Experience opulence at its best with the beautiful palaces of Jaipur, What’s more, the Pink city will offer a lot of artistic souvenirs and traditional Rajasthani outfits. Some of the must-visit historical places in Jaipur are Rambagh Palace, City Palace, Amber Palace, Hari Mahal Palace.
Adventures places in Jaipur
The Mughal and Rajput eras are of great significance in the history of Indiaand are well known for their rich cultural traditions, as well as the majestic architectural styles that are depicted in thetemples, mosques, monuments, palaces and other heritage buildings constructed during that period. Jaipur tourism offers a comprehensive package of the tour to its massive Rajput forts and palaces.
The historical significance of Jaipur
Jaipur is India’s first“Planned City”. It has a maximum number of forts and palaces after Udaipur and is a part of the “Golden Triangle “of Delhi, Agra, and Rajasthan. It owes its name to its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II.It is popularly called ‘the Pink City”. The city was painted in the pink color to match the red sandstone in 1876 by Maharaja Ram Singh to welcome the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). The pink color is traditionally associated with hospitality. Jaipur has been the capital of Rajput kings and has played important role in Indian history.
Places of Tourist Interest
The palaces that attract tourists most are themassive forts and palaces, which are unique. They are the fine display of architecture and design and represent a golden era of Rajput rulers. The forts tell stories of war, peace, and love. Located in and around Jaipur, there are three forts and two beautiful palaces, which house materials of great historical significance. Amber Fort- Located on the hills of Aravali rangeis the mighty amber fort overlooking the Maota Lake. It has several courtyards, cobbled paths and large ramparts inside the fort. The fort is made up of yellow sandstone and has the Diwan-i-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", and the Diwan-i-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience" which were used from the time of Maharaja Man Sigh. The fort is also referred to as Amber Palace owing to its amazing artworks. Sheesh, Mahal (mirror palace) is a made up of Belguim glass and displays amazing artwork with mirror. In Sukh Niwas, a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace. The most attractive artwork inside the palace is the peacock door inside the palace. The Sound and Light Show, from 7 pm to 8 pm, shows the rich historical past of the Rajputs.
The entrance of Amber Palace
It is also called “Cheel ka tela” and is located near the Amber Fort. The fort has a cannon named "Jaivana", which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest cannon on wheels. This fort is also called the Fort of Victory offers a beautiful view of the Amber fort below and the surrounding Aravalli mountain.
Nahargarh Fort –
Constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, this fort was used for retreats. This fort is situated on the top position of the Aravalli range. The fort gives a beautiful bird’s eye view of the city of Jaipur.
City palace is just 15 km from the Jaipur city and has museum “Chandra Mahal “in the heart of the palace. It is still the resident of the royal family of Rajasthan. The museum has armors and weapons of wars used by the Rajputs during the reigns of Rajput kings. This palace also has two beautiful courtyards, Diwan-e-aam and Diwan-e-khass, and several gardens and fountain.
Jal Mahal (Water Palace) –
As the name says, this incredible palace is situated in the heart of Man Sagar Lake and can be reached by boats.
Constructed based on Ptolemy astronomy, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory which has the largest sundial on earth. It also has multiple instruments for observing astronomical incidences with a naked eye. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who had a great interest in astronomy other than being a great warrior built this. The purpose was to compile charts and data on time. Jantar Mantar is a part of UNESCO world heritage along with Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal.
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Breeze) –
This unique architecture of latticework also called “jharokhas” reveal the cultural side of the royal women of Rajput. Standing at the height of 50 feet from the ground, the building was used by women to watch functions and events of daily life happening on the streets of the city below. It is also the refection of a fusion of Hindu Rajput architecture and Islamic Mughalarchitecture.
How to reach JAIPUR?
Jaipur is well connected by air, road, and railway from all the major metro cities of India.
When to Visit Jaipur?
The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to January.
Where to stay in Jaipur?
Jaipur has a number of budget hotels as well as luxurious hotels.
Each corner of Jaipur speaks of its richcultural and royal heritage. Jaipur stands strong maintaining the royal culture by the side of the modern world. It has preserved the monuments and buildings, temples and forts all successfully. The palaces, forts, temples, mosques, monuments have established Jaipur as one of the perfect tourist destinationsfor those who love to explore the ancient times and relive that era.