Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named. As of 2011, the city had a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. It is located 280 km (174 miles) from the Indian capital New Delhi. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra (240 km, 149 mi). It also serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur (348 km, 216 mi), Jaisalmer (571 km, 355 mi) Udaipur (421 km, 262 mi) and Mount Abu (520 km, 323 mi).
Jaipur is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Jantar Mantar and the Amer Fort.
The pink city of Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India and part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit. Jaipur is also serves as a gateway to other popular tourist destination in Rajasthan such as Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Photo Credit and Source – Rajasthan Tourism
Amer Fort was located 11 km from the city and principal tourist attractions of Jaipur. The fort situated high on a hill and declared World Heritage Site along with five Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
City Palace of Jaipur is a majestic red and white building, lies in the heart of Jaipur city. The palace complex houses Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, a museum and Govind Dev Ji Temple.
Nahargarh Fort is one of the principal tourist attractions in Jaipur along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. The fort was shown in scenes of the movie Rang De Basanti.
Jaigarh Fort is also called Cheel ka Teela overlooks the Amber Fort. The fort located on one of the peaks of the Aravalli range of hills and has an impressive square garden.
Hawa Mahal palace is located on the edge of the City Palace and most distinctive landmark of Jaipur. Palace of winds is a five-story building with 953 small windows, constructed of red and pink sandstone.
Jal Mahal or Water Palace of Jaipur is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, towards the northeast of Jaipur. The Jal Mahal palace is known for architectural beauty and the best place for birds watching in Jaipur city.
Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of the Jantar Mantar monument in India and world’s largest stone sundial. The monument is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Located near two most famous attractive landmarks of City Palace and Hawa Mahal.
Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum in Rajasthan, situated in Ram Niwas historical Garden. The museum has a rich collection of sculptures, paintings, carpets and nearby Ram Niwas Garden also has a bird park.
Galtaji Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located only 10km away from the city. The temple is famous for its natural water springs and also known as Monkey temple for rhesus macaques living in the temples, These monkeys have been featured in National Geographic Channel documentary film as Monkey Thieves or Rebel Monkeys.
Birla Mandir of is the most beautiful attractions of Jaipur city, located at foot of Moti Dungri Fort. Birla Temples are also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the 18 Birla temples located all around the country.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple is located in the City Palace complex dedicated to Lord Krishna. This temple is one of the 7 temples dedicated to Thakur of Vrindavan and one of the most popular temples of Lord Krishna in India.
Central Park is the largest park in Jaipur and paradise for bird watchers. The park has 206 feet high first day and night monumental National flag, walking and jogging track and host number of migratory and native birds.
Chand Baori stepwell is situated in the village of Dausa district near Jaipur. Abhaneri stepwell is one of the oldest stepwell in India and most attractive landmarks in Rajasthan along with Hashat Mata temple.