Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in India, evokes the royal family that ruled once. It was founded in 1727 and is now called “Pink City” for its trademark building colour. At the center of its street grid stands the City Palace Complex with an era of history in museums, and the sculptures .
Hawa Mahal or The Palace of Winds is a palace, built in the form of a high wall screen built so that the royal household’s women can observe street festivities unseen. Built out of pink and red sandstone the exterior façade is an intricate lattice work to provide cool air during the summers.
The Amer fort set along a rugged hills with a picturesque view is a fantastic blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. This was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with five other forts of Rajasthan in 2013.
This is a collection nineteen of extremely vintage architectural and astronomical instruments built by Sawai Raj Singh. It features the world’s largest stone sundial and is World heritage site. The name of the monument means “Calculation instrument”.
It is a palace located right in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The roof of the fort has a garden called Chameli Bagh from where the Aravallis can be seen dotted with monuments and temples. The most spectacular view of the Jal Mahal can be seen at night.
Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum in the state and serves as the State Museum of rajasthan. It is a magnificent example of Indo-Saracenic architecture and is located in Ram Niwas garden and was made public in 1887.
Located on the promontory called Cheel Ka Teela of the Aravalli range overlooks the Amer fort and Maota Lake. The fort has a cannon called “Jaivana” which was manufactured within the fort premises and was then the largest cannon on wheels in the world. This fort today features an ancient armoury together with a museum full of relics from the Rajput era.
This was the residence of The Maharaja of Jaipur and is now a hotel maintained by the royal family. It was first used as a royal hunting lodge and after independence it was converted into a luxury hotel. In 2009 it was rated the world’s best hotel by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Located in the City palace complex is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji. The image of the deity was brought from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. It is said that the image of the Krishna in the temple is exactly the same as the appearance of Lord Krishna when he was incarnated on Earth.
Raj Mandir Cinema
The meringue-shaped theater was opened in 1976 and has become a popular symbol of Jaipur. It is also referred to as the Pride of Asia.