The Pink city – Jaipur! The first planned city of Medieval India.
Rajasthan is one region which shares the most rich heritage and culture all over the world, and Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan is such place where in you can find the most pearls of traditions along with the essence of modernization. The perfect fusion culture. So if you are thinking of one reason to visit Jaipur, I will give you thirteen.
# 1 Pink City Palace
A place where the Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Man Singh used to live and once you are in Jaipur, how could you miss out the royal residence view. The palace reflects the structure of the Mughal and the Rajput architecture, structured by the king himself. It is a visual treat for the admirers of the art and history.
# 2 Amer Fort
In 16th century, a fort was built by a trusted general of Akbar, Maan Singh. Later, Maan started to rule the area surrounding the fort which was called as the Amer state. The fort is now called as the Amer fort and the city is called as Jaipur. Amer fort or Amber fort is located a little away from the main city of Jaipur. It is the most important tourist destination in this city.
# 3 Hawa Mahal
My favorite! The palace of Winds. Located in the heart of city and one of the famous and important tourist attraction since ages. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of the Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty, this beautiful structure is predominantly a high screen wall made of pink and red sandstone that facilitated royal women to get an eyeful of the street festivals and city life while remaining out of the view of public. This five-storey building in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas or windows and a beautifully decorated facade resembling a honeycomb of a beehive that gives one a feel of the rich heritage of the Rajputs.
# 4 Birla Temple
The Laxmi Narayan temple or the Birla temple is very famous among those who love architecture and among pilgrims. The temple is famous for its grand architecture and serene beauty. The temple gets its name from the Birla Family who commissioned building several modern temples around the world along with this temple.
# 5 Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is the beautiful Palace built in the middle of the Man Sagar lake. The palace consists of five floors, out of which four remains underwater. It was built by Maharaja Madhao Singh I and was nurtured by many generations. Don’t miss out the Street food on your way back from the Mahal.
# 6 Johri Bazar
This crowded market is popular among locals and tourists alike for its ornamental designs, both in textiles and jewelry. Here you will get full range of Sarees, lehengas draped over the shops, Cushions cover, bedsheets, quilts with the famous Jaipuri print. Wood Crafted souvenirs.This crowded market is popular among locals and tourists alike for its ornamental designs, both in textiles and jewelry. Head towards the Nehru Bazaar for cheaper shopping and you can also try Chaura Rasta, an enchantingly musty market specializing in book and stationery stalls.
# 7 Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects. India has a total of five such observatories the largest of which is in Jaipur.The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur consists of 19 large instruments each serving a very specific purpose. The most significant among these is the Samrat Yantra which is the largest sundial in the country.The light and sound show at the Jantar Mantar is definitely worth your time. It explains the history behind the city of Jaipur and why the Jantar Mantar was constructed.
# 8 Jaigarh Fort
Popularly known as the fort of victory. In this Royal construction you can find the used weapons and the other military utilities during the rule of Rajputs and Mughals. The striking construction stands at the top of the Aravali Hills with the breath taking architecture.
# 9 Art & Culture
The Pink City has got its vibrant culture, reflecting across the traditions, art, architecture of the city. Bandhani, Lehariya, Block Printing, Meenakari are some of the famous form of skilled artsy. The Kite festival, Elephant festival and Gangaur are some of the famous events which the city hosts cheerfully in all splendid colors.
# 10 Kalbeliya & Ghoomar
The most famous forms of Rajasthani Folk Dance — Kalbeliya and Ghoomer performed by many artists together in their own world of happiness and joy is an amazing experience to be a part of.
# 11 People
Guarded by their culture and tradition, people from Jaipur could be found wearing bright colors, jewelry. You will amazed by the hospitality and warmth of the Jaipuris.
# 12 Handicrafts
The specialty of the Jaipur handicrafts is that by using various metals, wood, mud or even stone, a skilled craftsmen can turn into a alluring piece of art work. Jaipur Handicrafts are worth buying as they speak volumes of uniqueness and impressive art work. The Jadau, Meenakari, Lakh Jewelry is a brilliant collection to be in any women’s Jewelry Collection.
# 13 Deserts in desert
Well apart form the Old Architecture, Traditional attires, Striking Jewelries we have the most important thing which we cannot afford to miss from the Fresh Menu of Jaipur, and that is the Yummylicious food list which includes Dal Bati Churma, (a trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without this delicacy) Ghevar, Pyaaz ki Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Mal Pua, Gajak, Sohan Halwa, Fini to mention few.. DO NOT miss out to give your taste buds some tasty treat.
Enjoy the Rajasthani Ride!! Padharo Mhare Desh me! 🙂
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