India’s desert capital of Jaipur, affectionately referred to as the Pink City because of the pink walls and buildings of the old city, lures visitors with its stunning remnants of a bygone era.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is known for its palaces, gardens, courtyards and museums. While the city has a lot to offer, here are few experiences that you mustn’t miss in Jaipur.
This city of palaces has various royal palaces to visit and City Palace is one of the best. The palace is famous for its rich architecture. It comprises of the Chandra Mahal which is converted to a museum now and Mubarak Mahal. The palace also gives a mesmerizing view of the pink city.
Located around 11 kilometres from Jaipur, this Fort was constructed by Raja Mansingh in 1952. Red sandstones and marble stones were used to construct this fort that reflects the richness of both Hindu and Muslim architecture.
This fort on the Aravali Ranges is a popular picnic spot for tourists and local people. While the majestic city view that the fort offers is a must watch, the twelve queen boudoirs also shouldn’t be missed.
This fort of victory was built as a defensive fort and was used to store weapons and artillery. The fort represents the military power of Rajputs and was an important part of many historical wars.
Constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratab, Hawa Mahal is one of the best that India has to offer in terms of rich architecture. The Mahal has 953 windows and has slopes connecting the storeys instead of stairs.
Another mesmerizing beauty, Jal Mahal is situated in the middle of Mansagar Lake. This Mahal was built as a hunting lodge. The beautifully decorated hallways and the Chameli Bagh are the major attractions.
It is the largest observatories of the world and a must visit in Jaipur. The geometric devices and astrological instruments of the observatory drives major attention from the astronomers and architects.
Pink City Bazaars
A trip to Jaipur can never be complete without shopping. Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Kishanpole Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar completes the Pink City Bazaars and have stuffs for everyone.
Albert Hall Museum
This museum named after the Prince of Wales is one of oldest centres of art and culture in India. While there are many artifacts and paintings, the Egyptian Mummy is the recent hero among tourists.
This Laxmi-Narayan temple is made of white marble and is a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur. The inner walls of the temple depict various events from the history of Hinduism. It also has cravings of popular personalities like Socrates and Buddha.