Jaipur is known as the pink city. It is famous for its quintessential pink tinted architecture. It is the capital of the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Here are its major tourist attractions that you can best visit by hiring a Jaipur taxi service.
Jaipur palaces: They were built by the royal families and are a story of grandeur and opulence. They are surrounded by lush gardens and courtyards. The royal residences are now museums of royal artefacts.
Amer Fort: Amer Fort is high on a hilltop and located in Amer town. It is located 11 kilometres from Jaipur. The town is 4 square kilometres and the fort is a major tourist destination from Jaipur. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can get a panoramic view of the city below from this fort.
Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is an architectural splendour. It is a palace of red and pink sandstone and an extension on the edge of the City Palace.
It has 953 windows made like a honeycombed hive in a honey bee’s abode. It is five stories high. It is said that it was the women’s chambers where the royal ladies would sit and watch the world pass by from those windows. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. You can shop for local Rajput stuff at the shopping nerve centre near this Mahal.
City Palace: This is a palace complex with two twins most prominent places: Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. The Jaipur city that is divided into the city into nine sections has this palace at its centre. It was built by Raja Man Singh from 1729-1732 AD. Descendants of the royal family still live here. It is a wonderful piece of Mughal architecture, Badami Chalukya architecture, and Western Chalukya architecture.
Jantar Mantar: This is the world famous astronomical observatory in north India. It was constructed between 1724 and 1730 by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II. It has nineteen architectural and astronomical instruments like the equinoctial sundial, huge triangular gnomon, quadrant of a circle, etc. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is lodged in a lovely garden. It is an Indian historical and architectural wonder that has explored and read time and heavenly bodies.
Jal Mahal: Jal Mahal (“Water Palace”) is a breathtaking palace surrounded by Man Sagar Lake. It was built by Sawai Pratap Singh of Jaipur and re-done in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. It is built in red sandstone and is and symmetrical in structure. It looks low in height but it is actually a five-storied building, four floors of which are underwater when the lake is full and only the top floor can be seen.
Jaigarh Fort is located atop the Cheel ka Teela (Hills of Eagles) of the great Indian Aravalli range. It stands tall over as protective structure for the Amer Fort and overlooks the Maota Lake at Amer near Jaipur. It was built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It is famous for the Jaivana Cannon, the world’s biggest cannon on wheels that was built in this fort and is still displayed here.
You can choose a car rental in Jaipur to take you around these places.