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Delhi

Indian metropolis and union territory that includes New Delhi

228km

28.637777.2058

Agra

city in Uttar Pradesh, India

245km

27.1878.02

Amritsar

famous city in north-western part of Punjab, India

469km

31.6340974.87371

Lahore

capital of the Punjab Province

478km

31.54972274.343611
Sights

Ram Niwas Garden

199m

26.9152875.81869

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

observatory in Jaipur, Rajasthan,India

979m

26.9247275.82444

Hawa Mahal

palace

1.1km

26.923975.8267

Jal Mahal

palace in India

4.7km

26.953775.8463

Amer Fort

This massive fort-palace complex built in hybrid Hindu-Muslim style dates back to Raja Man Singh and was the royal palace of the Kachwahas from c. 1600-1727. It's one of six world heritage forts in Rajasthan. The name has nothing to do with the rather pretty pastel yellow colour; instead, the fort is named after the town of Amber, in turn named after the goddess Amba. The main sights within the fort include the Sheesh Mahal, adorned with thousands on thousands of mirror tiles on the walls and ceiling. The fort/palace grounds are sprawling and the information panels (Hindi/English) are somewhat limited, so it might be worth getting an audio guide or a real guide. It's a bit of a hike up from the town, and the touristy thing to do is to ride on an elephant to the top (in order to get an elephant it is better to arrive there in the morning, otherwise at midday the elephants are done working; however, the road that the elephants walk on is not so long). If you hire a genuine guide, you will be taken not only to the Amber Fort but also to the Rajasthan Kala Mandir (a government operated shop) to buy souvenirs. Guides get a 2% commission on the items you buy there. Also see the Amber Light Show below. The site has come under scrutiny as tourists claim to have witnessed the elephants being beaten by handlers. If you walk up the hill to the Jaigarh Fort be prepared to pay the entry fee as the path terminates at a ticket window and there is no way around to the road.

7.7km

26.985975.8507

Pushkar

a pilgrimage and cattle fair town in Rajasthan, India

146km

26.48765274.555922

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Jaipur

India
Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is the capital of Indian state of Rajasthan, and its largest city. The city was built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city, and today it's a major tourist attraction for Indians and for international visitors. It is a very picturesque city with splendid palaces, forts and historical monuments and belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle along with Delhi and Agra. It hosts several attractions including the City Palace, Govind Dev ji Temple, Vidhan Sabha, Birla Temple and several massive Rajput forts. It also serves as a stepping stone for those heading to the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

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