The places a tourist would prefer on his visit to Jaipur are mainly located
within the walled city. These are:
Hawa Mahal (Palace Of Winds)
Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal is a
remarkable structure, which overlooks one of the main streets and also
provides some excellent views of the city. In the not-too-distant past,
ladies of the court found it convenient to watch the activities on the
streets below without being observed themselves.
City Palace Complex
It is the most important landmark with its numerous buildings, courtyards,
impressive gateways and temples.
It has a collection of complex astronomical instruments, chiseled out of
stone- most of which continue to provide fairly accurate information to this
day - is the highlight of this observatory.
The Garland Forts
These forts, though built at different periods, are so located that they
seem to be stringed together. Few famous forts are Amer, a fascinating blend
of Hindu and Mughal architecture, Jaigarh, a rugged fort having the world's
largest cannon on wheels, Nahargarh, which provides some stunning views of
the city down below both during daytime and at night.
Jaipur has a timeless appeal in its colorful bazaars that delights for its
Rajasthani hand-looms and trinkets. This is one of the few places where the
shoppers may actually watch the skilled artisans producing the articles they
want to buy.
Accomodation in Jaipur