Places to visit in Jaipur
The city of Jaipur, also known as the pink city of India, has witnessed a number of kings who loved to have artistic palaces and some of the beautiful pieces of architecture. There is a huge list of historical palaces and areas that one must visit while being on tour to this city. Here are some of the known palaces and monuments which offer a different identity to the city of Jaipur.
1. Jantar Mantar:
Jantar Mantar was built in the 18th century and is now the largest astronomical observatory in the World. It was built back then to study the stars and constellation. It is still known to be accurate and hence is a symbol of the wisdom of the people living in that age. It is finely architecture and is a go to for people who are visiting Jaipur.
2. Albert Hall Museum:
Known as one of the oldest museums of Rajasthan and is rich in heritage collection, Items such as carpets, ivory, paintings, crystals etc are part of this museum. This museum is visited by people who love history.
3. Nahargarh Fort:
This fort is located in the outer skirts of Jaipur and is usually visited by people who are moving to Jaipur from North. The fort is a beautifully architecture and can be looked up as a great historical structure. People who usually visit the pink city start from here.
4. City Palace:
Maharajas are known to reign from this palace. The City Palace is located towards the North east of Jaipur and has other buildings such as Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal along with the main Palace which is a must visit for people touring Jaipur.
5. Hawa Mahal:
Hawa Mahal is located at the cross section of the main road known as Badi Chaupal. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is regarded as the signature building of Jaipur. People from all over the country and world come to visit this astounding piece of architecture.
6. Amber Fort:
Often known for its great artistic taste, this fort is located about 11 kms from Jaipur and is situated at the top of a hill. Maota Lake carries a beautiful reflection of this Fort. This Fort is also famous for being called “Amer Fort”.
7. Jaigarh Fort:
It is situated on the hilltop where the entire city of Jaipur can be viewed. This fort has the biggest cannon on wheels called the Jai Ban. The huge Jai Ban is placed in the center of the fort and was built by Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh.
8. Jal Mahal:
Jal Mahal is located amidst the pink city along the center of Man Sagar Lake. In old times, it was a shooting lodge for Maharajas and looked beautiful with its reflection in the Lake. This Mahal also known as Water Palace is a source of attraction for many visitors from all around the world.
The best part of these palaces is they are still in very good position and hence one can understand the lifestyle of the erstwhile kings of this city.