Monuments in Jaipur
Stunning Pink City Jaipur, also the capital city of majestic and royal Rajasthan was the iron grip of a clique of rulers. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber founded this pink city in year 1727. Mainly three hill forts and series of palaces are important attractions of Jaipur. Jaipur’s bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other striking wares. Part of West Rajasthan created an opportune circuit, in the heart of the Thar Desert which has fashioned its past. The Jaipur mouments are directly related to its glorious history
Famous tourists attraction in Jaipur
Jantar Mantar (Observatory) : All over the Northern India this is the best preserved and largest five observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The massive granite instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Gigantic sun-dial still provides accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections.
Hawa Mahal : The Hawa Mahal or The Palace of Winds built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Usta, is the most decipherable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having windows with over hanging latticed balconies are a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Basically designed for the noble ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. At present, the flaunt “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of newly setup museum.
City Palace and S.M.S. II Museum : Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a merge of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it sprawls a seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has convoluted decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.
Jal Mahal : On the way to Amer, this small five- storeyed marvel palace is set in the middle of the picturesque Man Sagar Lake. It was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 as a pleasure place for royal duck shootin parties
Amer Fort :The ancient capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of wrinkled hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic opulence of its other fort such as Jaigarh and Nahargarh. It is a fine mixture of Hindu and Islamic architecture. The somber decorum of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to consider. The palace complex is sumptuously ornamented. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillar.
Birla Planetarium :It is a place for unique audio-visual education about stars, planets and various other amusements with its modern computerized projection system