An ingenious conception of the Department of Science and Technology of Rajasthan, the Science Park was built in 1998 to spread scientific knowledge and create environmental awareness among Jaipur's people. As you walk through the park you'll come across models explaining the various laws of science. Visitors here get acquainted with concepts like Newton's Law of Motion, gravity, conservation of energy and Kepler's law of celestial motion. The interactive displays, illusion-like effects, and three-dimensional mirror images at the 'Fun gallery' leave every visitor intrigued. Make sure you visit the mini-planetarium and the Information Technology gallery. Indeed, learning science was never this much fun! Please note this great attraction is closed on major holidays.
The Panna Meena ka Kund was constructed in the 16th century and is located near Anokhi Museum at Jaipur-Amer road. This is a beautiful place for social meetings where people would come to take a swim. In the ancient days this place was used as a water protect pool. A Brahmin designed the structure and it was created by craftsmen and engineers. The symmetrical stairwells are the most popular attraction of this place.
The Alice Garg National Museum located in Malviya Nagar, Jaipur is a private establishment owned by the Rustomjee Memorial Foundation. The museum was laid down by physicist K.B Garg in his wife’s name. The reason for this museum was that their seashell collection was enormous and there was o more room for it. The entire museum consists only of collection of seashells and its collection is over 3000.
WAVS at the Maharani Palace hotel is one of the city's top nightlife destinations. Though small, accommodating up to 110 people, the club is well equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems that ensure the party keeps on going. With comfortable private areas, a happening dance floor and a great drinks menu, this Sindhi Camp club is a great place to blow off some steam with friends when visiting the Pink City. The chic décor, delicious eats, and bass-thumping beats combine to make an evening at WAVS one to remember. The theme is usually Bollywood so go ahead and bring your best bhangra moves to this party.
Just before entering Singhpol, or the main entrance leading to Diwan-i-Aam, you would find Temple of Goddess Shilla that has an interesting history behind it. According to one of the many legends, the then reigning Maharaja, Man Singh, once dreamt about Goddess Kali, who ordered him to get Her idol from the seabed near Jessore. Being an ardent devotee, he promptly acted on it and ordered for a temple to be built within the Amer Fort complex. Since then, this black Idol of Kali or Shilla Mata sits in the temple that is made of pure white marble, creating a beautiful contrast. At the entrance of the temple, you will find a Ganesh idol carved out of a single coral, which incidentally is one of the largest in the world. But what sets this temple apart from the others is the offering made to the deity: meat and whiskey! It is said that back in the 17th century, when the temple was built, Maharaja Man Singh faced problems and much opposition from the Brahmins of that time, who refused to carry out any rituals in the temple because of the nature of the offerings. Finally, he had to get four Pandit families from Bengal to perform the daily rituals. And to this day, it is the descendants of one of those families that take care of this temple.
You would hardly find S.R.C Museum of Indology in the regular list of tourist attractions; this does not come as a surprise because nestled in a residential area, this museum is easily overlooked. Spread over two floors, the entire collection belongs to Late Shri Ram Charan Sharma. The first storey is where you will find ancient astronomical instruments, crockery from England and other European nations and old and misprinted currency notes of India. The second storey is divided into two sections, the first displays some of the oldest manuscripts dating as far back as 1143 CE. Here you will find interesting exhibits like the Quran written by Aurangazeb or the entire Bhagvat Gita written on a paper as tiny as a computer chip. The second section is a mixed bag of various exhibits from different eras in history. Right from weapons, coins that are easily 7-8 centuries old and pre-historic tools to paintings from the Mughal and Rajput era, this section is definitely all about history. It is also high on the weird factor; check out the fossilized eggs, flexible stone, a piece of meteor and the floating stone. Do not forget to ask for a guide to take you around as it is included in your admission fee.