The city of Jaipur forms part of the Golden Triangle with Delhi and Agra and is in itself rather touristy. That said this also makes it tourist friendly and it is easy to get around and see the main sights here, so if you are going to Delhi and Agra then this is definitely worth a stop.
In the town of Amer lies the Amber Fort that sits on top of a hill and is a place of great cultural and historical importance in India. The fort is known for its design which uses traditional Hindu motifs and aesthetics, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the other Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The Amber Fort also looks over Maota Lake and you can enjoy stunning views, especially around sunset or in the clear early morning.
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Wind is one building that is definitely not to be missed in Jaipur. Dating from 1799, the palace is known for having an abnormally high number of windows that give it a striking appearance to those on the outside. As the former home of Maharaja Pratap Singh, this is one of the most unusual buildings in all of India, and the widows are said to have been designed to allow the maharaja’s wives to look out of the palace without others looking in.
Jaipur is part of the Golden Triangle of heritage sites that includes Agra and Delhi, so if you are planning to visit both of those cities then it is well worth moving on to Jaipur as well. The city has an easy feel to it that makes you feel comfortable and welcome, and if you like dramatic and impressive architecture then you won’t be disappointed by a stop off here.