Places to eat,Shop & major sightseeing Places to visit in Jaipur

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Fort in Jaipur

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This massive fort-palace complex built in hybrid Hindu- Muslim style dates back to Raja Man Singh and was the royal palace of the Kachwahas from c. 1600-1727. The name has nothing to do with the rather pretty pastel yellow colour instead the fort is named after the town of Amber in turn named after the goddess Amba. The main sights within the fort include the Sheesh Mahal adorned with thousands on thousands of mirror tiles on the walls and ceiling Amber Fort Fort in Jaipur Find all the best Jaipur attractions including museums forts and palaces and Jaipur landmarks. Discover all the things to see in Jaipur or take a sightseeing tour package. Rajputana Tour and Travels offers you the opportunity to visit and explore the sights of Jaipur from the comfort and convenience of an iconic Jaipur Rajputana Taxi Cab Service.

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Never conquered in battle this was considered the strongest of the three forts in the area. It is best known as the site of the worlds largest cannon the Jaivana which was test-fired only once — according to legend despite using only the half the design amount of gunpowder the cannonball flew 35 km A better reason to visit the fort though are the scenic gardens at the other end and the spectacular views over the Amber Fort and the hills around. The remains of the foundry where the Jaivana and many more were cast are also in the fort grounds Jaigarh Fort

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The smallest of the three forts notable primarily for excellent views over Man Sagar lake and the vast sprawl of Jaipur. The fort also houses the relatively compact Madhavendra Bhawan palace although its former splendour is fading fast under a new layer of graffiti and pigeon droppings. Portions of the movie Rang De Basanti were shot at this fort. To go the area where the "Pathshala" song was shot take a left turn as soon as you enter the fort. Nahargarh Fort

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An imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City. It was originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards sprawling gardens and buildings. It is home to several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal home to present Maharajah of Jaipur Mubarak Mahal housing a textile museum Diwan-e-Khas or Hall of Private audience housing the two largest silver vessels in the world which are duly mentioned in the Guinness book the Diwan-e-Aam or Hall of Public Audience and the gateway Ridhi Sidhi Pol with four small doorways decorated with motifs depicting the four seasons. City Palace

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A Rajput style architectured palace sits in the center of the Maan-sarovar lake. The lake is often dry in the winter but summer monsoons frequently turn it into a beautiful lake filled with water hyacinths Jal Mahal

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Govind Devji Temple For Vaishnavites particularly followers of Lord Krishna this is the most important temple in the world after Vrindavan. Lord Krishna presiding in the temple were brought to Jaipur from Vrindavan during Mughal rein. According to popular legend Lord Krishnas idol in the temple looks exactly like Krishnas form while his incarnation of Earth

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Temple is located in the center of Jaipur city. This Temple is the main center of religion for Jaipur people. Moti Dungri is basically a small hill which means Pearl Hill. There is a Temple and a Palace on this hill. Moti Doongari

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is a relatively new temple made of white marble with beautiful carvings. It covers a vast area in Jaipur city and is built in a contemporary manner. Birla Temple is completely constructed with finest high quality white marbles. Lakshmi Narayan Temple Birla Temple

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Jain Mandir Shivdas Pura 15-16 km from Jaipur is a Jain temple in Shivdaspura and is well known as ―Bara Padampura‖. This temple comes under district Jaipur. Temple is a unique place of miracles and is famous in north India for its very beautiful statue of God Padamprabhu The 6th Teerthankar for Jain’s. God is sitting in a crossed leg seating posture.

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Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site situated 10 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Agra highway near Sisodia Rani Garden. The main temple here is temple of Galtaji in constructed in pink stone. The temple has a number of pavilions with rounded roofs exquisitely carved pillars and painted walls Galta ji Temples

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This UNESCO world heritage site is the largest of five astronomical observatories build by Maharaja Jai Singh during the period 1727-1734 in north India. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices or yantras in Hindi for measuring time predicting eclipses tracking stars in their orbits ascertaining the declinations of planets and determining the celestial altitudes etc. There is signage providing elaborate explanations for the use of each device and guides can be hired to provide much the same information in a more digestible format. Jantar Mantar

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Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh as part of City Palace. It was an extension of the Zenana women chamber. Its purpose was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. It is a five storey high red sandstone structure complete with over 950 windows Hawa Mahal

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Iswari Minar Swarga Sal The entrance is not from the main street but is around the back of the shops. You can get there from the alley that’s 50m west of the minaret along Chandpol Bazaar theres also an entrance near the City Palace which is 50m west of Tripolia Gate and 200m east of the minaret.. There is an alternative to the minor thats open 24/7. Just across the other side of the road Chandpol Bazaar from the minaret is a shopping complex with stairs up to a rooftop area where you can get basically the same view as from the minar.

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Gardens in Jaipur

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Ram Niwas Garden

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Zoological Garden

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Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden

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Central Park

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A beautiful clean museum dedicated to the traditional art of hand block printing textiles this museum is housed in a recently restored heritage haveli tucked into the back streets of old Amber. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

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To be opened soon. Wax Silicon figures of famous Indian World personalities which are being sculpted by India’s maiden senior most wax sculptor artist Mr. Susanta Ray would be displayed in Shastragar Vishramghar areas of the fort. Jaipur Wax museum would be providing a great opportunity to the patrons visiting the museum to have a closer look of their favorite stars from the fields of Bollywood Hollywood Sports History Music Literature World Leaders Pop stars Cultural figures and famous persons from History Politics and Contemporary fields

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Experience the history culture and life of Amber through this spectacular show. Amitabh Bachhan narrates the story of Rajasthani kings with a script written by Gulzar. Dont forget the mosquito repellent

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An experience in itself and another "dont miss". Once known as the best movie theater in India and still the best in Rajasthan it offers an overwhelming experience. From the pushing shoving and general chaos in the ticket line to an audience that laughs cries cheers claps and consistently talks through the entire film the Raj Mandir provides an insight into Rajasthani culture.

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is located at the heart of Jaipur. This auditorium is spread over 9.8 acre that includes a computer centre interactive science museum an information processing centre library a processing planetarium eight research division a dissemination cell and an auditorium.

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Eat in Jaipur

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Two excellent places to enjoy Rajasthani food served in the traditional mode

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Vegetarian food including fresh vegetables and fruits

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A brilliant colorful explosion of flowers elephants ox carts and wares. The traveller will smell the deep aroma of spices in canvas bags the fetid smell of animals and open sewers the sweet waft of tea and the crusty acrid burn of dust and exhaust. The noise is chaotic the people constantly will stare if you are a Westerner and anybody who has something to sell will try to sell it to you repeatedly.

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Known for generations 119 years for its authentic designer silver jewellery gold plated jewellery traditional tribal and contemporary silver jewellery.

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Jaipur is famous for its many jewel merchants where you can get great deals on semi-precious gems such as turquoise lapiz tiger eye and the magnificent rubystar a gem found only in India that is distinct for the 6pointed star it shines under natural light

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Rajputana Tour Travels P. No. 36 Vivek Nagar Near Sindhi Camp Bus Stand Metro Station Jaipur 302006 Rajasthan INDIA Telephone: 0141 – 2207050 Mob: +91 9214305050 http://www.rajputanatourandtravel.com/ rajputanatourandtravelgmail.com inforajputanatourandtravel.com

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