Hawa Mahal is also known as the palace of winds. This is considered as one piece of architect and smart thinking. It is a palace in Jaipur, India. Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace forms a part of the City Palace, and extends to the zenana, or women's chambers. It has five floors that contain rows of small windows and screens. Wind used to flow through the openings, giving the palace its name.
City Palace is a blend of Mughal, Rajputs and European architect. The Peacock Gate is exquisite, and contains an alluring display of detailed workmanship featuring bright peacocks. The museum within the tourist part of the palace holds great collections of weapons (armory) and costumes worn by the various maharaja's over time since Jai Singh (the ruler who built Jaipur).
It is also known as the place of astronomical instruments built by the king Jai Singh III of Jaipur who was titled the king with brains. Jantar Mantar means calculation instrument. This area is next to the City Palace and is the result of the Maharajah Jai Singh's interest in astronomy in 1728. It is a series of huge instruments and geometric devices for telling the time, calculating the movements of planets, and calculating horoscopes.
Amer Fort, built by Raja Man Singh 1, located in Amer shares an amazing history which resembles to the victory of Sawai Maan Singh and establishment of Mata temple in Amber Fort. A ride on elephant to palace is a royal experience. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style of Hindu elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.
Jal Mahal, located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, is the most picturesque place here. The floating palace offers decorated hallways and chambers on the first floor and the fragrant Chameli Bagh above. You can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur.
Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city is unusual among pre-modern Indian cities in the regularity of its streets, and the division of the city into six sectors by broad streets. It is one of the most important cities in India from the point of tourism. Jaipur is a land of natural beauty and great history. It has a flourishing tourism industry. Also called pink City, it is well connected to the other parts of the world, through its vast network of airways, railways and roads.
The palaces of Jaipur are the favorite spots for tourists, both Indian and foreign. Many old and neglected palaces and forts in Jaipur have been converted into heritage hotels. The service sector of Jaipur boasts of its tourism, real estate, insurance and hotel industry.
Languages Spoken: Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani.
Nearest Airports: Jaipur International Airport.
Best Time to Visit: October to March.
Emergency Contact Number: Police: 100, Medical: 102, 108, 112, Fire: 101.