Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
HAWA MAHAL -
in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most
recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning
semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging
latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture.
Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy
the processions and other activities, on the street below.
Now it houses a well laid out museum. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs.
(Observatory) - built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai
Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to
study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky.
Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are
subject to daily corrections. Timing 9.00 to 16.30 hrs.
CITY PALACE AND
S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated in the heart of the old
City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area.
The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it
houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which
affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am
(Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and
collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private
audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a
rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock
Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of
armory and weapons. Timing 9.30 to 16.45 hrs.
- situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful
building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as
Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and
handicraft pieces. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs.
(6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the
middle of Man Sagar Lake.
AMER - The
palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the
riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am
or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned
hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of
ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private
Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukh mandir is
guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout
the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely
painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave
JAIGARH FORT -
(15 kms.) standing on a hilltop, overlooking the palaces and
city of Amer. The world Asia biggest cannon on wheels-
the Jai Ban is positioned here, built during reign of
Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh. It has a twenty feet long barrel
and pumped in the cannon for a single shot. Timing 10.00 to
- (15 kms.) cresting a hill about 600 ft. above the
city, the fort was built in 1734. The walls of the fort run
along the ridge and within are architectural beauties like
Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan. Timing 10.00 to 16.00
TEMPLE - is situated just below the Moti Doongri, known
for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly
known as Birla Temple.
VIDHAN SABHA -
The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly is unicameral. The
First Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, which came into
existence in March 1952, had a strength of 160 members which
was raised to 190 after the merger of the former Ajmer State
with Rajasthan. The Second and Third Assemblies had a
strength of 176 and the Fourth and Fifth had 184 members
each. The membership was raised to 200 from the Sixth
Assembly onwards. The tenure of the Legislative Assembly is
five years unless sooner dissolved.
GAITOR - (6
kms) At the foot hill of Nahargarh stands the memorials to
the former rulers of Jaipur the place has some gracefully
carved cenotaphs in white marble.
GARDEN - (5 kms.) on the road to Agra, the magnificent
palace garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in
1710 for his queen. Timings 8.00 to 18.00 hrs.