Jaipur is one of the most favorite tourist destination for not only domestic tourists but for foreign visitors as well. The reason why Pink City has been on the tourist map is that it has lot of tourist destinations and it gives a lot of sightseeing opportunities to local and foreign tourists. Right from monuments such as Amber Fort, Nahargarh and Jaigarh Fort to City Palace for those who wish to connect with the past to Govind Dev Ji Temple who have a religious fervor, Jaipur has it all.
The City in itself encompasses magnificence and offers a lot of options for tourists to explore. Here is a brief snapshot of destinations tourist love to visit and places fit for Sightseeing in Jaipur.
This is one of the 16 th century structures which has a blend of Hindu and Muslim traditional architecture. It is built on a hill and is a palace. Elephant ride up to the palace is an experience a lot of tourists cherish. The hilltop palace impresses visitors with its magnificence and architecture.
Another palace also known as the Windy palace is a moniker of Jaipur. In fact, tourists remember visiting Hawa Mahal so distinctly as it is too mesmerizing. If it is about Jaipur as a tourist destination, Hawa Mahal is top on the list. Built with sandstone, the palace has many windows or ‘Jharokhas’ from where ladies of the erstwhile royal family used to watch the performances on the streets during festive time.
This is abode of Jaipur royal family and has now been converted into a museum as well. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18 th century.
This is an astronomical observatory and has a lot of instruments which creates a special interest for tourists. It has world's largest stone sundial and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Jaigarh Fort - Nahargarh Fort
These historic hilltop forts in Jaipur - Jaigarh and Nahargarh offer wide view of the city below and Jaigarh has a museum.Tourists visit these sites for a connect with history and to have a glimpse at the Pink City from the fort.
Also known as lake palace, this historic red sandstone crafted palace has most of its part submerged in Man Sagar Lake water. It’s a beauty from the inside and outside. Inside there is an art and artefact museum.
Birla Mandir, Jaipur
A modern Hindu temple carved out of white marble, this is one of the most magnificent masterpieces of white marble and has carvings, stained glass and it also houses a museum.
Other places of sightseeing in Jaipur include Rambagh Palace which is a hotel inside a palace and houses a beautiful garden. Apart from this, there is Jaipur Zoo, Albert Hall museum, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Doll Museum and the recent addition a Wax Museum are some other must see places on the list of places of tourist interest in Jaipur.