Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan, is also the home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar. Enjoy the traditional delicacies and shop your heart out.
Amber Fort is one the most famous forts of Jaipur and is also recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its grandeur and magnificence glory. With the beautiful view of the Maota Lake, the fort looks mesmerising especially in the night. One should not miss the light and sound show at the Amber Fort during the evening hours.
Jaipur has been famous for its heritage, travel to forts, palaces and city tours during the night. Leopard safari at Malviya Nagar Jhalana forest and Hot Air Balloon ride are add on attractions if you are travelling with your family. Also, you may visit Nahargarh Zoological Park and Wax Museum.
Jaipur is well-connected by roads, rails and air. Since Jaipur has an international airport, many domestic and few international flights operate here. Tourists have the option to hire cabs and metered auto-rickshaws for sightseeing. Though the local language is Hindi, the local people do understand and speak English.
The most popular Jaipur attractions and places to visit are the ancient palaces and forts, with elaborate architecture that serves as a resplendent reminder of their royal heritage. Hawa Mahal, which is a beautiful palace, is also known as the Palace of Wind because it has 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework.
Jaipur is known for its world famous Blue Pottery crafts, textiles of Sangeri block prints, Lehriya and Bandhej sarees, Handicrafts, Jewelry and Gemstones. All of these can be found in the city’s old bazars such as Bapu Baar, Johari Bazar, Badi and Choti Chaupar.
Hawa Mahal also known as the Palace of Winds, which is built with red sandstone is situated in the old city of Jaipur. The architecture is well known for Jharokhas and latticework. The unique part about the design is that Hawa Mahal is the tallest building in the world which is built without any foundation.