Jaipur is also famously known as Pink City is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. This is the first well-planned city of India that offers majestic heritage hotels to stay. Jaipur is a land of regal palaces and forts. Various domestic as well as international tourists come to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Jaipur. Dissimilar from other tourist destinations in India, Jaipur is a city that needs planning before exploring, so Splendid Vacations is here to offer this Jaipur tour and travel guide to help you in exploring this fascinating city.
Amber Fort It is situated in Amer, 11 kms away from Jaipur is one of the famous tourist attractions in this pink city. Amer Fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh I in the 16th century. It is built high on a hill and overlooks the Maota lake. During morning time, you can enjoy a wonderful elephant ride on your way up to Amber Fort and also see the panoramic view of the entire Jaipur city. This fort is well-known for its creative style, blending both Rajput and Hindu elements. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction of Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal This palace is also known as "Palace of Winds" and built in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It has strange 5-storey exterior similar to a beehive and made from red and pink sandstone. Hawa Mahal was basically built to enable the ladies of the imperial household to see the processions and daily life of this city. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction of Jaipur.
City Palace This palace was constructed between 1729 and 1732 A.D by Sawai Jai Singh II and comprises of various palatial structures. It includes Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal that provides all kinds of information about the ancient culture of Rajasthan. The whole palace is divided into different types of buildings, gardens and courtyards. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction of Jaipur.
Albert Hall Museum It is the oldest museum in Jaipur and was constructed in the year 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. This museum comprise of Indo saracenic type of architecture and has vast collections, such as sculptures, clay models, arms and weapons, zoological and scientific objects, pottery carved wooden objects, textiles, jewelry, lacquer work, ivory work and many others. It comes under the category of must visit tourist attraction of Jaipur.
Jantar Mantar It was constructed by Rajput king - Sawai Jai Singh in between 1727 and 1734. Jantar Mantar has a collection of various types of architectural astronomical instruments. It is regarded as one of the largest observatories ever constructed and the name was given by combining art, science and religion. Jantar Mantar has fourteen devices that are used for predicting eclipse, finding time and star location.
Jal Mahal It is a wonderful palace, which is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. Jal Mahal has been constructed in the Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture in red sandstone. It is a five storied building out of which 4 stories remain underwater when the lake is completely full. This palace as well as the lake around it were enlarged and renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century. Various Rajput style wooden boats have now been introduced to reach this palace.