Package Name:- Jaipur Site Seeing

Duration: Same Day

Destinations Covered: Birla Temple, Ram Nivas Bagh, Jaipur Zoo, Jaipur Museum, Hawa mehal, City Palace, Jantar-Mantar, Jal Mahal, Amber Fort.

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Birla Tample

Birla Temple forms one of the major attractions of Jaipur. Birla Temple of Jaipur looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. Birla Mandir, in pure white marble, dominates the skyline of southern part of Jaipur. The enormous temple was built during the year 1988, by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Due to this reason, Birla Temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Ram Niwas bagh

A garden planned by Maharaja Ram Sigh in the 19th century as a famine relief project, this extensive park consists of a zoo, aviary, herbarium, museum and sports complex. An added attraction is the Albert Hall, designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, a British architect who created palaces for many rulers in Rajasthan. The Hall is home to an exquisite collection of sculptures, paintings, objects dart, natural history specimens, an Egyptian mummy and a beautiful Persian carpet. Recently, the Rabbinic Manchu with an auditorium, a modern art gallery and an open-air theatre, has been added to promote cultural events.

Jaipur Zoo

Jaipur Zoo is located in the vibrancy of the lustrous Ram Niwas garden. A zoo in the midst of magnificient floral arcades and verdant landscapes, proffers an enthralling scenario to the spectator. Famed as the best crocodile-breeding center in India, the zoological park is a hub of exotic varieties of flora and Fauna. It is a natural asylum for so many endangered species of both the animal and plant kingdom. The bird flock in the zoo is a special wing that arrests the vision of the tourists.Jaipur Zoo with its museum, greenhouse, an aviary, a herbarium, and the sports ground offers a perfect holidaying for those who like to be in the lap of a beautiful ambiance. The zoo is working all the days of a week except on Tuesday and the time schedule is fixed at 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in summers and 9 am to 5 pm in winters.

Albert Hall

Central Museum or the Albert Hall lies in the Ram Niwas Garden. It is a vast and verdant garden housing a zoo, a greenhouse, an aviary, a museum and a sports ground. Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II built it in 1868 as a relief project for his famine struck subjects. The zoo has a very depressing atmosphere as badly nourished bird and animals have to survive here in their artificial homes with no sympathy or medical care. The Albert Hall has been modelled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is afine exampleof Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The hall was named after Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria's husband. Albert's son the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) laid the foundation stone in 1876. It was designed and devised by Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob (1841-1917).

Hawa Mahal (Front View Only)

Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. However, one can also find a glimpse of Mughal architecture, which is blended perfectly to make it different from others. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. As a matter of fact, Hawa Mahal is believed to build for the women of the Royal Families, since they had to observe strict purdah (cover). The small windows and screened balconies serve the women to watch processions and different activities taking place on the streets. In this manner, the women could enjoy a sense of freedom without showing themselves.

City Palace

City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings. Initially, Raja Jai Singh built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The additional grand buildings were constructed later by the succeeding rulers.

Jantar-Mantar

Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. During the period between 1727 and 1733, Jantar Mantar took its form and structure. Initially Jantar Mantar was named as Yantra Mantra, which means instruments and formulae, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the recognized name.

Jal Mahal

The Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur is noted for its intricate architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot. It was used for the royal duck shooting parties.rnrnOn the road to Amber at a distance of 6.5 kms from Jaipur are the cenotaphs of the royal family. A causeway leads to Jal Mahal Palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar lake, opposite the cenotaphs.The first four floors of this building is under water, only the top floor remains outside.One can have a wonderful view of the lake and the palace from Nahargarh FortrnrnBuilt in 1799, the palace is now abandoned, but reasonably well preserved. In the monsoons, it looks particularly startling with its red sandstone set against the water hyacinth filled lake.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh.