1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most
recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied
stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows
with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece
of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the
royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and
other activities, on the street below. Now it houses
a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and
present” is the special feature of this newly setup
museum. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee Rs.
5.00: Phone: 2618862
MANTAR (Observatory) - built in 18th century by
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary
instruments were used to study the movement of
constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous
sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are
subject to daily corrections. Timing 9.00 to 16.30
hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 10.00, Phone: 2610494
PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated in the
heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh
of the old city area. The palace is a blend of
Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven
storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords
a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am
(Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations
and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of
private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak
Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and
textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal.
Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.
Timing 9.30 to 16.45 hrs. Entry Fee for Indians Rs.
35.00 and for foreigners Rs.150.00 inclusive of
entry to Jaigarh fort, Phone: 2608055
MUSEUM - situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This
graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince
Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare
collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces.
Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee for Indians Rs.
5.00, for foreigners As. 30.00, Phone: 2570099
JALMAHAL - (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this
small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.
Renovation around the lake is in progress.
The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and
displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of
Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience
is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three
sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars.
Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has
delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukh mandir is
guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory.
Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice
windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and
finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.
FORT - (15 kms.) standing on a hilltop,
overlooking the palaces and city of Amer. The
world’s biggest cannon on wheels- the Jai Ban is
positioned here, built during reign of Maharaja
Sawai Jaisingh. It has a twenty feet long barrel and
pumped in the cannon for a single shot. Timing 10.00
to 16.45 hrs, Entry Fee for Indians Rs. 15.00 & for
foreigners Rs. 20.00, Phone: 2630848
NAHARGARH FORT - (15 kms.) cresting a hill about
600 ft. above the city, the fort was built in 1734.
The walls of the fort run along the ridge and within
are architectural beauties like Hawa Mandir and
Madhvendra Bhawan. Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hrs, Entry
Fee Rs. 5.00, Phone: 5148044
NARAYAN TEMPLE - is situated just below the Moti
000ngri, known for the intricate marble carvings in
white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.
SABHA - The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly is
unicameral. The First Rajasthan Legislative
Assembly, which came into existence in March 1952,
had a strength of 160 members which was raised to
190 after the merger of the former Ajmer State with
Rajasthan. The Second and Third Assemblies had a
strength of 176 and the Fourth and Fifth had 184
members each. The membership was raised to 200 from
the Sixth Assembly onwards. The tenure of the
Legislative Assembly is five years unless sooner
dissolved. Recently, the elections were held in the
State and the Twelfth Legislative Assembly was
constituted on 5 December, 2003.
- (6 kms) At the foot hill of Nahargarh stands
the memorials to the former rulers of Jaipur the
place has some gracefully carved cenotaphs in white
RANI GARDEN - (5 kms.) on the road to Agra, the
magnificent palace garden was built by Maharaja
Sawai Jai Singh II in 1710 for his queen. Timings
8.00 to 18.00 hrs. Entry fee Rs. 5.00, Phone: