Places to visit in Jaipur, Tourist places sightseeing
Places to visit in Jaipur are Amber Fort, Gaitor, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, The Palace of Winds, Central Museum, City Palace, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar, Rambagh Palace, Ishwar Lat, Nahargarg, Galta, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Purana Ghat, Sanganer.
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Ishwar Lat is also called Swarg Suli, or the ‘heaven piercing minaret’,. The tower, standing near Tripolia gate, was built by Raja Ishwari singh(1744-51 AD) and offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Hawa Mahal Or ‘The Palace of Winds’
It is the most recognisable monument of Jaipur.The five storeyed pyramidical building with overhanging latticed balconies is unique in conception and is designed to catch the cool breeze one hot summer’s day.
The palace border one of the busiest throughfares of the city and was used by the court ladies to view the activity of the market place from the privacy of the balconies. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Under the shadow of Nahararh stand the memorial to the royal family of Jaipur , a small tribute to their contribution to the glory of the city-state. The graceful catteries, cenotaphs, made in white marble are beautifully carved. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Opposite the Gaitor cenotaphs, this small palace is set in the middle of a small lake. A paved causeway leads up to the beautiful palace. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The capital of the Kachhwahas for six centuries before the birth of Jaipur, Amber stands a top a range of craggy hills,11 km from the present city. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surrounding as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. The solemn dignity of its red sandstone and white marble pavilions, set alight by the setting sun on a summer eve, when reflected in the lake at the foot of the hill ,is a sight to behold.
The state of Amber was an important ally of the Mughals and Man Singh I, as commander-in-Chief of Emperor Akbar acquired immense wealth. Much of it was turned into the lavish ornamentation of the palaces. Sheesh Mahal is considered by many as the world’s best Chamber of Mirrors.
The region of Amber, earlier held by the Mina tribesmen was wrested by Dhola Rai for the Kachhwahas. The antiquity of the citadel is dated to at least 954 AD from the inscription on one of the pillars of the Sun Temple inside the fort.
The splendour of amber is the result of contribution of many successive rulers. In the fort are several handsome structure. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of public Audience ,a beautifully proportioned hall open or three sides, stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan-e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience, has delicate mosaic work in glass.Sukh Mandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory.
Throughout the massive Fort, finely carved lattice-windows, exquisite painted doorways and halls and finely sculptured pillars call for attention. And one can enjoy a measure of erstwhile majesty by riding up to the palace on a brightly caparisoned elephant and being greeted there by musician as was the ancient custom to welcome honoured guests.
As the base of the hill, in the shadow of the mighty fortification is the temple of Garuda, the holy vehicle of Lord Vishnu. The beautifully carved gateway of the temple is flanked by large statue of elephants. A small museum nearby display some of the archeological find of the area. The royal cenotaphs, including a memorial to Maharaja Man singh I with fine carving in bas relief depicting scenes from mythology and the famous romantic legend of Dhola-Maru, are other attraction in the vicinity. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The temple dedicated to the Sun God where as the legend goes, the sage of galta performed a difficult penance, sits on the ridge over looking a picturesque gorge and provided an impressive view of the city. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
The palace and terraced gardens decorated with beautiful fountains were built by Sisodia princess. It is profusely adorned with painted murals of shikar scene and episodes from the Radha-Krishna legends. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
One of the most luxurious Palace in the country, now houses a fine hotel. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
This astronomical observatory was the brainchild of the builder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai singh, who built it in the 18th century. The huge masonry instruments were used to study the movement of the constellation and the stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time and subject to daily corrections, which are displayed on board every day, one can set one’s watch with precision. The astronomer king later built more such observatories in other parts of the country: Delhi, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Cresting a hill about 600 ft above the city, the fort also known as Sudarshangarh, was built in 1734 AD for city defence. The walls of the fort run along the ridge and within are such architectural beauties as the Hawa Mahal and Madhvendra Bhawan. The fort also had, in those times a dungeon which even the members of royal family were prohibited from entering. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
On the road to Agra, this one kilometer stretch of road is bordered on both sides by a beautiful temple and garden.
Close to the airport, this suburb is famous for a thousand year old Jain Temple and the hand-printing of textile.
Ram Niwas Garden :
The foundation of these graceful building was laid in 1876 AD by prince Albert(It is also known as Albert Hall).The museum contains a large collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Timing 0900-1700 hrs.
Closed on Sunday.
City Palace Museum
The museum displays a large variety of items collected by royal houses.Royal dresses,arms,jewellery,an interesting collection ofchariots and carriages,royal howdahs(elephant seats)offer a glimpse of life in time pass. It is among top in the list of tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
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