Jaipur, also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India, Jaipur was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur. Founded on 18 November, 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 6 million. Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.
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Area: 64.75 sq.m.
Pink City: 9.8 sq. km.
Altitude: 431 meters
Language: Rajastani, English, Hindi
Best Season: September - March
Average Rainfall: 64 cm
The finest location of this hotel you just explore the famous places nearby:
Jantar Mantar (10 minutes driving distance from the city palace hotel)
This is the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable open-air stone observatories. Its complex instruments, whose setting and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high point of medieval Indian astronomy. The most striking of these are the Ram Yantras used for gauging altitudes.
Hawa Mahal (10 minutes driving distance from the city palace hotel)
Built in 1799 A.D., the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds is a major Rajput landmark. This five-storied building along the main street of the old city is a pink sandstone masterpiece with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows. The monument was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and royal processions in the city - in absolute privacy.
Amber Fort (10 minutes driving distance from the city palace hotel)
Overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, the image of the Amber Fort is beautifully reflected in the lake below. Within the Fort lies the famous Jai Mandir (Temple) with its world-renowned hall of mirrors, Sheesh Mahal. The walls and the ceiling of the Mahal are covered with a beautiful array of mirrors, which reflects any streak of light, so as to illuminate the entire room. Located at 9 Km northwest of Jaipur, the Amber Fort was once the Capital of the Minas.
Nahargarh Fort (20 minutes driving distance from the city palace hotel)
Nahargarh fort, beyond the hills of Jaigarh, stands like a watchful sentinel guarding Sawai Jai Singh's beautiful capital. Much of the original structure is in ruins, but the lovely buildings added by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II in the 19th century are preserved in a good condition. Some of the rooms provide the most spectacular view of the city below.
Jaigarh Fort (15 minutes driving distance from the city palace hotel)
The western skyline is dominated by the extensive parkotas (walls), watchtowers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one of the few military structures of mediaeval India that's still almost intact. The fort contains palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a granary, an armoury, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a - the Jai Ban - one of the largest cannons in the country.
Central Museum (10 minutes driving distance from the city palace hotel)
Housed in the architecturally impressive Albert Hall in the Ram Niwas Garden, the exhibits in the museum include portraits of the Maharajas of Jaipur, tribal costumes, miniature paintings, musical instruments and decorative objet d'art. It is open daily (except Friday) from 10 am to 4.30 pm. Photography is prohibited.
Govind Devji Temple
This popular spire less temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna is located in the central pavilion of the Jai Niwas Garden. The image of the patron deity-Govind Devji, originally installed in a temple in Vrindavan, was reinstalled here by Sawai Jai Singh II and was worshipped as his family deity.
Swargasuli (Isar Lat)
Located on the western side of the Tripolia Bazaar, the highest tower in the city. Swargasuli dominates the city's skyline. It was built by Sawai Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D. to commemorate a grand victory.
Ram Niwas Bagh
Built by Sawai Ram Singh II in the 1868 A.D, Ram Nivas Bagh is a lush sprawling garden with a zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarium, a museum and sports ground in the premises.
This fine example of example of Indo Saracenic style of architecture, in the Ram Nivas Bagh was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. The Hall is home to an exquisite collection of sculptures, paintings, objects d'art, natural history specimens, an Egyptian mummy and a beautiful Persian carpet. Recently, the Rabindra Manch with an auditorium, a modern art gallery and an open-air theatre, has been added to promote cultural events.
Pretty dolls from around the world are on display in the compound of the school for physically challenged children, near the Police Memoria.
BM Birla Planetarium
The Planetarium has a modern computerized projection system that brings the heavens to life, providing a unique blend of education and entertainment. The museum is closed on the last Wednesday of every month.
Far beyond the gardens, amidst low hills rests the ancient pilgrimage centre, Galtaji. A world of temples, pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and reservoirs) coupled with lush landscape make it a delightful spot. The small temple on the top of the highest peak, dedicated to the Sun God, is visible from all parts of the city.
Ganesh Temple and Lakshmi Narayan Temple at the foothills of Moti Doongri Fort
Moti Doongri is a privately owned hilltop fort built like a Scottish castle. The Ganesh Temple at the foot of the hill and the marvelous Lakshmi Narayan Temple built in marbles a few years back, are worth visiting.
This full-length, exquisitely carved white marble statue of Sawai Jai Singh in was erected in the centre of the circle to pay homage to the founder of Jaipur. Pink City Palace Hotel Pink City Palace Hotel Pink City Palace Hotel