The first planned city of India, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and one of the major stopovers of the tourists. International tourists planning to tour Rajasthan starts the journey most often from Jaipur. The Golden Triangle Tour of India- Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur are popular among the domestic tourists for the extended route that it covers in few days. The majestic forts, havelis, monuments, and palaces are the reason why you should be in Jaipur for a vacation. There are interesting place of visit rich in history and reflecting the Rajputana heritage of the country. Once you are in Jaipur, you see the immortal woks of sandstone and marble with interior design, a legacy left by the Rajputs in India.
Top attractions of Jaipur
The architectural glory of the place never fails to impress a traveler who is ready to delve into the rich past of the country. You get to see it with your eyes now, when you have read in the books and seen in post cards.
Amer Fort and Amber Palace
At a distance of 11 km from the city, the Amer Fort is the former capital of the Kachhwaha clan from Amber. Raja Man Singh I commissioned the fort constructed in 1592 but finished by his descendant. There is a wonderful mix of Muslim style of architecture with that of the Mughal and Persian interiors. The white marble and red stone made of the palace and fort can make you roam for more than an hour. You get a glimpse of a thousand year old settlement of stone-carved homes as you climb up to the palace. Fortified walls of the palace gave shelter to the kingdom from aggression.
Another spectacular monument overlooking the city, Hawa Mahal is known as the "Palace of Winds". Built for the Rajput women who would see through the many windows of the palace, is a historical site today. The exceptional architecture by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 is adjacent to the City Palace. The five-storey building is made of red sandstone and has around 900 jharokas or small screen windows.
Nahargarh Fort was the capital residence of Raja Sawai Jai Singh in 1734. Strategically built to ward off enemy, is a 19th century masterpiece. The stone built walls and the high-rise rooms are all quite captivating to the tourists. Overlooking the Aravalli Hills, there are nine chambers for the queen and the dancing hall heavily adorned with interior works on the ceiling. In the evening, Nahargarh Fort is the site to see.