Jaipur one of the most beautiful and charming places to spend your precious time with the sensation and relaxation feelings with your loved ones either with your family or with your partner. No introduction can be concluded without expressing about the architecture, the temples, palaces, forts, and Havelis that enclose and fill the city and give it such a sensation of identity. And The rich Rajput history and their famous past are perspicuously revealed in the lifestyle and the infrastructure of the tourist places in Jaipur.
1. Amber Fort
Amber was earlier the capital of royal Jaipur state, and the fort the residency of its Rajput emperors. Maharaja Man Singh I, who led Mughal Emperor Akbar’s army, started its construction in 1592 on the remains of an 11th-century fort. Consecutive rulers added to Amber Fort before moving the capital to Jaipur in 1727. The fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013, as part of a group of six hill forts in Rajasthan. Its architecture is a unique fusion of Rajput (Hindu) and Mughal (Islamic) styles.
2. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is one such majestic and precious fort, situated in the Aravalli mountain ranges in Jaipur. Nahargarh was earlier known as Sudarshangarh and was built in 1734 by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, originally as a strong defense for Jaipur city.
Nahargarh implies ‘abode of tigers’ and was defined so after the tigers which were supposed to have roamed around the hills. It is also believed that the fort was named after Prince Nahar Singh Bohemia. There are several edifices within the fort – a temple devoted to the goddess of Jaipur monarchs, another temple devoted to Prince Nahar Singh Bhomia, a 2-story structure known as Madhavendra Bhavan named after Sawai Madho Singh who built it and Diwan-I-Aam, an open enclosure where the kings used to meet the common public to hear out their grievances.
Nahargarh Fort is one of the top tourist destinations of Jaipur. At any time of the day, it is a visual treat to view the splendid palace stand in its glory but in the evenings, the floodlit fort looks like a dream. You should visit the fort in the night when you can perceive a great panorama of the city with lights on.
3. Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds
Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace Of The Winds’ located in the heart of the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the most famous tourist tendencies and a famous landmark of the city that is renowned for its rich cultural and architectural history. In 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of the Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty, this magnificent edifice is predominantly a high screen wall made of pink and red sandstone that expedited royal women to get an eyeful of the street festivals and busy city life while remaining out of the view of the public. This five-story structure in the form of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas or windows and a beautifully decorated façade resembling a honeycomb of an apiary that gives one a feel of the rich heritage of the Rajputs.
4. Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort is a grand structure sat on the top of the ‘Cheel ka Teela’ hills in the Pink City of Jaipur. This magnificent structure was commissioned by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1726 to protect Amer Fort. Cradled on the top of the cliff, it is a magnificent structure bounded by verdant greenery and massive battlements. This radiant fort is compared to Amer Fort through concealed passages and is famously known as the ‘Fort of Victory’ as it was never conquered. The fort currently houses the world’s greatest cannon on wheels – ‘Jaivana’ and offers a magnificent view of the Jaipur city.
5. Jantar Mantar Observatory
The Jantar Mantar is an enormous garden observatory featuring the world’s largest rock sundial. The title, of Sanskrit, can be turned as ‘Magical Device’. It was built for the Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693 -1743) in the center of Jaipur. The instruments were used to observe the movements of sun, moon, planets, and stars. Through astrology and Vastu Shastra they were taken to govern both fortune and design.
6. City Palace
An obsession with courtyards, gardens, and buildings, the majestic City Palace is right in the middle of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh II, but within it, the palace has been increased and adapted over the centuries. There are castle buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. It is a fascinating blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
7. Johari Bazaar
Johari Bazaar is one of the most famous jewelry markets in Jaipur. The word Johari in Hindi means jeweler. Jewelry shopping at Johari Bazaar in Jaipur gives the people a vigorous tone along with several choices and high qualities which confirms a lifetime experience. The wide design collection of a variety of products and items which are found in the shops at Johari bazaar is nothing but the portrayal of the prosperous culture and provision of Rajasthan. Without being affected by the fact that one cannot withstand the persistent belief of shopping in Johari Bazaar, they can comfortably travel around the shops of Johari Bazaar to feel the multi-colored existence of Jaipur city.
8. Jhalana Safari Park
Jaipur is known for its different wildlife that is found here that includes tigers, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and many other fascinating species of animals and birds. If you are in Jaipur, then you should try exerting a safari through Jhalana Wildlife Safari. Jhalana Leopard Safari tour in Jaipur is the perfect spot for blotching leopards and cheetahs. Once the hunting grounds of the royals, this place is now a great place to enjoy a safari amid the city.
9. Sisodia Rani Garden
Want a piece of Mughal gardens in the pink city of Jaipur? The Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh is your place to be. Maharaja Sawai Jai built the palace garden as a present of love for his second queen. The heritage garden is the largest, most interesting, and majestic of all the gardens in Jaipur.
Apart from the lush growing trees and decorative beds, the beautiful Charbagh styled garden is famous for its multi-layered palace, summerhouses, shrines, decorations, frescoes, scenic, paintings, and fountains. The garden is equally famous amongst tourists and locals.
10. Monkey Temple
Monkey Temple, unless known as Galta Ji Temple, is a popular tourist attraction in the city of Jaipur. While the official name is Galta Ji, most relate to it as Monkey Temple, due to the thousands of monkeys that conserve the grounds. As well as being a tourist hotspot, the temple fixation is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees.
Set among the rocky mountains East of the city, the temple group is unlike any we’d seen throughout our time in India. An important feature being the natural springs that channel into the temples 7 holy baths. Here you will find pioneers bathing in the sacred water, believed to cleanse aside sins and revitalize the body.