Star attraction of India's Pink City

21st Jun 2012

Visitors to India are being invited to head north and discover the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan and the star attractions of its capital city.

Travellers on private journeys who've booked flights to Delhi face a short hop of just 260km to reach the region's capital Jaipur, which is set against a stunning mountain range backdrop.

Known as the Pink City because of its abundance of terracotta, Jaipur boasts a host of cultural attractions for those on tailor made holidays and group tours alike, including the famous Jantar Mantar collection of astronomical instruments complete with its well-preserved 18th century observatory.

Restored at the start of the last century and declared a national monument in 1948, Jantar Mantar is a World Heritage Site, its striking geometry and large masonry architecture forming unique instruments used for measuring time, predicting eclipses and tracking the location of stars and planets.

Situated in India's north-west Rajasthan also includes the Great Indian Desert.

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