Jaipur symbolises a lot from the old world, mostly the Rajput history. Be it some of the most stunning forts, majestic palaces, traditional markets, and much more, you are going to be spoilt for choice. Also referred to as the Pink City because of its pink walls and buildings, Jaipur has plenty to offer in terms of culture, events and sightseeing. All the ancient places and attractions of Jaipur have an elaborate architecture which reminds of its royal heritage. Ginger Hotels recommend some of these most amazing places for sightseeing during your visit to Jaipur. Let's get started!
If you tour the majestic City Palace, you can clearly see that Jaipur's royal family was one of the richest royal families in India.The large complex of courtyards, gardens and houses in the palace combines different designs of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture for a perfect blend. The royal family of Jaipur still resides in the gracious Chandra Mahal. The private rooms, with a personal guide, can be accessed for an additional cost. There is also a museum, art gallery and interesting display of royal costumes and ancient Indian weapons inside the City Palace complex. Recently, a new exhibit dedicated to paintings and photography was added, which houses old pictures of the palace's women.
Jantar Mantar Observatory:
Jantar Mantar was designed between 1727 and 1734 by King Jai Singh II. The word Jantar Mantar means "a device for calculation." More than just a curious collection of sculptures, each structure has a special astronomical function at the intriguing Jantar Mantar Observatory. There are a total of 14 structures measuring time, predicting eclipses, and tracking stars. The massive Samrat Yantra sundial is the most spectacular one. It has a shadow that moves every minute about the width of a person's hand.
Amber Fort and Palace:
Overlooking Maota Lake, around half an hour drive from the city centre, Amber Fort lies on top of a beautiful hill. Home to Rajput rulers, way before Jaipur city was built, it comprises a series of beautiful palaces, halls, parks, and temples. The sound and light shows performed every evening bring the history of the Fort to life. Another attraction is the Anokhi Museum of Block near the fort.
Built in 1726, Jaigarh Fort is a perfect draw for military lovers. This features the world's largest cannon on sticks and is flanked by towering gateways and watchtowers. However, the cannon has never been fired, nor was the fort seized. As a result, over its long life, the fort remained intact and is well maintained. In fact, it is one of medieval India's best-preserved military systems. To get a great view over the plains, one must climb the Diwa Burj watchtower.
If you are more into shopping, markets like Johari Bazar, Tripolia Bazar, Chandpole Bazar, Kishanpole Bazar, Nehru Bazar, etc., are the must-go places for you. For a fun-filled comfortable trip, book your stay at Ginger Jaipur. Located in the heart of the city, enjoy best-in-class facilities at a pocket-friendly price, and make the most of your travel! Click here to visit soon!