|City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan|
Location: Chokri Shahad, Old City
Albert Hall Museum
|Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur - One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan|
This museum has an exhaustive collection of some amazing stuff including pottery, jewellery, arms, coins, textiles, garments, miniature paintings, musical instruments, wooden art, carpets, ivory, furniture, metal art, dolls, toys and more. The prime highlight of this museum placed amidst Ram Niwas Bagh is an Egyptian mummy that originally belongs to the Ptolemaic Epoch.
Location: Ram Nivas Bagh, Old City
|Jal Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan|
The palace was built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh but remained ignored later for around 200 years. Now after renovation and restoration by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th Century, it is one of the must-visit attractions with its rooftop garden, painted and carved walls and more.
Location: 6 km from Jaipur
The whole place has village-like ethnic feel to it and offers the visitors a chance to experience the same through various fun activities, games, folk music and dance like Ghoomer and Kalbeliya, shopping, authentic cuisine, camel ride and more. Enjoy a traditional welcome with Tikka. Relish sumptuous delicacies of Rajasthani cuisine, prepared in pure ghee by expert chefs and served in a traditional manner.
Location: 12 Miles Tonk Road, Via Vatika
|Front Side of Hawa Mahal|
It is said that the ruler built this structure with so many windows so that the royal ladies could easily view the daily activities going in the city and cool breeze could come- in during summers. It is believed that Lal Chand Ustad, the main architect, built this palace in the form of Lord Krishna’s crown.
Location: Adjacent to City Palace
This structure shot to fame when some of the scenes of Bollywood movie Rang De Basanti were filmed here in the year 2006. A flawless mix of Indo-European architecture, the fort has a number of structures within its complex. It has been a witness of many important royal treaties and important historical events.
Location: North- west of the city center
|Amber Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan|
With around having a total of 4 courtyards, the palace complex has one main entrance and along with three smaller ones. As the fort is built on a hill top, do not miss taking an elephant ride up till its entrance. Sheesh Mahal, Sila Devi temple, Ganesh Pol, Sukh Mahal, Diwan-i-Am are some of the structures within the fort complex.
Location: 11 km from Jaipur
If you are in love with an elephant are not content just by an elephant safari or simply a ride on it then here is something pretty interesting for you. Elefantastic offers you a chance to get closer to them. Formed in 2012 by Rahul, a former elephant rider, Elefantastic has the aim of promoting the welfare and well-being of the elephants.
At Elefantastic, one can not only ride but can feed, wash and play with the elephants. Learn the art of decorating them and get to know about different treatments as well as medicines of elephants. The safaris and rides offered take you to Jaipur and the surrounding area.
Location: 90 Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Road, Amer, Jaipur
An unconquerable fort, it offers an amazing view of the surrounding plains if one climbs up the Diwa Burj, a watchtower. Connected to Amber For through passages, this fort complex houses a few structures such as Vilas Mandir, Aram Mandir, Lalit Mandir, Laxmi Vilas, a museum and an armory.
Location: Behind Amber Fort
If you visit Jaipur and you do not shop, you will be missing out on a lot of amazing stuff. The vibrant markets of Jaipur are stuffed with and sell stunning handicrafts, block printed fabrics, carpets, semi-precious and precious gemstone, silver and imitation jewelry, clothes, Mojaris, bangles, blue pottery, camel leather items and other souvenirs. A shopper’s paradise, Jaipur is not only famed for its architectural wonders but also for its bejeweled markets. Frequent visitors make shopping one of the top agendas during their tour to Jaipur.
Popular markets: Mirza Ismail Road (blue pottery), Johari Bazaar (stones), Ramganj Bazaar (Mojaris/shoes), Koli Basti (carpets), Khazanewalo ka Raasta (handicrafts), Kishan Pol (fabrics) and more
Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden
Built in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh for his beloved second wife who belonged to the Sisodia clan, Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden is one of the most popular attractions of the city. Along with the stunning palace, the royal garden is equally eye-catching with paintings on walls depicting the love story of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.
The palace has multi-tiered well-maintained gardens with painted pavilions, water channels, flowerbeds, murals, galleries and fountains. With the backdrop of desert soil, the lush garden looks all the more appealing. The structure is made in Charbagh style and has a complete Mughal-feel to it.
Location: 6 km from the main city on Jaipur-Agra Road
Placed at the foot of Moti Dungri Fort, it stands right in the middle of lush well-maintained garden. Along with extremely attractive Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi idols, the temple has a stunning idol of Lord Ganesha right at its entrance.
Location: Below the Moti Dungri Hill
Now that you have gone through the list of popular Jaipur attractions, do not miss visiting them during your Jaipur tour.
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