One of the oldest museums in Jaipur, it is also known as Government Central Museum and was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II in 1868. Boasting of the Indo-Saracenic architecture, the design of the museum is quiet similar to the Victoria and Albert museum in London.
Amber Fort is the iconic attraction of Jaipur and a must on your itinerary. Suraj Pole, the sun facing royal entrance to the fort, is one of the classic blends of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Once the seat of Jaipur’s Maharaja and today a rich museum, the main citadel of Jaipur’s City Palace is a marriage of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built the Palace of the Winds, or Hawa Mahal, for royal women to view the busy streets of Johari Bazaar, while staying veiled behind the jharokhas.
Jaigarh Fort, which once held the royal treasury and acted, as the defense system of Amber, is today a marvelous archetype of walls, watchtowers and bastions. The sight of Jaivan, the largest moving canon in Asia, which was thankfully fired only once, will awe you.
Literally meaning as ‘Water Palace’, Jal Mahal is located amidst the Man Sagar Lake and was constructed by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. The beauty of the palace lies in its location as the palace cum hotel is standing in the centre of the lake.
Oantar Mantar, the largest sundial in the world, is a World Heritage Site and definitely a must-not-miss on your trip to Jaipur.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
JThe Laxmi Narayan Temple is more commonly referred to as the Birla Temple and it pays tribute to Lord Narayan in his various forms. The intricate carvings and the magnificent structure make the Birla Temple an artistic masterpiece. The special light effects at night, which augment the beauty of the pure white marble a thousand times over, should certainly not be missed.