Jaipur offers many attractions to the visitor including monuments, Forts, temples, museums, gardens, and shopping hubs. Amber Fort, the most important fort in Jaipur situated in Maota Lake is pretty huge with an amazing architecture. A thrilling elephant up the stairs is a major attraction here. The city palace, the former royal residence of the maharajas now converted to a museum that details the history of ancient Jaipur is another must watch. Having the biggest sundial all over the world, the most equipped astronomic observatory site, that's the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur holds a definite place in the tourism map. Other major attractions include Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple and Albert hall museum.