Maharaja Jai Singh oversaw the construction of buildings in the city and ensured that they followed the traditional design of Rajput. Various ancient manuscripts and ancient archives were consulted during the design of the city. Almost all the buildings in Jaipur are made of special foundation stones, found in abundance in Rajasthan. Besides being built, the city is also known for its rich scientific treasures. This scholar consulted Ptolemy’s books on ancient Ptolemy, astronomy, and Euclid to give his expert advice.
The city was built by the Indian Construction Science principal Shilpa Shastra and took 4 years to build. The city has world-famous landmarks, a magnificent city palace, many temples and cultural sites. The city is known the world over for its unique architecture and its vibrancy is well-documented in colour. However, the royal family still lives in the City Palace, the state is completely controlled by public officials and democratically elected people.
Today, Jaipur is one of India’s most sought after tourist destinations. Millions of domestic and foreign tourists flock to its magnificent hotels and palaces to commemorate the royal history. Many ancient palaces have been transformed into an inheritance. Jaipur is a powerful combination of creativity and innovation. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle and is regarded as one of the most well-known tourist regions in the country.
Surrounded by old walls and gates adorned with paintings behind a beautiful pink, Jaipur, the pink city is able to successfully preserve its ancient charm. Famous city markets include Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazar and Johri Bazaar. The city is well known for its local cuisine and the most popular dishes include Ghewar, Pyaaz Kachori and Dal Baati Churma.
One of India’s largest cities, Jaipur is also home to all the world’s most modern hotel and resort facilities. The city boasts of an international airport and is well connected by train and road. Metro, local buses, tuk-tuks, auto-rickshaws and taxi aggregator applications including Uber and Ola to solve the problem of free city travel.
Large buildings, legends of heroic battles, glorious castles and palaces, and various characters, Jaipur has long been one of the most precious stones in the history of the Indian subcontinent.
1) Amber Palace.
Amber is about seven miles [11 km] from Jaipur. The contrast between the rough exterior and the inviting interior would not be too surprising. Made entirely of red marble and white marble, visitors are left stunned by the grandeur of the palace, its engraving, its precious stones and mirrors. The palace is about seven hundred years old and has a long history. Initially a small building conquered by the Rajputs in the Meena tribes, it was later converted into a large Amber Palace.
2) City Palace.
A beautiful combination of Mughal and Rajput buildings, the palace is home to the last royal family living in an independent section of the palace. The Mubarak Mahal and the Maharani palace are part of the City Palace Complex The Mubarak Mahal is now housed in the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, which displays a large and unique collection of royal robes, delicate Pashmina (Kashmiri) scarves, Benaras sar sar, and other costumes with Sanganeri prints and folk embellishments.
3) Hawa Mahal.
The Hawa Mahal is literally the Palace of the Spirit. It also served as a place where the ladies of the palace could look at everyday life without seeing them. This unique five-story building is a combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture, with its exterior, and its narrow barbed-wire windows resembling the crown of King Krishna. The windows also serve as a cool air conditioner, blowing cool air into the palace, making it an ideal place to relax during the summer. Built with pink sandstone, the Hawa Mahal is the iconic building of Jaipur and visitors can see their beauty completely outside, across the street. However, it is also possible to go upstairs to get a good view from the windows. Today, the Mahal is housed in the State Department of Archeology in Rajasthan and also has a museum in the yard.
4) Nahargarh Fort.
Nahargarh Fort proudly sits on the slopes of the Aravalli Hills, creating a spectacular view north of the city of Jaipur. Nahargarh, meaning the residence of tigers, was a formidable barrier, protecting Jaipur from enemy attacks. The palace, built by Sawai Madho Singh, has 12 views associated with queens. They are all connected by corridors adorned with small molded drawings. Today, the palace is a favorite place for local explorers. The castle looks shiny when it floods at night. When you look at the city, you get a glimpse of the city lights.
5. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar, situated in the centre of Jaipur, is a captivating astronomical observatory. This is one of the world’s largest observatories, with interesting rock formations that aid in interpreting celestial body positions and calculating local time. Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws architects, mathematicians, geographers, and historians.
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