An experience in Pink City Jaipur

Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur is no stranger to tourists. It is a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’, Jaipur is a must-visit destination along with Agra and New Delhi.

The city has the distinction of being North India’s first planned city, Begun in 1727 and completed in just eight years. It is called pink city by the millions of tourists that Jaipur hosts every year. Jaipur is also majestic home to erstwhile royals, it has complete old-world charm and is surrounded by chaotic streets and colourful markets.

The regal cuisine, amazing architecture, and raw natural beauty of the Rajasthan countryside would be enough to make Jaipur into a world class destination. Yet, there is so much more to this city. Jaipur is packed with richly decorated elephants, enchanting cultural insights, spellbinding festivals, and a labyrinth of colourful dream palaces at every turn.

Architectural sites and amazing sights

City Palace

The beautiful City Palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. City Palace is a combination of Rajput, Mogul and European styles and is another stunning example of Jaipur’s royal influences. The palace includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal as well as a number of other structures.  There is also a museum inside the palace that consists of historical relics and art from the city and the region. He ruled in Amer and planned to move his court in Jaipur, and built the outer walls of the palace, which was later added to the architecture of this palace.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar monument was completed in 1734. It is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built in India. The architecture of this monument was a wonder to architects and artists at that time.  This observatory is presented to audiences as an all-encompassing experience, complete with time-lapse sequences, drawings and 3D models to showcase this historical site. Jantar Mantar features the world’s largest stone sundial. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a beautiful palace, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of the Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. The construction material used were red and pink sandstone. Hawa Mahal is also known as a  “honeycomb”, and is a major landmark of the city.  It is a five stories high building and is made up of 152 windows nestled into rounded latticed balconies, showing the strong yet delicate Rajput architecture in all its splendour.

Amber Fort

The fort comprises an extensive palace complex, it is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. The fort is built from pink and pale yellow sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. Enjoy an Elephant ride to ascend to the Fort.

Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum is home to an industrial arts exhibit. This museum displays information and artefacts on the history of traditional arts and crafts around Jaipur and Rajasthan. The major goal was to support local traditions and customs. Its architecture even impressed Rudyard Kipling, who wrote, “It is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards.”

Galta Temple

Galta Temple is a Hindu Pilgrimage, it is a famous tourist spot and often visited by the people from all over the country. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman who is also called the Sun God. It is also called as Monkey Temple as you will find many apes roaming about here within the complex. The temple complex have a tank which compromises of 7 holy water tanks or kunds out of which the Galta Kund is the most significant of all.  The special attractions of the place is a natural spring that flows downwards from the hill top.

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