Jaipur, popularly known as the ‘Pink City, is the capital of one of the most culturally rich states of India, Rajasthan. Built-in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh, the city gets its nickname from the distinct pink shade of many of its old city buildings and palace complexes. Home to several UNESCO world heritage sites, Jaipur evokes a sense of royalty and grandeur within anybody who visits this wonderful city. A Jaipur tour package is a rich bounty of cultural and architectural marvels.
Situated at Badi Choupad, Pink City of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal was built in 1799. It has 953 windows on the outside walls.The five-stores palace was built in the form of Krishna’s crown because Sarai Pratap Singh was devoted to Krishna, the Hindu god.The mahal has a total of 953 small casements each with small lattice worked pink window, balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices.
To get a panoramic view of Jaipur city, Nahargarh Fort is the ideal place to visit. Built by Jai Singh II, Nahargarh Fort was originally named Sudarshangarh and was later renamed as Nahargarh or the Abode of Tigers.Rooms in this fort are connected through common corridors and are well decorated with delicate wall and ceiling paintings.
City Palace has stood at the heart of the Old City of Jaipur for nearly three centuries, shortly after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II decided to relocate his court from the city of Amber. City Palace is more than a sand-colored regal abode–it's a sprawling complex of buildings built around a series of landscaped garden courtyards overlooking Jaipur and Lake Palace.
Jaigarh Fort is the most spectacular in the list of places to visit in Jaipur. This fort is situated on the rugged promontory of the Aravalli Hills, called the Cheel ka Teela or the Hill of Eagles. If the majestic appearance of Jaigarh Fort has to be compared with other forts and palaces in Jaipur, it will surely stand ahead of most.
Built in red sandstone, Jal Mahal is a five-storey building, of which four storeys remain underwater when the lake is filled. This, in turn, offers a breathtaking view of the palace and makes it one of the important Jaipur tourist places so if you are in Jaipur, Jal Mahal is one of the must-visit places in the tour list.
Jantar Mantar consists of fourteen geometric devices that measure time, predict eclipses, track the location of stars and the Earth’s movement around the sun. Samrat Yantra is the largest instrument in this observatory and it was used to forecast time. Plotting the shadow of Samrat Yantra, the arrival of monsoons can be calculated.