Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is the signature of impeccable beauty that is showcased by the art and culture of forts and palaces of yester years. Established by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1727 the city is the first planned city of the country.
Known for the breathtaking and magnificent palaces and forts, Jaipur has been all time tourists’ favourite both from India and abroad who throng the city to witness the mesmerising architectural splendour of the age old era.
Major tourists’ attractions in Jaipur are:
Amber Fort: Known as the precious gem of the city, Amber Fort is one of the major tourists attraction that is located high on the hill. The fort is architected using Indian architecture methods perfectly blended with Hindu and Rajput styles and standards. The intricate carvings on the walls and ceilings perfectly blended by exquisite paintings of hunting scenes on the walls create lasting impression on all the visitors. Constructed by Raja Maan Singh JI Saheeb who was one of the nine gems in the Emperor Akbar’s Royal court. Among other places like Diwaan –e- Aam, Diwaan- e- Khaas, Sukh Niwas, the Sheesh Mahal is the most beautiful part of the Amber fort, this mirror palace has beautifully paintings and flowers made out of pure glass that are spread all over the walls and ceilings of this Mahal.
Jantar Mantar: Maharaja Jai Singh had staunch belief in astronomy and to transpire his belief into reality he built an observatory in western central regions of India named “Jantar Mantar” which meant calculation instrument. It was built by Major Arthur Garret, a renowned astronomer of those years taking into account the astronomical concepts and analysis. This instrument is declared as a national monument in the year 1948.
Hawa Mahal: Breathtaking and impeccable architectural grandeur Hawa Mahal of Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Known by the name Palace of Winds, this beauty is five storied and is located in the heart and soul of the city. Architected in the shape of the pyramid with the total of 953 windows artistically carved and designed in Rajasthani patterns and designs that are sure to remain immortal in the history of Jaipur. The name was so given to the palace because of the winds that were blowing in the palace were freezing creating a soothing aura in the entire surrounding. If one take a glimpse of the palace it resembles like the crown of Lord Krishna in the form of peacock feathers as the King himself was the greatest devotee of the Lord Krishna.
City Palace: Another remarkable architecture wonder of Jaipur is the city palace which provides divine experience to all the visitors. It is the complex of impeccable palaces, beautiful gardens, courtyards and decorative arts. It is the signature of historic architectural heritage of Jaipur.
Jaipur popularly known as Pink City is the hub of forts and palaces that stand tall because of their state of art and breathtaking architectural beauty.