Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber on the 18th of November 1757. It is the capital of Rajasthan and is the first planned city of India that was planned on the basis of Vastu Shastra. The Jaipur tour packages are a tour into the lives of the Royal families and the Rajputs. It is situated in the semi- desert lands of Rajasthan. Surrounded by the historical grandeur of the Rajputs, Jaipur is a modern metropolitan city that survives mainly on business. It is ranked as 3rd among the 12 major cities of India.
In the year 1853, the Prince of Wales had come on a visit to Jaipur when the city was painted to pink in his honor by the ruler Sawai Ram Singh. This is the reason why it is known as the Pink city. The palaces of Jaipur are the main attractions of the Jaipur tour packages. The City Palace is one of the main tourist attractions. It has been turned into a museum to give you information about the history and culture of the then rulers of Jaipur Built on a hill top, the Amber fort is a monument worth seeing. You have to visit the Amber fort to see the beautiful fresco paintings, mosaic works, beautiful carvings, secret passages and mirror work.
The Jantar Mantar is the other famous attraction of the Jaipur tour packages. It was built to gain knowledge about the stars and their movements. It was made up of red stones and marble stones. The Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal is a monument that you must visit. This palace is a 5 storied building with 900 windows and was made for the royal ladies. They could see the processions on the street below through these windows. It is a beautiful piece of Rajasthani architecture.
The Ranthambore National Park near Jaipur is one of the most popular destinations of the Jaipur tour packages. It is a famous tiger reserve that stretches for 392 sq km and has quite a few tigers. You can see a variety of species of animals as well as birds over here. Peacocks are one of the most attractive birds that are found over here too. It is open for tourists from the 1st of October till the 30th of June. In Jaipur there is a colony that comprises of 60 monkeys.
The Albert Hall Museum is one of the major tourist attractions. Your Jaipur tour packages are incomplete without a visit to the Jal Mahal and the Rambagh Palace. One of the major tourist attractions is the Nahargarh Fort. Besides these you will find temples in every nook and corner of Jaipur. The most famous among them are the Shila Devi temple in Amber fort, the Birla temple also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Govind Devji temple and many others. Then there are some beautiful gardens in Jaipur like the Ram Niwas Garden, Technology Park and many others. Another place which you must visit is Raj Mandir cinema hall.
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