Jaipur, the first planned city of India, is a treasure-trove of culture, art and history. Previously the royal capital, and now the business center and capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur thrives on the large amount of tourists thronging its pink environs every year.
Jaipur tours takes you to the grand monuments like the Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort and ethnic festivals like the Kite Festival, Elephant Festival and many others. Jaipur is a place exuding royal heritage and extravagant richness. It is also the arts and crafts capital of the princely state of Rajasthan. Therefore one can find an endless list of things to do while in Jaipur.
The most popular of the tourist sites are the Hawa Mahal and the City Palace Complex. Both palaces are brilliant examples in architecture and a fine confluence of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Jantar Mantar is a famed observatory in the city. There are various other tourist attractions in Jaipur which should be included in tour to Jaipur, Rajasthan. They include Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Govind Deoji Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Kanak Valley and Laxmi Naryan Temple. The historic city also has many temples and shrines and is thronged by pilgrimage tourists. These places of worship include shrines like the Birla Mandir, Galtaji Temple, Govind Dev Ji Temple and the Moti Dungari Temple.
The desert city surprisingly is also home to many parks like Sisodia Rani ki Bagh, Kanak Vrindavan Valley and Ram Niwas Garden. All these gardens of historic origin are well maintained and aesthetically laid out. This historic city displays in its famous museums the ancient manuscripts and scriptures, art and artifacts of erstwhile rulers of Rajasthan and India. The interesting museums of Jaipur include Albert Hall, Dolls Museum and the City Palace museum which form a part of Jaipur tours.
Apart from the many places in the city, there are numerous sites to explore around the city. The most prominent among all places surrounding Jaipur is the Amber Fort, located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur.
Though the most popular sites of Jaipur are the ones of historic importance, another attractive feature in Jaipur is the B.M. Birla Planetarium. The place houses the state-of-the-art centre of knowledge on the cosmos and a unique science and technology museum with several self-operated models.
Shopping in this quaint city can be adventurous. Many tourists enjoy hunting through the colourful and chaotic streets of Jaipur, shopping for souvenirs like silver jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, topaz and emeralds, embroidered clothing and quilts, block printed textiles, lacquered brass work, leather footwear, miniature marble carvings and blue potteries. Besides shopping one can also watch the skilful artisans at work.
The city flourishes in exporting all these much sought after artworks and most of this craftsmanship is essentially a household skill. The cuisines of Rajasthan are very diverse and reflect the past royalty of the state, and thus dining can be a unique experience at the city.
One can conclude that Tours to Jaipur is something not to be missed as this is one of the ideal Rajasthan tourism destinations.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/08