Updated: Jun 16, 2021
Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur holds the distinction of being the first planned city of India. Renowned globally for its coloured gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. The bustling modern city is one of the three corners of the golden triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
The story goes that in 1876, the Prince of Wales visited India on a tour. Since the colour pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colours the city makes for a marvellous spectacle to behold. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple.
Jaipur traces back its origins to 1727 when it was established by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amber. He shifted his capital from Amber to the new city because of the rapidly-growing population and an increasing water scarcity. Noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya used the established principles of Vastu Shastra to build the city.
Places to visit-
1. The City Palace is one of the best tourist places to visit in Rajasthan. It is a palace complex in Jaipur that houses the famous Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. The main entry gates into the City Palace complex are the Virendra Pol, the Udai Pol and the Tripolia Gate. Commoners and tourists can enter the City Palace only through the Virendra Pol and the Udai Pol. The most famous tourist spots within the palace complex are the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal.
2. Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is one of the best and captivating Tourist Places in Rajasthan. Also known as the Central Museum, Albert Museum is situated amidst the lawn of Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur.
Constituted to be one of the oldest historical museums in Rajasthan, Albert Hall Museum was originally sketched, designed and delineated by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob in the year 1876 for the motive of felicitating King Edward VII, the Prince of Wales.
You must visit Albert Hall Museum in between the months October to March. The climate treats the tourists extremely well during this time span.
3. The Amber Fort, more generally known as the Amber Fort, is one of the most popular and is situated at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The Amber Fort and Palace are some of the most popular tourist places in Rajasthan and attract crowds by the score from both within and outside the country. Amber fort is one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan and also one of the best places to visit in Jaipur tour.
Overlooking the Maota Lake, the fort is best known for its artistic representation of Hindu elements. The fort is built with red sandstone and marble and consists of the Diwan-e-Aam or the Hall of Public Audience, the Diwan-e-Khaas or the Hall of Private Audience, the Sheesh Mahal and the Sukh Niwas. Remarkably, the Sukh Niwas has a very indigenous form of air-conditioning wherein artificial winds are blown over a water cascade to cool the surroundings.
4. Hawa Mahal, the most distinguishing landmark of Jaipur is an exceptionally captivating destination spot, smeared with radiant hues of pink delineating delicate and honeycombed throng that is peaked at a great height.
Hawa Mahal is considered to be one of the most attractive Places to visit in Rajasthan, offering the tourist with top-notch stunning views from over City Palace & Jantar Mantar from one spot and from over Sireh Deori Bazaar from another direction.
Jal Mahal is one of the most serene and calm places to visit in Rajasthan situated in the midst of the chaotic city of Jaipur. Jal Mahal is an asymmetric low rise stately mansion which was once a shooting toll house for the Maharajah.
2. Nahargarh Fort
Before Jaipur was construed as Rajasthan’s capital. The peaceful and exalted city of Amber towered as the capital of Rajput. Originally constructed in the year 1734 and extended until 1868, Nahargarh is a brawny fort delineating the architecture with the title of being one of best places to visit in Rajasthan.
3. Birla Temple
Birla Temple in Jaipur is highly mastered and influenced by the fine art or artwork of contemporary architecture. The contemporary design embellished on the Birla Temple is said to have derived or influenced by a Scottish castle artwork.
4. The Jantar Mantar Observatory
It is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. The Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who served as a commander to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.