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Popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is located in the western state of Rajasthan in India. Jaipur is a major and very popular travel destination in India. Jaipur carries a exquisite charm that makes it different from any other destination in the world. The historical monuments that it endorses narrates the stories of the gallantry of Rajput rulers during the ancient past. Travel to Jaipur which will enable you to have peep into the cultural heritage of India.
- LOCATION: Approx 320 KMs from Delhi (South-West)
- BY ROAD: Well connected to major cities like Delhi, Agra through RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) buses.
- BY TRAIN: Well connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and all other major cities of India.
- BY AIR: Sanganer International Airport well connected to all cities of India and also international flights are operational.
- AREA : 484.6 sq km
- BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March
- LANGUAGES SPOKEN : Rajasthani, Hindi, English
- MAJOR ATTRACTIONS : Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal
PLACES TO VISIT
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.
The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city called Jaipur, where he shfted his capital in 1727.
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. Timing 9.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 10.00.
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. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 5.00: