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Jaipur Tours

 

Jaipur being the capital of Rajasthan was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727. Jaipur is also known as the "Pink City of Rajasthan", because the whole city was painted in pink to welcome Prince of Wales, who visited Jaipur. Today avenues still remain painted in pink to provide a distinctive appearance to the city. Jaipur was designed by Bengali architect Vidyadhar Chakravarti. Jaipur is the most visited tourist destination. Jaipur offers endless variety of handicrafts, Gold Jewellery studded with precious stones or pearls, Block and tiles printing and famous worldwide for its bangles craftsmanship.

 

Major tourist attractions of Jaipur, Rajasthan

 

Amer Fort :

Amer fort is located on high hill, 11km north of Jaipur city. Amer fort was built by Maharaj Man Singh-I. Amer fort is the perfect mixture of both Hindu and Rajput artistic style. The fort was built in red sandstone and marbles. The Amer fort complex of consist of Diwan-e-Khas called "Hall of Private Audience", Diwan-e-Aam called "Hall of Public Audience", the Sheesh Mahal also called as mirror palace or Jai Mandir and the Sukh Niwas, where a cool climate is artificially created by winds. Hence, the Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace, and also called Amber Fort. Amer fort being the first choice of the visitor can be visited by elephant to give the feel of being a King. .

City Palace :

City Palace complex was built by Sawai Jai Singh-II, between 1729 and 1732. It was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Presently one portion of the complex is converted into museum and anther portion is used to for residence to the royal family. The City Palace is a perfect example of architecture. City Palace is the wonderful complex accommodating various marvelous structures like the City Palace Museum, Chandra Mahal and Shri Govind Dev shrine.

Hawa Mahal :

Hawa Mahal also called the "Palace of Winds" was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in 1799. It was build with red and pink sandstone. It has five floors that contain rows of 953 small windows and balconies. The purpose of construct Hawa Mahal was to allow royal ladies to observe the everyday life.


Nahargarh Fort :

Nahargarh Fort is located on the edge of the Aravali Hills. Sudarshangarh was old name of Nahargarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means 'abode of tigers' was also a hunting residence of the Kings. Nahargarh Fort was built in 1734, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh-II, the founder of Jaipur. Nahargarh fort was extended in 1868 by Sawai Ram Singh. in 1883-92, by Sawai Madho Singh, the Madhavendra Bhawan, built by Sawai Madho Singh

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort also called Victory Fort is situated of the Aravalli Hill, just above the Amber fort. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1726 protect the Amber Fort. Jaigarh Fort palace has many complexes like Laxmi Vilas, Vilas Mandir, Lalit Mandir, Aram Mandir and located a well-tended garden, where the royal family resided. Jaigarh Fort is just 15 kilometres away from main Jaipur city.

Jaipur Observatory:

Jaipur observatory, one of the largest and best preserved. It is also called Jantar Mantar. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh-II. The observatory has been described as "the most realistic and logical landscape in stone", its 16 instruments resembling a giant sculptural composition.The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars' location as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.

 

How to Reach Jaipur :

By Flight :

Jaipur International Airport is located in its satellite town of Sanganer, just 10 km distance from main city center. Jaipur airport has service to many major domestic airlines to arrive and departs from Jaipur Airport. Jaipur Airport also provides air cargo services.

By Train :

Jaipur has big railway network to connected with all major cities in India, all major express trains from the capital of India cross or stop at Jaipur station. One of India's most famous and luxurious trains The Palace on Wheels also makes a scheduled stop in Jaipur.

By Road :

Jaipur has well connected with roads to all the major cities of north India. Many AC and deluxe bus services are available between Jaipur and other cities.

Climate of Jaipur :

Summer season : Average maximum and minimum temperatures in Jaipur is 47 C and 23 C.

Winter season : Average maximum and minimum temperature in Jaipur is 30 C and 4 C.

Monsoon season : Average rainfall in Jaipur is about 64 cm.

Best season to visit Jaipur : Between September to March.