Government central(Albert hall) Museum
Albert Hall was established with the purpose of making it a centre for imparting knowledge about civilisations, inspiring artisans to improve their skills, and preserving traditional Indian arts, crafts, architectural forms. Also, the intention was to educate the youth in a wide variety of fields, entertain and inform the people of Jaipur.The foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876. Rudyard Kipling on a visit to the museum, was very impressed by the architecture and display that he wrote in the visitor’s book, “It is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards”.
Falling north of Jaipur, Amber Fort is set on a hill top overlooking Maota Lake. It was the original home of Rajput royalty and contains a number of breathtaking palaces, halls, gardens, and temples. Inside the palace, the elaborate mirror work adds to its beauty. Anokhi Museum near Amber Fort holds workshops if one is interested in the art of traditional block printing. There is a sound and light show in the evening, which depicts the Fort's history and beauty, in larger than life form. One can reach the fort by walking up the hill, going in a jeep, or taking a lurching elephant ride. Amber fort has featured in many Bollywood movies such as Jodhaa Akbar (2008).
Located in Old City, Jaipur, the magnificent City Palace, is a testimony of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture coming together. The City palace includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. The Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) palace now houses a museum but,a greater part of it is occupied by the royal family. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.The Peacock Gate is elegant, and displays an appealing, detailed artistic piece of work, featuring bright, beautiful peacocks. Also, the City Palace complex houses a museum, art gallery, and interesting displays of royal costumes and old Indian weapons.
Located next to the City Palace,Hawa Mahal is also known as the Palace of Wind. Constructed of red and pink sandstones by Lal Chand Ustad, it has five floors that contain rows of small windows and screens.Constructed in 1799,Hawa Mahal is famous for its windows or 'Jharokhas', which allow for free circulation of air within the structure. The Purdah system followed by the Rajputs, which did not allow their royal women to appear in public or in front of strangers, is said to be the reason behind its construction. Since, the royal women were keen on following the day-to-day events and royal processions taking place on the streets,Hawa Mahal was built, with small windows and screened balconies.
Also known as Tiger Fort, Nahargarh fort is located on the rugged Aravali Hills and gives a breathtaking view of the entire Jaipur city. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, this fort was originally named Sudarshangarh Fort. Later, it was given a new name, Nahargarh which means 'abode of tigers'.The fort looks very attractive when it's lit up against the night sky. Many scenes from the movie Rang De Basanti (2006) were filmed in and around the fort.The fort has witnessed some major historical events, like the treaties with the Maratha forces, which attacked Jaipur in the 18th century.