The Charm of Jaipur
Jaipur, a calm and peaceful city of Rajasthan where heritage speaks about its glorious past, where’s vibrant culture tell you about its richness and where you will be welcome by the melodious tune of ‘Padharo Mahare Des….’
That is the magic of Pink City Jaipur. If you are having an urge to get into the royal era of the place then you must visit this beautiful city to get the insight of the rulers of the bygone era. Your Jaipur Tourism will get more marvelous by watching the strong forts of the city and magnificent architecture that flaunt the expertise of the artisans of the past.
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The city has its own charm that it attracts towards itself. During a year lakhs of travellers visit this place from around the world. It is its heritage richness only, that Jaipur completes the Golden Triangle of India along with two cities of Agra and Delhi.
Talking about heritage richness, here I have brought some of the interesting facts related to the monuments of the city which are loved and adored by everyone, nationally and internationally. You must have learn many things about these heritage sites of Jaipur, but today get ready to be a part of one of the most spectacular journey through the alleys of Jaipur.
Here Are Some of the Top Jaipur Attractions and Some Interesting Things Related to Them.
- Hawa Mahal
- City Palace – Jaipur
- Jantar Mantar
1. Hawa Mahal
Built in 1799 A.D by Rajput king Sawai Pratap Singh, it is the most enchanting and curious marvel of Jaipur, that fills your Jaipur Tourism with thrill and excitement. Merely by watching it you can gain the idea about the royalty of the city in its bygone period. But I am sure, you didn’t know about these things about Hawa Mahal –
A. The architectural Shape of Hawa Mahal is built like the shape of crown of Lord Krishna.
B. There are 953 small windows (which locals called Jharokhas) in the Palace.
C. It was specially built for the Royal ladies of royal families so that they can watch the daily life of the city through the windows (Jharokhas)
D. The faced structure of the palace is like a bee hive.
E. The Palace dose comprises of a direct entrance. To enter the palace you have to take a path from the side ways.
F. 5 floored this building does not contain any stairs; you can only use ramps to reach the top floors.
G. The palace has got its name from its 5th floor which is known as Hawa Mahal
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2. City Palace – Jaipur
The first thing that comes to mind as we hear the name of Jaipur is its rich culture and precious heritage. And the name of City Palace Jaipur is listed on the top of your Jaipur Tours’ list. One can cherish the beautiful mélange of Rajputi, European and Mughal style in its architecture. Built in 1732 by the founder of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh, it is a perfect place to start your Jaipur Holidays. Here are some points which might interest you –
A. The architecture of the Palace is design by the chief architect of Royal court Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob.
B. The palace was established on Vastu Shastra (Indian architecture science).
C. In present time, half of the palace is serving as a museum and other part is the residence of the descendants of the former rulers of Jaipur.
D. You cannot use the Tripolia Gate to enter into the palace. As it is only used by Royal family.
E. The four small gates of city palace represents the four season of the year.
F. Palace is compact with two sterling silver jars which are recorded by Guinness Book of World Records.
G. The flag on Chandra Mahal is belonging to the Royal Family that unfurled only when the Maharaja is in the palace.
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3. Jantar Mantar
The home of forts and palaces, Jaipur is one of the most loved and adored tourist destinations among travellers that amaze you with its beauty and charm. During your Travel to Jaipur make sure you visit Jantar Mantar. It is a famous astronomical observatory built in 1734 by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the most favorite tourist attractions, Jantar Mantar holds many interesting facts that will amaze you, like –
A. The place is compact with 20 man fixed instruments each with its own specific characteristics.
B. The name of the place is derived from two words Jantar (instruments) and Mantar (calculations). Collectively means calculation instruments.
C. The place is UNESCO declared world heritage site.
D. The Jaipur observatory is modeled on the observatory in Delhi.
E. The observatory is compact with 14 major geometric devices.
F. They were used to measure timing, tracking constellations and even for determination of celestial altitudes.
G. The most interesting part is that, it calculates the orbits around the sun as well as predicting eclipse.
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Accommodation in Jaipur
These are some of the places where you can watch the real image of bygone royal era of Jaipur. During your Rajasthan Tour Packages when you spend few days in the Jaipur city, you can make your stay more royal while staying in some of the finest Hotels in Jaipur. Being one of the most adored places, the city is filled with a plethora of accommodation place. You can opt from plush 5 Star Jaipur Hotels to pocket friendly Jaipur Budget Hotels.
Here are some of the Best Jaipur Hotels of all ranges that will suite every pocket. Under 5 stars you can stay in Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, Ramada or The Lalit. The Heritage Hotels in Jaipur such as Samod Haveli, Rani Mahal and Jai Mahal will offer you a lifetime experience of flamboyant lifestyle of the past rulers in the present day.
Regenta Central by Royal Orchid, Souvenir Premier and Hotel Paradise are some of the Best 4 Star Hotels in Jaipur that will fill you with utmost luxuries in reasonable price. On the other hand you if you are looking for the places for a lavish stay in the moderate price than you will be offered with a plethora of 3 Star Jaipur Hotels such as Hotel Sarang Palace, Raj Kothi, Treebo Aroma, The Park Classic and Hotel Golden Manor are just to name a few.
The simple lifestyle and the welcoming aura of Jaipur have always been fascinated among travellers. Well, now stop wondering and get ready to be a part of the most amazing journey of Life, a royal journey with Jaipur.
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