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Jaipur tours help you to explore Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.

Tourist Attractions of Jaipur

City Palace in JaipurThere are numerous monuments that serve as the tourist attractions of Jaipur. Some of the famous places to see in Jaipur are:

City Palace & Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum
The City Palace is also known as Chandra Mahal. A part of the palace serves as the residence of the royal family. On the ground floor and outer courtyards is the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. It has a rich collection of Mughal carpets, Mughal and Rajasthani miniature paintings, arms and weapons, rare manuscripts, royal costumes and textiles, etc.

Hawa Mahal
The Hawa Mahal (palace of winds) was constructed by the king Sawai Pratap Singh. Situated in the City Palace, this five-story structure is an architectural beauty. It has 953 pink sandstone windows known as jharokhas. The purpose behind this palace was to serve as a window for the royal ladies to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their covered comfort.

Jaigarh Fort
Overlooking Jaipur, the Jaigarh fort is the most magnificent hilltop fort of the city. Known as the fort of victory, it is one of the few military structures of medieval India. The fort consists of numerous palaces, a granary, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tower and Jai Ban, the largest cannon in the world.

Nahargarh Fort
Providing a striking backdrop to Jaipur in the north, Nahargarh Fort is located on the Aravalli Hills ridge. It was built by Jai Singh to strengthen the security of Amber. Floodlit at night, it presents an entrancing sight. There is a Madhavendra Bhawan in the fort used by the royal family for excursion in summers. Now, it serves as a picnic spot.

Amer Fort in Jaipur, RajasthanAmber
Located 11 km from Jaipur, Amber (pronounced Amer) Fort was the ancient fortress of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber. The fort is an awesome fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built in red sand stone and white marble, Amber reflects a marvelous aura. On the inside, the palace is decorated with painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. The Maota Lake In the forefront strikes you with its scenic beauty.

Kanak Vrindavan
Situated in the foothills of Nahargarh hills, Kanak Vrindavan consists of beautifully landscaped gardens. It also has a temple, made up of beige stone and with brilliantly carved marble columns and lattices. With Jal Mahal serving as the backdrop, Kanak Vrindavan serves as the perfect spot for picnic and shootings.

Lakshmi Narayan Birla Temple
The Laxmi Narayan temple, also known as the Birla temple, is an important tourist attraction in Jaipur. As the name indicates, the Birla Mandir/temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. The Lakshmi Narayan Birla temple is located near the Moti Doongri fort. It is interesting to note that the Birla temple at Jaipur has three domes, representing different approaches to religion. The Birla temple is built in white marble, which glows magnificently at night. As a popular pilgrimage place, the Birla temple attracts tourists and devotees throughout the year. The Lakshmi Narayan Birla temple is very crowded especially during the Hindu festivals.

Alber Hall Museum Jaipur
The Alber Hall Museum in Jaipur is one of the oldest museums of the state. The Albert Hall museum was built to welcome the Prince of Wales on his visit to India in 1876. Located amidst the Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, the Albert Hall museum has an assortment of rare articles including textiles, paintings, carpets, metal and wood crafts, pottery, arms and weapons, dolls, toys and an Egyptian mummy belonging to the Ptolemaic Epoch. The Albert hall museum also houses the famous carpet that was bought by Mirza jai singh I from Shah Abbas of Persia. The museum also showcases the miniature paintings from different schools of Rajasthan.

An ancient pilgrimage center, Galtaji has a number of temples, pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and water tanks).

Govind Dev Ji Temple
Jaipur, Rajasthan sightseeing tour must include Govind Dev Ji temple. A part of the City Palace complex, this temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji (an incarnation of Lord Krishna), the patron deity of the royal family. The temple has been well preserved by the royal family.