Jaipur city so called “Pink City” capital of Rajasthan, Very rich in terms of tourism. Here, We are discussing only famous places to visit in Jaipur, In which Hawa Mahal, Amer fort “Amber Fort”, Nahargarh fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort.
Hawa Mahal- Palace of the Winds
Jaipur, Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Ustad Lal Chand. The Structure has been designed in shape of the crown of Hindu’s God Shri Krishna. A red & pink sandstone is a high screen wall built with 953 small windows also called “jharokha” so that the royal women could watch the everyday life at streets, without being seen. This is located near to the City Palace. Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is an icon of Jaipur tourism and biggest tourist attraction point. From the top of the Hawa Mahal, You can see a nice view of Aravali Hills and the Jaipur City. The beautiful architecture of hawa mahal listed in most famous places to visit in Jaipur.
Jal Mahal- Man Sagar Lake
Jal Mahal means Water Palace, Built by Sawai Pratap Singh and renovated and enlarged by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century.
This is surrounded by Man Sagar Lake lake, which is spread over 301 acres. The Mahal is situated in the north of Jaipur City and lies between Amer Fort.
The Aravali Hills are enclosed to Lake from north, west and east side while southern side consists of the beautiful Jaipur City. This is the five-storied building, out of which four floors remains under water when the lake gets full and the top floor is exposed to view.
City Palace- Diwan-I-Khas
This palace is situated in the centre of the city comprising of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. The Mubarak Mahal is the museum with the collection of royal formal textiles and clothes such as shawls, sarees etc.
The Chandra Mahal is the seven storied building on the west end comprising of unique paintings, floral decorations and mirror work on walls. The ground floor is only accessible to the visitors with museum housing manuscripts, carpets and other items belonging to the royal family.
Amber Fort (Amer fort)
This fort is located 11 Km away from the Jaipur City and the best tourist attraction throughout the area. This fort was built in 1592 AD by Maharaja Man Singh. This palace along with the courtyard is divided into four levels. It consists of Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-E-Aam, Jaleb chowk and Sukh Niwas. In Sukh Mahal, an artificial climate is produced for cooling the interiors of the palace. The Martha Lake adds a charm and beauty in the Fort.
Amer fort must be an itinerary of every tourist who travelling to Rajasthan because it is listed in most famous places to visit in Jaipur.
The fort situated on the edge of the Aravali Hills and used to be the defence ring of the Jaipur City. The complete Jaipur city can be overlooked from the Nahargarh fort in an impressive way. Nahargarh fort counted in most famous places to visit in Jaipur.
Jantar Mantar- Jaipur
Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments, Built by King Sawai Jai Singh in 1738 CE. This is located near to Hawa Mahal and City Palace of Jaipur.
It is a biggest “Stone Sundial” in the world and the instrument used for observation of time and astronomical positions.
Jantar Mantar is managed under the Archaeological Sites and Monuments Act of Rajasthan since 1961 and protected as a National Monument of Rajasthan since 1968.
Material of Construction
This is built of local stone and marble. Each instrument has an instrumental scale, and markup logically on the inner marble plate. The instruments in building spread over 18,700 square meters.
Jaigarh Fort- Jaipur
Jaigarh fort situated 10 km away from Jaipur City and on the peaks of Aravali hills. It overlooks the Amber fort and Maota Lake. The fort was built by King Jai Singh II for defence purpose of Amber fort. The fort is basically used by Army of King Jai Singh.
There is a world’s largest cannon on wheels named “Jaivana”, which was manufactured in the fort itself.
Myth about Cannon
As per local tourists and guide, Cannon has test fire only one time in history in 1720. Cannon has the ability of 100 kg (220 lb) of gunpowder fired a shot ball weighing 50 kg (110 lb) to 40 km range of fire. When it was fired, it was kept near to water tank so that gunner can dive into the water for escape from the shock wave. But during the shot, All eight runner and one elephant were killed due to the high shock wave, an even small house near to fort was collapsed and also badly impacted on a pregnant lady and small kids.
Jaigarh fort one of the famous places to visit in Jaipur.