Places to visit in Jaipur, the Pink City

 

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Albert Hall Museum  -  7.7kms to Hotel  Sumaditya

After the foundation stone of this museum was laid in 1876 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, there arose confusion about the usage of this hall. Plenty of suggestions came in asking for using this hall for educational or political use, none of which held good! In the year 1880, one of the local surgeons of Jaipur, Dr Thomas Holbein Hendley suggested to the then ruler of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to open a museum within this hall. The Maharaja liked this suggestion and thus Albert Hall Museum took shape.

In the beginning stage, Albert Hall Museum displayed the products of local artists and craftsmen. With passing centuries, collections in this museum have increased to a great extent and have brought this museum to international level.

This museum is also home to one of the six ‘Egyptian Mummies’ in India. This Mummy was gifted as a souvenir to the museum by the Brugsch Bey of the Museum of Cairo.

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City Palace  -  6 kms to Hotel Sumaditya 

Located in the heart of Jaipur, City Palace is the most remarkable monument in the list of places to visit in Jaipur. Guarded by huge impounding walls, this palace is a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture.  Whether with its everlasting architecture or the enchanting decorations, City Palace has kept the amplitude of the Rajputs alive.Constructed during 1729-1732, under the supervision of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace boasts of very minute detailing. Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal comprise the major portion of this palace.

Udai Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Tripolia Gate and Virendra Pol are the entrances to this palace. Embossed with fine artworks and engravings, every corner of this palace is filled with immemorial imprints from the past. The entrance to Chandra Mahal is adorned with enticing peacock gates, which depict the four seasons and Hindu Gods through its splendid artworks. Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Aam of Mubarak Mahal served as gathering places of the Royals. Both of these halls are ornamented with crystal chandeliers. A portion of this palace has been converted into a museum, depicting the elegance of the Rajputs and is open to the public. Maharani Palace and Baggi Khana are the two most striking museums among these. Maharani Palace, which was once the royal hall of the Rajput queens, now displays the weapons and ammunition used by the Royal Family. Baggi Khana showcases the different carriages used by the Royal Families of Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar   -   6.1 kms to Hotel  Sumaditya

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Jaipur was one of the best theorists of ancient India. After achieving the milestones of constructing the planned city Jaipur, as well as several other scientific and architectural epitomes, the Maharaja built five astronomical instruments to study space. These instruments were called Jantar Mantar, which means Calculating Instrument. The largest of these instruments is located in Jaipur and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Jantar Mantar consists of fourteen geometric devices that measure time, predict

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eclipses, track the location of stars and the Earth’s movement around the sun. Samrat Yantra is the largest instrument in this observatory and it was used to forecast time. Plotting the shadow of Samrat Yantra, the time for eclipses and the arrival of monsoons can be calculated. Samrat Yantra is also the largest sundial in the world. Jantar Mantar now serves as one of the major Jaipur tourist places and a pioneering source to amateur astronomy students.  Visiting Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Photography Allowed: Yes

Hawa Mahal  -  6 kms to Hotel Sumaditya 

Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, or also called Palace of the Breeze, is one of the important places to visit in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1798, Hawa Mahal is a five-storey extension in the form of a honeycomb. This unique building has 953 small windows, called jharokas, decorated with intricate lattice work. The entire palace represents the crown of the Hindu God, Lord Krishna. Even though this palace was built during ancient times, it reflects the scientific vision of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in a distinct way. The windows of this palace have been

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designed in such a way that irrespective of the time or season of the year, cool breeze always persists inside the palace. Due to this reason, Hawa Mahal was the favourite summer holiday destination of the Rajput family and is today a popular place to visit in Jaipur.

Another purpose of this palace was to prevent outsiders from catching a glimpse of the royal women. The incredible lattice of windows were designed in a way that it allowed a clear view of the outside world to the insiders, yet restricted outsiders from being able to stare inside the palace.

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Jal Mahal  -  12 kms to Hotel Sumaditya 

It was during the Rajput era that India has seen some of the glorious forts and palaces. Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the classic names in the list of Rajputana architecture. It was during the Rajput era that India has seen some of the glorious forts and palaces. Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the classic names in the list of Rajputana architecture.Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this palace is also a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Built in red sandstone, Jal Mahal is a five-storey building, of which four storeys remain

 underwater when the lake is filled. This, in turn, offers a breathtaking view of the palace and makes it one of the important Jaipur tourist places so if you are in Jaipur, Jal Mahal is one of the must-visit places in the tour list. Since the palace is located in the middle of the lake, traditional boats are used to reach the palace. The clear water of the lake and the scenic Aravalli mountain range dotting this palace, offer a splendid view of Jal Mahal. The location of Jal Mahal makes it an indigenous home to some of the colourful migratory birds, several species of fish and rich flora and fauna. Flamingo, Great Crested Grebe, Pintail, Kestrel, Coot and Grey Wagtail are some of the migratory birds that can be found around Jal Mahal. Jal Mahal, located in the middle of Lake Man Sagar, is one of the best places to see in Jaipur. This 5-storey palace has 4 storeys beneath the surface of the water that offer a unique underwater viewing experience. The architecture is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles. The clear water of the lake and the scenic views of the surrounding Aravallis make the palace look all absolutely stunning, especially at night.

Amer Fort  - 13.7 kms to Hotel  Sumaditya

Located amidst the picturesque and rocky Aravalli Hills, Amber Palace is a not-to-be-missed place to in Jaipur. The foundation stone of this palace was laid by Raja Man Singh I and was completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. Beguiling beauty of the red sandstone and white marble adds to the magnificence. While the high formidable walls defended its residents from enemy attacks, the main building of the citadel served its people with all the luxuries and amenitie.The scenic backdrop of the Maota Lake and panoramic views of sunrise and sunset contribute to the eternal beauty

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of this palace. Intricate wall paintings, frescos and the use of precious gems and jewels in these paintings add to its timeless beauty. Sheesh Mahal or the ‘Palace of Mirror’ is also one of the captivating halls to visit within Amber Palace. Decorated with numerous pieces of mirror tiles, this hall was designed in such a way, even a single ray entering into it can illuminate the entire hall.  Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Jaigarh Fort  -  16.6 kms to Hotel Sumaditya

Another from awesome places to see in Jaipur, Jaigarh fort is famous for the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Also, a significant structure of the medieval period – Diwa Burj – has been maintained very well over the year. The watch tower offers a scintillating view over the plains. Also known as ‘Cheel ka Teela’, the panoramas of the city visible from this place are something to die for.

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Bazaars of Jaipur   -  6 kms to Hotel Sumaditya 

The local markets or bazaars of Jaipur are the most ideal places to visit in Jaipur to experience the vibes of the Pink City. Showcasing the tradition of the royal city and its glorious history, these markets has numerous stories engraved in every corner. You can choose to take a Walking Tour in Jaipur to visit these beautiful markets. 

Johri Bazar: Built by the founder of Jaipur, Johri Bazaar is the oldest as well as the largest shopping mall within the city. Known for precious gems and stones, timeless jewelleries and exquisite sarees, this marketplace is the busiest among all the bazaars in Jaipur. It is in fact, it is home to some of the costliest gemstones in the world!

Bapu Bazaar: While strolling through the colourful lanes of Jaipur, one cannot miss Bapu Bazar. Among the largest camel leather market in the world, this bazar has its own untouched legacy. It is known for its finest quality 'Morji' shoes and other leather goods like belts, wallets, lamp sheds, bags… the list continues.

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Nahargarh fort  -  20 kms to Hotel Sumaditya 

To get a panoramic view of Jaipur city, Nahargarh Fort is the ideal place to visit. Built by Jai Singh II, Nahargarh Fort was originally named Sudarshangarh and was later renamed as Nahargarh or the Abode of Tigers. The then Maharaja of Jaipur constructed this fort in order to tighten the security of the region. It also served as a safety shelter to the British wives during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Located on the rocky ridge of Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort offers the most striking view of Jaipur’s scenic landscape. During the night, when the entire Jaipur city gets lit up, Nahargarh Fort offers the most sparkling view of the entire city.

Rooms in this fort are connected through common corridors and are well decorated with delicate wall and ceiling paintings. The royal families also used this fort as a popular destination for their summer excursions and as one of their picnic spots in Jaipur. Jungles around Nahargarh Fort served as popular hunting places for the Maharajas of Jaipur. Visiting Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.