If you love palaces and crave to have an insight on the lifestyle of the rulers of the bygone era, Jaipur is the city for you. If you are passionate about the strong forts and marvelous architecture, Jaipur is where you need to be on your vacation. If you long to experience the lifestyle of the past rulers even if it is only for a few days, Jaipur's palaces-turned-heritage hotels are where you need to stay for a lifetime experience.
Once you are in Pink City, you will naturally be inclined to visiting City Palace. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II. The palace complex comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Now, Chandra Mahal has been converted into a museum. Not only will you enjoy the architecture, you will be awe struck by the the glorious view of Pink City from here.
Also known as Amer Fort, it is located in Amer, which is around 11 kilometers from Jaipur. It was constructed by Raja Mansingh in the year 1592, later expanded by Raja Jai Singh I. The red sandstone and marble stone construction reflect a blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture. The main entrance faces east and there are three more entrances. There are four courtyards in the place.
Situated in the middle of Mansagar Lake, Jal Mahal is another architectural delight that Jaipur has to offer. It's beautifully decorated hallways and the fragrant Chameli Bagh are enough to impress any visitor. It is also a well known visiting site for many migratory birds.
Built completely from white marble, Birla Temple is visited by tourists from all over the world for its beautiful architecture, carvings and the stunning idol of LaxmiNarayan. The various walls depict various events associated with Hinduism and the outer walls also have cravings of philosophers, thinkers and religious leaders.
A stunning presentation of the rich architectural expertise of the past, Hawa Mahal is a not-to-miss tourist places in Jaipur. The Mahal was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal has 953 windows and is also called the 'Palace of the Winds'. The five-storey building does not have steps to reach upper floors. Slopes connect the storeys and it is said that is was constructed to enable the Royal women of Rajput family to view the happenings in the city.