of this tour include famous sights such as
the magnificent Amer palace , the old capital
of Jaipur. A fascinating blend of Rajput and
Mughal architecture, the red sandstone and
white marble palace has some very interesting
apartments , the likes of which are not to
be found anywhere in the country. Diwan-i-Aam,
Ganesh Pol, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Jai
Mandir and Shila Devi temple are some of the
places that you should not miss. On your way
back from the palace take a slight detour
and visit the old township of Amer that lies
at the foothills of the palace.
interest are the old temples like the Jagat
Shiromani temple, the Narsingh palace and
the Panna Meera Ki Baodi, or stepwell. The
rulers and their wives were laid to rest in
the beautifully located Gaitor and Maji Ki
Chhatri, or the Maharani's Cenotaphs respectively.
Carved cenotaphs stand in their memory. In
the same vicinity are the hill forts of Jaigarh
and Nahargarh that looks down on the city.
Jaigarh is a rugged fort and has the most
amazing water storage system and the largest
canon on wheels in the world - the Jai Van.
is named after a local deity Nahar Singh and
provides some spectacular views of the city
below. Nahargarh has nine palaces within its
compound with some beautiful woodwork and
frescos. Be prepared to spend some extra time
here as the fort is best explored on foot.
When you head back from the garland fort stop
at the Jal Mahal palace. This area is specially
interesting after the rains.