The narrow streets are crammed with overflowing buses, dawdling camels and buzzing motorbikes. Hidden beneath this relative chaos, Jaipur’s majestic past can be found evoking a different pace and another world. At the city’s heart, you can explore the lavish architectural projects sponsored by the Royal family, including the Jantar Mantar Observatory, which received UNESCO World Heritage status in 2010.
Other attractions include the Royal Observatory and the Hawa Mahal. And just out of sight, in the desert hill country surrounding the city, is the Amber Fort, Jaipur’s main attraction.