The place of wind, Hwa mahal is the most remarkable specimen in Jaipur It was built in 18th century by The order of King Sawai Pratap Singh. It is built with Pink and Red colored stone, so it is reddish in color. It is a five-story outsider. There are 953 windows on Hawa Mahal. It was conceived to provide adequate vantage position behind stone carved mesh like screens to the palace women for watching the royal processions passing through the bazaar. Now it houses a well laid out museum and the collections include paintings, coins, handicrafts, and sculptures. ‘Jaipur-past and present’ is the special feature of the museum.
It is the largest and best preserved of Sawai Jai Singh’s five observatories. It is built in stone and marble. This place gives you an idea of where the ancient Indians stood in astrology and time science. It has total 19 instruments. These all perform such as Measuring time, Predicting eclipses, Tracking major stars and draw the astrological chart (Kundali) of the new-born child. Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO Word Heritage site. There are also two Ram Yantra for gauging altitude City place, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace are close to each other. So you can buy combined ticket of City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Jantar Mantar.
It is a rare combination of the finest blends of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The place complex lies in the heart of Jaipur city, to the north of the very center. it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the center, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Aam (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble paved gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles.
It is situated on the way to Amer fort. Jal Mahal was built by Sawai Pratap Shing in 1799 A.D. This is located in the midst of the Man Sagar Lake as a pleasure spot. The Lake was formed by constructing a dam between the two hills by Sawai Man Singh. It’s a 5 storied building, 4 of them are under water. You cannot go inside, so just look from outside. During winter months one can see a large number of migratory birds at the lake. The reflection of the sun during sunset is awesome. Elephant, Camel and Horse ride are Other attraction here.The picture of Jal mal or with Jal mahal is popular activities of tourist. There are many stalls of food which your taste will raise with the sighting.
The fort of Amber is a most important tourist point and a masterpiece of a history of Rajasthan. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. It fort is on a hill. The fort is remarkable the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlement and beautiful palaces. The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh, Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Aam or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan-e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. There are big opportunities for photographers. If you have never ridden an elephant, you have a chance here.
The fort offers a scenic view of the city below. The ancient Nahargarh Fort was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1734. This fort on the majestic Aravalli hills. The famous Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, in company with the other 2 forts (Amer Fort & Jaigarh Fort) created a tough protection for the city of Jaipur city a long time ago. The color of a fort is yellow and with the sunshine, it looks like the Golden fort. It has 8 similar palaces which were for 8 Queens of the King. Indian movies Rang De Basanti had few shots here.
Albert Hall ( Museum )
It is situated in the beautiful Ram Niwas Garden. It was opened in 1887 as a public museum. This beautifully designed Saracenic structure was designed by sir Swinton Jacob. There are a collection of decorative art objects, paintings, sculptures, natural history specimens, an Egyptian Mummy and the well known Persian Golden Carpet. It is a big museum. So, it might take 3 hours to explore it completely.
This temple is near the Moti Dongri Ganesh temple. It’s a great example of ancient Hindu temples. The enormous temple was built during the year 1988, by Birla Group of Industries. Birla Mandir is constructed in the finest quality of white marble. It is peaceful spend some time in silence offering your own personal prayer. There are a lot of space available to sit and relax. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Many of the deities of the Hindu pantheon are depicted inside the temple, and on the outside walls, great historical personages and figures from all religions are shown, including Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius. It is a modern architectural marvel, surrounded by lush green gardens.
Jaipur is not just a tourist spot. It is a destination to learn, enjoy, wonder, experience, ponder and get adventurous. A perfect way to spend your vacation and you will definitely want to come again. Apart from Jaipur, there are many more popular destinations in Rajasthan.