Jaipur – The Pink City in Rajasthan keeps traditions and customs alive with the vibrant colored buildings and ancient palaces and forts with intricate architecture. The city is filled with warm people in Rajasthani culture, multiple local shopping areas to find colorful fabric, traditional handicrafts, miniature marble replicas, leather goods, and different budget hotels and eateries serving delectable Rajasthani cuisine, etc. Explore Rajasthan in luxury while you visit these Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Jaipur on the Palace on Wheels Train.
1. City Palace
Built by Jaipur Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh in the seventeenth century there are lush greenery and courtyards with three gates that leaves you awe struck. The wall was initiated by Maharajah Jai Singh but later there were many changes and reconstructions done. There is a museum where there are many royal pieces used by the King in the war, unique handicrafts and historical souvenirs. Witness the Chandra Mahal (museum) and Mubarak Mahal, Udai Pol and Virendra Pol (Gates) and large courtyards and manicured gardens.
2. Amer Fort
Set in a high altitude in the picturesque Aravallis mountain ranges overlooking the Moatha Lake it is situated 11 km from Jaipur City. This masterpiece of excellent ancient Indian architecture is made from yellow and red sandstone with many gateways / ramparts to it. Guests can ride on the elephant uphill the Amer Fort which gives an amazing view and is a photographer’s paradise. The Jaigarh Fort is also recognized as this Amer Fort as the extensive buildings are beside each other on the ‘Cheel Ka Teela’ a high hilltop.
3. Jantar Mantar
In close proximity to the City Palace is this astronomical measuring device to know the sun’s direction. The same Maharajah has built the structure in the seventeenth century which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After this there were few other such solar observatories built in various cities in the country. However, this huge sundial attracts many tourists all year around
4. Hawa Mahal
This structure dates back to prior to eighteenth century called ‘Palace of Winds’. There are several windows where the royal women would stand behind and get the breeze in complete privacy. This was specifically designed to cool off the heat of the summer. This palace of winds is constructed from pink sandstone and has a unique specialty. Some believe it resembles the shape of a honeycomb whereas others believe it is built in the shape of the crown of Krishna God as it is narrow on the top.
5. Jal Mahal
This high Palace on Water was constructed back in the eighteenth century. The ancient rulers used this as a rest-house during their hunting trips. Although this Palace is five stories high the monsoon season raises the water level so only the top floor is visible. Take an exciting boat ride to reach this Water Palace that gives a mesmerizing sight of the Nahargarh hills across the Man Sagar water lake. There is a great terrace garden with ancient halls depicting Rajasthani culture and art forms with four domes. It is best viewed with illuminated at night where color lights also light up the lake waters which make vibrant colorful waters.
These are the top 5 attractions in Jaipur that you should not miss. If you want to explore Jaipur in a luxurious way, you must book Palace on Wheels Train. But must check the Palace on Wheels Tariff, Booking Dates, General Informations, FAQ’s etc.