The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments (or observatory), built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh. In total he constructed five such collections of instruments across India, the Jantar Mantar is the best preserved. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric structures for measuring time, […]
The City Palace lies in the heart of Jaipur and can be easily combined in a day on foot with the Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II. He planned and built the outer walls, and later additions […]
This is a short excursion just outside Jaipur directly on the route to Amer Palace. So you can easily combine this with a visit to the palace on the same day. Jal Mahal means “Water Palace”, and is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. I’ve read […]
Panna Meena Ka Kund (also known as Panna Mian ki Baoli and Panna Miyan ka Kund) is located on Jaipur-Amer road near the Anokhi Museum, hidden in the north end of the Amer area, not far from Amer Fort.
The Jaigarh Fort is a majestic stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. This almost-intact fort is surrounded by huge battlements and is connected to the Amer Fort with subterranean passages. Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex, the Jaigarh Fort is […]
And so to the main event, the No.1 attraction in Jaipur that quite rightly demands the attention of both the discerning traveler and those who merely want to tick the box. Amer Fort (also known as Amer Palace) is situated just 11 Km from Jaipur, perched on a hill overlooking […]
The Ajanta Caves are located about 100km north east of Aurangabad, it takes about two hours to drive there from the city. If possible try to arrive early (for 9am) so you stand the best chance of enjoying them with the minimum of fellow visitors. The caves are very […]