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Around half an hour's drive from the city center, like something out of a fairy tale, Amber Fort is set on a hill top overlooking Maota Lake. It was the original home of Rajput royalty until Jaipur city was constructed, and contains a number of breathtaking palaces, halls, gardens, and temples.
The massive Jaigarh Fort was built in 1726 and holds great appeal for military lovers. Flanked by towering gateways and watchtowers, it contains the world's largest cannon on wheels.
Nahargarh Fort, also known as Tiger Fort, is perched high on the rugged Aravali Hills overlooking Jaipur city. The fort was built 1734 to help defend the city. It found fame in 2006, after many scenes from the movie Rang De Basanti were filmed there.
The Jal Mahal is 4km to the north of Jaipur and is located on the main Amer-Jaipur road. Most visitors to the Jal Mahal combine the visit with the Amer fort as both attractions are on the same side of Jaipur.
Upon visiting the magnificant City Palace, it's easy to see that the royal family of Jaipur was one of the richest in India. The huge complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings blend both Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
Jantar Mantar, built by King Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734, literally means "calculation instrument". More than just a curious collection of sculptures, each structure at the intriguing Jantar Mantar observatory has a specialized astronomical function.
The intricate and fascinating facade of the Palace of the Winds is probably Jaipur's most recognized building. Constructed in 1799, it has five floors that contain rows of small windows and screens.
The GovindDev Ji Temple is a very famous place that is very important, spiritual and religious destination for Hindus, especially for the devotees of Shree Krishna.
This old and famous museum was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Its collection includes portraits of local kings, costumes, woodcarvings, paintings, and arts and crafts.
The Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple is another most popular tourist destinations spots in Jaipur. Constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in the early eighteenth century,
The Birla Mandir is a proud architectural landmark of Jaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, the temple was originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
Getting to this rather ruinous but holy Hindi temple, nestled in peaceful surroundings between two granite cliffs, is quite an adventure but it's completely worth the effort.
Located between the Sanganer Gate and the New Gate within the Pink City, Bapu Bazaar is where you should head for some cheap and cheerful shopping.
This is the famous jewellery market in Jaipur. Both sides of the road are lined with stores dealing in silver, gold, diamonds and precious gems.
Shop here for everything – saris, kurtas, shirts, quilts, curtains, table mats and baubles and the adjoining cafe has the best organic food – it’s a great package deal.
Walk down this riotously colourful lane opposite Sargah Suli (access from Tripolia bazaar) for beautiful bangles. Some shops make them right in front of you according to your personal whims.
The World Trade Park will be built in the heart of the city. It will have offices, a convention centre, retail outlets, exhibition halls, a five-star hotel, a multiplex, trade lobbies, an art gallery and a “computer-controlled” parking for 1,100 vehicles.
Just off MI Rd, Raj Mandir is the place to go to see a Hindi film in India. This opulent cinema looks like a huge pink cream cake, with a meringue auditorium and a foyer somewhere between a temple and Disneyland.
Chokhi Dhani, meaning ‘special village,’ is a mock Rajasthani village 20km south of Jaipur, and is a fun place to take the kids.
Jaipur has a new hotspot, Bar Palladio in the gardens of Narain Niwas. Bar Palladio reflects perfectly her own effervescent personality in its casual joie d’vivre and exceptional hospitality.