Most Beautiful Historical Places In Jaipur
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, was settled by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer. The city was named Jaipur after him. Jaipur is also called the Pink City and there are many tourist places to see in this Pink City. So, let us take a tour of these historical places in Jaipur today.
The artistic specimen of Hindu architecture is the Amer Fort, which was built by Maharaja Mansingh I. This four-storey fort made of red marble and sandstone houses places like Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas as royal heritage and also houses the ancient temple of Shila Mata.
The City Palace has been the throne of the kings with many buildings, courtyards, temples, and gardens. This palace is a fine blend of Indian and European architectural style, which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The palace houses Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Maharani's Palace, Mukut Mahal, and City Palace Museum. Chandra Mahal, the inner fort of the City Palace, houses members of the royal family.
This beautiful five storey building was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1799. This palace has 953 windows for ventilation, hence it is called Hawa Mahal. It was built for Rajput women. This palace, made of red pink stones, also houses an archaeological museum.
Jantar Mantar is one of the world's largest observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh. The astronomical calculations were done with great accuracy through the instruments kept in this observatory. The world's largest solarium is also present here. The instruments in this observatory were fitted to measure time, predict eclipses, monitor stars, and detect the Earth's orbit around the Sun.
This fort, built for the protection of Amer, is also known as 'Vijay Fort'. Jaigad Fort can be reached from Amer Mahal via a secret passage. The cannon placed in it is the largest cannon in the world. In the Aravalli range, this fort built on the mound of Chil was built in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II.