Popular sites to visit in Jaipur
Dotting with magnificent palaces, glorious forts and enchanting gardens, Jaipur is a perfect amalgamation of elegance and beauty. This desert capital of India depicts the imperial life of the Rajput emperors and their legendary vision. Founded by the ruler of Amer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur was painted in pink 1876 to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II. Since then this magnificent city has been wearing this color, and offering its visitors some wonderful sites to see. These are some of the best places to see in Jaipur.
Amer Fort and Palace
Located with the picturesque and rocky Aravalli Hills as its backdrop, the Amer Fort is a place not to be missed in Jaipur. Scenic beauty of the Maota Lake and the panoramic views of sunrise and sunset contribute to the eternal beauty of the palace. Intricate wall paintings, frescos and the use of precious gems and jewels in these paintings ass to its timeless beauty. Sheesh Mahal or the ‘Palace of Mirror’ is also one of the captivating halls to visit within the Amer Palace. Decorated with numerous pieces of mirror tiles, this hall was designed in such a way that even a single ray entering into it can illuminate the entire hall.
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds is also called the Palace of Breeze. This is one of the most important places to visit in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawal Pratap Singh in 1789, Hawa Mahal is a five-storey extension in the form of a honeycomb. This unique building has 953 small windows , called Jharokhas, decorated with intricate lattice work. The incredible lattice work of the windows were designed in such a way that it allowed clear view of the outside world to the insiders, yet restricted outsiders from being able to stare inside the palace. Hawa Mahal was a famous summertime holiday destination of the Rajput family, and is today a popular place to visit in Jaipur.
It was during the Rajput era that India has seen some of the glorious forts and palaces. Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the classic names in the list of Rajputana architecture. Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this palace is also a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. The location of Mahal makes it an indigenous home to some of the colorful migratory birds, several species of fish and rich flora and fauna.
Jaipur is truly the city of Kings. Enjoy all the sites and the have a comfortable stay in the best resorts in Jaipur.