the hills of Jaigarh, is the awesome Nahargarh Fort, which
provides a fabulous view of the city of Jaipur. Much of the
old structures, are at present, in a rather decrepit condition,
except for the fine structure, added by Sawai Ram Singh II
and Sawai Madho Singh II.
The road from Amber through the hills can be travelled by
jeep or by rickshaw zigzagging for a distance of one and a
half kilometres before it straightens out to reveal the approach
There are a lot of attractions near Jaipur, and on the Jaipur
- Amber road. About 11 kilometres out of Jaipur, Amber was
once the ancient capital of Rajasthan. The Amber Fort is a
stunning piece of Rajput architecture.
The Cenotaphs of the royal family are at Gaitore, 6.5 kilometres
from Jaipur, on the road to Amber. Opposite the Cenotaphs,
is the Jal Mahal Palace, in the middle of a lake, and reached
by a causeway.Nahargarh Fort is 6.5 km away, and is floodlit
at night. Jaigarh Fort, built in 1726, is within walking distance
About 50 km north of Jaipur, is the small village of Samode.
The beautiful Samode palace, located in the village, is worth
a visit. Other places of interest to the tourist are, the
Temple of Sun God at Galta, Sisodia Rani palace and gardens,
Vidyadhar's garden, Balaji and Sanganer.
How to Get There
Air: Jaipur is connected to Delhi,
Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi
by domestic flights.
Bus: Jaipur can be accessed from
all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai
Train: The train service to Jaipur
is available from all the major parts of the country. The
train services to Jaipur are slower, because of the metre