Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, named after King Jai Singh. In 1727, Jaipur formally has become the capital of Rajputana (later Rajasthan). It is called to as Pink City. Since the walls of Jaipur’s Old City are painted pink, it is famous as the Pink City.
The origin of the name Pink City
It is created and constructed within 7 big Gates, namely Ajmeri Gate, Sanganeri Gate, Suraj Pole, Chand Pole, Naya Pole, and Ghat Pole. Because it is surrounded on all sides by Seven Grand Gates and is walled by them, it is also known as a Walled City.
Places to visit in Jaipur
If you are in Jaipur itself takes a week to cover all the destinations, still something slip out of your list.
Amber Fort Aka Amer Fort
Amer, the old city of Jaipur, is where the Amber fort, usually known as Amer fort, is situated. Swai Man Singh and later Swai Jai Singh constructed the fort. It is located in the Hills outskirts of Jaipur for the Royal family and their army. The boundary of the fort is the third-largest boundary in the entire world. In the backside of the fort, the view of Jaigarh fort is prime visible. Amer Palace is a great architecture of the Rajput empire, with a glimpse of the Mughals. Now the fort has become a major attraction towards tourism and travellers due to the supreme built architecture.
The Jaipur City Palace was built to serve as the Royal family’s lavish home. The monarch Swai Man Singh II constructed this royal location in 1727. Afterwards, he moves his court from Amber fort to City palace, which now continues to remain home to the current royal dynasty. At present, Princess Diya Kumari manages the trust, museum and school. The Palace is a great example of mesmerising engraved history and luxury.
Jaigarh fort is built by Swai Jai Singh in 1726 for protecting the Amer fort. The fort is built on the peaks of Aravali Hills at a distance of 400 metres above the Amer fort. It is quite similar in design to Amer fort and is known as Victory fort. It stands on short diversion roads which also lead to Nahargarh fort.
Nahargarh fort will remain on top of my Jaipur wandering list for all time. The perfect sunset point in Jaipur, situated on the top of Aravali Hills. Due to this, it welcomes every sunset lover with warm hugs. On the other side of Nahargarh fort, it warmly welcomes the entire city from a single point. All you need is just grab some snacks on around 5 pm, reach the rooftop of the fort, and sit there for a few hours. Say a heartwarming goodbye to the sun with a proper city view of a pink-coloured city and the pink-coloured sky. A perfect sunset does exist in Jaipur. You heard it right.
International Doll Museum
Doll Museum is situated in Nahargarh fort itself. It is museum built-in 1973 exhibits different varieties of dolls. You will get the chance to experience the variety of cultures around the world through dolls that are clothed in traditional clothes. Adding a visit to this museum in your Jaipur visit will take you on a cultural tour of the world as you can get a chance to see the cultures of several countries of the globe.
A well-spent evening is incomplete without a wonderful night at Jal Mahal. The Palace is built under the water, and surrounded by the lake by all sides. The palace remains closed but the view is quite eye-capturing and peace-giving for a while. For instance, the place is quite filled with a rush, but you can find a place for you easily for enjoying a peaceful evening by yourself.
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments built by the King Swai Jai Singh II, which was the founder of Jaipur. This site is also listed in World Heritage Sites – UNESCO. It is around 5 minutes walk away from the city palace.
Wind Palace Aka Hawa Mahal
Wind Palace or Hawa Mahal doesn’t require any introduction among travellers. It’s not only a destination or a fort, but it becomes a status symbol of Jaipur. Without the picture of Hawa Mahal, the Jaipur section cannot be skipped. You must become accustomed to seeing this image in every traveller, tourist, and photographer profile. For a perfect view, the must-view place is the wind view cafe, just opposite Hawa Mahal which gives us a just perfect view of the same. There are a few more cafes in the same row, situated on the third floor of the building for a complete view of Hawa Mahal, like Wind view cafe, The Tattoo Cafe etc. Grab a glass of Rose Lassi and enjoy the view.
Gatore ki Chhatariya
A Rajput dynasty Kachwaha that reigned at Gatore Ki Chhatriyan was responsible for maintaining the royal crematorium grounds. Maharaja Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, chose the site in the 18th century. Since 1733, every Kachhwaha king has been cremated here. Again, it’s a great place to visit while you are searching for an offbeat place to visit in Jaipur.
Galta ji Temple
The Temple is situated on the outskirts of Jaipur covered by Aravali Hills around it. It is a Hindu Pilgrimage site but now more often famous among photographers due to its beloved view and architecture. The temple is a home of hundreds of monkeys, which do not irritate any tourists. This place is now becoming a hot spot for pre-wedding shoots as well.
Albert Hall Museum
The Museum is the oldest and most beautifully constructed museum in Rajasthan. The monument is situated under Ram Niwas Garden. This fort is amazing in daylight, you can check the gallery and architect of the museum, But it is 1000 times more attractive in Night time. The lighting outside the museum is mesmerizing. Just Amazing and a must-have experience of all time.
Birla Mandir is situated on JLN Marg, one of the premium roads of Jaipur. It is built by the B.M. Birla Foundation in 1988 and is constructed solely of white marble. Also it is situated just below Ganesh Mandir. Which gives us quite a view.
The Doongri fort is situated in mid of the new city of Jaipur, built especially for the Royal. The Shiva temple is situated under the fort, and it is only open for Royal families, throughout the year. But on the occasion of Shivratri(which occurs twice a year), it is open to the general public for locals.
The Moti Dungri Ganesh temple is located in the prime city of Jaipur and is surrounded by a beautiful palace of the same name. This palace surrounding the temple premises resembles the look of a Scottish castle. But the palace is not open for visitors as it is private property, but for events like Ganesh Chaturthi, the temple welcomes visitors.
The Patrika Gate is getting famous day by day due to its beautiful, diverse and colourful architecture. It is becoming a selfie point among tourists and travellers. For locals, it is a morning walk space. In the evenings, a Light show is organised for tourists and locals with patriotic songs. So if you love photography, this is a checklist for your next Jaipur visit.
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