Pink City – Jaipur
Jaipur, the well known “Pink City” located in the royal deserts of Rajasthan, is the last stop of the golden triangle tours India. Jaipur is the capital and the largest city in Rajasthan. It features beautiful palaces, gravel, magnificent forts, temples museums, and colorful bazaars. This city is founded in 1727 by the king of Amber, Maharaja of Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur’s traces and forts reflect its glorious past.
Conveniently located in the heart of Jaipur, City Palace offers a fine example of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The complex houses many beautiful structures, including Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace, 7 storey palaces, Diwan – e – Khas, Private Auditorium, Diwan – e – Aam (Audience Hall), and Mubarak Mahal which houses a museum with a rich collection of antiques, costumes and Mongol manuscripts.
Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds‘ is most spectacular monument of Jaipur. This 5 storey semi-octagon building is actually a sandstone screen with 593 windows with latticed balconies. It is designed to be used as a ‘veil’ for royal women to watch and enjoy the processions and activities below without being seen.
The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur was also built by the founder of the city, who was a fan of astronomy. This giant astronomical observatory built into stone and marble looks more like a futuristic sculptured garden than a collection of devices that are about 400 years old to determine the movements of the universe.
On the outskirts of Jaipur, the ancient city of Amer was the original seat of power, teeming with life and prosperity. Sawai Jai Singh, another Maharaja of Amer, turned his capital when he founded Jaipur. Standing on top of a group of rocky hills, the Amber Fort, originally built in the 16th century, was built in all its glory. They are wonderful not only because of their strong battles and beautiful palaces but also for the charming majesty surrounding them as well.
It is reflected in the lake waters at the foot of the hills, red sandstone and white marble wings combined to give it a tint of amber. The palace complex is lavishly decorated with wealth of Amer. The Sheesh Mahal, the magnificent chamber of mirrors, the beautifully arranged Diwan-am, opens the Auditorium on three sides and stands on two rows of ornate columns. The Diwan-i-Khas, the private auditorium, is decorated with delicate glass mosaics, and the Sukh Mandir Guards are protected by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Designed with meticulously carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doors and halls and carved columns, The Massive Fort is a wonderful blend of architecture for Muslims and Muslims.
About 15 kilometers away from Jaigarh Fort, located on a hilltop overlooking Amer City and its palaces, carries the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Built under Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the city is protected. Built in 1734, on a hilltop above the city, Nahargarh Castle houses its houses within a range of beautiful architectural buildings such as Hawa Mandir and Madhavendra Bhawan.
Jaipur is a city of royalty at its best, with an ancient culture and tradition. Located with historical monuments and majestic palaces, it is a leading area ruled by crowning leaders who have passed on their kings to future generations. As such, it is the perfect peak for a journey through illustrious golden triangle India tour package.