WHY JAIPUR, INDIA IS A MUST VISIT
Jaipur is the capital of Indian’s Rajasthan state, also known as the Pink City. Up to 1727, this State was ruled by the royal family. This place is known for its forts, palaces, handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics, and carpets. As you drive into this beautiful city of Jaipur, you will notice all the walls are pink, hence Pink city. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
(1) Amer Fort
Amer Fort (also known as an old fort) built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. Perched on top of the hill, made with red sandstone and marble, with Maotha lake adding extra charm to the entire fort. This Fort is deceiving from outside. There are three ways to get to the Fort. You can take a jeep ride, or an elephant ride or walk up the steps. Whichever way you decide to get up to the top of the hill, it is an eventful journey. The Fort is enormous, and every corner will wow you. Take your time to enjoy this place. My favorite part was the Mirror room (Sheesh Mahal). The story behind the mirror room goes a little like this, the queen wanted to sleep under the stars, but it was not possible for her to sleep outside, so the king got this room done so the queen would feel like she was sleeping under the stars.
(2) Hawa Mahal
Hawa meaning wind, Mahal meaning palace (Wind palace). One of its kind, extraordinary building. Beautifully constructed of red and pink sandstone in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to allow ladies of the royal household to watch the street life and processions of the city. Admire this beautiful palace from the outside; the street appeal is just breathtaking.
(3) City Palace
Sawai Jai Sing built the city palace in Jaipur. He was the founder of this beautiful city. There are three main gates to the palace which are Tripolia Gate, Virendra Pol, and Udai Pol. There are two parts of the palace, and one is open for public and also has a museum and the other for the residence of the royal family. Take your time, be in the moment to honestly get the feel of this palace, its history, and culture.
(4) The Jantar Mantar Momument
Jantar Mantar Monument is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. This was built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Shing II. This is a significant part of Jaipur. A must visit.
(5) Vidhyadhar’s Garden
The garden was built in 1988 in memory of Vidhaydhar Bhattacharya. Beautifully presented with eye-catching ancient scripts of ‘Shilpa Shastra’. The garden has a perfect setting with hills surrounding it. The walls are decorated with a magnificent lattice and mirror artwork, leaving the visitors speechless. Enjoy the images and scenes from the life of Lord Krishna on the walls. It gives a perfect look and feels to the garden. Dancing peacocks, fountains and fresh greenery make the place worthy to visit.
(6) Walk through the Markets
The best way to feel like a local is to take a walk through the markets. You do not need a guide for this. All you need to do is get lost and found. The excellent way to explore this beautiful city. Keep an open mind; you will see everything from food, clothes, spices, hardware shops, cows, dogs and millions of people in a very confined space.
(7) Watch a Bollywood Movie
There is nothing more fun than watching a Bollywood movie at one of the most beautiful cinemas, Rajmandir was the dream of Shri Mehtab Chandra Golcha. The cinema hall that will cross the boundary of traditional cinema and will showcase more than just movie. This cinema holds its audience for its style and elegance. Feel like royalty at this cinema hall and experience the joys of Bollywood movie.
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That’s so cool that all of the walls in Jaipur are pink! That should make for a really memorable experience, especially with such awesome architecture.
The wind palace does look beautiful! It still amazes me what they were able to create long ago without the help of our modern engineering. I think it would be really neat to watch a Bollywood movie in India. Local markets are always fun.
Thanks for sharing. Definitely a place I’d like to visit. Watching a Bollywood movie in India is definitely a bucket list dream for me. Love the photographs as well.
Jaipur is rich and colorful in all respects. Being so close to Delhi, it makes for an easy weekend getaway for us. I love the Amer Fort.
Definitely Jaipur is a must visit. I have been here thrice. Visited Amber fort, Hawa Mahal, Shisodia Rani Bagh, Jaigarh and Nahargarh forts and a lot of other iconic historical places. I can shop here till I drop. And yet can’t get enough of this city
The architecture is amazing! I’m always amazed at the details of Indian architecture. The market is really cool too. Whenever we visit a place, the public, wet, and night markets are always in our must-visit places.
Without any doubt, Jaipur is the most gorgeous and a must visit city in India. No wonder so many foreigners simply flock to see the forts and monuments of Jaipur – that’s where the magnificence lies. Love the Amer Fort.
Jaipur is one of India’s most enchanting cities. An iconic reminder of the rich heritage and culture of the state of Rajasthan. We love to visit there again and again. A favourite haunt is the Amer Fort which reveals some or the other new aspect on every visit.
The architecture is out of this world. India is so high on my list but possibly waiting for a sabbatical so I can explore slowly. Such a magical country!
Completely agree with you on Jaipur being a must visit destination in India. The history and culture inherent in this city cannot be found anywhere else. All thise magnificent forts and lovely palaces showcase some of the finest artwork and they are delight to look at.