Awash with all the flamboyant colors, Jaipur is an absorbing historical city and the gateway to India’s most resplendent state- Rajasthan. The capital city’s vibrant, rambling streets shrink and flow with a stirring brew of old and new. Slow and steady rickshaws frustrate swarms of motor cars and gushing buses dodge loitering carts & camels. Amid this mayhem, the magnificence of Jaipur’s majestic past is an exuberant treat of relative calm evoking a fascinating pace and the grandeur of regal era. Set in stone on November 18, 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II as the first planned city of India, Jaipur enjoys the name of a versatile and the most visited tourist destination in Rajasthan.

In the heart of Jaipur, the City Palace continues to be the royal residence; the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, cultivates a celestial aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal stares at the sprawling market below. And just lost to the view, on the outskirt, on Aravalli hills surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale opulence of Amber Fort.


The imposing fort on a steep hillock is a marvelous work of art in Hindu and Mughal architecture through its palaces, decorated rooms, sprawling gardens, Maota Lake and cobbled pathways. The lurching elephant rides and evening Sound& Light show adds to the grandeur of Amer Fort.


Secretly connected to the Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort was built to protect the latter. The Fort is a famous tourist attraction for having the world’s largest canon on wheels- ‘Jaivana’, a splendid garden and ancient museum.


The Palace of winds is a whimsical structure of red sandstone, designed to replicate the crown of Lord Krishna, looks like a honeycomb with about 1,000 small windows. It was built to allow the royal ladies of the era to observe everyday life on streets without being seen by the strangers.


The epitome of conglomeration of the Indo Saracen architecture, Albert Hall is one of the oldest museums in India. Here one can find a rich collection of artifacts like paintings, carpets, stones, ivory, sculptures, crystal work and everything that depicts the royal culture of Rajasthan.


With the huge array of palaces including residence of Royal family, courtyards, temples and gardens, the City Palace is a magnificent blend of Indian and European Style architecture that encloses a museum, art gallery and richly decorated gateways.


Graciously poised atop the edge of Aravalli, the Nahargarh Fort offers a mesmerizing view of the Pink City. The Fort witnessed some important legacies of Rajasthan and served as a hunting residence of the Kings of the royal era.


Settled in the middle of Lake, this shimmering Water Palace is a five storey structure with just one floor above the water level. The aromatic beauty of the Chameli Bagh on its top is a special attraction with surrounding natural beauty.


This national monument has a great collection of astronomical instruments. Superbly designed with marble and local stone, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of the largest buildings in India that is dedicated to the exploration of celestial bodies.


Situated few kilometers from Jaipur in the middle of hilly terrain, Galtaji Temple complex is comprised of numerous shrines, pavilions, multiple holy Kunds and a natural spring surrounded by a wonderful ravine.