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Jantar Mantar - JaipurIf one has to see the culture and heritage of Rajasthan within the purview of a city, then one should obviously travel to Jaipur. The cultural city of Jaipur owes its name to the founder of the city- King Sawai Jai Singh II (1693-1743). The Great Warrior laid the foundation of the city in 1627. The city of Jaipur exists as a microcosm for Rajasthan. For travellers, it offers glimpses of everything for which Rajasthan is famous. The city of towering forts and majestic palaces and a number of other heritage sites, Jaipur has a glorious past. It is a travel destination where sacrificing lives for the dignity and honour was not sole propriership of men. Women have run shoulder to shoulder to men in matters of valour and bravery committing Jauhar to save the dignity and honour of their clans.

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Travel Attractions in Jaipur

Amber Fort
The world renowned Amber Palace or Amer Fort is located on the outskirts of Jaipur city. Constructed in the 16th century AD, the Amber Fort is built in red sandstone and white marble and represents a nice blend of the Mughal and Rjaput styles of architecture.

City Palace
Yet another fine example of the Mughal-Rajput architecture and a much visited travel attraction is the City Palace in Jaipur. Apart from many palatial buildings, the City Palace of Jaipur also has a museum which displays a rich collection of heritage items like Rajput miniatures, rare manuscripts, Mughal costumes etc.

Hawa Mahal
If you are thinking of the most striking monument in Jaipur, it's definitely got to be the Hawa Mahal of Jaipur or the Palace of Winds. Don't go by its name, as it is not infact a palace but it is a sandstone screen and features 593 delicately screened windows. Travellers will truly enjoy the unique architecture of the palace.

Ramgarh Lake
An important picnic spot for travellers, the Ramgarh Lake in Jaipur is a huge artificial lake, formed by constructing a bund in the midst of wooded hills. Jamwa Mata temple and the ancient ruins of the old for are attractions for visitors to the lake.

Ram Niwas Bagh
Built by Sawai Ram Singh II, the Ram Niwas Bagh is an expansive garden which also features a zoo. The Ram Niwas Garden was built with a view to providing relief to the famine-hit populace.

Other travel attractions in Jaipur include Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sisodia Rani Garden, Govind Devji Temple, Sawai Man Singh Museum, Samode Palace etc. While you travel to Jaipur, there's much more to discover than meets the eye.

Shopping Options for Travellers in Jaipur

The bazaars in Jaipur are lined with shops filled with precious and semi-precious stones. Tourists can explore jauhari bazaar for bhandej tie & die, khajanewalon-ka-rasta off chandpole bazaar for precious stones, tripolia bazaar for bangles, Hawa mahal area for antiques and pseudo-antiques. After having a brush with these beautiful items, if you get curious to know about the art and hands that make these items, then a visit to the workshops at Jadiyon-ka-rasta, Gopalji-ka-rasta, haldiyon-ka-rasta, will be a great experience. So, while you travel to Jaipur, don't ever miss the opportunity to take back home some interesing souvenirs and other items of art and craft.

Jaipur Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information

Jaipur is connected to the major cities of India by domestic flights. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, and domestic carriers operate regular flights to and fro from Jaipur. The train service to Jaipur is really excellent. Direct trains to Jaipur are available from Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Secunderabad and Agra. Excellent A.C and deluxe coaches are run by Rajasthan Roadways from Delhi.

Hotels for Travellers in Jaipur

Staying at the palace hotels or heritage hotels in Jaipur is also a wonderful culturally rich experience. The palace hotels of Jaipur are a major attraction for travellers and give us an opportunity to hobnob with the royal families of Jaipur. Some of the most famous and much preferred stay options during your travel in Jaipur are as follows.
» Raj Vilas (Oberoi Group)
» Hotel Mansingh Tower
» Samode Haveli
» Alsisar Haveli
» Narain Niwas Palace
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