India’s renowned pink city has much more to offer then the pink-red architecture and historic forts. This magnificent home to ancient royals is amid by colourful markets and chaotic streets complete with old-world charm. Part of the’ Golden Triangle,’ Jaipur, together with Agra and New Delhi, is a must-visit destination. Make Jaipur a welcome break from urban and high-rise malls. Take time off to watch a potter at job, blue pottery and more.
Look out for the strange camel walking through the busy streets of Jaipur as you walk past hawkers and cycle rickshaws against the background of their vibrant terracotta buildings. Stop for the cultural display at Chowki Dhani before heading to Jantar Mantar’s biggest sundial in the world, Amer Fort, and Wind Palace, Hawa Mahal, overlooking Johari Bazaar.
If you’re fortunate enough to be travelling and experience Jaipur tour packages during Holi (in March), look out for elephant-polo in action at spectacularly covered elephants. Then again, with the donkey festival and ‘ best-looking donkey ‘ prize as well as donkey racing and trading, October in Jaipur has its own share of fun.
Earlier the town was enclosed within a 9-meter high wall, but over the years it was outgrown by the town with fast population growth.
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The palace is a lovely melange of Hindu and Mughal styles, situated in craggy mountains. Raja Man Singh I started building in 1592 and Mirja Raja Jai Singh finished the palace, which was constructed as a powerful, secure haven against attacking enemies.It could not be more surprising to see the contrast between the harsh exterior and the inviting interior. Made completely of red sandstone and white marble, the palace’s magnificence, using sculptures, precious stones and mirrors, leaves tourists spellbound while exploring Rajasthan tour package.
The palace is still home to the last ruling royal family living in a private portion of the palace, a lovely fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture.Surprisingly, the Maharani’s Palace has an exciting display of well-preserved Rajput arms, some of which date back to the 15th century. Other than the weapons, the palace is decorated with well-maintained, lovely paintings on the ceiling.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar is regarded the biggest of the five astronomical observatories constructed by Jaipur’s founder, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.It includes seventeen geometric equipment intended to measure time, monitor celestial bodies and observe the planets ‘ orbits around the sun. It also houses the Interpretation Centre that helps visitors comprehend the observatory’s operating principles &chronology.
Hawa Mahal, literally the Winds Palace, was constructed in 1799 as a summer retreat for him and his family by the poet king Sawai Pratap Singh. It also served as a location where the royal household women could observe daily life without themselves being seen.Today; the Mahal is retained by the Rajasthan government’s Archeological Department and also houses in the courtyard an archaeological museum.