Jaipur - The Pink City

India is a proud possessor of a number of amazing architecture and gigantic monuments that are overwhelmingly rooted in the rich cultural tradition of the past. The beauty that lies submerged in the North India is irresistible and one such place which contributes to this beauty is Jaipur. Jaipur is a crown in the desert state of Rajasthan. It is also popularly known as the pink city owing to the colour pink which embellishes most of the walls of the city. The city is believed to have been built by Raja Jai Singh way back in the 18th century. Jaipur has today built a niche for itself attracting tourists from all over the world. Mind blowing monuments, palaces, forts and temples within its provinces enthrals the traveller, unveiling before them legendary tales and histories that are associated with it. It is the architectural splendour that accentuates the old charisma and splendour of the erstwhile Jaipur.

 The traditional touch and intricacies of the Rajput era are amply communicated through the walls of the forts, palaces, monuments and temples. The Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort are prominent attractions in Jaipur.

The best way one can commence one’s tour of Jaipur is by visiting the Amber Fort. It is situated at the fringes of the Jaipur city and can be reached easily by a short jeep ride. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone the backdrop of which is adorned with the Maotha Lake. This gives it a unique charm of its own.  The intricate carvings on the walls and ceilings of the fort magnetised visitors all over. The Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century and was later completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century.

The City Palace is an important historical landmark of Jaipur. Once a home to the Royal family of Jaipur, the City Palace today stands as an exemplification of the Mughal and Rajput architectural splendour. The province has a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The City Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign.

One of the five observatories built by the King, the Jantar Mantar is another splendid tourist site. It was built in the year 1718 by Sawai Jai Singh. This observatory was erected with numerous scientifically designed instruments, to study the movement of the stars.

Hawa Mahal is one of the most striking monuments in Jaipur. It is known as the “Palace of the Winds”. The screened windows of the Hawa Mahal were used by the royal women as a veil as they watched the various proceedings that took place on the road below. 

Other noteworthy places in Jaipur are the Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Govind Deoji Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Kanak Valley and Laxmi Naryan Temple. Jaipur also boast of a number of shopping areas and is rightly referred to as a shopper’s paradise. Once you set foot in the market area you will surely want to spend hours and hours there.  

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