3rd International Conference and Workshops on Recent Advances and Innovations in Engineering
(22-25 November 2018)
(IEEE Conference Record # 43534)
Technical Sponsored by IEEE Student Chapter Poornima University
Technical Sponsored by IEEE Student Chapter Poornima University

Local Attractions:

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

The massive edifice of Hawa Mahal stands at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad. It is regarded as the signature building of the city and was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Hawa Mahal derives its name from its unique structure, which is a mesh of small windows that allowed cool wind to enter the palace and hence kept the palace comfortable during the hot summer months. The main reason behind the palace's construction was to allow the women of the royal house to observe the festivities on the streets whilst being unseen from the outside.

Hawa Mahal is built in the Rajput architectural style and is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The Palace has a pyramidal structure which almost resembles a crown, and is embellished with myriad tiny windows. From within, the Hawa Mahal palace is based on five floors with each and every one of them housing uniquely decorated chambers. A charming fountain welcomes you inside the main palace, from whereon you can make your way up to the different floors. The top of the palace offers a brilliant view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazar. There is a small museum as well which holds some rich relics and miniature paintings.

City Palace, Jaipur

The magnificent City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732, the vast complex of the palace occupied one seventh of the walled city. The imposing complex of the palace used to be the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Planned with precise intricacies, the palace was divided into a series of courtyards, buildings and gardens including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal along with various other palaces. The Chandra Mahal is now a museum but the major part of it is still the royal residence. The museum showcases various unique handcrafted products and other things that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace. It is a structure of historical importance and a souvenir of the brave past.

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Cradled on the top of the Aravali Hill and forming a beautiful reflection across the Maotha Lake, lies the Amber Fort. An architectural masterpiece and with significant reference in the Indian history, it is visited by over five thousand tourists daily. Only eleven kilometres away from the capital city of Jaipur, Amber Fort is clad in pink and yellow sandstone and is a part of an extensive complex. The Fort gives a mesmerizing view from the bottom of the hill when it is illuminated every evening. Built by one of the most trusted general of Akbar, Man Singh who had a huge impact on the Indian politics and society in the sixteenth century; Amber Fort or Amer Fort as it is locally referred is a photographer's paradise.

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

Situated in the Ram Niwas Garden of Jaipur, the great Albert Hall is the oldest museum of Rajasthan. Standing as a perfect epitome of Indo-Saracenic architecture, the building is named after the Prince of Whales, Albert Edward. Also called as the Government Central Museum, it has an extensive collection of artefacts brought from the different regions of the world which makes it a hub of imparting knowledge on Indian history. The night tourism is even more exciting. The entire building glows with yellow lights in the evening which looks extremely beautiful. You can relax in the gardens with the stunning view of Albert Hall in the backdrop. Or gorge on the ice-creams and chaats from the thellas that are parked nearby. The Albert Hall is the right place to head when you feel like knowing about Indian history profoundly.

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Located near the City Palace in the regal city of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. This ancient study boasts of nineteen instruments built out of stone and brass and was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727-33. The intelligent construction and placement of these instruments allowed the observer to note the position of heavenly bodies with their naked eye alone. Time has failed to lay dust upon this engineering marvel and it still works as well as it used in the olden times. An amalgam of various disciplines, Jantar Mantar stands proudly as a witness of the wisdom and mathematical prowess of a former age. Owing to its rich cultural, heritage and scientific value, Jantar Mantar has also been featured on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

Situated in the Ram Niwas Garden of Jaipur, the great Albert Hall is the oldest museum of Rajasthan. Standing as a perfect epitome of Indo-Saracenic architecture, the building is named after the Prince of Whales, Albert Edward. Also called as the Government Central Museum, it has an extensive collection of artefacts brought from the different regions of the world which makes it a hub of imparting knowledge on Indian history. The night tourism is even more exciting. The entire building glows with yellow lights in the evening which looks extremely beautiful. You can relax in the gardens with the stunning view of Albert Hall in the backdrop. Or gorge on the ice-creams and chaats from the thellas that are parked nearby. The Albert Hall is the right place to head when you feel like knowing about Indian history profoundly.

Govind Ji Temple, Jaipur

For Krishna followers, this is the most significant temple in the world after Vrindavan. It is believed that the statue of the deity here looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation of Earth.

It is located in the same campus as City Palace. Also, it is best to visit this temple around Janmashtmi when an exotic and joyful celebration takes place.







Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Located in the Pink City of Jaipur is the Nahargarh Fort, which is one of the many countless palaces and beautiful historic buildings that speak of the magnificent and rich history of this city. Embellished with delicate carvings and stonework, the Nahargarh Fort is an impregnable fortification that together with its two neighbouring forts, Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, once stood as the strong defence of Jaipur city. Standing tall on Aravalli Hills, the Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1734 as a retreat. It was originally called Sudarshangarh Fort, but was later renamed to Nahargarh Fort which literally translated to "The Abode of Tigers". With some breathtaking views of the city, the Nahargarh Fort is known for its extended wall which connects it to Jaigarh Fort.

Galtaji Temple, Jaipur

Galtaji Temple outlined by the beautiful Aravalli hills consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This temple is situated in the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year. It was built using pink colour sandstone and is a huge temple complex with different shrines. Located inside the City Palace, the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting.

The Galtaji Temple is situated in the Aravalli hills and is bounded by thick plush trees and bushes. This remarkable building is decorated by painted walls, round roofs and pillars.

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort is a grand structure perched on the top of the 'Cheel ka Teela' hills in the Pink City of Jaipur. This magnificent edifice was commissioned by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1726 to protect Amer Fort. Cradled on the top of the cliff it is a palatial structure bounded by verdant greenery and massive battlements. This magnificent fort is connected to Amer Fort through subterranean passages and is famously known as the "Fort of Victory" as it was never conquered. The fort currently houses the world's largest cannon on wheels and offers a magnificent view of the Jaipur city.



Jal Mahal, Jaipur

In the outskirts of Jaipur, away from the mayhem of the city, lies the splendid and tranquil Jal Mahal. It is also called as the Water Palace because of its location in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. This low rise symmetrical Palace was once a shooting lodge for the Maharajas and now fascinates many visitors from all over the world.

It is one of the most beautiful architectural palaces built by combining the Mughal and Rajput style of architecture. The Jal Mahal nestled in the lake with verdant Nahargarh Hills in the backdrop looks mesmerizing.


Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur

Chokhi Dhani is a luxury heritage resort synonymous with Rajasthani village culture. It is located a little on the outskirts of the city on the Tonk Road. The concept of the village is to give you a tangible feel of rural Rajasthan. It is a real depiction of traditional Rajasthan with ancient artefacts, handicrafts, paintings, folklore and sculptures.

"Chokhi Dhani is a miniature model version of an ethnic Rajasthani village equipped with all modern- day amenities to provide its guests with the best of both worlds- a peek into the ethnic, cultural past with the luxuries of the modern world. The village offers myriad entertainment options- folk dances, singing, camel rides, puppet shows, fortune-tellers, acrobatics, predicting parrots, magic shows, horse riding, boating etc. In addition to that, it has an art gallery, mouth-watering food, shopping arcade and royal accommodation. Everything from the construction to d├ęcor to culture to food and hospitality gives you the feel of being in a traditional village.

Moti Dungri Temple, Jaipur

Moti Dungri temple is built on a hill above the famous Birla Temple. It is primarily a Ganesh Temple and was built to protect the city. The temple is surrounded by the beautiful Moti Dungri palace, which is an imitation of a Scottish castle.

Apart from the intricate stone carving, the temple is known for its exquisite lattice work with mythological images engraved on the marble, which offer a splendid view for art-lovers.





Bapu Bazar, Jaipur

Besides the plethora of palaces and forts and havelis and wildlife, Jaipur is also the ultimate shopping paradise. Among the numerous flourishing flea markets of Jaipur is the Bapu Bazaar. Situated in the heart of the Pink city between Sanganer Gate and New Gate, the market is known for its alluring Rajasthani quintessential products including textiles, handicrafts, brass works and precious stones. The bazaar attracts tourists from all over India and worldwide owing to its authenticity, diversity and giveaway price products.



Chand Pol, Jaipur

One of the finest specimens of Rajput architecture in Jaipur, Chand Pol offers spectacular views of the famed old bazaar and glimpses of the Rajasthani culture.











Ram Nivas Garden, Jaipur

Stuffed with appealing fountains and dazzling serene pools, Ram Nivas Garden offers a tranquil and calm atmosphere for you to ease out and relax. The pink city has many such lush green gardens which add to it's beauty and tranquility such as Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden, Vidyadhar Garden, Central Park (Entrance near Statue Circle) which are all cool places to hang out.







Anokhi Museum of handpainting, Jaipur

The Anokhi Foundation aims to preserve the centuries old customs and traditions of the artisans in Jaipur. The foundation has been running a museum, Anokhi Museum of Handmade Paintings, where it exhibits various artifacts in relation to the hand and block printing.

This museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of block printed cloth. If you have an inclination towards art then this is a must for you and if not then a visit to this museum will surely awaken the artist and admirer inside you.



Birla Temple, Jaipur

The magnificent Birla Mandir in Jaipur is a Hindu temple that forms a part of one of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. Also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, the shrine is situated on the Moti Dungari Hill from where the Lord looks over all his devotees. The temple was built in the year 1988 by the Birlas when the Maharaja of Jaipur gave the land away for a token amount of one rupee. Built purely out of white marble, the edifice of the Birla Temple is an amalgam of ancient Hindu architecture styles and modern design. The walls of the temple are embellished with intricate carvings of Gods and Goddesses and words of wisdom from the Puranas and Upanishads. The pictures of historical achievers, legends, philosophers and spiritual saints like Socrates, Christ, Buddha, Confucius are also displayed in the temple. Do visit the Birla Temple during Janmashtami, as the temple is abuzz with activity during this time.

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