Jaipur Sightseeing: 3 Places You Must Visit

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Jaipur Sightseeing: 3 Places You Must Visit

There's no end to the places you can explore in Jaipur– such as the museums and forts with their spectacular displays, depicting the life of the rich and noble. You may also take a refreshing stroll in the beautiful gardens like the Sisodia Rani Garden in Jaipur. Tourist packages in Jaipur include an abundance of magnificence, culture and beauty that is incomparable to any other part of the world.

Families, friends, and honeymooners book tourist packages to this land of kings and colors all year long. Tourists enjoy a well-planned holiday in the royally pink city with these packages.

Jaipur is not only the gateway to exploring one of India’s most flamboyant states, but also a royal and historical capital of Rajasthan. There are several attractions in Jaipur that exhibit the best of the city's majestic past. Here are some of the most popular forts of Jaipur that you must visit.

1. Amber Fort and Palace

The Amber Fort and Palace, also commonly known as the Amer Fort, is one of the most popular forts in Jaipur. Although it is situated around 11 km from Jaipur, it is a must visit for all those who plan a trip to Jaipur.

Overlooking the Maota Lake, it is built with red sandstone and marble and the chief attractions are the Diwan-e-Aam (the Hall of Public Audience), the Diwan-e-Khaas (the Hall of the Elite), the Sheesh Mahal and the Sukh Niwas. You may stroll across these spots from 8:00 am in the morning to 4:00 pm in the evening.

2. Hawa Mahal

Built way back in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal is easily the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The five storied, stunning semi-octagonal monument has 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies, designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities. It is undoubtedly a fine piece of Rajput architecture that is a charming addition to your Jaipur sightseeing bucket list. One may want to visit this beauty anytime between 9:00 am in the morning and 4:30 pm in the evening.

3. Jantar Mantar Observatory

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh is credited with the genius behind construction of the Jantar Mantar – the collection of five astronomical instruments to study space.

Jantar Mantar actually consists of fourteen geometric devices that measure time, predict eclipses, track the location of stars as well as the Earth’s movement around the sun. Samrat Yantra is the largest instrument in this observatory and it was used to forecast time.

The Jantar Mantar Observatory has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and now serves as one of the major Jaipur tourist places and a pioneering source to amateur astronomy students. You may visit it from 9:30 am in the morning to 4:30 pm in the evening.

Jaipur sightseeing and tour

Whether you are pressed for time or not, these three popular spots are a valuable addition to your bucket list, especially if you love to explore the culture and genius that shaped Jaipur into a land of wonders.

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Ravi Prakash
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