Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

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Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

Hawa Mahal: The Palace on the Winds, Hawa Mahal, is well known for its architectural beauty and huge structure. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal is a spectacular structure and a feast for the architectural eye. Its numerous small windows (more than 953!) are beautifully designed for wind to gracefully make its way in. The ideal time to visit Hawa Mahal is in the winters between October and February. 

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Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

Amber Fort: Amber Fort, situated 11 km from Jaipur, is another famous fort in Rajasthan. The fort is popularly known as Amer Palace. Built in red sandstone and marble, this ancient fort seems to take you into a fairyland of days long forgotten. The charm of the fort is further enhanced by Maota Lake in its vicinity. Something which makes stories and holidays come alive!

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Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

Jantar Mantar: The special thing about Jantar Mantar is that it is one of the largest observatories ever built. Jantar Mantar is the name given to a series of five structures built in Jaipur, Varanasi, New Delhi, Ujjain and Mathura. Jantar Mantar means a ‘calculation instrument’. The monument has also been included in the World Heritage List. This structure was built by Sawai Jai Singh who had a keen interest in astronomical activities. 

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Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

Jal Mahal: Jal Mahal provides tourists with a beautiful view as it is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. The Water Palace is completely surrounded by the lake and looks stunning during both the day and the night. The palace and the lake were renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. Rajput-style boats will take you to Jal Mahal.

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Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

Jaigarh Fort: Jaigarh Fort is connected to Amer Fort and was originally built to protect Amer Fort. Jaigarh Fort allows visitors to experience a panoramic view of Jaipur city. The fort was built with red sandstone and stretches to a length of 3 km with a width of 1 km.

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Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

Nahargarh Fort: Nahargarh Fort gives tourists a perfect glimpse of Jaipur city. This 'Abode of Tigers' stands proudly on the edge of Aravalli Hills. Although the fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, the name was later changed to Nahargarh.

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Jaipur: The City of Beautiful Monuments

Government Central Museum: If your interests lie in seeing the portraits of local kings, paintings, costumes, woodcarvings, art and crafts, then remember to head on to the Government Central Museum. This museum was inspired from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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