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Jaipur Travel Guide

Updated on October 18, 2015

Into the mesmerizing city

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, also known as 'the pink city '. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2 found it in the year of 1727. Due to its beauty and a pool of historical places attracts about 220 lakh, both domestic and foreign tourists every year. The in numerous stalls and shops located at Bapu Bazaar and Chakra Rasta are the most busiest place in Jaipur. They have all sorts of Rajasthani items and traditional outfits, which every visitor wants to buy as a token of their visit to such a rich heritage. Jaipur is also famous for the variety of spicy food and sweet dishes.

Jantar Mantar

The most mysterious and scientific place build by Sawai Jai Singh in 1738 century. A person visiting this place must have knowledge of geography and astronomy. Over, 19 astronomical instruments are present here. It has the world largest stone sundial. Recently, music shows at night have been started, consists of folk dance and music.

Albert Hall Museum

For public it was opened in 1887. It consists of a large number of historical artifacts, statues of god and goddess that are of about 500 B.C, and 1000 A.D and swords and guns of all types, which were used during fights and in the royal family are kept here. A mummy of Tutu from Egypt was brought the Jaipur's ruler Sawai Ishwar Singh in 1887 from Cairo and added in the collection, which, catches every visitors attention.It has the most beautiful architect carvings on the walls and ceilings. And, now is open for tourists at night from 7 pm to 10 pm, Indian mStandard time, to encourage night tourism.

Hawa Mahal

It was build in 1799 for the women of the royal family so that they could enjoy the outside view.It consists of 953 windows called 'jharokhas' and is five storey mahal. A person standing at the top can peacefully see the beautiful Jaipur city and its noisy streets.

Jaigarh Fort

It was built originally to protect Amber fort in 1726 by Jai Singh. It stands high on Aravalli ranges and is the most visited place. People, enjoys this place very much especially, at the time of rain because of the cool and speedy breeze, touching every visitors soul. The fort consists of the world's largest cannon on wheels named "Jaivana". Whole Jaipur city seems like a collection of small polyethene when seen down from this place. It has been the site of many hit Bollywood movies including 'Rang de Basanti' and 'Jodha Akbar'.

City Palace

It includes Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. Build between 1729 and 1732. Jaipur's Maharaja used to reside here. Still Chandra Mahal is a residence of a royal family's descendants. It is the most beautiful place in Jaipur, and it has seven floors of which, only the ground floor can be visited by visitors. It has attractive gardens and small lakes in between. Also, the embroideries are texted, and mirror pieces are embedded in the walls and ceilings to form attractive designs. Its architectural structure is the fusion of Indian, European and Mughal styles.


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