Blessed with culture and heritage, Jaipur is home to so many amazing places that you can never get enough of it.
If you often get bored in the urban lifestyle and always fancy about the royal palaces, colourful forts and marvelous architecture, then Jaipur is where you should visit at least once in your lifetime. Also known as “The Paris of India”, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. With glorious history, rich culture and gorgeous lifestyle, the city will literally transport you into a whole new world and provide you an opportunity to explore the flavour of royalty.
City Palace: A perfect blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture style, City Palace is one of the major highlights of Jaipur. Located in Tripolia Bazar Road, this palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II during 1729-1732. With the breathtaking architecture, attractive decoration, fine artworks and royal ambience, the palace will definitely leave you in an awe. Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are the two main parts of the palace.
Hawa Mahal: Another iconic monument in the Jaipur city, Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of the Winds’ is a five-storey building that was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. It has 953 windows (known as jharokhas) that allow the cool breeze to pass inside the palace. The construction of the building is unique and the top floor balconies offer you a spectacular view of the whole city.
Jantar Mantar: Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete if you don’t visit this interesting observatory called Jantar Mantar. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this is one of the oldest and largest observatories in the world. It has some devices and gadgets that can measure time, observe constellation, predict eclipses etc. Also, the whole architecture is quite unique and interesting.
Albert Hall Museum: A must-visit place for any architecture enthusiastic and art lover, Albert Hall Museum is a classic example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It’s one of the oldest museums in India and the whole construction was completed in 1887. With a wide collection of artifacts, paintings, stones, carpets, jewellery, metals and an Egyptian mummy, this museum provides its visitors an excellent opportunity to learn a lot about history, art and culture.
Nahargarh Fort: Located in the laps of Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort is an amazing fort that offers you a breathtaking view of the Jaipur city. During the night, the view of the surrounding places from its top floors is truly spectacular. It is a popular picnic spot and the major highlights include the twelve queen boudoirs, Wax Museum etc. It is believed that the royal families used to visit this fort as their summer trips.
Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Temple, Jal Mahal, Pink City Bazaars, Galtaji etc. are some other attractions in Jaipur.