French capital, Paris is surely one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Known for its excellent architecture, beautiful landscapes and exemplary culture, it is undoubtedly a romantic destination. Jaipur, the capital of the only deserted state of India, is known as ‘The Paris of India’ for its architectural brilliance and numerous forts & palaces that define its beauty. Being the largest city of Rajasthan, Jaipur witnesses a large number of tourists every year and one of the main reasons is its architecture. So, here are the best things about Jaipur that one shouldn’t miss while exploring this city-
1. City Palace
Jaipur’sCity Palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, who was the Rajput King of Amber, in the 18th century. This palace consists of magnificent pillars and marble interiors. It depicts the fusion of Indian architecture with European and Mughal style. Following a grip pattern, the interiors are carved and it has three entrances- Virendra Pol, Udai Pol and Tripolia Gate. This palace consists of Mubarak Mahal, Armoury, Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-e-Am, Baggi Khana and a lot more attractions.
2. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of The Winds’ is one of the prominent attractions of Jaipur built by a Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh in 1799. Built in pink and red sandstone, this palace is designed in the shape of a crown. Following Rajputana architecture, this structure has 953 windows. The purpose of building it was to let women have the view of the daily happenings of the city through the windows without violating the customs.
3. Amber Fort
Located on the hill of Amber, this fort was built by Raja Man Singh during the 16th century. This palace was constructed with white marble and red sandstone, and follows the fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The palace has four different parts and the main entrance is ‘Suraj Pol’. Sheesh Mahal is one of the awe-striking features of the Amber fort.
4. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2 in 1734 and located on Aravalli hills, one of the oldest mountain ranges of India. It depicts the Indo-European architecture and is one of the forts, which wasn’t attacked by any ruler. This palace has many structures such as Tadigate, Madhavendra Bhawan, Diwan-e-Aam and many others.
5. Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort was built by Sawan Jai Singh 2 in the early 18th century. It was initially built as a residence for the king. The architectural design depicts the rich history and culture of the city. The main entrance is called Doongar Gate and offers a picturesque view of the Jaipur city.
These are the places to visit in Jaipur,which probably are the best things about Jaipur and a must visit for the travellers.