JAIPUR- THE PINK CITY
Posted On January 29th, 2018
The city is famous for its nickname ‘pink city’. Yes, Jaipur is on the blog this time. The city is known for the vibrant colours and well-preserved culture by the Rajasthan. The city is having beautiful historic monuments which are also known to be haunted at times.
The main tourist attraction is of city palace the palace is located in the heart of the city. The famous palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh the place shows a perfect blend of Rajput, Mughal and European style of architecture. the palace is turned into the museum showcasing the large galleries, armours, costumes and carriages used by the king and queens of the state. The royal lifestyle of the state can be easily witnessed by the décor inside it. ‘Chandra Mahal’ inside the complex is still a home for the royal family in the city. 4 pols in the complex depicts the four seasons one can easily experience in the nation. The beautiful craving on gates and poles is a visual treat to the art lovers.
Landmarked called ‘Hawa Mahal’ is near the city palace. The mahal was built up by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799 because according to the Rajputana rules no women are allowed to go out and witness the carnivals on the streets. So the Maharaja came up with the idea and made the fort to help the ladies to see the world around without getting observed by any foreign men. Tha mahal is compared to lord Krishnas crown because it is made up of pink and redsand stones. The place remains cool and ventilated during the peak summers because of the unique design. the top terrace gives a pious view of the city with the city palace on one hand and siredeori bazar on the other.
In the year 1887 a museum was opened to the public the museum was named as ‘Albert hall museum’. The museum is located inside the ram Niwas garden. Some ancient weapons, metals, musical instruments, woodcraft items and paintings are showcased in the museum. The tourists are attracted towards henna and puppetry collections inside the place.
Zoological garden is there in the state which is commonly called as Jaipur zoo. The zoo covers an area of 33 acres, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh 2nd opened the zoo. Whit peacocks, parrots, babbling lorry and other migratory birds are there in the zoo.
Water palace is situated in the centre of the man Sagar lake with Nahargarh hills all around. Jal Mahal is also the best photographic site in the area. The foundation of the palace was lead by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh 300 years ago. The gardens and exterior courtyards are in Mughal style. One can easily enjoy the boat ride to visit the place situated in the middle of the lake. Migratory birds and some flamingos can be easily seen through the terrace of the place. This gives the zoo lovers an immense pleasure.
Around 11km away the Amer fort is located. The fort is considered to be the masterpiece of the Rajputana architecture. Raja Man Singh started building the fort in the 16th century. The fort clearly showcases the Hindu and Rajputana elements. Ivory and sandal woodwork of sukh niwas forces one to spend some quality time in the fort by capturing all the beautiful moments.
Many Bollywood movies like ‘Veer’, ‘Jodha Akhbar’ are shot in the beautiful place. The Amer fort trip is considered incomplete without the famous elephant ride which is available in the morning time.
Johri Bazar is a shoppers delight where you can buy the ethnic gold, silver ornamentals for your loved ones. You can easily taste the authentic food in the state there at johri bazar with some local shopping experiences.
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