Jaipur is one of the most fascinating and prepossessing cities in India. Famously described as the Pink City or the Paris of India, It is the most visited tourist destination and globally known for its culture and hospitality. But what really leaves the ever-lasting impression on visitors’ hearts is its royal heritage.
Heritage has many faces including delicious foods and cuisine of a particular place, music and folk dances, regional languages and the way of dressings. Jaipur is perfect in all the aspects; it has all the quality to be a perfect Heritage city of the world. The attractive gardens & beautiful lakes, vibrant extensive markets and heart-warming dining avenues spreading in all corners of the city leave the visitors enchanted.
Jaipur has magnificent forts, palaces and havelis, which are silent witness of the past grandeur and splendor of Rajasthani royals. The graceful and attractive creation or the heritages of the City attracts a number of heritage lover from all over the globe. Most of the grand palaces of Jaipur were the royal families resided, which are presently serve the visitors a comfortable stay in the lap of luxury and royalty.
Let’s discuss some famous architectural wonders including the World Heritage Site.
Hawa Mahal, known as the Palace of the Winds is one of the most famous landmarks of the city; it has more than 900 windows. The sophisticated design, outlines, and architecture of the palace amaze travelers. The architectural glory of is one of the very most recognized buildings in Jaipur. One can use the staircase and climb to the top to peep through the various ‘jharokhas’ or windows.
The City Palace
It is a majestic structure encompassing stunning palaces, museums, temples, courtyards and gardens. City Palace is one of the beautiful wonders, it is a huge complex made up of stunning courtyards and properly manicured gardens.
It is one of the most stunning forts of Jaipur offering a great deal of old-world charm. The fort is featured with its many palaces, buildings and stunning complex containing elements of both Hindu and Mughal architecture, rendering it very unique and stunning. Amber Fort is built of pure marble and situated on Maotha Lake, offers beautiful views of the encompassing landscape.
Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is biggest among the five stone observatories of India. Endowed with the title of World Heritage Site, it is a landmark of Jaipur. It is famous for its amazing collection of architectural astronomical instruments which shows the scientific achievements of the royal dynasties of that time.
Albert Hall Museum
The foundation stone of Albert Hall Museum was laid in 1876 when Prince of Wales, visit India. It has an eclectic collection of coins, arms, weapons, ornaments and costumes belonging to the rulers of bygone centuries. The Egyptian Mummy is the highlight of the museum.
Victory Fort or Jaigarh Fort
The monument is situated at the top of the hill named Cheel Ka Teela or Hill Of Eagles. This fort has huge cannon which are considered as the largest cannon in the world and the fort is also known as “Victory Fort”.
Built in the year 1799, with red sand stones, this beautiful place is a quixotic place. The unruffled water of the lake reflects the elaborate carvings make a fabulous spectacle one could ever dream of.
Gracing the rugged ridge of the Aravalli Hills is the Nahargarh Fort is situated around the edge of the Aravalli Hills. People to the fort can easily see the stunning views it includes of the city. Inside the fort you can visit the Madhavendra Bhavan housing the nine apartments of Maharaja Ram Singh’s nine wives.
Shopping in Jaipur is an exhilarating experience. Jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, camel leather items, art and fabrics maintain an ageless feature and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers.
Just pack your bags and visit Jaipur which will takes you to an era of kingship and heritage.
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