the capital city of Rajasthan, Also known as the Pink City,
With numerous forts, palaces, flourished gardens, trendy
restaurants and shopping centers, this magnificent capital
city rarely disappoints visitors. The major highlight of
Jaipur tour is the City Palace that showcases the
super Jaipur - Rajasthan lifestyle and artifacts of
yesteryear. The best time to take a tour to Jaipur is from
October to March. With uncountable tourists attractions,
Jaipur tour promises to offer the best time of your life.
City Palace is located in the heart of the pink city. A part
of the City Palace has been transferred into a museum and
another part is a residence of erstwhile royal family. With
a splendid collection of paintings, weapons, swords and
antiques, the City Palace of Jaipur is a repository of the
wealth of artistic treasure. Amber Fort is another place
worth seeing. Visit Seesh Mahal in the fort. The fort
showcases the fine architecture of Hindu and Muslim. Hawa
Mahal, erected in 1799, is a popular monument of the capital
city. Jal Mahal is situated over the Man Sagar Lake. In the
midst of water, the palace can be accessed only by boat.
Jantar Mantar, Nahar Garh, Samode Palace, Ramgarh Lake and
Vidyadhar's Garden are some of the other noteworthy places
to see in Jaipur.
Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), is
the capital of Rajasthan. It is a major attraction for the
first-time visitor. Jaipur is surrounded on all sides by
rugged hills, crowned with forts & enclosed by embattled
The Old City (Known as the Pink City) is a great place to
wander around. The whole city was painted in Pink colour by
Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward
VII, visited Jaipur in 1876 AD. Today, every home within the
city is obliged by law to maintain its facade. It is a very
well planned city laid out in a grid pattern and was
designed by a young Bengali engineer and scholar by the name
Jaipur was and remains the only city in the world,
symbolising the nine divisions of the universe, through nine
rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. Jaipur is a royal city
& this is its most noticeable aspect, small buildings &
festivals testify it.
& its surroundings are rather like an endless museum. The
city also offers an endless variety of crafts. Jewellers
here still fashion the beautiful enamel-on-gold pendants,
studded on the reverse with precious stones or pearls &
turquoise that one sees in miniature paintings. Jaipur's
lacquer bangles are famous all over the world.
Places of Interest (Jaipur)
High on the rugged hills outside of town sits ancient forts,
including Amer (often called the Amber Fort), where the
Jaipur royal house held court for seven centuries. Visitors
ridding painted elephants can ascend to the fort to see
magnificent gateways, courtyards, pavalions, and a
gliterring chamber of inlaid mirrors.
most famous landmark is the Palace of the Winds or Hawa
Mahal, a fantasia of 1953 ornate of windows set in a
rose-colored five storey facade. The palace , tier upon tier
of curved arch surmounting fairy casements with "jali",
lattice work screens. From here the ladies of the court
could look out at festive processions without jeopardizing
their modest seclusion..
A pride of peacocks adorn an ornate doorway in Jaipur's City
Palace. Palace retainers stand at attention as in the past
when Jaipur Court was headquartered here. The palace is now
a fine museum. It houses a remarkable collection of
textiles, paintings, manuscripts, and extraordinary weapons.
On display there are two huge urns of silver, said to be the
largest silver vessels in the world. Nakkarkhana-ka-Darwaza,
the imposing gateway of the City Palace guarded by stone
elephants, is monumental.
architectural astronomical instruments of 18th century
Rajasthani king named Jai Singh contained in an amazing,
three-storey-high complex known as Jantar Mantar.
The western skyline is dominated by the extensive walls,
watch towers and gateways of Jaigarh built by Jai Singh in
1726. It is one of the few military structures of medevial
India preserved almost intact, containing palaces , gardens,
open and covered reservoirs, a granary, an armoury, a canon
foundary and several temples. It is the royal treasury for
several years. The world's largest cannon on wheels is to be
found here. The fort has its own museum and provide an
excellent view of Amer Palace.
picturesque palace admist the Man Sagar Lake. It is Jaipur's
lake palace surrounded with water. It is built for royal
duck shooting parties.
Built in 1734, the Nahargarh Fort lies north-west of City
Palace and provides some stunning views of the city down
below both during daytime and night.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Has beautiful gardens, fountains, pools & some magnificent
pieces of sculpture.
A huge artificial lake created by constructing a high bund
amidst tree covered hills. While the temple of Jamwa Mata
and the ruins of the old fort are some of its antiquities,
its beautiful landscape, especially during in oils pools,
makes it an idyllic picnic spot.
The beautiful Samode Palace, has been rebuilt and renovated
and provides a fine example of the Rajput haveli
architecture and is an ideal spot for outings. The highlight
of the building is the exquisite Diwan-i-Khas, which is
covered with original paintings and mirrorwork.
This small town is entered through the ruins of two '
Tripolias ' or ' Triple-gateways '. The town has a ruined
palace and a group of Jain temples with fine carvings. Entry
to the temples is restricted. The town is an important
centre for craft, industry and produces some of the finest
hand printed textiles from units of block and screen
printers. This textile is popular all over the country and
abroad. It is noted for its hand printed handloom industry
using simple techniques.
How to Reach
Air : There are flight connections to Delhi, Kota,
Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Rail : An excellent connection from Delhi is Shatabdi
Express which provides a fast, air-conditioned rail service.
Other connections to Jaipur are from Bikaner, Jodhpur,
Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad, Agra, Lucknow, Mumbai and
Road : A convenient mode of travel to Jaipur is by
road, through a network of comfortable tourist buses.
Rajasthan Roadways runs excellent regular service of AC and
Deluxe Coaches from Delhi (From Bikaner House, Pandara road
and ISBT, Kashmeri Gate) Some Road distances are Delhi 259
km, Udaipur 405 km, Jodhpur 336 km, Ahmedabad 657 km.