Explore famous monuments and historical sites of the Pink City of Rajasthan. Jaipur showcases the rich and vibrant culture and tradition of Rajasthan by rajasthantourdriver.com. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh as India’s first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travelers.
JAIPUR known as the ‘Pink City’, it is home to a wonderful selection of ancient forts and palaces. This is fastest growing city of the world and it belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Aside from the ubiquitous pink colour, Jaipur’s culture is very well witnessed through visiting the enticing monuments like City Palace, Amber Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, and Birla Temple etc. on this private sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Once you are in the Pink City, you will naturally be inclined to visit City Palace. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732 AD. The palace complex comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Now, Chandra Mahal has been converted into museum that houses exclusive handcrafted products and other products that depict the cultural heritage of the kingdom. Not only will you enjoy the architecture, you will be awe struck by the glorious view of Pink City from here.
Also known as Amer Fort, it is located in Amer, which is around 11 kilometers from Jaipur. It was constructed by Raja Mansingh in the year 1592. It was later expanded by Raja Jai Singh I. The red sandstone and marble stone construction reflect a blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture. The main entrance faces east and there are three more entrances. There are four courtyards in Amber Palace. One of the courtyards has the Public Audience Hall, called the Diwan-i-Aam.
Albert Hall Museum
Adorning the gates of Old City and flanked by the famous Ram Niwas gardens, Albert Hall Museum is a stunning example of Indo-Saracenic style architecture. Named after the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward and completed in the year 1887, this museum is one of India’s oldest center for art and culture exploration. The museum houses many artifacts, paintings from different parts of India and even an Egyptian mummy that is increasingly becoming popular. In the recent times, Albert Hall has also become a hub for many activities like concerts, rallies and festivals. or even rest in the nearby restaurants like.
An iconic monument that is often used for representing Jaipur City, Hawa Mahal is an unmissable attraction. A one of its kind of monument in Jaipur, Hawa Mahal is majorly known for its 953 jharokas (windows) that make its facade.
Built by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh in Rajputana style of architecture, it is a five-storey building that was constructed for the women of the royal family to see the everyday happenings in the city without being seen themselves due to the prevalence of the Purdah system, then.
Another iconic building in Jaipur, Jal Mahal is an absolute visual treat. Situated amidst Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur and is also amongst the most photographed sites in the city.
Built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, it mainly draws tourists in the evening when it shimmers with lights and its reflection falls on the lake. Jal Mahal is also flocked by many seasonal birds since it is situated amidst the lake, and is therefore a great place for birdwatching, especially in the winters.
If you have any doubts about having to spend your time at an observatory on your tour, reconsider it. Jantar Mantar is not just like any other average observatory; it is ranked amongst the largest observatories of the world. Built during the period of Maharaja Jai Singh II, the astronomical observatory has the largest sundial of the world. Maharaja Jai Singh II had avid interest in various subjects including architecture, astronomy, philosophy and astronomy. His keen interest in astronomy led him to construct the country’s largest observatory. The geometric devices available here are used in measuring time, observing constellations and orbits around the biggest star. The astrological instruments attract astronomers and architects from all parts of the world. Whatever your level of interest in space, you will be inspired by Jantar Mantar
Another religious site in Jaipur that catches the eyes of the tourists is Birla Temple or Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Situated at the base of Moti Dungri in south Jaipur, the Birla Temple is popular for its exquisite carvings done on white marbles, and is thus widely acclaimed as a marble marvel. The main attractions of Birla Temple are the images of Laxmi and Narayan, carved from one piece of marble.