in sanskrit ‘chitra’ means ‘picture’ and ‘katha’ means ‘story’. and thus the name literally means ‘a pictorial story’. rajasthan, a land of chivalrous warriors, legendary kings, beautiful maidens and rich traditions has always been famous for its inspiring folktales. come and stay with us in our extended home to bite a story, share the sun, smell the fresh sand and also to borrow some vibrant colours for your memory lane.
Popular Places to Visit
City PalaceCity Palace:
a delightful blend of mughal and traditional rajasthani architecture, the city palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. it houses the chandra mahal, shri govind dev temple and the city palace museum.
hawa mahalHawa Mahal:
The ornamental façade of this "palace of winds" is a prominent landmark of jaipur.The five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Jantar Mantar:
This is the Largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in Different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
amber fortAmber Fort:
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where beautiful fusion of mughal and hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.
Jaigarh FortJaigarh Fort:
The Jaigarh Fort is the most spectacular of the three hilltop forts that overlooks jaipur. In mughal times, the jaipur region was a major weapon – producing centre for the mughal and rajput rulers, several of which are on display in the fort's museum.