Jaipur , Rajasthan

Description

Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the marvellous state of Rajasthan, is one of the well-planned cities of its time. Jaipur was established by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1927. The graceful architecture of the city that runs across in pink colour has earned Jaipur the title of " The Pink City". Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is flocked by masses for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.

There are innumerable sages and stories of culture, traditions, practices and valour. This diverse land of rich cultural heritage is a royal treat for tourists all over the world. 

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Amer Fort

Popularly known as Amber Fort, this beautiful fort built by Maharaja Man Singh depicts the artistic Hindu architecture through its cobbled pathways and large entrances. The Amber Palace is a magnificent structure built within the Amber Fort. Large, sprawling gardens, grand, chambers and large rooms, a rich decoration and excellent planning mark the construction of the Amber Palace. Built by Man Singh I, a Rajput ruler of Jaipur belonging to the Kachwaha clan and a general in the Mughal army, the Amber Palace boasts of spectacular structures such as the Ganesh Pole, Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas.


Jaigarh Fort

This beautiful creation by Maharaja Jai Singh, located at Amber, Jaipur stands on the Cheel Ka Teela (Hill of Eagles), a promontory of the Aravalli Hills. Located 400 metres above and similar in structure with the famous Amber Fort, it was meant to protect the latter. One can reach the Amber Fort through the secret subterranean passage from Jaigarh Fort. This fort is 3 km long and 1 km wide. It has the world's largest cannon on wheels, called Jaivana; a few palace complexes which served as the residences of the royal families; a well maintained garden; and a museum.


Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, built by Maharaja Pratap Singh, is located on the southern part of Jaipur. This beautiful five-storeyed building, designed to replicate the crown of Lord Krishna, looks like a honeycomb having about 1,000 small windows. These have lattice work that encouraged cool air or doctor breeze to enter the palace, air-conditioning the whole area during the summers. It is said that the stunning Hawa Mahal is in its glorious best when the golden rays of the morning sun caresses it. 


Nahagarh Fort

 Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who founded Jaipur, built this fort. Standing on the edge of the hills of Aravalli, the Nahargarh Fort gives a mesmerizing view of the pink city of Jaipur. 


Jantar Mantar

 

The Jantar mantar, the observatory in Jaipur is located near the gate of the illustrious City Palace of Jaipur in Rajasthan. The observatory consists of 13 different instruments of various geometrical forms for calculating the time of day, the heights of heavenly bodies, predicting eclipses and the situations of constellations. These instruments are of gigantic sizes so that accurate readings can be obtained. The instruments can make accurate measurements within one second. 


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Jal Mahal

 "Water Palace", this beautiful architecture is situated in the middle of a lake called the Sagar Lake, in the city of Jaipur. Both these were renovated as well as enlarged by King Jai Singh in the 18th century. The halls inside the palace at the first floor are well decorated, but cannot surpass the aromatic beauty of the Chameli Bagh upstairs. The area is surrounded by the Aravallis, other forts, temples, and mesmerizing natural beauty. The lake has well established drainage system, required depth for fishes to be alive, and five man-made islands for attracting migratory birds. 


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