City Palace & Musuem
This Palace occupies a large area - a complex of courtyards, gardens & building. Places to visit are Mubarak Mahal, Maharaja Sawai MansinghII Museum, armoury, Diwan I Am, Diwan I Khas & Pitam Nias Chowk.
This medieval observatory is the largest of its kind in the world, and the best preserved of Jai Singh's five observatories. There are 18 instruments in all, erected between 1728 and 1734 -- many of Jai Singh's own invention.
Amer fort, also known as Amber Palace boasts of an artistic grandeur and structural expertise. It is a reminiscent of the bravery and courage of the mighty Rajputs, who had played a remarkable role in the history of medieval India.Â
It is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.
The extraordinary, fairy tale, pink sandstone delicately honeycombed hive of Hawa Mahal is Jaipurs most distinctive landmark. Built in 1799 to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch the life & processions of the city.
Excursion to Samode
Samode is located 40 kms from Jaipur amidst the hills of the Aravalli range. Samode is famous for Samode Palace, Samode Garden and Samode Fort. Today the sleepy village with its local artisans producing printed cloth & glass bangles nestles within its old walls.