Thursday, 23 April 2015

Top 5 places to visit in Jaipur

Top 5 places to visit in Jaipur

Jaipur aka The Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan in Northern India. The city is famous for its palaces and forts with tailor-made architecture which evokes the glorious past of the Rajput era. Jaipur is called the pink city because of the pink buildings and walls in the city. It is one a major tourist attractions in Rajasthan, to say India. Below are some of the important attractions in the

Amber Fort and Palace:
Overlooking the Maota Lake, Amber Fort is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur. It was the home of Rajput Maharajas and its architecture is filled with breath taking palaces, gardens, halls and temples. The fort is just half an hour away from Jaipur city. The light and sound show in the evenings held at the fort will be a mesmerizing experience for a tourist. If you are an art lover and wants know about traditional block art, visit Anokhi Museum near the fort where workshops on block art are conducted. Night tourism called ‘Amber by night’ allows visitors to roam around elegantly illuminated Diwan-e-Aam, Jaleb Chowk, Sheesh Mahal and Mansingh Mahal

City Palace:
City palace showcases the richness of the Royal Family of Jaipur. The architecture of the palace is a combination of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The Palace has huge breath taking courtyards, gardens and buildings. Peacock gate for example is a wonderful example of detailed workmanship and artistic talent of that time. There are museum, art gallery and displays of royal costumes and old weapons inside the palace. The palace is a door opener to the history and legacy of Royal Family of Jaipur, The Rajputs.

Hawa Mahal:
The most recognized building in Jaipur, hawa Mahal is a perfect example of craftsmanship and architectural intelligence. It was constructed in 1799 and has five floors with small windows in every side to make wind flow inside without any disturbances. The palace faces towards the main street of Old City, the legend is that the women of royal family can watch the street below without getting noticed. However, wind is no more flowing inside the palace as most of the windows are sealed now.

Jantar Mantar observatory:
Build by the Kind Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is a perfect example of technological advancement at that time. This is not just a collection of sculptures but is meant to calculate time, track stars and predict eclipses. Samrat Yantra Sundai is a major attraction here which is 90 ft. tall and has a shadow that moves every minute to show how quickly is time passes by.

Jaigarh Fort:
Jaigarh Fort is a favourite place for lovers of military and amours. The world’s largest cannon on wheels is in Jaigarh Fort. Towering gateways and watch towers in the fort furnishes the history of militancy in Rajput Era. 


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