We continue with our tour of Jaipur in this second edition. Today we start our journey from Albert Hall. The hall was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the area known as Ram Niwas Bagh. The hall dates back to 1886 and is now primarily used as a museum. The building was designed by renowned architect, Dr. Swinton Jaicob. After the Albert Hall, you can visit the Galtaji Temples. There are plenty of temples and pavilions, coupled with natural reservoirs and springs, in this area. The greenery around gives it a feel of an oasis in the desert. Diwan Kriparan had constructed a small temple dedicated to the Sun God on the highest peak of the low hills. You can catch a breathtaking view of Jaipur from the Galtaji Temples.
The B M Birla Planetarium is another construction that attracts tourists in Jaipur. The planetarium is packed with the latest astronomical equipments and gadgets. The projectors are of the highest caliber. You get a complete audio-visual entertainment in educated here. A science museum beside the planetarium adds to the novelty of this tourist destination in Jaipur. The Nahargarh Fort pulls in tourists by the droves, too. The fort stands like a mammoth guard watching over the city of Jaipur. Much of the fort has been ravaged by foreign attacks and time, but the buildings added to the annex by Sawai Madho Singh II and Sawai Ram Singh II speaks volumes about the grandeur of the place.
Other places of tourist interest in Jaipur include the Sargasuli. This tower goes back to the 18th century and was constructed by Maharaja Ishwari Singh. The Govind Devji Temple is a temple at the center of the Jai Niwas Garden. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, the family deity of Sawai Jai Singh II. This is the most famous temple in the pink city, attracting thousands of pilgrims every year.