Located at a distance of 258 Km from Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur is a wonderful tourist destination in Rajasthan. Jaipur boasts a number of tourist attractions in the form of many beautiful palaces, magnificent forts, havelis, museums and colorful bazaars. The city attracts thousands of tourists from all over the country and abroad. Most of the foreign tourists, who visit India, keep Jaipur on top of their tour list.
On your Palace on Wheels tour with About Palace on Wheels, you will visit various tourist attractions in and around Jaipur. Some of them are mentioned below for your reference.
City Palace: A classic example of Mughal and architecture, the City Palace stands majestically in the heart of the city. One of the most important architectural landmarks in Jaipur, the palace boasts a museum named after Maharaja Sawai Man Singh, a 7-storey facade 'Chandra Mahal' ('moon palace), Mubarak Mahal, the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas (the Hall of Private Audience). The erstwhile royal family still lives in one section of the Chandra Mahal. The museum has on display a rich collection of rare manuscripts, weapons, Mughal carpets and costumes, and Mughal and Rajasthani miniatures. The most impressive of all collections are the rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit acquired by Sawai Jai Singh II.
Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is the most striking and one of the most visited monuments in Jaipur. As against the common thinking, it is not really a palace. It is a sandstone screen used as a veil by the royal women folk to watch the proceedings on the road below without being seen.
Jantar Mantar: Another wonderful sight to visit in Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar is one of the five observatories that were built by the astronomical king Sawai Jai Singh in 1718. Built in stone and marble, it has numerous scientifically designed instruments to study the movement of stars. The 'RamYantras' is the most remarkable of all the instruments and used for gauging altitudes.
Amber Fort: Jaipur tour can never be considered complete without a visit to the majestic Amber Fort. Built on the hilltop outside Jaipur, the construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century and was completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century. Set in a picturesque background, the splendid Amber Fort offers magnificent views of the surrounding area. Built in red stone and white marble, the Fort is a represents a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
Ram Niwas Bagh: Built as a famine relief project by Sawai Ram Singh II in 1868 AD, it houses a well-kept spacious garden with a zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarium, a museum and a sport ground.
Other major tourist attractions at Jaipur include Sheesh Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Museum, Albert Museum, Birla Mandir Planetarium, Amer Palace, Govind Devji Temple, Galtaji, Sisodia Rani Garden, Kanak Valley and the Laxmi Narayan Temple.
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