The Pink City of Jaipur is a major gateway to explore the cultural and architectural heritage of Rajasthan.
The Pink City of Jaipur is a major gateway to explore the cultural and architectural heritage of Rajasthan. Reputed as one the ancient cities in India, it showcases the best of flamboyant Rajput architecture. Jaipur's ornately decorated vernacular buildings welcome you with open arms.
Amber Palace, Jaipur
The spellbinding Amber Palace still reverberates with the tales of the valor and bravery of Rajput rulers. The fort enjoys a distinct reputation among the tourists for its "Sheesh Mahal"- a hall full of mirrors. The walls and the ceiling of the Mahal are covered with a beautiful array of mirrors that reflect the rays of light. The fort can be explored, in the most exciting way, on an elephant back.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The opulent "Hawa Mahal" or the "Palace of winds" is a major landmark not only in Jaipur but also in Rajasthan. The five-story facade, decked with countless windows was built to enable the women of the court to watch royal processions. The intricately carved windows and a breathtaking interplay of red and white sandstone make it a destination par excellence.
City Palace, Jaipur
The charming City Palace houses countless imposing structures that present a unique blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace is spread across a wide area that includes buildings, gardens and courtyard. Major attractions in the palace include the clock tower, Diwan-E-Aam and Diwan-E-Khas.
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar is India's proud answer to the Greek observatories. It was constructed to assist the astronomical calculations. A total of eighteen instruments including brick curves, slants, circles and pillars are strategically planted in the southern courtyard of the palace complex. It enjoys a distinct place among the tourists that come to Jaipur especially in search of something different.
Jaipur offers a variety of excursions that add to the attraction of this place. Some of the major places of interest, located in close vicinity of Jaipur, include:
Regular flights and trains are available from all the major Indian cities. Buses and coaches are also available from Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur and other nearby cities.