A medley of mystic castles and the rule of the Royals
And the generals are still righteously loyal
It’s Jaipur- the land of the shade Pink
Beauty-Ecstasy-Magnificence-Elegant all stood in Pride.
Let me take you to the capital and the largest city in the state of Rajasthan.
The most elegant feature of this city is that the whole city is painted in the shade pink.
Delights of the City
- Hawa Mahal
- Jaipur City Palace
- Nahargarh Fort
Hawa Mahal, more significantly termed as the palace of winds is the most iconic palace in Jaipur. It is a fusion of Islamic, Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. This 50 feet high monument is one of the must-visit destination and most prominent in this capital of Rajasthan.
The lavish arches and the filigree work in the stones portray the Islamic style of architecture but the culture practiced was of the Rajputs’. It looks like a pyramid structure from outside at a glance.
This 5-storeyed building of 50 feet high represents a pattern of a Beehive, hence it was constructed in a honeycomb structure The best time to visit the Mahal is during the day as the golden rays lights up the red and pink sandstone building which gives a striking view on the amazing architectural talent.
Interesting facts on the Hawa Mahal
- This palace was a summer retreat for the Rajput families during the olden times as there is excellent access to ventilation of air of 953 windows in total in the building.
- This palace is constructed for the Royal ladies of Rajputs, where the women could see the life of the common people through the small windows but the outside people can’t seek. This is because the facade is constructed in a honeycomb structure with small portholes.
- This Mahal has only side entrance. It has neither front nor back entrance.
- Another very fascinating fact is there are no stairs to reach the top floor of this five-storeyed mahal. Nevertheless, ramps were used to reach the floor after floor.
- The entry fee to the monument is also not very expensive. The entry fee collected per person for Indian citizens is 50 INR. For foreign tourists, the Mahal charges an entry fee of 200 INR per person.
FEE for Entry
For Indian citizens 50 INR per person
For Foreign Tourists 200 INR per person
Visiting Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Jaipur City Palace
The palace complex lies in the heart of Jaipur city that was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The City Palace is situated in the central-northeast part of the Jaipur city.
This is a complex of several courtyards, buildings, pavilions, gardens, and temples. The most prominent ones are Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, the City Palace Museum, Textile Gallery and many more interesting buildings with amazing stories related to the ancient culture and traditions.
It has 4 gates representing 4 seasons with their respective Gods and Goddesses-
The peacock gate represents Autumn dedicated to Lord Vishnu,
The Green Leheriya Gate represents Spring dedicated to Shri Ganesha.
The Rose Gate represents Winter dedicated to Goddess Devi.
The Lotus Gate represents Summer dedicated to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.
Amer is a town located 11 kilometres from Jaipur. The fort is well known for its magnificent artistic look and such rich architecture which includes large ramparts, innumerable gates, and some cobbled paths. The fort holds a water source called ‘The Maota Lake’
The most amazing part of the fort surrenders on the four levels of buildings, each with a courtyard constructed of red sandstone and marble. These four levels are- the Diwan-e-Aam or “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal or the mirror palace or the Jai Mandir and the Sukh Niwas.
Cumulatively what will you end up exploring here?
- Jaleb Chowk
- Ganesh Pol
- Diwan E Khas
- Sheesh Mahal
- Sukh Niwas
This popular fort was built by Jai Singh II. Situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela or the Hill of Eagles of the Aravalli range.
Also popularly known as Victory Fort. This fort has an extension of 3 kms and is highly fortified with thick walls of red sandstone.
From narrow winding paths to lost treasures this fort holds many ancient stories of the rule of the Rajputs and their treasures and traditions.
One of the most interesting fact of The Jaigarh Fort is that the fort holds world’s largest cannon on wheels known as ‘Jaivana’.
Science too exists very prominently even in the ancient times. The Jantar Mantar is a body of 19 astronomical instruments for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking location of major stars as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.
This fort was profoundly built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II featuring world’s largest stone sundial as approved by UNESCO heritage Sites in 2010. Maharaja Sawai built 5 Jantar Mantar in total, out of them Jantar Mantar in Jaipur was the largest.
Major attractions within Jantar Mantar
- Vrihat Smarat Yantra (The Huge Sundial)
- Laghu Smarat Yantra (Sundial with an accuracy of 20 seconds)
- Ram Yantra (To Measure the altitude and azimuth of Sun and planets)
- Jaya Prakash Yantra (Locates the exact position of heavenly bodies)
- Chakra Yantra (The ring instrument – co-ordinates the hour angle of Sun)
- Digamsa (Pillar like structure – Predicts sunrise and sunset time)
- Nadivalaya (An Instrument parallel to the earth’s equatorial plane)
- Karnti Vritya (Measure solar sign of the sun)
Timings to Visit
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fee to get Entry:
For Indians: 50 INR; For Indian Students: 15 INR
For Foreign Tourists: 200 INR; For Foreign Students: 150 INR
Best Time to visit
The best time to visit is during the daytime especially at noon to get the perfect time to understand the readings of every instrument.
You shouldn’t miss the light and sound show which is definitely worthy.
Ram Niwas Garden
Covering an area of 33 acres and built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in 1868, this garden includes a bird park, a Zoo, Ravindra Rang Manch Theatre, art gallery, exhibition ground, gymnasium and several cafes and amazing picnic spots all housed inside the garden.
The garden holds the touch and style of The Mughals.
This palace is well known for Elephants. Elephants being the sign of good vibe and fearless, powerful and royal like the Rajputs, this place generally aims in preserving elephants.
Special rides by these trained elephants are available. If you are fond of elephant riding, this is certainly your place with trained elephants.
Close to the Elefantastic Farm there is the Tiger Rescue Centre of Jaipur which is a medical centre for injured and sick tigers.
Nahagarh or specifically known as the Abode of Tigers, this fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Range. This fort is named after Nahar Singh Bhomia.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II constructed this fort with many barracks and only two Baoris and a few rooms for shelter.
This fort is designed in Rajputani style while the palace section has a soft touvh of European Style. The fort has only 3 gates through which one can enter and out of 3 gates, one gate will take you towards the Madhavendra Bhawan.
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Here in this city, explore with @inboundtours the most beautiful insights together with significance of rich culture and royality of the Rajputs and the pride and fearlessness that still prevails among the people of the city.
And hence lies the Beauty-Ecstasy-Magnificence-Elegant- all stood in Pride.