JAIPUR - SIGHTSEEING
Jaipur is the center of attraction to the tourist of the entire globe. There are many sightseeing attractions Jaipur. Travel to Jaipur to view the Old City and City Palace area. Jantar Mantar is an astounding sightseeing monument in Jaipur, which is working observatory and reflects the scientific brilliance. Sawai Jai Singh II was the founder of the fascinating city, Jaipur. The other landmarks of Jaipur include Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Sisodia Rani ka Bagh etc.
Hawa Mahal was built by the Maharaja Sawai Singh in 1799. The Hawa is an integral part of the city palace. It is a fascinating landmark of Jaipur. The Hawa Mahal is a fine five-storied building with pyramid shaped structure. The Hawa Mahal has tier after tier of 953 fine and small casements. The main entrance to the Hawa Mahal is through the safety door that opens into the spacious courtyard. One can view the wonderful sunlight view in the early dawn that comes through the lattice windows of the Hawa Mahal. This landmark has been a center of attraction to the tourist, since time immortal.
The City Palace
Travel to Jaipur to witness the City Palace, which is a fascinating landmark. The Hawa Mahal reflects the imposing blend of masterpiece of Rajasthan architecture. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built this fascinating palace during his rule. The architecture of the City Palace simply reflects the fine architecture of ancient India. The City Palace has attracted many tourists throughout the entire globe.
Jantar Mantar was a magnificent astronomical observatory that was built by Sawai Jai Singh. Jantar Mantar was built between 1728 and 1734. Jantar Mantar is a grand astronomical instrumental place to observe time. Major instruments that you can watch moving clockwise are:
1. Small 'Samrat'
4. The Observer's Seat
5. Small 'Kranti'
10. Large 'Samrat'
12. 'Jai Prakash'
13. Small 'Ram'
14. Large 'Ram Yantra'
16. Large 'Kranti'
Nahargarh is a splendid fort located in Jaipur. Nahargarh Fort is among one of the three forts built by Maharahja Jai Sawai Singh. He was the ruler of Jaipur. Some parts of the forts were ruined with the going time. But still it provides an attraction in terms of stunning views of ancient monumental legacies of India. The fort glitters under moonlight in the night.
The Central Museum in fascinating museum in Jaipur. This museum is popularly known as Albert Hall in the early times. This museum was built under the supervision of Lt. Swinton Jacob in the year 1876. The central Museum is located in Ramniwas Gardens. Here in this museum you can find Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. The Central Museum has many courtyards, pillars and arches.
The Amber Fort is located 11 km north to Jaipur. This fort had been the capital of Kachchwaha Rajputs. Later, Sawai Jai Singh changed the capital to Jaipur. The Amber fort was one of the popular sights of attraction in Jaipur, where the tourists can enjoy elephant rides from the bottom of the Amber fort to the hilltop. By standing in the hill top the tourist can see the excellent views of Maota Lake. Some of the fascinating sightseeing inside the fort includes Raj Mahal, Suraj Pol, Diwan-I-Aam, Ganesh Pol, Jai Mandir, Sohag Mandir, Singh Pol, Shila Mata temple, and Palace of Man Singh I.
Jaigarh Fort is located near to the Nahargarh Fort. The other name of the Jaigarh Fort is the Victory Fort. The major sightseeing attraction inside the fort includes the series of water reservoirs. These water reservoirs were built to store clean water. You can also witness the canon, Jaivan that weighs 50 tones.
Gaitor is located 8 km away from Jaipur. Here in Gaitor, you can witness the marble and sandstone chhattris of the ancient Jaipur rulers. Jai Singh II built these chhatris.
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is a fascinating garden, which was named after the second wife of Jai Singh. It is situated about 8 km east of Jaipur.
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