Jaipur as the capital of Indian state Rajasthan . Around the 1727 , the royal family has ruled over the region which is recently know by the “Old City” Or the “Pink City” . It is said to be the Pink city for its trademark of building colour as Pink. The City was founded by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh , the ruler of Amer , Jaipur is about 280 km From New Delhi and is one of the most popular tourism destination in India .
Jaipur has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites called the Jantar Mantar and the Amer Fort.
Jaipur is considered as the India’s golden triangle which connect major national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is callled the Golden triangles because it forms the triangle amoung the New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan in the map. And also it is the tourism gateway of the places in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur , Jaisalmer , Udaipur and Mount Abu .
Top Sites in Jaipur which is the part of Visitor attractions are :
Hawa Mahal is constructed with the red and pink sandstone. The palace structure is five-storey pyramidal shaped monument with its 953 small windows
The entery to the Hawa Mahal is not from the front of the road but at the side of the road at the rear end.
The best time to visit this palace is in the morning when the golden light of the sun lit on the palace.
Jal Malal is also called the “Water Palace” which is located in Man Sagar Lake of Jaipur City . The Jal Mahal is also considered as the architectural showcase of Rajputs ( commenly in Rajasthan ).
Timmings : Visiting Hours – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Entry Fees : For Indians : Rs. 10 and For Foreigners : Rs. 50
City Palace consists of the Chandra Palace and Mubarak Palace along with the other buildings in the city palace complex . It ws the seat for the maharaja , the chief of the clan of Kachwaha Rajput . As the Chandra Mahal is considerd as the houses a museum but the greatest part of is still the royal residance .
Amer Fort is situated in Amer most probably 11 km from the Jaipur and is situated in the high on the hill with the area of 4 square Kilometres. It is the main attraction of tourist in Jaipur .
Jantar Mantar consists of the 19 instruments for measuring the time , tracking the location of majors of stars and planets in the orbit around the sun , predicting solar and lunar eclipses , ascertaining the declinations of planets,and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.
Nahargarh Fort is situated at the edge e Aravalli Hills for overlooking the city of Jaipur of Rajasthan . Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort created ring for the strong defense of the city called Nahargarh. The fort was named by the Sudarshangarh but it was famous by the name Nahargarh which means the “residence of tigers”.
It is said that Nahar Singh Bhomia , whose spirit haunted the place and was obstacle in creating fort so .Nahar’s spirit was pacified by building a temple with in the fort , thus it is said to be Nahargarh by his name .
Jaigarh Fort is surrounded huge battlements and is connected with Amer Fort with subterranean passages. Jaigarh fort is as similar to Amer Fort and was Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex and provides huge view to the jaipur city .
The fort consists world’s largest cannon on wheels with the assembly hall of the warriors (Shubhat Niwas) along with armory and museum. Apart of architecture of fort it renowned for the huge treasure buried under the fort. And now it is believed that the government of Rajasthan seized the treasure as it was discovered in 1970s. It was built for the security purpose of Jaipur City and the Amer fort from warlords and rivals.
Sanghiji Jain temple
Sanghiji Jain temple or Atishya Kshetra Mandir is ancient jain temple made up of red stones and is situated at the Sanganer 16 km from the Jaipur .
The idol of Lord Rishabhanatha (Adinatha) , the first Tirthankara is being worshiped here and is supposed to be the 4000 years old.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
It is placed in the City Palace complex. This temple is devoted to lord avatar . This temple is among the seven temples of Thakur of Vrindavan together with Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Bankey Bihari ji, Shri Govind Dev ji and 4 others.
As per common legend, Lord Krishna’s image within the temple appearance specifically like Krishna’s kind throughout his incarnation on Earth.
Garh Ganesh Temple
Garh Ganesha temple is ancient temple located near Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort which is devoted to Lord Ganesha. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is present in the temple in his child form – Purushakriti. And the statue of child Ganesha – Vigra Purushakriti (without trunk) is established there.
Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple
The temple is situated in Moti Dungri hills in Jaipur and it is believed that the icon of the Lord Ganesha was established in more than 500 years ago and is considered as the tourist attraction of the city.
Sri Kali Temple
Sri Kali Temple is located at the Sanganeri Gate of pink city , Jaipur , It is believed that goddess is the holey shrine and all powerful as well as famous among the devotees and as well to tourists.
Birla mandir is one of the famous Hindu temple in the Jaipur . It is one of the temple amoung the several part of Birla mandirs located around the country . It is also known by the Laxmi Narayan temple. The temple forms most beautiful attraction and looks stunning when it is brightly lit in the night
Jaipur Zoo is occupied with around 50 species of animals and is divided in to two categories , one form Mammals and other for the birds and reptiles . It was opened in 1877 and is situated near to the Albert Hall Museum.