Best places to visit in Jaipur after the pandemic is over

 

Best places to visit in Jaipur after the pandemic is over

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and also the Pink City of India. It is one of the best tourist places in India. The Jaipur local sightseeing is another level of joy.

The royal palaces, colorful folklore and festivals, traditions, fascinating culture, handicrafts, gems, works of art, clothing, hospitality, fascinating architecture, and authentic Marwari food make the Jaipur local sightseeing an experience of a lifetime. 

Its uniqueness and beauty make Jaipur a classic vacation destination for people. The inviting energy of the Pink city signifies Rajasthan's supreme culture and legacy.

Jaipur is the tourist capital of India. 60% of the total tourist visiting India surely visits Jaipur. 

Apart from the famous tourist places, the city offers warm accommodation to their visitors. So it must be on your bucket list if you are visiting Rajasthan, India. 

Top 8 Places to Visit in Jaipur

1. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is one of the top places for sightseeing in Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is an observatory with 14 different devices to explain space and time. Jantar means machine and Mantar literally translates to calculate. 

Jantar Mantar was used to obtain knowledge of science and time in medieval India. It was built under Jai Singh II in 1734 who was very passionate about science and space. His curiosity and passion for science lead to the invention of these beautifully excellent machines in Jaipur. 

There are five Jantar Mantar in India and the largest one is present in Jaipur. It contains 14 geometric devices which calculate the time of the day, the height of heavenly bodies, products, location of constellations, and the eclipse.  

The Samrat Yantra present in Jaipur is the world's greatest stone sundial and displays time more precisely than a regular clock. It displays time with an accuracy of 2 seconds. 

2. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal also known as the Palace of Winds is one of the most admired and loved places in Jaipur. It was a royal residence built in 1799 at the center of City Palace by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. 

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal| Credit:Pexel
The outside of this five-story landmark looks like a colony of honeycomb, with 953 little jharokhas (windows) built with fragile latticework. This building configuration makes the Venturi impact by which cool air goes through the whole design making the place breezy, calm, and comfortable.

Hawa Mahal was built without any foundation. It was specifically built for the females of Rajput families so that they can look outside the windows easily as they were not allowed to go outside the building.

Red and pink sandstone makes the palace look like a royal fairyland. Its architecture mirrors the combination of Rajput and Mughal styles, and it was designed by Lal Chand ustad. 

One interesting feature of this spot is that it is one of the most Instagrammable places in India. 

3. Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort Also known as Victory Fort is one of the remarkable Forts present in Jaipur. The Jaigarh Fort is located on the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) in the Aravalli range. It has the largest cannon present in the world, known as Jayban Canon. The Jayban canon was built in 1720 inside the Jaigarh Fort.

Made of red sandstone, Jaigarh fortification has a similar design style as Amer fort. Both the fortresses are connected with underground sections, but they appear as a solitary place.

The fort was designed for defense purposes. It has special features and elements which make tracking and attacking enemies easier.  

The popularity of the fort is also due to the hidden treasure which was believed to be transported from here when India Gandhi was the prime minister of the country.  

4. City Palace

The palatial City Palace was built as royal residences during 1729-1732 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. 

Once it belonged to the ruler of Jaipur. The palace has fusion Rajasthani, Mughal, and European styles. The Mubarak Mahal (Auspicious Palace) was the center of all royal gatherings. You can also find some folk artists and puppet shows inside the city palace.

The palace also has numerous shops which offer authentic Rajasthani-style clothes and other merchandise. The palace also has a cafĂ©, textile museum, a painting gallery, and a weapon gallery. The palace is beautifully decorated and breathtaking. 

5. Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh is one of the most important Jaipur palaces. It signifies 'residence of tigers'. It is a chronicled landmark on the edge of the Aravalli slopes.

Constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1734, it is built with Indo-European structural style. 

The fort has an interesting story related to it. It is believed that the place was haunted by the spirit of Nahar Singh Bhomia and his spirit used to demolish parts of the fort in the night. The fort was earlier named Sudarshan gadh, but it was later renamed Nahargarh on Nahar Singh Bhomia. 

6. Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) is an amazing presentation of perfect mirror work present under Amer fort. Built under Mirza Raja Jai Singh, the landmark was finished by 1727. It was specifically designed for the royal queens. 

All the mirrors studded in the palace were imported from Belgium. It is even known as the winter palace because the mirrors were heated during winters to warm the area. Even a small source of light is reflected so brightly and beautifully under the palace that the whole palace seems to be dazzling with stars. 

A mirror mosaic is made utilizing multi-reflected roofs and glass boards. A dazzling view of the Maota Lake is visible from this corridor of Sheesh Mahal.

 

7. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is arranged in the focal point of the serene Man Sagar Lake with Nahargarh slopes in the setting. 

Made of red sandstone, the design of the castle displays a blend of Rajput and Mughal style, with a Bengali style rectangular chhatri on the rooftop. 

Jal Mahal| Credit: Pexel
This site was remodeled by Jai Singh II in the eighteenth century. Today, it isn't available for visitors, but it can be seen from the Amer Fort.

8. Amer Fort

Amber Fort was Built-in 1592 for the royals of Jaipur. The sandstone and marble monolith is located on a small hill. It takes about 20 minutes to drive northeast of central Jaipur. It is a beautiful example of Rajasthan’s architecture.

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The diwan-e-aam is a significant highlight of the fort. It displays both Mughal and Rajput architecture. In the 17th century, the fort even had a saffron farm. However, this experiment was not successful as Jaipur is a very warm place and saffron needs a closer climate to grow. 

It is even painted with real gold in some areas. Getting to Amber Fort usually takes a short mountain hike, which is worth the effort. It is adorned with intricate marble patterns in almost every color of the rainbow.

 Conclusion

If history, deserts, palaces, and colorful festivals interest you, then Jaipur is a perfect destination to begin your India tour. There are many convincing reasons to visit this city. The blushing color of its historic buildings makes it more appealing. 

Jaipur is a princely wonderland of culture and heritage, brimming with architectural gems which must be everyone’s bucket list.