Best Tourist Places of Jaipur
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and one of the major stopovers of the tourists. International tourists planning to tour Rajasthan starts the journey most often from Jaipur. The majestic forts, havelis, monuments, and palaces are the reason why you should be in Jaipur for a vacation. There are interesting place of visit rich in history and reflecting the Rajputana heritage of the country. The architectural glory of the place never fails to impress a traveler who is ready to delve into the rich past of the country.
Hawa Mahal - Hawa Mahal is a perfect example of Rajput architectural excellence. Built by Sawai Pratap Singh the place is also known as "Palace Of Wind". The palace has around 953 Windows made of pink sandstone. These windows are called 'Jharokhas'. It is situated in City Palace compound. The Hawa Mahal was built for the fair sex who were part of the royal family. The ladies used the windows to view the outside world while resting themselves in the comfort of the household.
City Palace - The City Palace represents a subtle mix of Rajput and Mughal style of design. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the magnificent structure exhibits the architectural excellence of the period. It occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. Some of the structures situated inside are built by other rulers. Mubarak Mahal, built by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, was used as a Reception Palace.
The city place complex also houses the Govindji Temple and is a temple of Lord Krishna and Large number of people visit it. The temple was built in such a fashion that the king could see the deity from the Chandra Mahal, opposite it. The temple is surrounded by gardens and palaces. The image of Govind Devji was originally installed in a temple in Vrindavan.
Moti Doongari and Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Among the important landmarks dotting the southern horizon is the small privately owned hilltop fort of Moti Doongari which is shaped like a Scottish castle, the Ganesh Temple at the foot of the hill and the marble built Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
The western skyline is dominated by the extensive parkotas (walls), watch towers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one of the few military structures of mediaeval India preserved almost intact containing palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a granary, an armory, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban one of the giggest in the World.
It is 15 kilometers from Jaipur beyond the hills of Jaigarh and is like a watchful sentinel guarding Sawai Jai Singh's beautiful capital. Much of the original structures are in ruins. From atop a hill, the fort offers a scenic view of the city be low.
Amber Palace and Fort complex
Situated just over 10 kilometers away from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway is Amber, which was the ancient capital of Jaipur State. A bus leaves from Hawa Mahal every 30 minutes and a well-laid out road takes the visitor out of the city and very soon one witnesses lush green hills.
This garden is named after Vidyadhar who was the chief architect and town planner of Sawai Jai Singh II. It falls just before the Sisodia Garden and the gardens have been planned in the medieval style. Every evening. lights concealed at the base of the surrounding hills lighten up the place.
It is situated in the beautiful Ram Niwas Garden. This beautifully designed Saracenic structure was designed by sir Swinton Jacob. It was opened in 1887 as a public museum. It contains a rare collection of decorative art objects, paintings, sculptures, natural history specimens, an Egyptian Mummy and the well known Persian Golden Carpet.
Jaipur is well-connected by excellent road network from all India. The city has some of magnificent fort & palace attractions. With lots of attractive attractions Jaipur is a globally famous tourism destination of India. It deserves the attentions of majority of tourists from all over the world for Rajasthan tours and travels.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Best Tourist Places of Jaipur