Jaigarh Fort

Jaipur Wonders

BY 3 January 2015 Travel India

India’s desert capital, the great Jaipur, which is referred as the Pink City. Jaipur is really famous for the ancient palaces and forts with elaborate architecture. These ancient palaces and forts serves as a resplendent reminder of their royal heritage. Visitors love this pink city due to the pink walls and buildings of the old city. Here are the top Jaipur attractions.

City Palace:

One of the greatest magnificent palace in Jaipur is the City Palace, where you can find the evidence of the royal family of Jaipur. This huge palace is a complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings, which is a wonderful blend of both Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. There you must watch out much alluring wonders though the Peacock Gate is exquisite. This Peacock Gate is famous for its alluring display of bright peacocks. Inside the City Palace you must find a museum, art gallery, and interesting displays of royal costumes, old Indian weapons and more.(image by FabIndia)188898008_27c21c61cc_z

Hawa Mahal:

Hawa Mahal is referred as a Palace of the Winds, which has the intricate and fascinating facade. Probably Hawa Mahal comes under Jaipur’s most recognized buildings list. It was constructed in 1799 and it has five floors that contain rows of small windows and screens. As the name implies, wind used to flow through the openings of the building. This palace was especially built so that the women of the royal household could watch the streets below without being observed. From the top of the building you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city.(image by geolis06)11664516045_0f62cba467_z

Amber Fort and Palace:

From the city center you must take, around half an hour travel to reach this tremendous Amber Fort. The Amber Fort perched on a hill top, from there you can enjoy the Maota Lake. Amber Fort is a complex of breathtaking palaces, halls, gardens, and temples and inside the fort you must also watch out the elaborate mirror work adds to the grandeur. Amber Fort offers unique facade during day and night. Day is special by walking up the hill, going in a jeep, or taking a lurching elephant ride and the night is stunning with sound and light show. Don’t miss to visit the Anokhi Museum near Amber Fort, where you will get the chance to encounter art of traditional block printing.

Jaigarh Fort:

Another magnificent Fort in Jaipur is the massive Jaigarh Fort, which was built in 1726. Still, it holds great appeal for military lovers. People love to gather here to watch out the stunning towering gateways and watchtowers and it contains the world’s largest cannon on wheels. This is the India’s best-preserved military structures and. Capture the panoramic views of the plains by climbing the Diwa Burj watchtower, from there you must enjoy an excellent view over the plains.

These are the important wonders of the Jaipur.

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