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Jaipur - The Pink City

Jaipur, also known as ‘Pink City’, is the capital of Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727 AD. Jaipur is famous for its rich cultural heritage and today has become the most famous tourist destination of India.

In Jaipur you will see the architectural marvel of ancient forts and monuments. The name of Jaipur is Pink City is due to the extensive use of pink color on the walls during the visit of Prince Wales. Jaipur the pink city is world famous for its cultural heritage, elephant riding, camel riding, forts, ancient palaces, and many more. There are so many most liked tourist destinations in Jaipur that you should never miss if you are visiting Jaipur and if you get to know about them you will not be able to stop yourself from visiting these tourist spots of Jaipur.

Jaipur the pink city is garlanded by presence of number of beautiful monuments that echo the splendid history of the Jaipur city. Splendid monuments such as Jaigarh Fort, Amer Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Sarkasooli, Isar Laat, City Palace, Albert Hall, Birla Mandir (Birla Temple), Khole Ke Hanumanji and many more are spectacular sights which attract tourists from every corner of the world. Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort are the three of the oldest forts that provide great visual treat to the visitors. Situated in the heart of Jaipur is the City Palace. The Statue Circle is a tribute to the founder of Pink city, Maharaja Jai Singh II. With so much heritage on display in the form of monuments, The tourists who have visited most tourist places Jaipur once will be eager visit Jaipur again and again.

Hawa Mahal

Hawamahal- tourist placesHawa Mahal  (Palace of Winds or Palace of the Breeze) is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so that the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and extends to the Zanana, or women’s chambers. The structure of Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu God. Its unique five-story exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 small windows called Jharokha decorated with intricate latticework. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to obey strict “purdah” (face cover).

Jantar Mantar

tourist placesThe Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738 CE. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, the monument features masonry, stone and brass instruments that were built using astronomy and instrument design principles of ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts, and with data from Islamic astronomy during the Mughal Empire.The instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. The monument expresses architectural innovations, as well as the coming together of ideas from different religious and social beliefs in 18th century India. The observatory is an example of the Ptolemaic positional astronomy which was shared by many civilizations.

Albert Hall Museum

tourist placesAlber Hall Museum is a museum in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state of  India. It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. The building is situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, assisted by Mir Tujumool Hoosein, and was opened as public museum in 1887. It is also called the Government Central Museum. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it should be a museum for the art of Jaipur and included as part of the new Ram Nivas Garden. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.

Amer Fort

Amer-fortAmer Fort also spelled and pronounced as Amber Fortand Amber Palace is located in Amer, a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, Rajasthan state of India. Located on a high hill, it is the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area. The town of Amer Was originally built by Meenas and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh. Amer Fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake. The aesthetic ambiance of the palace is seen within its walls. Constructed of red sandstones and marble , the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-e-Aam, or “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas, or “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace. Hence, the Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace.

Jal Mahal

Jalmahal_RestoredJal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. The Jal Mahal palace has got an eye-popping makeover. Traditional boat-makers from Vrindavan have crafted the Rajput style wooden boats. A gentle splashing of oars on the clear lake waters takes you to Jal Mahal. You move past decorated hallways and chambers on the first floor to climb all the way up to the fragrant Chameli Bagh. Across the lake, you can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur. The most remarkable change is in the lake itself. The drains were diverted, two million tonnes of toxic silt were dredged from the bottom, increasing its depth by over a metre, a water treatment system was developed, local vegetation and fish reintroduced, the surrounding wetlands regenerated and five nesting islands created to attract migratory birds.

Birla Mandir

Birla Temple JaipurBirla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is part of one of the several Birla Mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan. Birla Temple, Jaipur At the foot of Moti Dungri fort is the Birla Temple. This temple forms one of the major attractions of Jaipur. Birla Temple of Jaipur looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. The enormous temple was built during the year 1988, by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Due to this reason, Birla Temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple. Birla Mandir is constructed in the finest quality of white marble. The three huge domes of the temple represent three different approaches to the religion. The beautiful white marble temple mesmerizes the onlookers, when it glows at night.

Kanak Vrindavan (Kanak Ghati)

Kanak-Vrindavan-GardenKanak Vrindavan is a garden in Jaipur, the capital of  Rajasthan. It is built in a valley surrounded by Aravali hills and is located on the way to the Amer Fort at the bottom of the Nahargarh hill. The place is approx 8 km north of the Jaipur city. The garden complex is having many nearby tourist attractions as the Amer Fort Palace, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh fort along with lots of lush greenery. The garden was coined by Kachchwaha Rajput Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh  of Jaipur, approximately 275 years ago, at the time when the complex was built. It includes term ‘Vrindavan’ as the garden resembles the descriptions of a the place, where God Sri Krishna had performed MahaRaas near Mathura, and word Kanak came from Maharaja’s one of the Maharani Kanakde.

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Science Park Jaipur

Science Park JaipurScience Park in Jaipur is a uniquely developed park by the department of Science & Technology and is spread over of an approximate area of three acres. The aim of the park is to spread scientific and technical awareness among students in particular by providing practical approach and direct involvement. The main attractions at the Science park include Interactive Exhibits, Mineral Section, Energy Park, Space Technology, Life Size Tyrannosaurus, Meteorological equipment, Puppet Theater, Open Air Theater, etc. It also has indoor galleries- Fun Science, IT, etc for general public.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh FortThe Jaigarh Fort is a majestic stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. This almost-intact fort is surrounded by huge battlements and is connected to the Amer Fort (also called ‘Amber’ Fort), with subterranean passages. Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex, the Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur. The fort houses the world’s largest cannon on wheels, a majestic palace complex and the assembly hall of the warriors known as ‘Shubhat Niwas’ along with a museum and an armory. Apart from the intricate architecture of the fort, the fort was also renowned for a huge treasure that was believed to be buried under the fort. It is now said that the government of Rajasthan seized the treasure when it was discovered in the 1970s. The Jaigarh Fort was built to secure Jaipur City and the Amer fort from warlords and rivals.

 B. M. BIRLA PLANETARIUM

The Planetarium regularly holds sky-shows to dispel the heavenly myths, propagate the basic concepts of astronomy and also train the amateurs to appreciate the grandeur of the night sky. The topics include evolution of earth, mysteries of cosmos, exploration of Mars and other planets. Interactive sessions are held following the sky-shows. A special live session has been designed and being regularly presented to higher classes to supplement their science syllabi. The planetarium coordinates the activities of Amateur Astronomers Association which include telescope fabrication, astro-photography and organising evening sky-watch sessions.

 

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