MUST-SEE SPOTS IN Jaipur
This architectural feat was built in the 16th century when Raja Man Singh was in command. The beauty was completed in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. There were two intended ways to ascend the hill on which the Amber Fort was built - an elephant-ride fit for royalty or a scenic hike by foot. Take in the full majesty of the fort in our ZoomZ open sidecars!
Due to a severe famine in 1596 A.D., the ruler of Ajmer then, decided to build a dam to ease the water shortage situation. The dam which still stands today is 300 meters long and 28.5- 34.5 meters wide. The three gates of the dam release water for irrigation in the nearby agricultural fields. In 1799, the Jal Mahal we see today was built. Even after more than 200 years, its beauty and architectural finesse still remains. Enjoy the Jal Mahal in full view and even pick up some local souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones at the iconic lakeside stores!
The Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur is a UNESCO heritage site that constitutes the most significant and best preserved set of fixed monumental instruments built in India in the first half of the 18th century; some of them are the largest ever built in their categories. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. Explore the magnificence of one of Jaipur's best 18th century architectural accomplishments.
To get one of the best views of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal is the place to visit. Built in 1799, it has 953 windows and was built solely to ensure that the royal ladies were not seen by the public. The honeycomb shaped and beautifully carved windows allow breeze to blow through the palace, keeping it cool during the Summer. ZoomZ will take you on a ride to catch the best time of the day to visit the Hawa Mahal.
If you're looking for the best place in town to shop for jewellery, ZoomZ knows the best place. Johari Bazaar is chock-full of vendors, silversmiths who trade silver, diamond, gold, precious stones (like emerald, ruby, sapphire) & semi-precious stone (turquoise, amethyst, quartz) and pearls. Kundan Jewelry, a unique kind of jewellery famous in Jaipur city, can also be found in large quantities here. Take back one-of-a-kind pieces only available in this pink city.
Located in the middle of a busy intersection, Statue Circle is one of Jaipur's many examples where heritage is found in the city today. It contains a life-size white marble statue of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who founded the city. Known for his love of astrology, he can be seen carrying an astrological diagram. ZoomZ back into the past at Statue Circle!
Raj Mandir Cinema
Jaipur's most famous cinema is famous for a reason. The Raj Mandir Cinema is known for its signature architecture and has played host to many of India's popular film premiers over the years. Boasting a design that is like no other in the country, it is not hard to see why many choose to indulge in a show here.
Mirza Ismail Road
If you would like to witness the best pottery, wooden artefacts and brass statues, ZoomZ will whisk you away to the city's best display of craftsmanship in the city. At Mirza Ismail Road, the pink city's finest work is displayed all along the street, providing visitors with the best selection of Jaipur's traditional craftsmanship.
Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 AD and 1732 AD, he ruled in Amer before moving to Jaipur because of overcrowding and water problems. The architecture of the palace reflected the influence of that period and consists of European, Mughal and Rajput styles. The palace is a landmark in the city and from the unconstrained view of a ZoomZ sidecar, you can really soak in all the different architecture styles.
Albert Hall Museum
Completed in 1887, Albert Hall Museum opened its doors to exhibit India's best art and handiwork to inspire others to improve their skills. Besides its inspiring exhibitions, the museum itself also became a source of inspiration for its Indo-Saracenic architecture, becoming a reference for a classical Indian style in India.
Rambagh Palace was the home of Jaipur's royalty until 1957. It was initially used as a royal hunting lodge because of its past location in a dense forest. Now a hotel, it retains its classical glamour to provide a modern stay for travellers seeking the royal treatment.
World Trade Park
Opened only in 2012, the World Trade Park was already lightyears beyond many other buildings architecturally in Jaipur. Shopping mall, hotel, auditorium and an office building, this place is a must-see to witness the best that modern Jaipur has to offer.
The Vidhan Sabha is one of the most modern legislature complexes in India. Situated in the heart of Jaipur's capital, the architecture boasts some of Rajasthan's most famous features. Coupled with traditional art, the Vidhan Sabha is a landmark for those looking to understand the state's modern-day politics.
Not to be confused with New York's Central Park, Jaipur's very own park of the same name is the state's largest park. Located in the heart of the city, it is so big that it manages to contain even a polo club and grounds. With its luscious greenery, it is unsurprising that many flock to the park to bird-watch. Take a break from the city life to unwind in nature.