5 Best Monuments to Visit in Jaipur
All over in India which place is the best to explore history means, Jaipur comes in first place. Everything in the city conveys about the past bygone rich history and the historical monuments stand as like the epitomes of the history. Due to all these reasons, Jaipur gained fame as the “Pink City”. Simply, visiting Jaipur and not exploring its historical monuments means your trip in Jaipur is incomplete and not worthy.
So have a look at what are the monuments you should not miss in Jaipur.
- Amer Fort:
Amer Fort is the first must-visit historical monument in Jaipur which was built in the year 1592 by Raja Man Singh. The majestic fort perched on the hilltop overlooking the beautiful Moata lake seems to be very attractive. The architectural styles adorned to the fort reflects the perfect blend of Indo-Islamic styles.
An interesting thing to do here is reaching the fort through jeep rides or elephant rides. But it will be really funny swaying on the back of the elephant. And the prime attractions of the fort are Ganesh Pol, Diwaan-E-Aam, Diwaan-E-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas. At evening light and sound show also takes place.
- Hawa Mahal:
Hawa Mahal, the “Palace of Winds” is a notable historical monument in Jaipur built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. This Palace can be marked as a peculiar construction which can’t be seen anywhere in India or the world. The structure of the Palace and usage of pink sandstone makes stun everyone.
Mainly, the architectural styles of the Palace in honeycomb style is another remarkable thing. This palace is very familiar for its latticework and nearly 953 Jharokhas were adorned to the palace. Explore the Hawa Mahal by travelling through the Palace on Wheels which is the famous luxury train for Rajasthan.
- Jantar Mantar:
Jantar Mantar is one of the most important historical monuments to see in Jaipur. Actually, it is an astronomical observatory to calculate the orbits and movements of celestial bodies. This wonderful observatory was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1734 and also this observatory was recognized by UNESCO world heritage site.
The major attraction of the observatory is the largest sundial in the world known as Vrihat Samrat Yantra. And the other famous yantras are Jai Prakash Yantra, Chakra Yantra, Krantiveera Yantra, etc. Visiting Jantar Mantar is the best thing to get acknowledge about our historical scientific observatory.
- City Palace:
City Palace is another fantastic monument in Jaipur to get witness the royalty of Rajput kings. This beautiful complex was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century. The palace complex comprises numerous temples, courtyard, palaces, etc. Overall, the whole palace complex is an architectural marvel.
The major parts of the Palace are Govind Dev Ji temple, the Maharani Palace, Bagghi Khana, Diwan-E-Khas, Diwan-E-Aam, Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and the marvelous entrance gates of the palace. And the museum in the palace is also a worthy place to visit.
- Jaigarh Fort:
Last but not least, Jaigarh Fort is a mind-blowing historical monument in Jaipur known for great history. This mighty fort was located on “Cheel Ka Teela” (Hills of Eagle) on the Aravali ranges. From the fort, views of Amer Fort and Moata lake surprises everyone.
The architectural glance of the fort leaves everyone in amazement because this fort is very popular for military storage. Particularly, the cannon located in fort known as Jaivana is the main attraction. This cannon is the largest one in all over the world.
Know more about the Palace on Wheels Price for peak and lean season. Apart from this, temples, beautiful palaces, courtyards, etc also entertain tourists.