The Jal Mahal was built by Maharaja Madho Singh I to serve as a lodge for his duck hunting parties. The Mahal is a testament to the bond that was formed between the Rajput’s and Mughal Empire. The architecture of the palace has resemblance of both types of construction.
The beauty of the palace was the enhanced by many generations of Maharajas. For example Maharaja Jai Singh II added to the beauty of the palace by creating gardens to make the Jal Mahal more picturesque. After generations of creativity we today have the magnificence of the “water palace”.
Amer Fort is another great attraction of Jaipur with extensive palace complex. It is located almost 11 kilometers away north of Jaipur. The best way to reach this magnificent fort with Rajputana architectural style is through an elephant ride. Amber Fort was the residence of Rajput rulers until the construction of the Jaipur City. One of the great features of this fort is that it stands on a rocky hill overlooking the Jaipur City.
Many Bollywood movies like ‘Jodha Akbar’, ‘Veer’ and ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ have been shot at this place.
ALBERT HALL MUSEUM
A great example of Indo-Saracenic style architecture, the Central Museum in Jaipur is one of the oldest centers in the country for art and cultural exploration. Also known as ‘Albert Hall museum, it is named after Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales. An Egyptian mummy displayed is truly a striking feature of this museum. Besides, visitors can watch royal handicrafts, architectural sculptures, paintings and tribal dresses in this place. The Central Museum is a favorite hangout for many people as it is a hub for many interesting activities like concerts, festivals and rallies.
Hawa Mahal, a stunning five-storey palace, is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur. Also known as the ‘Palace Of The Winds’, it is the most iconic landmark of the city. Made from pink and red sandstone, this architectural splendor constructed as a high-screen for the women of the royal families. It has 953 small windows or jharokhas with intricate latticework which helps the royal women to watch the special processions on the streets and the everyday goings-on. The façade of this structure is believed to be built like the crown of Lord Krishna. This finest specimen for the Rajputana architecture was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799.
Located in the heart of the city next to the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace is a great historical attraction in Jaipur. There are several attractions in this palace complex like the ‘Mubarak Mahal’ and the ‘Chandra Mahal’. Built between 1729 and 1732, the architecture of this charming palace reflects the perfect blend of Rajput, Mughal and European styles. There is a museum in this palace which features beautiful handcrafted products, Royal artifacts and many things related to regal heritage.
JANTAR – MANTAR
People who visit Jaipur add Jantar Mantar in their travel itinerary as it is one of the largest observatories in the world. This tourist attraction is the perfect amalgamation of art, science and religion. You can see the largest sundial of the world at the Jantar Mantar of Jaipur. Maharaja Jai Singh II constructed this observatory because of his interest in the Universe and the cosmos. The brilliant astronomical and architectural concepts of Raja Sawai Jai Singh made it a wonderful astronomical heritage of the city.
Considered to be the 9th Gate of Jaipur, this gate is so well built keeping every little things in Mind. Also, this gate is huge than other gates that are build by kings. This is the most new place that had been added to city to make Jaipur more beautiful. If you in Jaipur you can’t afford to miss this gorgeous huge building.