Jaipur

Jaipur

  • Jaipur is known as the pink city, because of the color of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all the structures.
  • The pink color has its own history. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests

Sight Seeing Day 1

Morning :

Reach and check in to hotel in jaipur

After Noon :

Jaigarh Fort

The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and was named after him

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Raja and crew having food, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

The fort features a cannon named “Jaivana”(Jaivana Cannon), which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world’s largest cannon on wheels.

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort are connected by subterranean passages and considered as one complex.

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amer Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) along the north–south direction and a width of 1 kilometer (0.62 mi).

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Nahargarh Fort

  • Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur
  • The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means ‘abode of tigers’.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Valley view, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Beautiful top view, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia,whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. 
  • Nahar’s spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
City view with fort wall, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Pond, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Evening

Jalmahal – Enjoy Sunset

  • Jal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city.
  • The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

Uber/OLA is frequently available and cheaper than taxis. So you can book the same from airport/railway station to Jaipur hotel as required.

Taxi charges for one day is 1800-2000. As Uber/Ola is frequently available, it would be better to take them for individual trips.

Beware of cab/auto guys taking you to shopping places unless you are interested. They get commission from them and your time also would be wasted.

Avoid wax museum,bhoot Mahal if you are not so keen and short of time. Its ok ok.

Charges : Wax museum – 180, Mirror maze+infinity room – 120, Horror house – 100

Combo – 300/person

Best hotel to stay in Jaipur

We stayed in Welcome heritage haveli and the rooms, interior, food was really good.

Welcome heritage haveli , Jaipur, Rajasthan
Welcome heritage haveli , Jaipur, Rajasthan
Welcome heritage haveli , Jaipur, Rajasthan

Day 4 Tue, Jaipur :

Morning

Amer Fort – Start early morning to avoid crowd.
  • The town of Amer and the Amber Fort were originally built by the Mairs and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I.
  • Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements.
  • With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake, which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Palace inside Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Afternoon

Mostly the ticket places would be crowded. So head to near by Isarlat Sargasooli and buy individual tickets for jantar mantar ,city palace etc .Don’t take composite ticket(ticket for multiple places). Its not that much useful as it includes less interesting places which you might not end up visiting.

Isarlaat
  • Standing tall since 1749 AD, Isarlat was built by Sawai Ishwari Singh, the eldest son of founder of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh ll.
  • Isarlat is built according to principles of Rajpur and mughal architecture. It was designed by Ganesh Khowan.
  • Its circular staircases are built in such a way that ensures proper air and light in whole tower.
  • Isarlat which also served as a watch tower to guard the residence of Royal family, City Palace now provides with a breath taking view of the city.
Isarlaat night view, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Isarlaat night view, Jaipur, Rajasthan
City view from Isarlaat top, Jaipur, Rajasthan
City view from Isarlaat top, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jantar Mantar
  • The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • The monument was completed in 1734. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site
 Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
 Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
 Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
City Palace

The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727

  • It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family.
  • The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust.
  • ( Its private property and tickets are costly. Skip if you are not so keen as you would get to see many palaces in rajasthan trip)
 City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Pandit Kulfi – Must try, very tasty Kulfi
Pandit Khulfi , Jaipur, Rajasthan
Pandit Kulfi , Jaipur, Rajasthan
Tuk Tuk, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Tuk Tuk, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Birla Mandir/ Galtaji temple/Moti Dungri can be included as per time.

Evening

Hawamahal
  •  “The Palace of Winds” or “The Palace of Breeze”) 
  • Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women’s chambers.
  • Reach before 5 pm before it closes.
    • After 6 .30 or so it will be litted up. So explore the street, food and enjoy the hawa mahal from outside too. Click some nice pics 🙂
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Its unique five floors exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework.
  • The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen, since they had to obey the strict rules of “purdah”, which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings.
  • This architectural feature also allowed cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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