classic example of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Besides the architectural wonders that dot Jaipur, shopping in the colourful bazaars of Jaipur is another exciting idea of holidaying in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Art and craft is yet another fascinating aspect of tour to Rajasthan. Handicraft items of Jaipur, Rajasthan make perfect souvenirs. Jaipur is popular for semi-precious stones, miniature paintings, silver jeweller and lac items. If you want to add zing to your tour to Jaipur, coincide your visit to Jaipur during festivals. The city looks vibrant and colorful during fairs and festivals. Some of the festivals celebrated in Jaipur include Elephant Festival (March), Gangur (March-April) and Teej (July-August).

HAWA MAHAL - built 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. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display "Jaipur past and present" is the special feature of this newly setup museum. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 5.00: Phone: 2618862  

CITY PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated 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. Timing 9.30 to 16.45 hrs. Entry Fee for Indians Rs. 35.00 and for foreigners Rs.150.00 inclusive of entry to Jaigarh fort, Phone: 2608055


ISHWAR LAT - Swarg Suli or heaven piercing minaret, the tower, near Tripolia gate, built by Maharaja Ishwari Singh (1744-51). It offers one of the most breathtaking view of the city.


CENTRAL MUSEUM - situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee for Indians Rs. 5.00, for foreigners As. 30.00, Phone: 2570099


DOLLS MUSEUM - a collection of beautiful dolls from all over the world, it is situated on Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg. Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hrs, Phone: 2619369


BIRLA PLANETARIUM - It offers unique audio-visual education about stars and entertainment with its modern computerised projection system. Entry fee As. 20.00 show timings: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 18.00, 19.00 hrs. Phone: 2381594



JALMAHAL - (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.


(6 kms) At the foot hill of Nahargarh stands the memorials to the former rulers of Jaipur the place has some gracefully carved cenotaphs in white marble.


JAIGARH FORT - (15 kms.) standing 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. Timing 10.00 to 16.45 hrs, Entry Fee for Indians Rs. 15.00 & for foreigners Rs. 20.00, Phone: 2630848


NAHARGARH FORT - (15 kms.) 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. Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 5.00, Phone: 5148044


GALTA - (10 kms.) 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.


MOTIDOONGARI - 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 000ngri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.



MAHARANI KI CHHATRI - The funeral place for the royal ladies, marked by some wonderfully carved cenotaphs.


VIDHYADHAR GARDEN - (5 kms.) 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. Timing 9.00 to 18.00 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 5.00



KANAK VRINDAVAN - (6.5 Kms 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. Entry fee Rs. 4.00 & Timings 8.00 to 17.00 hrs, Phone: 2634596

AMER - The 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.


The old city of Amer was the seat of power and bustling with life and prosperity. Other worth seeing sites are Jagat Shiromani Temple, Narsinghji temple, the stepwell of Panna Meena and fine carved royal cenotaphs on the road to Delhi. Timing: 9.00 to 16.30 hrs. Entry Fee For Indians Rs. 10.00, For Foreigners Rs. 50.00, Phone: 2530293, Elephant ride charge Rs. 400.00 (inclusive of all taxes) Timing : 8.00 to 16.00 hrs, Phone: 2530264 (Tourist Office).

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