Places Covered: City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple, Albert Hall Museum
Duration: Full Day (8-9 hrs. approx)
The information of these major tourist spots in Jaipur which are featured in our full day sightseeing tour are given below.
The city palace is a sprawling complex, which is the official residence of the Maharaja and is situated in central Jaipur. The palace reflects the power and importance of the Maharaja with impressive staterooms, intricate carvings and grand gates. The most unique feature are the two huge silver water containers, and are the world’s largest single silver items, which were used to transport Ganges water to unclean London! The large and varied palace which is filled with museums and displays requires at least 2 hours to fully explore.
The Hawa Mahal is a part of the City Centre Complex in Jaipur. The splendid Rajput style architecture of the palace provides a window into the character of the city. Features like 953 windows in front of the monument enhance the honeycomb look of the palace.
There are also a number of other remarkable features of the palace that continues to astonish the tourists. The five storey building built with red and pink sandstone is highlighted with lime does not feature any stairs. It only has ramps to go from one floor to another.
The place with such a rich historical heritage can hardly be missed. Even for tourists who are not interested in history will also find it interesting as there are number of other attractions in Jantar Mantar. The splendid architecture of the monument is a great thing to witness as it reveals the level of skill that the craftsmen of that period possessed.Birla Temple:
Apart from exquisite beauty of the temple, the attractions of the temple also include the idol of Lord Shiva. The idol is also made of white marble keeping in tandem with the rest of the temple. The best time to visit the temple is during the evening as during this time an aarti takes place. During the aarti, the idols of Ram and Sita are dressed up in beautiful costumes. The temple also looks magnificent as it is lighted up.Albert Hall:
The famous Albert Hall was built by Sawai Ram Singh II in the year 1868. Modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the museum boasts wide collection of art and culture. The visit to the museum is truly worthy as you will be able to see the exquisite collection of the museum. Tour to the Albert Museum also offers a number of other attractions. Presence of a greenhouse, a sports ground, an aviary, a zoo and the Ram Niwas Garden is an added attraction of the museum.
The Jal Mahal is the beautiful palace that appears to be floating on the still waters of lake Sagar. This iconic palace was constructed by the Muhjah during the 18th century as an overnight lodge, for use during his duck hunting trips. The Jal Mahal is one of the most charismatic buildings of Jaipur but can only be viewed from the banks of the lake, so a visit is usually less than 15 minutes.
Amer Fort is the standout monument of Jaipur and is one of the finest example of a Mogul defensive palace. The exterior comprises of impregnatable walls that cling to the steep hill, while inside the four court yards reveal ever increasing levels of opulence and extravagance. From the beautiful star mirrored stateroom to the hidden passages of the concubines, there is so much detail and history associated with this wonderful palace, so expect to spend half a day at the Amer fort, which is 8km outside of Jaipur.
There are many attractions embedded in the fort which has helped the fort to attain such fame. Some of the main attractions of the fort are as follows:
Shila Mata Temple: It is a great attraction of the fort as it houses black marble idol of goddess Kali. It was bought by Man Singh in 1604. The beautifully carved silver gates of the temple are also a major attraction for the tourists.
Diwan-e-Khas: The colored glass of the private audience depicting the Rajputs is also a great attraction for the audience.
Diwan-e-Am: The double raw of majestically shaped pillar continues to astonish the tourists for several years.
Gansh Pol: Visiting the Ganesh Pol will give you a rare opportunity to witness the beautiful Rajput paintings.
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