Jaipur is a historical city that showcases the colorful Rajput culture. Amazing forts & palaces, chaotic streets, pink sandstone monuments, men with turbans and mustache and decorated camels attract large number of tourists from different countries every year. The intricately carved and colorful monuments adequately match the vivacious spirit of celebration, festivity and fanfare of these Rajasthani people. So, if you are planning to explore this Pink city of India, then utilize this Jaipur Travel guide from Hidden India Tours.
This fort is a very big citadel that was built in red sandstone & white marble by Raja Man Singh on a hilltop in the 16th century. Amber Fort is about 11 km away from Jaipur and comprised of various courtyards and a temple. It is known for creative Muslim & Hindu style elements and overlooks the Maota Lake.
Also known as Palace of Winds, this palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. This pyramid shaped monument has numerous Jharokhas (windows) decorated with intricate designs and the bee-hive structure of this Mahal is astonishing. The king built this palace for the royal women to see the everyday market through the windows.
It is a huge palace complex having a remarkable blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. City Palace has numerous buildings like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and many others. There is also a museum that has different galleries for rare paintings, exquisite miniatures, scholarly manuscripts, treatises on architecture and artifacts. This Palace also has a wonderful collection of guns and swords dating back to the 15th century.
This palace is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake and made up of red sandstone. Jal Mahal showcases Mughal-Rajputana style of architecture. This is a five storey building that remains submerged in the water and only the top most level is noticeable.
This is a famous astronomical observatories that has many architectural instruments. The real meaning of this observatory is “calculation instrument”, which carries a huge amount of astronomical and religious significance. It has 14 devices that are mainly utilized for finding star location, knowing time, predicting eclipses and much more.
This museum is located in Ram Niwas Garden and the oldest museum of Rajasthan. This monument has vast collection of artifacts such as colorful crystal works, metal sculptures, paintings, fire-arms and carpets.