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Places to See in Jaipur India
Posted on: July 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is home to a host of tourist attractions and it is no surprise that the city attracts thousands of tourists who come to explore the various places of Jaipur city. Let us have a low down on the places for sightseeing in Jaipur.

Jaipur Sightseeing

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is home to a host of tourist attractions and it is no surprise that the city attracts thousands of tourists who come to explore the various sightseeing places of Jaipur city. As the city is well known for its rich regal and socio-cultural features that is a result of its centuries of regal past, its remnants can still be seen in the various monuments, forts, palaces and other places of tourist interests that dots its landscape.

Let us have a low down on the places for sightseeing in Jaipur.

Sightseeing Trip to Jaipur Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal or Palaces of winds is one of most exotic places to explore on your tours to Jaipur. The palace presents a fine blend of Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Elegantly embellished with thousands of small windows that were built to give royal ladies a peek into the processions on road.

Travel to Amber Fort of Jaipur: Situated on the outskirts of the city this Forts is an eclectic blend of Rajput and Mughal styles of architectures. Explore this hilltop Fort riding an elephant in a regal way.

Visit to Jantar Mantar Jaipur: This magnificent observatory built between 1728 and 1734 A.D is brainchild of Maharaja Jai Singh I. This observatory speaks volumes about Maharaja's love for the stear and space.

Birla Mandir Tour of Jaipur: Situated near Moti Doongri, Birla Mandir is a white marbled temple. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi attracts thousands of tourists from different corners of the world. In addition, the temple is home a host of deities of the Hindu faith.

Sheesh Mahal Sightseeing of Jaipur: Sheesh Mahal or 'Palace of Mirrors' can be termed on the major places for your sightseeing tours to Jaipur. Here, you will witness a big hall decorated with thousands of small mirrors in a tasteful manner. This palace is well appreciated for its fine craftsmanship. One must visit this palace to have a peek into the arts and crafts of the then era.

Visit to Samode Palace of Jaipur: This magnificent palace in Jaipur has now been converted into a hotel. Displaying elegant grandeur and splendid architecture this palace still catches the fancy of every tourist who come to the city of Jaipur. During its visit, the tourists must go to explore Samode Fort, Samode Bagh and Durbar tent that are tourists' favorite. One can also visit the adjoining Samode village to know the local cultures in its vibrant hues.

Places to See Jaipur Zoo: Steal some time from the forts and palaces to witness the wild side of the city at Jaipur Zoo. Located near Ram Niwas gardens, the zoo claims to be largest crocodile breeding center in India showcasing rich flora and fauna. Apart from birds and animals the zoo is also a home to Birds and various species of reptiles. Your visit to this place during your sightseeing tour adds color to your Jaipur sightseeing.

Diwan-i-Aam Tour of Jaipur: The former building of Diwan-I-Aam or 'Hall for a public now houses an art gallery'. The hall of the gallery is well adorned with eye-catching chandeliers, beautifully painted ceilings well studded with numerous precious and semi-precious stones. Here visitors can witness Maharaja?s collection of Persian and Indian miniatures, and other things related the erstwhile rulers of Jaipur. The visitors having an interest in the reading can go to Diwan-I-Aam's library, where numerous epics like Ramayana and the Mahabharat