Magnificent Monuments of Jaipur Not to Be Missed
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City. It is considered so because the walls and buildings of the old city are painted pink that lures the visitors with its stunning ruins of ancient period. There are several splendid palaces and forts scattered in the city and known as its major attractions. These beautiful structures with intricate architectural style resemble the royal heritage of bygone.
Here we bring to you some important information about the popular Jaipur monuments. Travelers can go exploring these monuments through the Walking Tour of Jaipur (old city). Adventure enthusiasts can even experience a hot air balloon safari in Jaipur.
We at Travelogy India offer you a private day tour of Jaipur accompanied by a well versed guide with extensive knowledge that will cover all the top monuments of the city. This Jaipur Sightseeing Tour which we offer can be easily booked online.
Below mentioned are the top monuments of Jaipur:
Amber Fort is located atop a hill, overlooking Maota Lake. You can reach there in half an hour from the city center. It is used to be the original home of the royal Rajput family prior Jaipur city was built. The fort comprises of numerous beautiful palaces, temples, halls and gardens. You can reach the fort either by walking up the hill or by riding on the back of an elephant or in a jeep. You can enjoy the impressive sound and light show in the evening.
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Jaigarh Fort was constructed in the year 1726. The fort is surrounded by watchtowers and towering gateways that houses the largest cannon on wheels. This fort has never been captured. This military structure of medieval time has been very well preserved. This structure looks like a real fortress as it doesn’t have delicate interiors like Amber Fort, and therefore appears as a real fortress. One of the watchtowers of Jaigarh fort named Diwa Burj offers an excellent view of the plains.
Know what for Jaigarh Fort is popular, its entrance fee, visiting hours. etc.
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At the center of man-made lake called Man Sagar Lake is situated the captivating palace, the Jal Mahal. It was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, as a summer palace. It can be considered as the evidence of the lavish lifestyle of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The palace was built using excellent technique and exquisite architecture that captivates the attention of the visitors. Various species of birds can be observed beside the lake during the winters, adding charm to the surroundings of the palace.
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Jai Singh II built a royal observatory called Jantar Mantar in between the year 1727 and 1734. The term Jantar Mantar means “calculation instrument”. There are 14 structures in Jantar Mantar, each of them has a special astronomical function such as measuring time, predicting eclipses and tracking stars. The most important among all is the huge sundial called the Samrat Yantra. It has a shadow moving roughly at the height of 90 feet that displays how quickly time goes.
Information related to visiting the Jantar Mantar can be read here.
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Visit the magnificent City Palace to witness the presence of royal family. At present, the royal family is residing in the elegant Chandra Mahal or Moon Palace located near the courtyard. The City Palace is a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It has a huge complex containing courtyards, gardens and buildings. You can admire the exquisite Peacock Gate displaying elaborated craftsmanship with bright peacocks. There is a museum inside the complex, displaying royal costumes and weapons of the warriors. Admire remarkable paintings and art work at the art gallery.
Know the essential information about the City Palace before going there.
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The most popular building of Jaipur is the fascinating Hawa Mahala or ‘The Palace of Winds’, which is known for its intricate architecture. This five storied structure was built in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. This building has 953 small windows or Jharokhas, offering the view of the street. This Palace was specially built for the royal women to get the glimpses of outer world. Being at the top of the building, one can get the panoramic view of the Old City.
The visiting hours, entrance fee and other essential information about Hawa Mahal can be read here.
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Nahargarh Fort, which is also popular as the Tiger Fort, is nestled atop the rugged Aravali Hills, from where one can get the panoramic view of Jaipur city. The fort was constructed in 1734 to protect the city. Being at Nahargarh Fort, you can get spectacular sunset views. The fort gets illuminated at night and looks its best. It is also considered as a great place for picnic because it has a cafe in its premises that remains open till 10 PM and serves beer and snacks.
Before visiting Nahargarh Fort learn about its visiting information.
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