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Tourist Places in Jaipur

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Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

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Also known as Government Central Museum, the museum is located in the Ram Niwas Garden. The structure is in Indo-Saracenic architecture with stone ornamentation and completed by the architect Samuel Swinton Jacob in 1887. The museum exhibits important collection of metal art, arms & armour, sculptures, international art, pottery, miniature paintings, marble art, ivory, jewellery, musical instruments, furniture & wooden art, coins, garments & textiles, clay art and carpet etc.

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

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This popular fort located above the Maota Lake near Amer village and was built by Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh. With a blend of Hindu and Mughal style of architecture, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The internal wall of the palace portrays expressive landscape scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. The fort is divided into four main segments each with separate entrance and enclosure.

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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Jaipur

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The unique museum is dedicated towards the collection, preservation and interpretation of block printed cloth.

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Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Jaipur

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Dedicated to God Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi, Birla temple is situated below the Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur and surrounded by large lush green gardens. The temple outer walls have carved sculptures of various mythological themes and images of saints. Built in white marble, the temple has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The Birla Mandir Complex has small museum and shopping complex.

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City Palace Complex, Jaipur

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This Majestic complex of royal buildings with fantastic collection of art and artefacts is must see spots of Jaipur tour. Located in the central part of the Jaipur city, it is complex of palaces, pavilions, gardens and temples built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and lateral Maharajas. Mubarak Mahal (Welcome Palace) was built by Maharaja Madho Singh II in the 19th century with a blend of the Islamic, Rajput and European styles of architecture. Originally built as Reception Centre for the royal guests, it now houses the museum which displays majestic collection of royal costumes. Chandra Mahal is seven storied building and special name is assigned for each floor. This beautiful Mahal has floral decorations, walls with mirror work and the marvellous paintings. The palace is still residence of the descendants of the royal family. However the ground floor is open for visitors and it holds the museum which displays the manuscripts and other royal items. Diwan-I-Khas was a private hall of Royal family and it has world's largest sterling silver vessels as recorded in Guinness Book of World Records. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of Public Audience) present Art Gallery and it showcases superb miniature paintings, ancient texts, embroidered rugs, Kashmir shawls and carpets etc. Maharani Palace was the residence of royal queens and now it houses the museum of arms and weapons including the sword presented by Queen Victoria to Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh.

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Diwan-E-Am (Hall of Public Audience), Jaipur

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Located within the premises of Amber fort, Diwan-E-Am (Hall of Public Audience) is fine example of intricate carvings built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh during 17th century. It houses art gallery and showcases superb miniature paintings, ancient texts, embroidered rugs, Kashmir shawls and carpets etc.

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Gallery Artchill, Jaipur

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Gallery Artchill showcases artworks such as paintings, sculptures of well known artists for exhibition and sale.

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Galtaji & Surya Mandir, Jaipur

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Also known as Monkey temple, Galta ji temple is ancient Hindu pilgrimage centre. The temple of Galtaji is built in pink stone and has number of pavilions with rounded roofs, carved pillars, and painted walls. There are several kundas (water tanks) built out of natural springs and the holiest Galta Kund never goes dry. The Sun temple is situated on highest peak in the town of Galta and dedicated to God Surya.

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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

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Hawa Mahal (Palace of wheel) was built in 1798 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Ustad. Originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life, his five-storey building is a fascinating example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows. It also has small archaeological museum.

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Iswari Minar Swarga Sal, Jaipur

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Located near the Tripolia Gate, Iswari Minar was built by Maharaja Ishwari Singh and it offers wonderful view of Jaipur.

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Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

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Jaigarh Fort was built by Maharaja Man Singh built by Raja Man Singh during 15th century and was a center of artillery production for the Rajputs. The fort located on the peaks of the Aravalli hills and is built above the Amber Fort. This strongly fortified fort has armoury where Jaivana cannon was made and was largest fort of the word of that time. Along with military structure, the fort has also has ancient temples and museum displaying the photographs and artefacts of royal family.

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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

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Jantar Mantar is complex of astronomical observatories with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh in 18th century to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky.

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Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur

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Juneja Art Gallery is a branch of Gallery Artchill showcases artworks such as paintings, sculptures of well known artists for exhibition and sale.

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Maharani Ki Chhatr, Jaipur

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Located on the Amber Road near Jal Mahal, it is funeral area of Maharanis (royal ladies) of Jaipur. There are number of beautifully carved chhatris made of pure white marbles.

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Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

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Located on rough edge of Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as a summer retreat and extended by lateral kings. The fort offer breath-taking view of Pink city. It also has a museum of ancient manuscripts and paintings belonging to Royal families.

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Royal Gaitor, Jaipur

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It  is also known as Gatore Ki Chhatriyan and Located just off the Jaipur-Amber road, Gaitore is funerary sites of the Maharajas of Jaipur built in typical Rajput architectural style. The chhatri of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh is worth of for its carvings.

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Sri Ram Charan Museum of Indology, Jaipur

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Sri Ram Charan Museum of Indology was constructed in the year 1960 with enormous efforts of Acharya Ram Charan Sharma. The collection of museum contains thousands of objects of manuscripts, paintings, archival letters, documents, and inscriptions divided into 18 sections.

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