In & around Jaipur

Amber Fort is the iconic attraction of Jaipur. An elephant ride up to Amber Fort is an absolute must. It’s an exhilarating experience to ride up along the cobbled path to the magnificent Fort astride an equally majestic elephant. Watching the Light and Sound Show at the Amber Fort is also a great way to spend an evening in Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar, the largest sundial in the world, is a World Heritage Site and definitely a must-not-miss on your trip to Jaipur.

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.

The Palace of the Winds, or Hawa Mahal, was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh 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 defence system of Amber, is today a marvellous archetype of walls, watchtowers and bastions. You will be awed by the sight of Jaivan, the largest moving canon in Asia, which was thankfully fired only once.

The 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.

Another must-not-miss experience is to watch a polo match at the Rambagh Polo Ground. Even if there are no tournaments on, exhibition matches as well as practice sessions usually happen every evening between 4 pm and 6 pm.

In perfect blend with all that the city has to offer, Ram Niwas Garden has an atmosphere of tranquillity and leisure. Located in the heart of Jaipur, it boasts of lush green lawns, pools, fountains and gorgeous floral beds.

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. The palace architecture boasts of a typical Rajput and Mughal style.

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