Jaipur, the “Pink
City”, is the capital of princely
state of Rajasthan. It is one of the most popular and visited tourist destinations
of Rajasthan. The city is home of many popular tourist attractions. Tourists
visit this beautiful city from all over the world. Now have a look at some
important attractions and tourist sites of the city.
Forts and palaces are the prime
attraction of Jaipur sightseeing. There are large numbers of historical
monuments located around the city. Amber Fort is the largest fort complex of
Jaipur located in Amber town at the outskirts over Aravalli Hills. The fort was
buildup to the four levels and decorated with series of gates, marble paths,
beautiful gardens, courtyards, sculptures and miniature paintings. Top front of
the fort also offers beautiful views of Maota
Lake. Elephant safari is the best
way to explore this grand fort complex.
City Palace Complex, located at
the heart of the city is another must watch attraction of Jaipur sightseeing.
The palace was the seat of Rajput rulers in past. Now the major portion of this
fort is serving as the residence of royal Rajput families. The complex houses
to palaces as Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. A well stocked museum, located
inside Chandra Mahal complex is the most important attraction of City
Palace. The eye-catching
architecture of this palace complex is based on the fusion of Indian
architecture with Rajput, Mughal and European arts.
Some other interesting sites to
visit in Jaipur are Jantar-Mantar Astronomical Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh
Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jan Mahal, Birla
Temple and Laxmi
Besides heritage buildings, there are many other things to do and enjoy in
Jaipur. The city is also known as the shoppers’ paradise and famous for the
shopping of some specific items like gems and jewelries, traditional clothes,
leather footwear, wooden carpets, blue pottery, handicrafts, quilts, sweets and
pickles. Some popular shopping places of Jaipur are Maniharon Ka Rata, Tripoli
Market, Bapu Bazar and Nehru Bazar, etc.
Jaipur also hosts many popular
cultural events as well. These events offer the true picture of rich and
of Rajasthan. Elephant Festival, Teej Festival, Kite Festival, Gangaur
Festival and Shitla Mata Fair are the important cultural events organized in
the city with great enthusiasm. If you want to participate in some of these
events, select your tour package to Rajasthan according to their
Hopefully, this short Jaipur
travel guide will be helpful to plan your trip. You can also
take help of any reputed tour operator of the country for trouble-free
expedition. Many travel agencies working in the country offer well organized
tour package of Jaipur, Rajasthan.