Jaipur, commonly known as the Pink City, is one of the spectacular destinations and capital of one of the beautiful state of India, Rajasthan. The organic beauty of Rajasthan’s countryside, unequalled architecture and delicious cuisine turns Jaipur into a masterpiece destination. Merely words are less to describe the spell-bounding beauty of Jaipur. This pink city is filled with mesmerizing festivals, rich heritage, enchanting cultural insights and colorful dream palaces at every step.
The trending five experiences of Jaipur which one should definitely visit:-
1. Amber Fort (UNESCO Site)
A magnificent fort on the hills of Aravalli. It is a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput schools of architecture, beautifully combining white marble and redstone. The fort is originally believed to have been built by Raja Man Singh during 967 AD and later other Kings carried construction on over a period of 150 years until the Kachwahas shifted their capital to the modern day in 1727. A journey of Jaipur is incomplete if the person misses to visit this fascinating “Amber Fort”.
2. Jal Mahal
The most serene sight in the middle of the pink city of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal, the Water Palace. This picturesque palace, that once was a shooting lodge for the Maharajah, appears to float in the centre of the Sagar Lake. The light sand coloured walls of the Jal Mahal in the centre of the lake make this monument quite majestic. This is the most beautiful monument which one should definitely visit in Jaipur.
3. City Palace
The exclusive City palace, located just behind the Hawa Mahal is the centerpiece of Jaipur that truly reflects the heart of Maharaja Jai Singh II. This palace includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal as well as lot of other structures. Build by highly trained architects, the city palace presents a fusion of Rajput, Mogul and European styles and is one of the renowned tourist destinations. At present, some portion of this palace has been converted into museums, which presents historical relics and art from the city and the region.
4. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds is among one of the intricate architectures in Jaipur. It is high screen wall with small windows built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside and is extension to Zenana portion. This five-story structure is just one room wide, so the wind easily passes through the building and cools the interior. The building façade has a delicate honeycomb design with close to 1,000 windows.
5. Jantar Mantar (UNESCO Site)
Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. Built between 1728 and 1734, some of the instruments are still used to forecast predicting eclipses, measuring time and tracking the position of stars, duration and intensity of the monsoon, and the possibility of floods and famine.