The city with the pink hue!
Jaipur reflects modernism in the urban Spaces, the shopping excitement and the graceful walk through the Rajput Palace.Numerous monuments and palaces throng the city and the sunsets view is phenomenal thereby adding icing to the cake.
The glancing rays of the Sun, reflect upon these old walls a pink hue reason for Jaipur's naming.The interesting part to know is that the city was laid down in accordance with guidelines laid down in Shilpa Shastra( ancient Indian treaties of town planning and architecture).
The 9 grid plan, with the city palace nested at the center various markets throng this place at short intervals.
Never be worried about your souvenirs!
A vast range of historic sites, colorful Bazaar, and other avenues are beautifully lit to be explored.
The walls of this phenomenal architectural beauty need a special mention because it is so pristine that you can hardly take your eyes off it!
While walking down the aisles and coming across Diwan-e-aim, Diwan-e-Khas, Mubarak Mahal- you basically get transported to another realm.
The royal family still resides here so in order to catch a glimpse of the royal life, the Palace Museum is the place you need to be in.
Entry fee:( inclusive of entry to Jaigarh Fort)
Rs.35 for Indians, Rs.180 for foreigners.
Timings 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Residing in the old city, just about a short walk the City Palace, this is a splendid piece of strategic architecture which was built for Queen's residence and it receives the coolest breezes of the town.
You can find one of the oldest artifacts of Rajasthan here at the Hawa Mahal.
Since the lost history of Rajasthan is to be surfaced out, the Museum is worth visit contains all the information of Rajasthan's prehistory.
Entry fee: rupees 5
Timings 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday is closed
Constructed by Raja Jai Singh, this Jantar Mantar also serves as a prominent reflection of the king's belief in astronomy as well as modern architecture.
This architectural wonder is a must visit for the colors of the Cosmos and the curving corners are beautifully angled in.
Entry fee rupees 10
Timings 9 a.m. to 4:30 P.M
A beautiful Jewel in the city of Jaipur, where it turns to gold on receiving the first rays of the Sun and when the sun bids goodbye-at sunset!
Structured on a mountain, there are possible alternate routes of either taking a car, elephant ride, or even walking up the hill- whatever suits you best.
The main attractions of this place are the Chand pole( the moon Gate) and a plethora of shops to rummage through, with good news for foodies as well and as usual the Amber Palace Museum( containing the artifacts) and with an added bonus of Shila Devi Temple.
Apart from the interiors, the entire view of the surrounding place & mountains is very surreal.
The Sheesh Mahal within the palace deserves a special mention and must not be missed at any cost.
At some distance from this palace, life still revolves around old Havelis,baolis, and temples where the history of the past and the modernity of the future are intermixed by a colorful thread.
Entry fee: rupees 10 Indians, Rupees 50 foreigners
Timings 9:30 a.m. To 4:30 P.M
Equidistant from Jaipur and Amber, the Jal Mahal pristinely stands and shine and its glory while the lake peacefully stands still.