There 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.