Jaipur forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Jaipur, Delhi (260 km) and Agra (240 km). A business centre and a bustling capital city is Jaipur with the entire modern metropolis trapping but yet that never fails to surprise a traveler of flavored strongly with an old age charm. Dramatic testimonials of the bygone era are ancient stunning backdrop forts Moti Dungri, Jagarh, Amer and Nahargarh and their romance of lingering a reminder. Can grip any visitor with admiration the old Jaipur painted in Pink. Owing to pretty constructed havelis, forts and palaces all are painted in pink that’s why Jaipur is also known as ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan.
After its founder, Jaipur is named Sawai Jai Singh II the astronomer and warrior sovereign ruled between 1688 and 1744. Also compelled by growing population’s reason and water paucity was the decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer. Moreover, the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging in the early 7th century. After invasion’s several centuries the north and Monarch Aurangzeb was now the wealth of the kingdom and quite had become greater than before. This time of opportune Jai Singh planned his new capital in the planes of seizing upon.
In astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar and sciences with a strong instinct for planning is strong grounding of Sawai Jai Singh’s a corroborative effort is Jaipur. An attractive creation worthy of universal admiration is the city itself.
Jal Mahal Palace
The proud monuments it stands out as one that has not lost its old imperial grandeur and charm. Extremely charming is Jal Mahal Palace and it is also one of the most striking architectural landmarks. During their tour to Rajasthan, it should not be missed out by the tourists at Jaipur.
Jal Mahal is located in Jaipur and it is a pleasure palace of 18th century. Amongst the Nahargarh hills perched amidst Mansagar Lake is the palace which is in turn nestled. Noted for its grand architecture and sophisticated design is the Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur. This palace was used for the shooting parties of royal duck and it was developed as a spot pleasure. Lead of causeway to Jal Mahal Palace which is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake opposite the cenotaphs. From the banks of the lake, Jal Mahal can only be viewed.
An important city of landmarks is the Hawa Mahal which means palace of the winds of the Jaipur city the pink city of India. Although Hawa Mahal is actually little more than a façade, it is also an interesting building. This building of honeycombed was originally built the royal households to facilitate the women to watch the city’s everyday processions and life.
Undoubtedly one of the most colorful cities is among all the states of erstwhile princely India, Rajputana. At all periods of their history of the Rajputs have been patrons of architecture and art despite their time consuming preoccupation with war. Their palaces and forts and they were great builders are not only impressive but a very important part of architectural heritage and cultural Rajasthan built for leisure, security and residence reasons of the Maharajas and their women. Behind delicate stone carved screens of jail, Hawa Mahal was conceived to give position of adequate vantage, to the women in the palace, passing through the bazaar below, for watching the royal processions.
This fort is situated in Amber the Kachhwaha Rajput’s the ancient capital from Jaipur on the Delhi - Jaipur road, on a hillside overlooking Maotha Lake. About two centuries over a period a pretty complex of halls, gardens, palaces, pillared pavilions, temples and stairways which are built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh, Sawai Jai Singh and Maharaja Man Singh. The fort palace of classic romantic is Amber in Rajasthan. Hindu and Mughal architecture’s a classic fusion is Amber fort which is built in white marble and red sandstone.
One of the major tourist attractions of the city is Nahargarh Fort which was built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh and later some majestic additions were done by the Nahargarh Fort Jaipur- I Sawai Raja Jai Singh’s successor. Nahargarh Fort was added to the splendid fort of some majestic features and was renovated in the 19th century.
This grandiose edifice’s each and every corner enters through an eye of persons but descends directly to heart of one and it is situated at the heart of Jaipur. The royal palace is filled with enticing and interesting artifacts both a repository of the culture and the long line of maharaja’s family album who ruled this Pink City for so many years. The City Palace complex a large area of occupies segregated into a voluminous courtyard series magnificent building and alluring gardens. A historic landmark is the City palace in Jaipur. City Palace has an art gallery with a fine collection of carpets, royal paraphernalia, paintings, rare astronomical works and paintings in Persian, Sanskrit, Arabic and Latin acquired by Sawai Jai Singh- II for his movements and their planet studies.
A famous heritage hotel in Jaipur is Raj Mahal Palace which was built way back in 1729 that has a serving’s history many a guest of high profile that include Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Diana and Prince Philip. This Palace set amidst 15 acres of lush green lawns holds out the letting’s promise the guests enjoy an experience of royal.
One for the guests an excellent accommodation facility of the hotel renders to the guests and promises to make the stay a comfortable and enjoyable. An excellent room service provided with minibars, attached bathrooms with running cold and hot water, air conditioners, color televisions, telephones and cable connections.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
This temple was constructed by Birla family that has been one of the leading industrialist families of India for a long time and it was located in the Southern part of Jaipur. Against the fascinating Jaipur skies the temple offers scenic vistas as twilight sets in the temple’s exterior of marble begins to glow and Moti Doongri lies quite close. At the foot of a hill, Laxmi Narayan Tewple is situated.
Samode Palace was converted into Hotel of Heritage by the family of Samode and it was built in 400 years ago. Rajput- Mughal architecture’s a wonderful example is Samode Palace. One of the perfect places to spend holidays is Samode Palace which is 42 km from Jaipur. A great interesting place for visitors is Samode palaces who appreciate local arts and culture. The town or village is popular for its magnificent handicrafts, hevelis and mansions to see the life of rulers and flavors of Rajasthan so for your next holiday travel to Samode.
One of the great preserved of five observatories and the largest is Jantar Mantar in Jaipur which is constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh northern India of all over. Multiple structures consists the Jantar Mantar in the City of Pink of stone masonry build in varied and throughout the world large geometric forms that have caught the attention of art historiographers, artists and architects. Unique in their isolation is the Yantras of Ram used for an altitude of gauging.
Govind Devji Temple
From Raja Man Singh, the donation money received, the temple was built in 1890. Placed of wonderful between Badal Mahal and Chandra Mahal is the temple in the City Palace complex. During Janmastami, the temple complex becomes an activities hive a festival that commemorates the Lord Krishna’s birth. From all over the country, the most popular and famous temple is Govind Devji Temple in Pink City devotees of attracting.
An imposing stone structure executed is Central Museum is situated in the midst of Ramnivas Gardens in architecture’s Indo- Persian style. It has metal object’s wide range which is used for domestic purposes. From the Kishangarh, Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur and Bundi painting schools also on view area large collection of miniatures. When the price of King Edward VII and Wales has visited India which is constructed in 1876 and it designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob. Central Museum was opened in 1886 for public. The oldest Museum is Central Museum or Albert Hall in the state which is situated within the Ram Niwas Garden.
This Bissau Palace hotel was built in 1919 by Rawal Raghubir Singhji in Jaipur. The past era’s splendor of the hotel brings back that provides a royal feeling of the guests. The Bissau’s Thakurs were often at daggers drawn with chief of other feudal and were a lot of prickly, bristling.
While their fort was sold a few decades ago in the Shekhawati region, the townhouse called Bissau Palace in Jaipurnow it functions as a hotel. The building of rambling has set in a garden somewhat ruined by the souvenir shops a quaint colonial air about it. Inside recreates of the building turn- of- the- century combining of architecture English formality with the requirement of Rajputs for separate wings and open courtyards.
This museum for the greeting purpose of Prince of Wales, King Edward VII on his visit to India and it was designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob. It was opened to the public after ten years. The museum’s galleries on the ground floor have been thoroughly remodeled and rebuilt since 1969.
One of the state’s oldest museums is the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur which was built in 1876 to welcome the Prince of Wales on his visit to India. This museum has an assortment of rare articles including paintings, metal, textiles, carpets and arms, wood crafts, pottery and dolls, toys, weapons which is located amidst the Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur and mummy of Egypt belonging to the Ptolemaic Epoch. From Shah of Abbas Persia, the museum of Albert hall also the popular carpet a house that was bought by Mirza Jai Singh I. From Rajasthan’s unique schools, the museum also showcases the paintings of miniature.
Narain Niwas Palace
The Narain Niwas Palace is built by General Amar Singh Ji (Kanota’s Thakur) in the 19th century which is centrally located in Jaipur. Hotel is offering a traditional Rajput hospitality with all the amenity of modern to its guests for a great comfort and is designed in the Anglo Indian style’s a fanciful version.
This Palace was built by Gen. Amar Singh who was the Thakur of Kanota in 1928 and from the walled city of this was originally a country residence to which the Thakur would retreat then commander of the Jaipur State forces. It has been featured in glossy design publications such Taschen’s Indian Interiors since opening as a hotel of heritage in 1978.
The founder of Jaipur is Sawai Jai Singh and the pretty valley by the ruler received it name about 280 years ago. It is an idol of Shri Govind Deoji was installed here because the Kanak Valley made the ruler thinks of Vrindavan where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. The place is considered a sacred place and has lost its significance which is why the procession that come from Amber make a stop here to pay respect to the Lord during the many festivals like Teej and Gangaur. Now, when one visits this place for a long time this place was completely neglected by everyone and one is amazed to hear that was fast turning into a ruin. Apart, all seemed to be falling, the arches, screens intricate carvings and chhatris. The place were quickly deteriorating, even the natural and vegetation surroundings, if that was not bad enough. Further damage was prevented and restoration work started on this site before it was too late.
Cenotaphs of Gaitore
The royal Maharajas the cremation ground is Gaitore of the pink city of Rajasthan. Cenotaphs of Gaitore can be easily reached and is located 15 km from Jaipur. Here, each cenotaph is dedicated to the respective rulers. Hindu and Islamic temple architecture’s a perfect amalgamation are the cenotaphs. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II remember not miss the cenotaph which is one of the considered the most impressive. Gaitore is made of white marble with carvings of intricate on it and pretty appeared original of carved peacocks. A reflection respective Maharajas taste is the carvings on each chhatri. The former rulers cenotaphs consists of typical umbrella or chhatri shaped memorials which is situated in a narrow valley.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
A hallmark is Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh of love of Sawai Jai Singh for his queen from Udaipur. This bagh was built by the founder of Jaipur is Raja Sawai Jai Singh in 1728 as a gift by the royal groom to his Queen of Sisodia from Udaipur. The Bagh is laid in Mughal style depicting the theme based on the eternal lover legends Lord Krishna and his soul beloved Radha on the way to Agra, from Jaipur, it is about 8 km.
This Palace was the chambers of the former Maharaja and offers 79 rooms including restored suites of aesthetically. From the warm hues and colorful art, use of rich silk and fabrics drapes draw of the Rajasthan’s state. It was built for the Kesar Badaran on a modest scale in 1835 of favorite handmaiden of queen, later as a royal guesthouse it was refurbished and hunting lodge. It became the Maharaja’s residence Jaipur and was converted into a palace in 1925.
Once reeled under the water scarcities problem is Galtaji Temple and was then to appease the gods that a sage named Galva meditated for a 100 year periods. The gods blessed the region with a water stream that ended the problem of water as a result. The area constructed a temple’s the people as a tribute’s mark to the sage. An ancient pilgrimage of Hindu site is Galtaji which is situated near Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh 10 km from Jaipur in Rajasthan’s Indian state on Jaipur Agra highway. Holy kunds, natural springs, temples and pavilions are there.
By Road: Directly connected to Delhi by a well maintained road is Jaipur and also it is linked to most of the tourist destinations in Rajasthan.
By Train: There are many trains that well linked Jaipur and other cities from Delhi; the Palace on Wheels is foremost among them.
By Air: Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport from the city centre at a distance of 11 km around. From Jaipur, there are direct flight to Aurangabad, Delhi, and Jodhpur, Mumbai, Udaipur and some other cities.