Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum.
Built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections.
City Palace & S.M.S II Museum
Situated in the heart of the old City.The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.
It offers unique audio-visual education about stars and entertainment with its modern computerized projection system.
The world’s biggest cannon on wheels- the Jai Ban is positioned here, built during reign of Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh. It has a twenty feet long barrel and pumped in the cannon for a single shot.
It is situated just below the Moti nagri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.
Maharani Ki Chhatri
The funeral place for the royal ladies, marked by some wonderfully carved cenotaphs.
Sisodia Rani Garden
The magnificent palace garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1710 for his queen.
This newly restored temple and garden, near Jal Mahal, has beautiful gardens and is popular picnic place. This is also beautiful location for film shooting.
This small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.
Ajmer (11kms from Jaipur)
The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The old city of Amer was the seat of power and bustling with life and prosperity. Other worth seeing sites are Jagat Shiromani Temple, Narsinghji temple, the stepwell of Panna Meena and fine carved royal cenotaphs on the road to Delhi.