Trip to Jaipur: The tales of Indian Royalty
Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian traditional state, Rajasthan and the desert state of India is a very popular tourist destination in India. It is a world-class beautiful destination of Rajasthan with unrivaled architecture, the natural beauty of the city and traditional cuisine. | Trip to Jaipur: The tales of Indian Royalty |
Jaipur is also known as ‘Pink City’ because of its romantic pink color which pervades everything and everywhere in Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital of the royal city is very well connected to all other destinations of India through air transport, train journeys, and roadways.
It is one of the famous tourist destinations and also is a part of the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Further, Jaipur has a strength of its own and it is full of hidden treasures to be explored in different unknown spots. The city is full of festivities, traditions, culture, food, colors, music, dance, and cultural activities. Rajasthani cuisine is famous for its own unique and delicious taste.
Most interesting places to visit during the trip to Jaipur
Amber Palace is located towards the north of Jaipur, Rajasthan. And this amazing palace is on the rocky Aravalli hills surrounded by serene atmosphere and lush green landscape. It is built with red sandstone and white sandstone. The carvings and designs on the ceiling and the walls are very amazing and extraordinary.
The fort is also called as Amer Fort. Each gate of the fort has a unique architectural structure. It is a fortified palace with a large number of courtyards, audience halls, gardens, and temples. It took its name from Amba Mata, the fertility and earth goddess of the Minas.
The Amber Fort is an exquisite specimen of Rajput and Mughal architecture. You can also enjoy elephant rides in the royal palace which are colorfully decorated with red silk overcoats and some with the attractive painted faces.
Hawa Mahal – Palace of the Breeze
Hawa Mahal also is known as Palace of the Winds is situated near the Badi Chaupur main road and is one of the popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1976 which was consisted of a five-story extension in the form of a honeycomb.
Wind used to flow all over the palace, giving its name as ‘Hawa Mahal’. It is one of the popular spots for the photographer to capture a panoramic view.
Nahargarh Fort is located on the rocky ridge of Aravalli hills overlooking Jaipur city. It was built in 1734by Jai Singh II. Earlier it was named Sudarshangarh also known as ‘The Abode of Tigers’. It offers an amazing Jaipur’s scenic landscape and the rooms are well connected by a common corridor decorated with antique and delicate wall hangings.
It is also a popular place for royal families as a picnic spot. During the night, the entire fort is lightened up with amazing lights that are beautiful to watch; it reveals the real beauty of Nahargarh fort.
Jaigarh fort is situated around 15 km from the pink city of India which was built in 1726 by King Jai Singh II. This fort was the watchtowers and you can see the ancient technology of past in the fort. You can also visit Ram Harihar temple and Kal Bhairav temple in the premises of the fort.
Jaigarh Fort also contains the world’s largest cannon on wheels, known as ‘Jaivana’. Most of the travelers visit the museum inside the Jaigarh fort to witness the old puppets, artifacts and war utilities of the Rajputana rulers who fought during the old period. Further, you can get the best view over the plains once after climbing the massive Diwa Burj.
The marvelous city palace is located near Chokri Sahad in the old pink city. It is a paradise for art and history lovers and tourists. The city palace was built by Jai Singh II in 1729. It also includes the ‘Chandra Mahal’ and ‘Mubarak Mahal’. The architecture of the palace is a great fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European styles.
Inside the beautiful complex of city palace, you can also visit the museum and art gallery to get an exposure to the great royal costumes and ancient Indian weapons. It is also one of the famous places to purchase souvenirs from the royal city ‘Jaipur’.
Abhaneri Step Well
Step Well is located in a royal reputed village of Rajasthan known as Abhaneri which is around 100 km away from the city in the Jaipur Agra road. It is also known as ‘Chand Baori’. It was built by Nikamba Rajput rulers during 9th century AD, once also considered to be a holy place as it was just next to the temple.
Amazingly, the temple of Chand Baori is always 5 degrees C less as compared to the outside temperature. It consists of narrow 3500 steps along with 13 stories, also considered as one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. This place was dedicated to the goddess of joy and happiness, Harshat Mata.
Jal Mahal is located in the middle of ManSagar Lake. It is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture built completely in red sandstone. It was built by Madho Singh I like a place to have duck hunting parties. The beauty of this palace is enhanced generation after generation, and today it is popularly known as ‘Water Palace’.
This palace has 5 floors among which 4 floors are completely immersed in water. It is considered as one of the exquisite palaces of Jaipur. It is also a place for many colorful migratory birds, fish and rich with flora and fauna.