Jaipur the city of hues very well known for its brilliant colors, narrow streets and vibrant culture is the main attraction of the royal state of India, Rajasthan. Also known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur really has so much to offer to its visitors. Being located near to national capital of India, the city can be explored in a day. If you are planning for a trip to Rajasthan and don't want to leave the main attraction of the capital city, then we are telling you here the finest ways to explore all the prime attractions of the city. Know about the six main attractions of Jaipur that you must not visit on a same day Jaipur tour.
City Palace: One of the most important attractions of Jaipur is City Palace. Your tour to the city will never be complete without admiring the archeological beauty of city palace. It is located in the heart of the city. Dating back to the 19th century, the palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Showcasing a unique combination of Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture with an array of courtyards, gardens and special structures built inside the palace complex. Most part of the palace has been now transformed into museums displaying the antique collection of armors, costumes, carriages and memorabilia belonging to the erstwhile Maharajas and Maharanis. If you really want to catch the royal lifestyle of Jaipur then a visit to the palace is must for you.
Hawa Mahal: If there is a thing Jaipur is popularly known for then definitely it is Hawa Mahal. This very prominent location of Jaipur is just located adjacent to City Palace. The palace is the perfect example to showcase the Pardah Pradha of the Rajasthani Royals in which the women of the house were not supposed to move in the public or interact with strangers. In order to enable ladies of the royal family observe the day to day life and carnivals celebrated in the streets of the city, without being seen by the common man, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, in the year 1799 gave the orders to construct this special monument. It is a masterpiece of architecture and something, that one, not miss at Jaipur.
Jantar Mantar: A place of much historian significance in Jaipur is definitely Jantar Mantar. Holding the status of UNESCO World Heritage site, the monument was built in 1738 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who is believed to have a keen interest in astronomy. There is a unique and impressive collection of astronomical instruments made of stone and brass based on the astronomical design principles of Hindu texts of astrology and modern science in the monument. As these instruments are based on the ground hence one can have the perfect view. The monument hosts world's largest sundial.
Albert Hall Museum: This is the oldest museum of Jaipur located inside Ram Villas Garden. The museum was opened for public in the year 1887. Foundation stone of the museum was laid in 1876 by the then Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, after whom the museum is named. The beautiful arches and domes of the museum can be spotted even from a distance. A rare collection of ancient artifacts including paintings, weapons, metal and wood craft items, musical instruments, carpets, and costumes and jewelry belonging to different tribes of Rajasthan can be easily spotted at the museum.
Jal Mahal: Located at the Man Sagar Lake and beneath Nahargarh Hills Jal Mahal or Water Palace is another pride of Jaipur tourism. Unique location and charming beauty of the palace makes it one of the best photographic sites in Jaipur. Build by Raja Madho Singh at some 300 years back the palace exhibits true Mughal style architecture. Tourists can book boat rides to visit the palace; only the terrace garden is allowed to be accessed by the visitors. Stunning views of the hills adorned with forts and temples from the terrace of the palace leaves you mesmerized for some time. The evening light show at the palace is really captivating for the travellers.
Amer Fort: Also known as Amber fort this is one of the prime spots of Jaipur tourism. Situated outskirts of Jaipur atop hill, it is one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan and a perfect masterpiece of Rajputana architecture. Built by Raja Man Singh I in 16th century, the fort is a brilliant specimen boasting of a unique blend of Hindu and Rajput elements. Deewan-E-Khas, Sukh Niwas and Sheesh Mahal are three important things you should not miss on your visit to Amber fort. Besides the artistic brilliance, the fort also offers you breath-taking views of the surrounding hills and cities.
So, these are the six brilliant spots of Jaipur that you must not miss on a Jaipur trip. If you are on a same day Jaipur tour then these places will definitely provide you the perfect glimpse of the city. For perfect sightseen of the city you must hire a professional Rajasthan tour operator.