signature building, the Hawa Mahal, a multi layered palace, was built
by Sawai Pratap Singh (grand son of Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai
Madhoo Singh) in 1799 AD and Mr. Lal Chand Usta was the architect. Famous
for it's beehive like structure, the Hawa Mahal is an interplay of red and
pink sand stone, carefully and painstakingly outlined with white borders
and motifs. The palaces and forts of yesteryears, which were witness to
the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments, accepted
quite naturally into the lifestyle of the people of the "Pink City"
Falling under the Golden Triangle, and being visited by millions of domestic and foreign tourists, the city of Jaipur is a place of high tourist interest. The Pink City, as commonly known, has all sorts of amenities for domestic and foreign tourists. Hotels ranging from 5 star to low budgets are available. The city is linked by Rail, Road, and Air and attracts high traffic in winters.
PALACE ON WHEELS
Ever wondered what luxury in the royal times was all about! Welcome to Palace On Wheels, a luxury train that carries with it an ambience of the Rajputana era and an exciting fairytale journey, which takes the visitor to the imperial cities of Rajasthan every single day. The coaches also carry out an image of the Rajput states with beautiful interiors. Last but not the least the "Royal Treat" for the passengers on board include saloons, bar lounges & libraries in every coach as well as restaurant and organized shopping facilites. more...