The 'eternal Pink city' Enclosed within hills, this ‘rose pink’ city the capital of the North Indian State of Rajasthan, is named after its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743). The city is delimited by hills and dotted with forts. Houses with pink latticed windows line the streets, and look about magical at sunset. A tremendously well planned city, Jaipur was designed by an engineer and scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, in agreement with ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shastra.



Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

HAWA MAHAL - built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum.


Jantar Mantar

JANTAR MANTAR (Observatory) - built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections.


The City Palace

CITY PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.


Ishwar Lat

Swarg Suli or ‘heaven piercing minaret’, the tower, near Tripolia gate, built by Maharaja Ishwari Singh (1744-51). It offers one of the most breathtaking view of the city.


Central Museum

situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces.


Dolls Museum

DOLLS MUSEUM a collection of beautiful dolls from all over the world, it is situated on Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg.


Birla Planetarium

BIRLA PLANETARIUM - It offers unique audio-visual education about stars and entertainment with its modern computerised projection system



(6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.


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