Jaipur Top Attractions for Tourists in India

Jaipur is the largest and capital city of the Indian state Rajasthan. Maharaja Jai Singh, after whom the city is named, founded in November 1727. Jaipur is also known as the “Pink City of India”. The city is 260 km distance from New Delhi. As Jaipur is the most popular tourist destination in India, it has its own International Airport, which offers Cheap Flights to India. Being the capital city of the Rajasthan state, Jaipur serves as a gateway to the other cities of Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer.

City Palace

 City Palace

In Jaipur, the City Palace is a palace complex is the main tourist place to visit. This Palace includes the Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal palaces and other buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, and the construction was started by Maharaja Sawai Singh II. Later on the palace was expanded by successive rulers till the 20th century. City Palace was once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, and become the most popular tourist place in Rajasthan. The palace comprises an impressive and large collection of country yards, buildings and gardens. The Virendra Pol, the Udai Pol and the Tripolia Gate are the main entry gates into the City Palace complex.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal means “Palace of the Breeze”, built on the edge of the City Palace with red and pink sandstone, extended to the women’s chamber built with high screen wall. This palace in Jaipur was dedicated to the royal women to view the street festivals from the screen wall, while unseen from the outside. This palace has 953 windows and was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort is also known as Amer Fort, located in Amer. The Amer Fort is situated at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. The Fort was constructed in 1592 by Raja Mansingh, and later expanded by Raja Jai Singh I. The Amber Fort is built with red sand stone and marble stone. Within the Fort, there are Diwan-e-Khaas (Hall of Private Audience), Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), the Sheesh Mahal and the Sukh Niwas. The Amber Fort is also the most famous tourist attraction in the Rajasthan. This Fort attracts many visitors from around the world every year. The nearest airport is the Jaipur International airport, which offers Cheap Travel deals online for International tourists.

Jantar Mantar Observatory

The Observatory was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1738 near City Palace and Hawa Mahal. It has world largest stone sundial, and is UNESCO world Heritage Site. The Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II had passion in various subjects including astronomy, philosophy and architecture. The Jantar Mantar Observatory attracts large number of astronomy students and tourist from all over the world.

Birla Mandir

The Birla Mandir in Jaipur, India is a Hindu temple, located on the base of Moti Dungari hill. There are several Birla Mandirs located all around the country. This temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Laxmi. The Birla Mandir constructed with white marble of fine quality. His stunning look brightly lit in the night. The three huge domes of the temple represent three different approaches of the religion. The images of Lakshmi and Narayan made from one piece marble attract the attentions of visitors. The Birla Mandir is one of the most popular destinations in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This attracts many visitors yearly from all over the country and world.

There are many companies available online, who organize tour packages to Jaipur, Rajasthan within India. They may not include flights in your holiday package for international travellers. It is best to book your Flights to India online in advance to avail the cheapest deals, and remaining transfers, hotels and site seeing with a tour company.