The pink city was named after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh2 who founded the city on November 18, 1727. In 1876, prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink donates the color of hospitality, Maharaja painted the whole city pink to welcome the guest and create strong ties with the British.
The city attracts the tourist from every part of the world due to its royal Indian Rajputana architecture, history and tradition of state Rajasthan. We make your stay in Jaipur pleasant and hassle-free with our traveling guide.
Some major sightseeing destination:
Envision you are one of the Royal ladies who used to look out from the windows of Hawa Mahal, sounds fascinating right ?, the palace of Hawa Mahal was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable the ladies of the Royal household to watch the life and procession of the city, it is the most exclusive landmark.
The Mahal is extraordinary pink-painted, delicately honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five stories. The iconic HawaMahal is the most beautiful architecture in Jaipur. If you are a person of historical forts ad places than you can spend hours here, watching the beautiful sunset behind this beauty with of course a cup of coffee.
2. Amer Fort:
A majestic fort where you can PEEK-a BOO with the Sun. The coolest thing about this Indian Ancient architecture is that you can get to experience a play of light and shadow in every room walkthrough while the sun is out. The timings to watch this is daily from 8 am to 5.30 in the evening. Its gets very busy in during the tourist season.
3. Jal Mahal:
One of the most precious places that Jaipur bestows. A palace in the middle of the Man Sagar lake, the walls of Jal mahal are built so thick that still, no water seeps in through the walls, again an example of incredible Indian architecture with the sense of uniqueness and essence of design with diversity.
4 City Palace:
The palace built in the 18th century for the Royal maharaja of Jaipur which is still a royal residence today. Its the place where one can see forts, gardens, palaces, courtyards, etc. The palace depicts the amazing blend of Mughal and Rajasthan architecture. It is exquisite and the fact is that every entrance of the palace is more beautiful and mesmerizing than the last you see. The beauty of the city palace has its way of capturing magic like no other place on earth. you have to see it with your eyes to truly understand why.
5. Jantar Mantar:
Jantar Mantar is not simply a fascinating astronomical observatory, but also one of the largest observatories in the world which is comprising of stone structures that helps in calculate local time. UNESCO’s has listed Jantar Mantar in world heritage sites and is located in the heart of the Jaipur near Hawa Mahal and City Palace.
6. Statue Circle:
Pink city has a number of tourist spots that catch the eye and one famous among them is Statue Circle. It has been a central place located at a busy traffic junction and was built as a tribute to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of the city. Popularly known for its historic significance, the tourist comes here to get a glimpse of the statue of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
7. Amar Jawan Jyoti:
“Flame of immortal soldiers”. The memorial is located on Vidhan Sabha Road in Jaipur in honor of the courageousness martyrs and soldiers who lost their lives saving our nation. The 4 burning flames are a major attraction here. Also, a popular historical site which signifies India’s majestic history and populist presence.
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8. Birla Temple:
Birla temple-the beauty carved from marbles also known as Lakshmi Narayan temple is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur. The temple is built and completed in 1985 is located at the foot of Moti Dungri hill. The walls of the temple are beautifully decorated with carvings resembling the mythological events. the temple looks beautiful with lush green gardens around. There are three huge domes on the temple which represent 3 different approaches to the religion.
9 Albert Hall Museum:
The museum reminds of India’s colonial legacy. Famous for its Indo Saracenic architecture. It was initially intended to be the town hall but later modeled as a museum. It is the oldest museum in the state.
10. Ganesh temple:
Famously known as The motu Dungri Ganesh Temple is located on the top of a small hill in Jaipur. The temple is built on an area covering around two kilometers and reflects the modern Indian architecture. Images engraved on the marble stones are very fascinating to watch. The magnificent architecture of the temple attracts visitors. It was built in 1761, the construction was completed in just 4 months, which is indeed a miracle on its own.
Other Activities While Jaipur Tour
Jaipur Traditional Market:
Your vacation in Jaipur would be incomplete without shopping. you can spend your leisure time in the evening wandering the local market of Jaipur. The city market is famous for its handicrafts, hand-woven textiles, antiques, silver jewelry and much more. Start booking your customized Jaipur Tour with Jaipur Travels Today.