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Highlights 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.

Of 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.

Nahargarh 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.

The old walled city has a history going back to 272 years. Explore the wide streets and the uniform shops that line them. Explore the streets of the walled city where a wealth of local crafts awaits you. See the artisans at work as they give shape to some of the most exquisite handcrafted items from jewellery to tie and dye fabric. Try as far as possible to buy from the Rajasthan Government Emporium. Visit Johari Bazaar, M.I. Road, Tripolia and the various gullies that branch out of the main streets for a wide range of handicrafts.There are hundreds of beautiful temples with some fine carvings and painted walls.

Ganesh Pol

The meticulous planning and the amazing sights that have given Jaipur its amazing sights that have given Jaipur its unique charm are part of the city's rich heritage that is taken for granted by the local people but for visitor's they're a visual treat.

When you enter the city, the first major monument that greets you is the spectacular Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds that provides some excellent views of the streets from its fifth floor. Just located behind it are Jantar Mantar, the unique observatory built by the founder of Jaipur - Sawai Jai Singh and the city palace with its fabulous museum that display some of the most amazing treasures held by the Jaipur Royal family. A little further are the important temple of Galta, the garden of Sisodia Rani and Vidhyadhar.

Samode Palace

Like all other cities in the world Jaipur too has been changing over the years. While the old Jaipur fascinates, the new Jaipur seems to cling to its past while making way for the future. Jaipur is surrounded by a lot of interesting tourist destinations. Forty kms from Jaipur is the popular Samode with its fairytale palace that has some of the most
exquisite mirror work and its frescos. To the east is the resort of Ramgarh with its huge artificial lake and cottages where you can spend a quiet weekend.A temple and the ruins of its old fort are areas of interest. Further east is the historical town of Abhaneri.Now in ruins this deserted township has a 7th century temple of Harshad Mata and a step well Known as Chanda Baodi.