Full Day City Tour
Places Covered: Hawa Mahal – Amber Fort – Jaigarh Fort – Jal Mahal – City Palace – Jantar Mantar (observatory) – Albert Hall Museum
Duration: 8-9 hours
Timing: 09:00 PM To 5:00 PM
Jaipur – Known as pink city of India and the capital of Rajasthan, famous for palaces and temples. The Pink City is a likeable place, which dazzles the eye of a tourist with several architectural landmarks, stylish monuments, palaces, museums, wide avenues and colorful bazaars. Though less than 300 years old, the city is already full of mysteries and legends. Jaipur is surrounded by hill top forts such as Amber Fort, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. Enjoy your wonderful discovery of the unparallel beauty of Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Singh in the year 1799. The palace is the integral part of the city which literally means the “Palace of Winds”. The Hawa Mahal is the ultimate landmark of the city. Hawa Mahal is the five storied palace which is shaped in the pyramid structure. The Hawa Mahal was having the 953 fine and small casements. Through the small lattice windows of Hawa Mahal the amazing view of the sunlight is seen in the early dawn. This landmark of Jaipur is immortal in the country and is the first tourist attraction for the people.
Amber Fort built in 16th century by Maharaja Man Singh, it sprawls on the hillside. Its construction was started by Raja Man Singh but completed by his descendent Jai Singh. Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthan fort palace. Amber today is nothing but a reflection of the glorious past of the fierce Kachwaha Dynasty that ruled over this region from 12th to 18th century.
Jaigarh Fort is a rugged structure built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh situated in the north of Jaipur. Its structure is quite similar to Amber Fort. The only exception is that it houses the mighty Jaivana, the largest wheeled canon in the world. Other attractions in the Jaigarh Fort include three water tanks, a museum, and breathtaking views of the city below.
Jal Mahal – The Jal Mahal Palace at Jaipur lies on the way to Amber and it is at a distance of 6.5 km from the striking city of Jaipur. There are many memorials of the royal families which the tourists can bystander on their way to the palace. The Jal Mahal Palace at Jaipur is strategically placed in the centre of the Man Sagar Lake. It is really inspiring to see the first four floors of this fabulous building, which are submerged under the waters of the lake. Only the top floor of this beautiful palace is visible to the watcher. The lake and the palace offer some of the best views that are simply a feast to the eyes.
City Palace – Conceived and designed by Jai Singh, the City palace is a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. One of the most important architectural landmarks in Jaipur, this he palace complex has numerous buildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples. The palace houses Sawai Jai Singh’s seven-storey facade Chandra Mahal (“moon palace”), solid marble Mubarak Mahal, the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas (the Hall of Private Audience). Chandra Mahal is still the residence of the present royal family.
Jantar Mantar (Observatory) was built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections.
Central Museum (Albert Hall) is situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces.