Jaipur Travel Destinations
Also prominent as the historic city, Jaipur was found in 1727 AD by the very great Sawai Jai Singh II. He was a Kacchawah ruler and also a great builder, astronomer and a poet too. This city is known to be laid down of the principles of the “Shilpa Shastra” and when you take a look at the shape it is a perfect rectangle. This one big block is divided into nine small blocks each to be named as “chokris”. All the different types of monuments and historic buildings are centrally located into the city. Amongst a lot of people this place is also known as the Pink city.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Jaipur
As Jaipur is one royal city you will witness all palaces, temples and also many other interesting and eye catching places like the Hawa Mahal which is also famous as the palace of winds and this was well designed by Sawai Pratap Singh. This was built up by him to protect himself and get all the updates of the things ongoing outside into the public.
If you want to have the perfect picture of the Rajput culture then taking a look at the Amber fort and also the Shitla Mata temple which is situated in the north of Jaipur. It was well built by Maharaja Man Singh. Amber fort is one another eye catchy palace. It includes Jai mandir, Diwan-i-Am, Sheesh mahal, Sikh Niwas and the kali temple.
Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh, was designed by Lalchand Usta. It is a five-storey structure that has more than 950 windows. The latticework was built for allowing women to watch everyday life of the city. Hawa Mahal is situated near the Johari Bazaar and provides a beautiful view of the entire Pink City.
Jaigarh Fort which was built by Sawai Jai Singh has very massive cannon Jai Ban mounted. It is said to be the largest in the country which is supposed to be the largest in the country. Jantar Mantar which is one of the most significant places was built by Jai Singh II a and it has all the instruments through which the astronomers measured the position of stars and calculated the eclipses.
The Jal mahal which is situated in the right middle of a small lake was supposed to be the hunting place for all Rajputs and this place is only visible from the banks of a lake which is man made . other places to look at include Laxmi Narayan Temple, Govind Devji Temple, Albert Hall, B M Birla Planetarium etc.
Amber Fort and Shitla Mata temple situated in the north of Jaipur built by Maharaja Man Singh which gives you a perfect picture of Rajput architecture which overlooks a lake that reflects several terraces and the pavilions. Amber is famous for its spectacular Sheesh mahal, Jai mandir, Diwan-i-Am, Sikh Niwas and the Kali temple.
Traveling to this Pink city is not at all a difficult task from metro’s like Mumbai Delhi etc. it is easily accessible by road, air and also railways. There are continuous domestic flights and trains available which can take you to this city. As you can also travel by road you can always hire the private cab which will drop you to the desired place in Jaipur. Traveling by road will make things greatly interesting because you can here take a look at the lush green valleys and the chirpy birds.
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