Top 22 attractions to explore in Jaipur
Jaipur is famous for its forts,and colourful constructions. Jaipur city itself called as the Pink city of India.
Amber palace constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I is a fascinating hindu architecture. t was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted in the plains to present day Jaipur.
Chandra Mahal is situated inside the main City Palace, which occupies around one-seventh area of the city. This mahal was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II and later on renovations were done by his descendants. It is presently the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and has a seven-storeyed citadel
The City Palace, Jaipur was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. After the Maharaja moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727, the City Palace not only became the ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur but was also the location of religious and cultural events, as well as a patron of arts, commerce, and industry.
Near Nahargarh Fort, the walled funerary complex of Royal Gaitor contains the stately marble mausoleums (chhatris) of Jaipur’s ruling family. Maharajas Pratap Singh, Madho Singh II, and Jai Singh II, among others, are honored here. Jai Singh II has the most impressive marble cenotaph, with a dome supported by 20 carved pillars.
The site consists of a series of temples built into a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward, filling a series of sacred water tanks in which pilgrims bathe. Visitors and pilgrims can ascend the crevasse, continuing past the highest water pool to a hilltop temple from there are views of Jaipur and its fortifications spreads out across the valley floor.
Hawa Mahal( "The Palace of Breeze") is a palace in Jaipur, India. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur. The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen since they had to obey the strict rules of "purdah", which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings
The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and was named after him. he fort features a cannon named "Jaivana"(Jaivana Cannon), which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest cannon on wheels.
Jal Mahal ("Water Palace") is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The building is located near the shoreline of a lake with a maximum depth of 15 ft.he palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
Nahargarh Fort originally named Sudarshangarh, was build mainly in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the king of Jaipur. The fort was constructed as a place of retreat on the summit of the ridge above the city as it stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur.
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