Renowned as the Pink City of India, the royal capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 AD. The ancient forts and palaces have now been converted into the heritage hotels to provide the luxurious accommodation to the tourists in Jaipur. These ages-old palacious structures attract the travelers from all over India and the world. While your Jaipur tour in Rajasthan, you can go for a camel, desert and jeep safari to explore the unending stretches of the Thar Desert.
The tourists can also enjoy the cool evenings during boating in the Ramgarh Lake. Go for a movie, camel ride, stroll in the beautifully laid gardens, tour a zoo or spend your time in shopping some exclusive memoirs of Jaipur. One can purchase the Rajasthani handlooms, bandhani, block Print, blankets and trinkets.
Tourist Places in Jaipur
The City Palace of Jaipur: The City Palace is an architectural marvel that presents a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture. The City Palace has projecting balconies, arches and the entrances. The palace covers one-seventh of the area in Jaipur. The City Palace also has a museum with an exclusive collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniature paintings, carpets and royal paraphernalia.
Jantar Mantar: Sawai Jai Singh who also built the five observatories in India built the largest stone observatory in the world, Jantar Mantar. Its complex instruments are excellent for predicting the figures related to the Indian astronomy.
Hawa Mahal: The Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds is the major landmark in Jaipur, which was built in 1799 AD. This five-storey building hued in pink has the well-arched semi-octagonal windows.
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