Golden Triangle Tour

Golden Triangle Tour

The Golden Triangle Tour is a tour of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in India. The three cities form the vertices of a nice looking triangle. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are historical cities with rich heritage and has a number of very popular tourist spots. The perimeter of the golden triangle is 643…

Central Museum, Jaipur

Central Museum, Jaipur

The Central Museum in Jaipur is located inside the Albert Hall. The Central Museum came up under the guidance of Brigade Surgeon Colonel Thomas Holbein Hendley, CIE (21 April 1847 – 2 February 1917), who was a British medical officer in the Indian Medical Service. Colonel Hendley was the Residency Surgeon of Jaipur from 1873…

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort is one of three forts at Jaipur, Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort, being the other two. Nahargarh Fort is more like the Jaigarh Fort, situated on top of Aravalli Hills, open spaces, fresh air and great views of the city from the windows in the palaces inside the fort. Nahargarh means an abode…

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

The first thing that strikes you after reaching Jaigarh Fort is the spectacular views all around. The fort is situated on top of the hill named Cheel Ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) and is higher than the nearby Amber Fort. Inside the fort, the air is clean and cool and there are vacant spaces between…

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort, pronounced ä-mêr fort and also, sometimes written as Amer Fort, is a sixteenth century fort located in the hilly town of Amer, about 11 kilometers from the city of Jaipur. Amber Fort was established by the Meenas rulers in the eleventh century. The present day fort was built by Raja Man Singh, the…

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is the Palace of the Winds, or the Palace of the Breeze. It was built in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh (1778-1803). The chief architect for the Hawa Mahal was Ustad Lal Chand. The most striking view of the monument is from the market side, at the back of the…

City Palace, Jaipur

City Palace, Jaipur

City Palace, Jaipur is a complex of palaces and was the official residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The palaces provide a beautiful synthesis of Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture. The palace complex comprises of gardens, courtyards and buildings. City Palace is a top tourist destination. The history of City Palace is interwoven…

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is an observatory with architectural instruments for astronomical measurements and observations. Jantar comes from the word Yantra, which means an instrument. Mantar means formulae or calculations. So Jantar Mantar effectively means instruments and underlying formulae and calculations. Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jantar Mantar was built…