Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, is captivating, lavish, regal and historic. Its many facades can be best captured when you personally visit the city. Jaipur has been instrumental in projecting India’s lush history on its canvas. Though there are a number of attractions which will regale and inspire you, here are some major places to visit in Jaipur:
i. Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) may have lost some of its appeal today, but it still remains the postcard monument for Jaipur. This 18th century structure is a colossal palace with hundreds of windows at every inch of it. Entering into its premise will be like walking into history!
ii. City Palace: City Palace is a more notable structure which is sprawled across a huge area and gives every tourist a vivid glimpse into the history & culture of medieval India. While the palace in itself is laced with interesting sections including the Peacock Gate and Chandra Mahal, the architecture will also woo you, and the travel guide’s information will keep you engaged throughout.
iii. Amber Fort and Palace: This mighty gargantuan structure sits atop a hill like a king surveying its insignificant minnows. Though, you can reach this fort through vehicles as well, it will be best to enjoy an elephant ride for that added thrill. Once you enter the fort & palace, you will be literally stunned by its vastness and its royal grandeur. Describing its ambience through mere words is just not possible!
Amongst other popular tourist places in Jaipur, the prominent ones are Galta Monkey Temple, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar.