One of the magnificent marvels in the state of Rajasthan, the Pink City entices millions to its vibrant vistas. With a series of forts and palaces and many other places of historical importance, this enthralling city is truly a jewel in the crown of Indian landscape. The bustling and chaotic streets with a sight of men with long moustaches and coloured turbans will surely keep you hooked to this marvellous historical city for a very long time. Below mentioned is a list of things you can do and some places that you can see while you are on the go in Jaipur.
Definitely worth a visit, this royal observatory features the world’s largest sundial. The astronomical observatory has fourteen geometrical devices that are used for observing the orbits around the sun and also for measuring time. This intriguing structure will let you see and explore the royal heritage of the city so it becomes as a must-see if you are on a Jaipur holiday tour.
The palace of winds is a fascinating monument that has been remarkably designed and attracts a number of holiday tourists. The five-storey pyramidal shaped monument is a marvel that should not be missed at any cost. This structure made up of pink and red sandstones is popular for its windows which enable free air circulation within the premises. It also features a museum that has a wide collection of artefacts, ancient paintings and also displays many coins and handicraft items.
Galta & Surya Temple:
Be ready to get mobbed by monkeys as you enter the premises of this beautiful temple that has a lot of religious significance amongst the locals. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city especially at the time of sunset from this temple, which is situated 200 meter above the city. The short hike up the hill and the beautiful ambience will leave you awe-struck and make your Jaipur family vacation memorable.
An ancient and a scenic fort based on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, the views from top of the fort are truly impressive. Capture the view of the entire city from the roof terrace of the fort as this mesmerising scenic view cannot be experienced anywhere else. Considered a great sunset point, the place is also a famous restaurant. Tourists can make the most of the trip by savouring a delightful Rajasthani delicacy here.
It is a beautiful palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. A cruise on a traditional wooden boat will take you to this intriguing water palace. If you are here in winters, witness a large number of migratory birds near the beautiful lake. You can also capture fantastic views of the Aravalli hills, boasting of many temples and forts.
Situated some 10 kilometres from the city, this fort attracts a lot of travellers. The majestic fort also has a lake next to it which is a major attraction. Whether you visit the fort at dawn or dusk, this Jaipur trip is going to be etched in your memory for a long time.
So explore the royal city in all its glory by visiting all these spots.