Rajasthan Tourism Information


Eleven km. away from Jaipur is this former capital of the state. This mountain fortress with its cool and comfortable marble palace, massive walls and towers, pillard halls and mirror rooms is an excellent example of medieval Rajputi architecture. The Shish Mahal or the Mirror Rooms of Amber are unrivalled in their elegance and elaborateness. Reaching the palace riding an elephant is a great and majestic experience which you will love to cherish. Adjoining thepalace is a temple dedicated to Shila Devi (Kali), also the chosen Goddess of the members of Jaipur royal family. The Amber palace and citadel is open to the visitors from 9 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. against an entry fee of Re. I. There are frequent buses to Amber from Hawa Mahal or a taxi can be hired.


North of and nearby Jaipur. at Gaitore, lies the Chantries or Cenotaps of the royal family of Jaipur. Of these ornate or pillard marble Chantries, the finest is that of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.


Built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh, this Jaigarh Fort, near Amber, provides excellent view of the city below. The fort in open to visitors from 9 AM. to 4.30 P.M. and there is no admission fee.

Sisodia Rani-ka-Bagh

10 km. from Jaipur on the Jaipur Agra road lie Sisodia Rani-Ka-Bagh and the place in nestled in a picturesque gorge. The terraced gardens and a palace decorated with bright murals depicting hunting scenes and the Krishnalila, were built by SisodiaRani. the second wife of Maharaja Jai Singh.

Ramgarh Lake

This 16 km. perimeter lake, created stemming the river Banganga to supply water to Jaipur, is a quiet place with boating facilities.


Eleven km. from Jaipur, near the aerodrome. is Sanganer, the renowned block printing centre. The cotton textiles, dyed in bright colors and hand printed in a variety of designs is famous all over the country. The town is also noted for its ruins of royal palaces, Jai shrines, ornate gateways or toranas

Lakshminarain Temple

Near Moti Doongri stands this magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his espouse Lakshmi. This grand temple, built by the noted industrial group of the country, the Birlas, has its curvilinear white marble shikhar (pinnacle) almost scrapping the sky.

The Palace on Wheels

Jaipur is very well connected with Delhi by air, rail and road routes. “The Palace on Wheels”- a luxury deluxe train which operates between Delhi and Jaipur, other famous Rajasthan, town (Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur) and back to Delhi. Travellin. by it means enjoying the sight-seeing tours sitting in a Five Star Hotel This train is entirely made up of the saloons which belonged to various former Maharajas of the Indian principalities. The tariff includes the travel cost. Catering, conducted sight-seeing in deluxe bus at the spot, entrance fees for monuments, palaces, etc. for reservation, etc., contact Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, 36, Janpath, New Delhi. The Palace on Wheels’ operate between Nov. and March-Jaipur has even otherwise very many hotels, rest-houses, lodges, etc., for your comfortable stay. Jaipur is also famous for precious and semi-precious stones, marble images, tic-dye textiles, silk and muslim block printing, ivory carving, lacquer wares, silver jeweler, miniatures, clothes and special quilts. John Bazaar, shops around Hawa Mahal, Khazane-Walon-ka-Rasta are the ideal places to do the shopping.

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