Located just 9 Kms north west of Jaipur, the Amber Fort was once the
Capital of the Minas. Amber Fort overlooks the Delhi Jaipur Highway, the
reflected image of which can be seen in the lake below. Within the Fort
complex lies the famous Jai Mandir (Temple) with its world renowned Sheesh
Mahal, a hall full of Mirrors.
The walls and the ceiling of the Sheesh Mahal are covered with a beautiful
array of mirrors, which reflect any streak of light, illuminating the entire
How to Approach
: Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and domestic carriers operate
regular flights to and from Jaipur. Jaipur is connected to Delhi, Mumbai,
Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.
: The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the
country. An excellent connection from Delhi is Shatabadi Express that
provides a fast, air-conditioned rail service. Other direct connections to
Jaipur are from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad, Agra,
Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.
: Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus. Rajasthan roadways runs
excellent regular service of AC and Deluxe Coaches from Delhi
The Most Popular Sights to Visit
Jaipur's landmark building, the Hawa Mahal, a multi layered palace, was
built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Well-known for it's beehive like
structure, the Hawa Mahal is an intermingle of red and pink sand stone,
delicately and painstakingly outlined with white borders and motifs.
The Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur is noted for its complicated architecture.
The Palace has grown up as a pleasure spot. It was used for the royal duck
Furthre beyond the hills of Jaigarh, stands the fort of Nahargarh like a
watchful protector guarding Sawai Jai Singh's beautiful capital.
Jantar Mantar, the 'Yantralaya' of Sawai Jai Singh II, the great astronomer
King of India, is based at the entrance to the City Palace. The modernistic
structures known as 'Yantras' are the unique inventions designed by the
astronomer-king and built by experts to observe the movements of the
celestial bodies - sun, moon, planets and the stars.