A Trip To The Pink City Jaipur

A Trip To The Pink City Jaipur

New Delhi: Lying within easy reach of Delhi and Agra, the Rajasthani capital forms a prominent port of call on northern India’s popular “Golden Triangle” of sights, attracting streams of visitors through the winter. Other than its flamboyant Rajput architecture, Jaipur holds one of the country’s biggest bazaars, renowned above all for its handicrafts – particularly textiles and gemstones. Among the city's major draws are the City Palace, the honeycomb-like Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, and the Jantar Mantar. Meanwhile, the nearby Amber Fort recalls the past glories of the Rajasthani maharajas.

Here are the places you can visit in Jaipur.

Amer Fort

A Trip To The Pink City Jaipur

Amer palace is situated on a forested hill promontory that juts into Maota Lake near the town of Amer, about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur city, the capital of Rajasthan. The Amer Fort, as it stands now, was built over the remnants of this earlier structure during the reign of Raja Man Singh, the Kachwaha King of Amer. The structure was fully expanded by his descendant, Jai Singh I. 

Hawa Mahal

A Trip To The Pink City Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the zenana, or women's chambers. Its unique five-story exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework.

Jantar Mantar

A Trip To The Pink City Jaipur

The Jantar Mantar monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, and completed in 1734. It features the world's largest stone sundial and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal.

City Palace Of Jaipur

A Trip To The Pink City Jaipur

City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. 

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