One trip to Jaipur is not always enough! Jaipur is a scenic City of Forts, Palaces, Temples, Museums and Monuments. Jaipur is also famous for the warmth and hospitality of its people. Let us have a look at the famous historical places of Jaipur
Amer Fort is a real jewel of Jaipur. It is situated on hill top and having a very big wall which leads up to its entrance. This Fort is built with red and white stones and has an Indo Islamic architecture style. This Fort was built by Maharaja Man Singh in the 16 century and still in a very good condition. That is why it is a very famous and foremost tourist attraction in Jaipur. There are courtyards, ancient architecture and temples in the Fort. The star attraction of Amer Fort is the light and sound show.
The Most iconic image not only of Jaipur but of Rajasthan is the Hawa Mahal. Constructed by Sawai Pratap Singh Maharaja in the 18th century is actually a palace. This is a five storey structure constructed particularly for the royal ladies to give them a view of the daily life of the locals and the City. Hawa Mahal as the name suggests is a palace of winds. It has total of 953 windows and in this way it is ventilated and punctured throughout.
Jantar Mantar is the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rajasthan. It is one of the greatest monuments of astronomical proportions. Also it is one of the largest pre-modern observatories in India and in the world. It consists of a collection of structures made up buy stones. Each structure seems to be based on a particular geometrical design and solves a particular geometrical problem. These structures are called as instruments, 20 in numbers like Chakra Yantra, Samrat Yantra and like this.
It is one of the attractive 18th century structure and historical place in Jaipur. This palace consists of various buildings from different eras. City Palace is one of the most loved by and visited historical places by tourists in Jaipur. It consists of the museum of the Maharaja, the Deewan e Khas and the giant silver vessels nowhere seen in the world. The Deewan e Aam, which is the place for the public to meet by the Royals, now consist of an art gallery which displays the handwritten copy of Geeta, paintings, clothes and furniture used by the royal family. It also consists of armory, which shows the collection of weapons used by the Maharaja and in India that time.
Jaigarh Fort is constructed just 400 metres above the Amer Fort and it works as a shield to the Amer Fort. It was constructed to protect the Amer Fort by Maharaja Jai Singh II. A visit to Jaigarh Fort requires a whole day because there is so much to do and explore in and around the Fort.
Albert Hall Museum:
Albert Museum hall also known as the state museum of Rajasthan gives you a glimpse of fascinating history of Rajasthan. It is the oldest museum of Rajasthan and is named after King Edward VII. The Museum houses a rare collection of intricate armoury, artefacts, stone work, Royal costumes, metal and Ivory.
It is constructed in between and in the middle of Sagar Lake. It is one of the important iconic structures of the Pink City. It was constructed by Maharaj Madhav Singh for hunting of ducks in the lake. This Mahal was renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh II and since then it has attracted and captured the imagination of tourist all over India and world. Jal Mahal has a Rajput style of five story architecture with only the top floor visible above the water
Abhaneri step well:
It is one of the most attractive steps well in India and is 95 km from Jaipur. It consists of 13 storey and 3500 steps. It is a place worth to visit although it takes some time away from Jaipur. It is really an architectural Marvel having utility and beauty as well.