HAWA MAHAL or the Palace of Winds is the major and sensational landmark of Jaipur, Constructed
in 1799. This five stories building with 953 stoned windows, is a beautiful example of Rajput artistry,
was originally built to enable the women of the royal household to watch the everyday life and
processions of the city.
AMBER FORT exists now as the handiwork of three of the kingdom's rulers that include Man Singh,
and Jai Singh I and II. Amber Fort is located atop a hill overlooking the Maota Lake. It has a number of
halls, beautiful palaces, gardens, and temples. The elaborate mirror work inside is an example of the
The CITY PALACE is a blend of both Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Once it was the residence
of the royal family. It has a huge complex of courtyards and gardens, art gallery, museum, interesting
display of old Indian weapons, artifacts and royal costumes. The Peacock Gate of the palace has a
wonderful display of excellent craftsmanship featuring bright peacocks.
JANTAR AMNTAR OBSERVATORY
Jantar Mantar, built between 1727 and 1734, has 14 structures which measure time, predict eclipses,
and track stars. The Samrat Yantra is the most impressive.
This Museum is based on the model of Victoria and Albert Museum of London. Museum has
collection of woodcarvings,Paintings,Costumes and few paintings of local kings.
GALTA MONKEY TEMPLE
This is a decaying holy Hindu temple, ensconced between two granite cliffs. Reaching the place is a bit
tough but the calm environment makes it worth the effort. One of the pools of the temple has been
taken over completely by monkeys that enjoy splashing around in the waters.
RAM NIWAS BAGH
It is built by Sawai Ram Singh II as a famine relief project in 1868 AD. It has spacious garden with
zoo. Museum has its own sports ground, an aviary, a greenhouse and herbarium.
Garden inside the valley is believed to be an imitation of mythical Vrindavan garden associated with
Lord Krishna. Garden is decorated with beautiful landscapes.