Travel Guide to the Pink City , Jaipur
If you ever wish or plan to visit India, the picture that you carry in your mind is probably that of Jaipur. Yes ! Jaipur popularly known as Pink City owing to hue of its heritage buildings and palaces, is the city where resides the Heart of India. India is known for its rich cultural heritage and the exquisite handicraft. Jaipur is the hub of both. Magnificent and Royal are the palaces but at the same time rawfully pure and connected to the roots are the handicrafts.
When in Jaipur, you cannot afford to miss visiting :
“Palace of Winds” or “Palace of the Breeze” is a palace in Jaipur which sits on the edge of the City Palace. The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen.
The Jantar Mantar is a set of 14 colossal astronomical observatory instruments situated in the heart of Jaipur. These incredibly accurate devices were constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who considered date, star alignment and other celestial movements critical to predicting his fate and fortunes in wars and scheming.
Amer Fort is the best tourist attraction of Jaipur and the sprawling complex combines both immense fortifications with unexpected beauty and charm. The fort which visitors are able to explore today dates from the 16th century and is situated on a natural ridge 11km north of Jaipur.
This is highly recommend as there are few inscriptions or details within the palace. The city palace is open every day Monday through to Sunday. The opening hours of the City Palace follows the trend of Jaipur of shutting relatively early in the day,
Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall Jaipur is possibly the most decorative and visually stunning. The large concert hall was constructed in 1876 for one sole purpose, to ensure Prince Albert of England would visit Jaipur during his tour of the country. This extravagant gesture by the Maharaja guaranteed the prince’s visit and today the Albert Hall Jaipur has been converted into Albert Hall Museum (Central Museum) that displays relics from Jaipur’s history.
Modern Jaipur has embraced itself with a metro ride. The travelling on public transport has become a lot more easier in Jaipur.
Early Morning Jaipur Walkthrough