HAWA MAHAL - built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai
Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of
Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal
monument having 152 windows with over hanging
latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput
architecture. Originally designed for the royal
ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other
activities, on the street below. Now it houses a
well laid out museum. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs,
Entry Fee Rs. 5.00: Phone: 2618862
JANTAR MANTAR (Observatory) - built in 18th
century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge
masonary instruments were used to study the movement
of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous
sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are
subject to daily corrections. Timing 9.00 to 16.30
hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 10.00, Phone: 2610494
CITY PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated
in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one
seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend
of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven
storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords
a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am
(Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations
and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of
private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak
Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and
textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal.
Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.
Timing 9.30 to 16.45 hrs. Entry Fee for Indians Rs.
35.00 and for foreigners Rs.150.00 inclusive of
entry to Jaigarh fort, Phone: 2608055
CENTRAL MUSEUM - situated in the Ram Niwas
Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876
by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has
a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft
pieces. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee for
Indians Rs. 5.00, for foreigners As. 30.00, Phone:
JALMAHAL - (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this
small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.
Renovation around the lake is in progress.
AMER - The palace complex is lavishly
ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh
Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of
Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall
open on three sides and stands on two rows of
ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of
Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass.
Sukh mandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid
with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely
carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted
doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave
JAIGARH FORT - (15 kms.) standing on a
hilltop, overlooking the palaces and city of Amer.
The worldâ€™s biggest cannon on wheels- the Jai
Ban is positioned here, built during reign of
Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh. It has a twenty feet long
barrel and pumped in the cannon for a single shot.
Timing 10.00 to 16.45 hrs, Entry Fee for Indians Rs.
15.00 & for foreigners Rs. 20.00, Phone: 2630848
NAHARGARH FORT - (15 kms.) cresting a hill
about 600 ft. above the city, the fort was built in
1734. The walls of the fort run along the ridge and
within are architectural beauties like Hawa Mandir
and Madhvendra Bhawan. Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hrs,
Entry Fee Rs. 5.00, Phone: 5148044
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - is situated just below
the Moti 000ngri, known for the intricate marble
carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla
VIDHAN SABHA - The
Rajasthan Legislative Assembly is unicameral. The
First Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, which came
into existence in March 1952, had a strength of 160
members which was raised to 190 after the merger of
the former Ajmer State with Rajasthan. The Second
and Third Assemblies had a strength of 176 and the
Fourth and Fifth had 184 members each. The
membership was raised to 200 from the Sixth Assembly
onwards. The tenure of the Legislative Assembly is
five years unless sooner dissolved. Recently, the
elections were held in the State and the Twelfth
Legislative Assembly was constituted on 5 December,
GAITOR - (6 kms) At the foot hill of
Nahargarh stands the memorials to the former rulers
of Jaipur the place has some gracefully carved
cenotaphs in white marble.
SISODIA RANI GARDEN - (5 kms.) on the road to
Agra, the magnificent palace garden was built by
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1710 for his queen.
Timings 8.00 to 18.00 hrs. Entry fee Rs. 5.00,