Jaipur, is famous as the 'Pink City' of India, is has majestic architectural wonders, exquisite handicraft items, bustling city life, rich culture and history and intricately embroidered apparel. The entire city reflects with the grandeur and richness of the heritage of Rajputana Maharajas of the ancient era. Jaipur is one of the most popular city in India and is also one of the most frequently visited tourist destination. It has one of the most beautiful palaces of India. The list of local attractions includes Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Museums, shopping arcades, and most importantly the City Palace among others. The visitors coming to visit India, must visit Jaipur to enjoy the glimpses of amazing royalty in India.
Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the year 1592, it is located around 11 km away from Jaipur. Red sandstone and marbles are used for it construction.Maotha lake that goes by the side of fort enhances its beauty.The exterior of the fort has an old look, but magnificent interiors in buildings like the 'Sukh Mahal', 'Diwan-i-Aam' and 'Sheesh Mahal'. You can find both Hindu & Muslim styles of architecture in the fort.
Amer was acknowledged as Dhundarduring the ruling period of Kachhwahas from 11th century to 16th century.In 1952 AD, Raja Man Singh built the fort and later Raja Jai Sigh I, expanded and renovated the fort. Many old structures of the fort have been either replaced by an alternative or destroyed. The fort is divided in 4 parts with separate entrance for each segment. Sun Gate 'Suraj Pol is the main entrance of the fort.
One of the largest observatories ever built is Jantar Mantar. There are 5 different magnificent structure that shows a perfect blend of science, art and religion. These are located in the states ofUjjan, Varanasi, ,New Delhi Mathura andJaipur. Jantar Mantar has world’s largest sundial, and it is also the major attractions for the tourist. The name ‘Jantar Mantar’ is derived from Sanskrit terms where ‘Yantra’ means ‘instrument’ and 'Mantra' means 'formula'. Later the first name ‘Yantra.’was changed to 'Jantar' which means 'magical’.
Jantar Mantra has many ininstruments that catch the interests of architects, historians and astronomers from different regions of the world. Maharaja Jai Singh II constructed observatory of renown in 1718, he was the founderof the Jaipur City’, today, the observatory is known as 'Jantar Mantar'. In the observatory there are 14 major geometric devices that could be used for measuring time, tracking constellations, and also for watching the orbits around the sun. There are some popular structures like 'Samrat Yantra' (the world's largest sundial), the 'Jaiprakash Yantra', 'Hindu Chhatri', etc.
City palace is in the heart of ‘Pink City’ Jaipur. It includes 'Mubarak Mahal’, 'Chandra Mahal', and various other structures that make the part of the beautiful palace complex. This palace complex was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II, during 1729 to 1732 AD. Citi’s layout was planned by the Vidyadhar Bhattacharya andSir Samuel Swinton Jacob. In the structure of this complex you may clearly find the glimpses of Mughal, European and Rajput styles of architecture.'Jaleb Chowk', 'Virendra Pol', 'Tripolia Gate', and 'Udai Pol' are the major gates of the City Palace. The main structure in the palace that you can visit are Mubarak Mahal', 'Govind Dev Ji Temple’, 'Diwan-I-Khas', and 'Chandra Mahal'. The gates of the palace city are beautifully decoratedwith lattice, mirrors and murals, reflecting the Mughal style of architecture.
Hawa mahal was also called a 'palace of winds'because of its 5 leveled building which had about 953 windows. The palace was made in a honeycomb pattern.This magnificent palace was originally built for the women of the royal households to have a look at the outer streets, it is an imposing landmark, overlooking the vibrant market street.
Hawa Mahal was built in 1199 by King Pratap Singh,Itis an exquisite example of the Rajput architecture.
Rambagh Palace is an architectural masterpiece and it is also the residence of former maharaja of Jaipur. The architecture of the palace is inspired by Mughal and Rajput styles.Rambagh palace was was converted to a luxury hotel in 1933, Taj group overtook the property and was later known as Taj Palace hotel.
TheRambagh Palace is one of the best hotels around the world and is globally known for its heritage feature. The interiors of the hotel holds a rich décor as it follows a heritage theme . It has total 79 Suites and rooms. The palace allows you to experience the royal lifestyle of the former rulers.
Jaigarh fort is one of the three hilltop forts, overlooking the Jaipur city. Jai Singh the second constructed the fort in the 18th centuryand the palace compound is named after him. The interiors of the fort are more on rugged and military concept. The fort was built to secure Amer Fort, which is connected by a passage and other structures.
Jaigarh Fort was converted to a museum where weapons and gunneries are showcased. It is one of the treasure site as it the home to the world's biggest cannon on wheels. The beautiful gardens and several reservoirs are encircled by the thick red walls.
Jal Mahal is also known as water palace. It is situated in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in the city of Jaipur. Jal Mahal reflects the Mughal - Rajputana style of architecture. Nahargarh Hills as the back drop enhances the view of the fort. Jai mahal palace was renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh the second in the 18th century.
The whole structure was made of sand stone, and it has 5 levels out of which 4 levels are in the water and only 1 levels is visible to the public. Visit to the Jai Mahal Palace in evening will be a delightful experience.
Nahargh Fort is one of the three Forts (with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort) which was built in order to secure Jaipur along the Aravali hills.Nahargarhwhich means 'abode of tigers' and it is said that it was named Nahargh Fortbecause a spirit of Mahar Singh Bhomia haunted the palace. Later Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh the second built it in 18th century and used it as a retreat centre. An entire city can be seen from the fort. . The interior of the fort is classy with a cluster of several identical suites made for the royal members. All the room are connected by corridors.