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October to March
capital city of the state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color washed
pink – the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.
city owes its name, foundation and careful planning to the
great warrior, astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699-1744).
Built in 1727, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural
splendour. The ancient heart of the Pink city still beats
in its fairy tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren
hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city. The only
planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable
is located in the heart of the old city is the former royal
residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles.
Two carved elephants in marble guard the entrance. The palace
houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes
and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs. The palace also has an
art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings,
carpets and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin
and Sanskrit acquired by Sawai Jai Singh II to study astronomy
Places of Interest
is the largest of Jai Singh’s
five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments whose
setting and shapes are scientifically designed, represent
the high points of medival Indian astronomy.
was built in 1799
AD, the Palace of Winds is a five storey building along the
main street of old city. The monument was originally conceived
with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household to
watch everyday life and royal processions of the city.
is the most popular spireless temple of Jaipur dedicated to
is situated about 11 km out
of Jaipur, Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur state.
The construction was started in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, a
Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. It was completed by the
Jain Singhs before the move to Jaipur on the plains below.
The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture.
has an imposing stareway which leads to Diwan-I-Am, or Hall
of Public Audiences, with a double row of columns and latticed
galleries above. Jai Mandir or Hall of victory, is noted for
its inlaid panels and glittering mirror ceiling. The Sukh
Niwas or Hall
of Pleasure with an ivory inlaid sandalwood door.
Other places to be visited are the Nahargarh fort, built in 1734 and extended in 1834; Jaigarh
in 1726 is one of the few military structures of medieval
India. It has a giant mounted Canan – The Jai Ban, one of
the largest in the country preserved here.
Daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur & Jodhpur.
Delhi-Jaipur, Shatabdi Express (4 hrs).
260 kms (05 hrs) from Delhi.
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur and more tours with possible extensions
to other famous tourist destinations.
Tours covering forts and palaces of Rajasthan with extensions
to the temples of Khajuraho, Varanasi & the Mountain Kingdom
Search Of The Tiger
Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Sariska
Mumbai - Nagpur - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Jhansi
- Orchha - Agra - Jaipur - Sariska - Delhi.
Mumbai - Bhavnagar - Sasangir - Wankaner - Ahmedabad -
Udaipur - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi.