Jaipur City Guide
Major Temples of Jaipur
Govind Devji Temple
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Akshardham Temple (at Vaishali Nagar)
Jain Mandir (Shivdas Pura) 15-16 Km from Jaipur
Galtaji - is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site situated 10 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Agra highway near Sisodia Rani Garden. The main temple here is temple of Galtaji in constructed
in pink stone. The temple has a number of pavilions with rounded roofs, exquisitely carved pillars and painted walls. The temple is surrounded by natural springs and reservoirs that are considered holy .There are also seven tanks or kunds here.
Museums of Jaipur
The Albert Hall - was built in 1886 AD by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob, in honour of the King Edward the Seventh's visit to Jaipur. The mansion, built in Indo-Saracenic style,
is centrally located amidst the beautiful Ram Niwas Garden, surrounded by pools, fountains and rows of flowerbeds. The stately structure houses a collection of rare paintings, which date back to a few hundred years'
old, exquisite jewellery, chiseled brassware, pottery and natural stones, ivory goods, metal sculptures and crystal works.
Besides portraying the culture of India and Rajasthan, the place also displays Egyptian mummies and dolls and toys of various countries. The highlight among the displays is the magnificent Persian Garden Carpet at the Durbar Hall, depicting the Garden of Paradise.
Doll Museum - One of the most fascinating museums of Jaipur is the Doll's Museum, where dolls from various countries are presented in their traditional costumes. The dolls represent various cultures and traditions, and primarily attract children. The dolls featuring the
national costumes of countries from all over the world are striking and realistic. It creates a surrealistic fairy tale. The educative museum offers an effective way to teach students about diversity. The museum, built in 1974, is about four kilometers from the city center. The museum also has exhibits of
dolls from various states of India.
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing - A beautiful clean museum dedicated to the traditional art of hand block printing textiles, this museum is housed in a recently
restored heritage haveli tucked into the back streets of old Amber. Small cafe, clean toilets, small shop, friendly staff & a printer & block carver demonstrating their crafts every day.