Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan, is colour washed pink, the colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. The only planned city of its time, Jaipur was built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2nd in accordance with the principles of town planning set down in the "ShilpaShastra" an epochal treatise on the Hindu architecture. A young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya formalised the city's plan in a nine grid system.
The HawaMahal or Palace of Winds was built in 1799 A.D. This five storey building with semi-octagonal and delicately honey combed sandstone windows was originally conceived with the aim of enabling women of the royal household to watch the everyday life and royal processions of the city.
In the heart of the old city is the former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The palace houses a museum, with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes an armoury and an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings and rare astronomical works in various languages.
It is a stone observatory. The Jaipur's Jantar-Mantar is the largest of the five astronomical inventions from different cultures in the creation of these observatories.
A lush green spacious garden with a Zoo, a visitors witness museum, a sports complex and a RavindraManch to promote cultural events. The museum of the Alberts hall is a fine architecture - a mixture of pillars, arches and courtyards adorned with murals.
Amber is the old capital of the worth while Jaipur state. A fascinating blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture this complex of palaces, which emerges dramatically from The pleasant of the Maotha Lake, has interesting apartments like Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan-E-Khas, Ganesh Pole, Sheesh Mahal, SukhNiwas, Jas Mandir, Man Singh Palace and Shila Devi temple.
One of the few military structures of medieval India, retaining its ancient splendour in palaces, gardens, reservoirs and a well planned cannon foundry. Has one of the biggest cannon on wheels in the world made in the same foundry.