Jaipur-The Pink City

Amber fort,Nahargarh Fort,Jaigarh Fort,City Museum,Jantar Mantar,Old Jaipur,Heritage,Culture,History,Royalty.

Jaipur City History


Jaipur one of the most beautiful city of India that I have come across in my travels.

 

The largest in Rajasthan and first planned city of India founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II also known as PINK CITY because of it's distinctly coloured buildings and some places still have that colour.

 

The city is known for its culture,its magnificent forts Amer fort,Nahargarh fort,Jaigarh fort,Hawa Mahal and temples like Birla mandir.The city was planned according to Indian Vedic planning by a bengali Brahmin.The city is must visit in Rajasthan and is part of Golden Triangle the other two cities are Agra and New Delhi.

Amber,Nahargarh and Jaigarh Fort


Jaigarh fort --known for Jaivana the world's biggest cannon.It is said that it was used once and that too for test firing.From the fort you get great panoramic views of the city.

 

Nahargarh fort the smallest of the three the famous movie "Rang De Basanti" was shot there.The fort gives spectacular views of the city.

 

Amber fort  my personal favourite is known for Hindu-Muslim architecture.It is named after the Amber town.It has lot of amazing sites inside like Sheesh Mahal,Mughal garden,Diwan-i-aam,Diwan-i-khaas or you can take an elephant ride till the top.

Heritage & Culture &City Palace & Hawa Mahal

 

City palace is a mix of both Rajput and Mughal architecture which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II and has lot of buildings and courtyards inside.

 

Hawa Mahal or the Palace of breeze is a 5 storey red sandstone building which was built as an extension to City palace for women to see what's happening on the road without getting noticed.It has 750 windows.It's in the old city so you get to explore local markets of jaipur.

Try the local food in Jaipur in the old city I hope you like it.

 

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