Tourist Attractions of Jaipur
Jaipur City PalaceThe City Palace occupies about one seventh,of the old city of Jaipur. The Palace is a mix of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The Chandra Mahal, offers a panaromic view of the gardens and the entire city of Jaipur. The Diwan- e- am (hall of public audience) has intricate patterns on its walls and has a host of ancient and valuable manuscripts.
The Diwan - e - Khas (hall of private audience) has a marble gallery. The Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes of the bygone era. The Sileh Khana has a collection of arms.
Timings 9 am to 5 pm
Jantar Mantar or Observatory JaipurThe Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century and till date the sun dial situated here still provides the accurate time. Here there are massive masonary instruments used to study the movement of the stars. There is also a museum one can visit to update oneself all about the place.
Timings – 10 am to 5 pm
Jal Mahal PalaceThe Jal Mahal palace is set in the middle of the Sagar lake and is an artificial man – made lake. This is a lovely palace to visit amidst sylvan surroundings.
Amer CityAmer was the capital of the Kachhwaha dynasty and is remarkable for its grand battlements and lovely palaces. It is a blend of Rajput and Muslim architecture. It is made of red sandstone and white marble pavilions. The entire palace has got intricate designs and the hall of mirrors is a lovely chamber. The hall of Public Audience is a beautiful proportioned hall open on three sides, standing on two rows of ornamental pillars and is a sight to behold.
The hall of Private Audience has finely wrought mosaic work in glass. The Sukh mandir has got sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory work. Through out the complex there are latticed windows, painted doorways and beautiful sculptured pillars.
Central Museum JaipurThe Central Museum or the Albert hall, was founded by Prince Albert in 1876. It has a vast collection of archaeological finds and handicrafts.
Timings – 10 am to 5 pm
Laxmi Naryana Temple JaipurThe Laxmi Naryana temple or the Birla temple, has it is famously known is a beautiful white marble temple and has got intricate marble carvings.
The Chokhi Dhani Village JaipurChokhi Dhani means a fine hamlet. This is a unique village resort having 59 cottages, 33 royal cottages, Ethnic and multi cuisine restaurants, bars and a spa. If you want to soak in the rich culture of Jaipur, then one must visit this village. Chokhi Dhani village,features different themes for each day of the week,festive celebrations highlighting the rich culture,authentic cuisine and loads of fun.
So next time you are having a break,don’t forget to visit these lovely places in Jaipur.
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