The city is well known as Pink City- Jaipur is unquestionably a major attraction for first time visitor. The city is bounded by rugged hills all around and symbolizes the nine divisions of the universe. Apart from this, the city is also famous for its innumerable historical monuments, palaces and forts patronize arts and craft. The city has some fascinating places which are worth a watching and the places include: Amer Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh and Jai Garh. Interestingly, Jaipur is the first planned city of India, sited in the desert lands of Rajasthan. The city once had been the capital of the royalty and reminds about the Rajputs and the Royal family. The city has some outstanding places, where you can visit and see its glorious history.
Amber Fort: The amber fort is 11 KM from Jaipur, which was constructed by Man Singh, and Jai Singh I and II. With a history so old, it is not unexpected that there is a lot of the past that can be traced in its archaeological history. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks more attractive and beautifully due to its Maota Lake in the foreground
Jaigarh Fort: The fort is well known for the mysterious history and myth about the hidden treasure, Jaigarh was defended by the mina tribesmen in the Kachchwaha army who once ruled from this hilly perch. Though the origin of the fort is ancient, this military structure was renovated in the 16th and 17th centuries and had cannon foundry on its premises. Moreover, it is one of the three hilltop forts that stand sentinel over jaipur.
Jantar Mantar :Jantar mantar is one of the world renowned astronomical observatories created by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh others than Delhi, Banaras and Ujjain. These concrete masonry instruments were used to measure the finest movements from altitude to time, map the movement of the planets and the stars. So when you are in Jaipur, do not miss the chance to check out the biggest stone observatory in the world, which is still in a running condition and stands witness to the intelligence of the former age.
Govind DevJi temple: - A part of City Palace compound, this Krishna temple is highly respected by the former royal family. The image, brought from Vrindaban, is housed within the sanctum of this spireless temple.
The City Palace:
Jaipur city is known for its many palaces and forts, which are a main attraction for tourists to Rajasthan. One of these major landmarks of the 'pink city' is the City Palace Complex. The architecture of the City Palace is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Moreover, the city palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, but lot of modifications and additions were made to the original structure by his successors.
Hawa Mahal: The Hawa Mahal is a most liked place among visitors to Rajasthan because of the astonishing view it gives of the city and particularly Jantar Mantar. Many insist that the best time to visit Hawa Mahal is in the early morning, right when the sun is rising. As the palace soaks in the golden light of the sun, it looks like a fantastic image captured in the mind. If you want to see this beautiful palace closely, then pack your bags and come to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and spend your holidays visiting Hawa Mahal and other various tourist attractions.
Apart from the most popular Jodhpur festival is the Jodhpur Marwar Festival. The Marwar festival in Jodhpur is celebrated during the full moon of Sharad Poornima and is held every year in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan.