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Rajasthan >> Jaipur


260 km from Delhi
45 c Summer/8 c Winter
Latitude : 26.905109    Longitude : 75.801277

Language : Hindi,Rajasthani,English
Jaipur, one of the three cities of the golden triangle, is approximately 260 km from Delhi. Jaipur literally means the city of victory and is the capital of Rajasthan. It was founded in the year 1727 AD. Also known as the Pink city, Jaipur is named after its founder Sawai Jai Singh II. One of the reasons Jai Singh had behind moving out of the hilltop capital Amer and founding Jaipur was the increasing population and scarcity of water. Apart from that the diminishing power of the Mughals over the north, along with the wealth of the kingdom motivated Jai Singh to plan his new capital in this area
Alber Hall Museum Jaipur
Alber Hall Museum Jaipur - Ancient Museum
The Alber Hall Museum in Jaipur is one of the oldest museums of the state. The Albert Hall museum was built to welcome the Prince of Wales on his visit to India in 1876. Located amidst the Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, the Albert Hall museum has an assortment of rare articles including textiles, paintings, carpets, metal and wood crafts, pottery, arms and weapons, dolls, toys and an Egyptian mummy belonging to the Ptolemaic Epoch. The Albert hall museum also houses the famous carpet that was bought by Mirza jai singh I from Shah Abbas of Persia. The museum also showcases the miniature paintings from different schools of Rajasthan.
Amber - Ancient Fort
Located 11 km from Jaipur, Amber (pronounced Amer) Fort was the ancient fortress of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber. The fort is an awesome fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built in red sand stone and white marble, Amber reflects a marvelous aura. On the inside, the palace is decorated with painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. The Maota Lake In the forefront strikes you with its scenic beauty.
City Palace
City Palace - A blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture
Built by Sawai Jai Singh, the City Palace of Jaipur still houses the royal family. The royal family of Jaipur lives in the Chandra Mahal Palace, inside the City Palace complex. However, the ground floor of this palace is open to the public. Here, you can see some rare exhibits that are on display. You can also have a look at the exquisite peacock in the courtyard outside the palace. A blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, the Jaipur City Palace is situated in the center of the walled city.
Galtaji - Ancient Pilgrimage Center
It is an ancient pilgrimage centre lying beyond the gardens amidst low hills. Temples, pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and water tanks) along with lush landscape make it a delightful spot. The small temple of the Sun God built by Diwan Kriparam on the top of the highest peak is a visible city landmark.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Jaipur, Rajasthan sightseeing tour must include Govind Dev Ji temple. A part of the City Palace complex, this temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji (an incarnation of Lord Krishna), the patron deity of the royal family. The temple has been well preserved by the royal family.
Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
The Hawa Mahal (palace of winds) was constructed by the king Sawai Pratap Singh. Situated in the City Palace, this five-story structure is an architectural beauty. It has 953 pink sandstone windows known as jharokhas. The purpose behind this palace was to serve as a window for the royal ladies to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their covered comfort.
Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort - Largest cannon in the world.
The Jaigarh Fort on the hills above the Amber Palace complex offers stunning views of the foothills of the Aravalli range, as well as attractions such as immense underground water-storage tanks, a medieval canon foundry and an impressive collection of medieval cannons including the Jaivana which is reputed to be the world's largest cannon on wheels. Historically this was the original Amber Fort, although it became known as Jaigarh from the time of Sawai Jai Singh II onwards.
Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar - collection of architectural astronomical instruments
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja - meaning King - Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1733. It is modelled after the one that he had built for him at the then Mughal capital of Delhi. He had constructed a total of five such labs at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the largest of these
Lakshmi Narayan Birla Temple
Lakshmi Narayan Birla Temple - Lord Krishna Temple
The Laxminarayan Temple, (also called the Birla Mandir), in Delhi, India, is a temple built in honour of the Hindu goddess of wealth, Laxmi, and of her consort, Lord Vishnu – the Preserver of the Hindu Trinity. It is a temple with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden. The temple attracts thousands of devotees on the day of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.
Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort
Jai Singh got the Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur constructed in 1734. Later on, further extensions were made to it in 1868. Nahargarh literally means the abode of tigers. According to the wide spread legend, the fort is named after Nahar Singh, a prince whose spirit obstructed the construction of the fort. So, a tantrik was called and the spirit agreed to leave the place only if the fort was named after him. The Nahargarh fort sits atop a rugged ridge of the Aravalis.
Sisodia Garden
Sisodia Garden
Sawai Jai Singh built it in 1728. The garden is laid in Mughal style and it depicts the legends of Radha and Krishna. The garden is located 8 kms from Jaipur - Agra road .It consists of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains, watercourses and painted pavilions. Sawai Jai Singh built it for his Sisodia Queen from Udaipur. The palace house has several galleries, pavilions and beautiful murals depicting scenes from the life of lord Krishna.
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