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Jaipur City, Rajasthan

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Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

The Kachwaha of Amber, Raja Mans Singh (1590-1614) was the chief of the Mughal army and he amassed great wealth and power from his conquests established Jaipur, a powerful regime.

Jaipur is its friendly, hospitable and relaxed people. One experience that all visitors to Pink city must have is a stroll through its colourful bazaars quite in contrast to the innumerable malls and multiplexes coming up virtually everywhere revealing why it has become one of the happening cities of India.


Jaipur is blessed with innumerable attractions from the forts and palaces of Amber, natural riches of its surrounding Aravali range, world class museums, business centres in top end hotels, gems jewellery and handicrafts to exotic cuisine. Indeed there is no place like Jaipur and it is no surprise that it is among India's top most tourist destination.


Jaipur was built in the late 18th century within eight years of its building commencement. The need for a new city arose as Amber Fort ran out of space.


Must see:


Amber Fort


 One of the most impressive forts of India, it shows its beauty in full splendour as you drive towards it from Jaipur. It is a huge complex of many rooms including a Shish Mahal (Mirror room). Elephant ride happens here.

This Fort used to be the seat of the government before the ruling family moved to Jaipur. Established in 10th century, this fortress seen significant amount of Indian history and also has been a part of it.


A small temple dedicated to the Goddess Shila Devi has its doors made in silver.

Amer Fort today represents a healthy blend of the Rajput and Mogul architectural styles. The Mughal influence is evident in the renovation of the buildings.




City Palace Complex


City Palace Jaipur
In the heart of city, near Hawa Mahal, this has the museum and Jantar Mantar - the astronomical observatory.


Hawa Mahal - Palace of winds


Most famous of all Jaipur monuments, this was built for viewing of royal and religious processions in privacy by the royal ladies.


Hawa Mahal from the back


3 Day 2 Night Agra - Jaipur tour

Travel Period: 23/3/11

Overall value: Great Value


Review by: Rachel





Overall Experience:

Loved the Taj Mahal at sunrise!

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