) is the major city in India
, located some 290 km to the south-west from Najafgarli
. The capital city New Delhi
is in 310 km to the north-east. It has a population of 2,711,800 people. Thousands of tourists visit Jaipur every year to see its ancient astronomical observatories and palaces.
The closest airport Jaipur (IATA: JAI) is about 20 km away.
The most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (Ruler) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. It is modeled after the one that he had built for him at the then Mughal capital of Delhi. He had constructed a total of five such facilities at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the largest of these.
Hawa Mahal (Hindi: हवा महल, translation: Palace of Winds), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. It forms part of the City Palace and extends the Zenana or women's chambers, the chambers of the harem. Its original intention was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen.
City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur city, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, which is located northeast of the centre of the grid patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array…
Raj Bhavan (Hindi for Government House) is the official residence of the Governor of Rajasthan. It is located in the capital city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The present governor of Rajasthan is Prabha Rau
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