A city revered for vibrant colours and historic monuments that are reminiscent of the valour and chivalry of the Rajput kings, Jaipur makes it to the list of every traveller who is on the quest to explore the cultural essence of India.
Enjoy your visit to Jaipur to the fullest by booking one of our India tour packages. And when in the city, make sure to visit some of these prominent places:
1. Jantar Mantar
Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is a 1738 monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monument houses the world’s largest stone sundial and a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. The instruments in the monument operate in three classical coordinate systems.
2. Hawa Mahal
Deemed as an architectural piece, Hawa Mahal was constructed in 1799, specifically for the women of the royal family who weren’t allowed in public. Built with red and pink sandstone, the structure of the building symbolises Krishna’s crown and houses around 900 ‘Jharokhas’ or windows for proper ventilation and cooling during summers. The top floor of Hawa Mahal offers an amazing panoramic view of the Jaipur city.
3. City Palace
Located in the heart of the pink city, City Palace is the most popular attractions in Jaipur. The unique architecture of the City Palace is a mixture of Rajput, Mughal, and European styles, and has numerous structures within the palace complex. Most of the palace complex has been transformed into art galleries and museums that display the belongings of the Maharajas and Maharanis of the 19th century. However, you can still witness the descendants of the royal family living in the ‘Chandra Mahal’.
4. Jai Mahal
Owing to the unique location of the palace, Jai Mahal is popular as the ‘Water Palace’. The palace was renovated much later after it was built; its exteriors, courtyards, and gardens were built in typical Mughal style. However, only the terrace garden can be accessed through a boat ride across the Man Sagar Lake. The palace is ideal for bird-watching.
Sanganer, a small town which is situated 16km away from Jaipur, is popular for its handmade paper industry and textile printing industry. Sanganer is also a well-known Jain Pilgrimage centre and is an integral of Jaipur tourism. The Kagazi Mohalla and Sanganer textiles are worth visiting. Also, you can visit the Old Digamber Jain Temple which has intricate carvings on the exterior that symbolise old-school architecture of the era.
6. Ranthambore National Park
Popular as one of the largest national parks in Northern India, Ranthambore National Park is famous for housing over 270 species of wildlife. During your safari, you will spot different species like spotted deer, sambhar deer, and more. It’s named after the infamous Ranthambore Fort, with temples built to worship Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha.
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