The Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a thriving city that has a myriad of sightseeing options and is frequented by tourists from all across the world. The city is soaked in rich culture, heritage and royalty that attract so many tourists to the city. The city of Jaipur was built and planned by the illustrious ruler Sawai Jai Singh II, who along with Vidyadhar Bhattacharya designed the entire city.
Jaipur is known for its numerous palaces, forts and other monuments which are the most important features of Jaipur Tourism. The City Palace Complex, situated right in the heart of the city is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city and houses the Mubarak Mahal, once the palace of welcome or reception. This mahal has now been converted into a museum with a wide array of ancient royal costumes, jewellery, Sanganeri prints and folk embroidery on display. The Maharani’s Palace or Queen’s Palace, an art gallery inside the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas and Chandra Mahal, whose ground floor is open to visitors where as some interiors of the City Palace complex are still occupied by the royal family.
Jantar Mantar is one of the five observatories in India built by Sawai Jai Singh and is also one of the largest and most well preserved sites in the country. Another important part of Jaipur Tourism, Ram Niwas garden was a favorite outing spot during Sawai Jai Singh’s reign. This garden houses the famous Albert Hall right in the middle and displays a rich collection of paintings, exquisite carpets, ivory, stone- metal sculptures and even beautiful crystals.
Jaipur Tourism is also famous for the Hawa Mahal built by Sawai Pratap Singh for the royal ladies to view the everyday life in the city. Situated just outside Jaipur is Amber Fort, constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Singh later, is a blend of Indian and Mughal architecture.
Jaipur is also famous for its array of exquisite handicrafts, delicate artifacts, furniture, jewellery and carpets gives it its title of ‘Craft Capital of India’. It is in fact a haven for those like to indulge in street side shopping for pendants, necklaces, ethnic handicrafts, pottery, carpets and the like.
For planning a Jaipur tour, it is easy to find Jaipur tour packages. Having well established railways, airways and road ways, connected to the rest of the country and also major parts of the world, Jaipur tour offer its visitors some of the best moments and holidays ever!!