For history buffs and enthusiastic travelers who want to get know about the golden era of India under the aegis of Rajputs means, they have to visit Jaipur. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a wonderful and magnificent city flocked with countless forts and marvelous historic monuments holding the bygone era of India. After entering into the city, just for a while, you feel like your back to olden days due to the impact of historical attractions around you.
If you travel to Jaipur through the Palace on Wheels you can experience the royalty and luxuriousness before you step in Jaipur.
1. Amber Fort
Amber Fort, a captivating historic fort of Jaipur located in Amer town is an architectural marvel to experience and this Fort was built by Raja Man Singh. The imposing great walls and the mighty structures of the fort exhibit the brilliance of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.
The fort in Red sandstone and marble looks very pretty and attractive. And the major attractions of the fort are Diwaan-E-Khaas, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol, and Sheesh Mahal which is the most important attraction of Amber Fort. Try to visit the fort during Sunrise or Sunset then you can capture wonderful scenic views of the fort.
2. City Palace
A very important place to be visited in Jaipur without fail means it is the City Palace. The Palace complex is a wonderful sight to experience the beautiful architectural styles of Mughals and Rajputs. Every corner and portion in the Palace showcases the exquisite architectural styles of fine carvings and intricate designs.
The major portions shouldn’t miss in the Palace are Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Chandra Mahal is now a museum for the heritage things of the erstwhile kingdoms. And Udai Pol, Tripolia Gate, and Jaleb Chowk gateways of the City Palace are known for intricate fine carvings. Visit this beautiful palace with Indian Sojourn itinerary of Deccan Odyssey Train. But must check Deccan Odyssey Train Price, history, general information, facilities, departure dates etc before planning your trip.
3. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is an architectural marvel residing on the top of Aravalli ranges with imposing structures. This majestic fort was built by Jai Singh II as a retreat place for royal families. From the fort, you can have beautiful panoramic views of Jaipur with spotted attractions. And the architectural styles in the fort expose the greatness and uniqueness of Rajput styles.
Madhavendra Bhavan is a wonderful architect masterpiece in this fort with exquisite architectural styles of detailed carvings and craftsmanship. And a temple in the fort complex is also the best part of the fort attractions.
4. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is a unique and different historical palace with a peculiar style of construction and it was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The five-storied construction of this Palace represents the shape of Lord Krishna’s crown shape with intricate latticework.
Nearly 953 Jharokhas means small windows were equipped in this Palace for cool ventilation and to see the city’s daily processions for Royal Women. According to the Purdah system, women were not allowed to come out. So in order to see the city’s daily processions, fairs, and festivals this Palace was built for them.
5. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is an observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He is very fond of Physics and Mathematics so he constructed this astronomical observatory to calculate the exact time and movements of celestial bodies etc. And the major instruments to see in Jantar Mantar are Vrihat Smarat Yantra, Jaya Prakash Yantra, Ram Yantra, Laghu Samrat Yantra, Karnti Vritya, Digamsa etc. For astronomical enthusiasts and knowledge seekers, this place is the best one to visit in Jaipur.
How to Reach Jaipur
Jaipur can be easily access via road, train and air. You can reach Jaipur through the major cities of India via road and train. If you want to prefer luxury train then Deccan Odyssey Train is the best option.