Ten places to visit in Jaipur 2017 – See the list!
Jaipur, India is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is a city bustling with activity, bright, vivid colors all around and the heart of the ancient Rajput dynasty. Jaipur teases a memorable journey through its past monuments and present spectacles. If you are in Jaipur, here are ten places that are must-see.
Ten places to visit in Jaipur 2017
1. The City Palace: Built in the 19th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, it is an excellent mix of Rajput, European and Mughal architecture. Most the palace has been transformed into a collection of artifacts and Maharaja memorabilia. Visit the palace to see the majestic lifestyle of the monarchy of Jaipur.
2. The Jantar Mantar Observatory: This engineering marvel is a UNESCO World Heritage site built in 1738 by one of Rajasthan’s smartest kings, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. It is home to stone and brass astronomical instruments ever made in their categories. Its fourteen geometric devices can measure phenomena such as eclipses, time and star observation.
3. Albert Hall Museum: The oldest museum of Rajasthan can be found inside the ‘Ran Niwas Garden.’ Its beautifully carved structures are made from pink sandstone. The vast collections of paintings, jewelry and wood crafts from many Rajasthan tribes. The museum is a must-visit for historians and art enthusiasts.
4. Jaipur Zoo: The crocodile breeding area in the Jaipur Zoological Garden is very popular with kids and families. You can find many species of exotic birds and the wildlife of Jaipur. Jaipur Zoo is the perfect place to spend a peaceful picnic day in natural greenery.
5. Jal Mahal: Usually dubbed as the ‘Water Palace”, it is one of the most photographed sites in Jaipur. Built in the 1700s on the Man Sagar Lake, the palace terrace gardens, its forts, and temples offer breathtaking views of nature’s goodness. Visit in the evening to see the Water Palace to see the beautiful palace bathed in floodlights with an amazing aquatic reflection.
6. Kanak Vrindavan Garden: This beautiful garden is bordered by the Aravali range of hills. It is famous for appearing in Bollywood blockbuster movie, Lamhe. Ideal for family vacations and idol worshippers, its lawns and fountains set the mood for finding peace with nature.
7. Sisodia Rani Garden: The garden was a gift by King Sawai Mann Singh II to his wife. Its beautiful greenery and murals are tributes to the Radha-Krishna, a symbol of undying love in Hindu mythology. You’ll see painted pavilions, multi-level fountains, watercourses, and galleries set in a natural environment.
8. Elefantastic: Jaipur offers a 16th-century elephant farm where you can have fun activities like elephant riding, picnics, water pools and a jungle tour on elephant back. Play with these great giants, paint with them and feed them. Add some delicious home-cooked Rajasthan meal to top it off.
9. Jaigarh Fort: Jaigarh Fort is also known as the victory fort. Worthy sightseeing spots in and around the fort include the Munitions store with an extensive collection of ancient weapons and war devices, the Lakshmi Vilas Palace with its gorgeous blue wall paintings and little royal theater.
10. Chokri Dhani: Where else in Jaipur can you experience and authentic ethnic village setting celebrating Rajasthani culture. Shop at the Artisans Village for souvenirs, beautiful fabrics and enjoy a night in the mud and hay village houses with all the modern-day trappings. There’s nowhere else to be fully immersed in Rajasthan culture and cuisine.
Visit Jaipur to experience the city’s magnificent sights and sites. Temples, palaces, and vibrant markets await you in Jaipur.
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