Wondering why? So here’s the answer
Jaipur is known for its rich Rajputana culture, handwork, kundan meena jewelry, colorful bazaars, puppets, mustaches and also for it’s lively palaces and forts which are the symbol of its rich heritage. These places make the past come alive.
The most popular fort made of sandstone and marble is Amber fort usually known as “amber ka qila”. It is situated 11km from Jaipur.
This fort has an amazing architectural work of big ramparts and series of gates. While entering the fort there’s a path for elephants taking visitors inside the fort giving a Royal felling to the visitor.
There are many beautiful courtyards inside the court like ‘Diwaan-e-Aam with beautiful mirror ceiling and flower pot glass work and also the ‘Maotha lake’ adds up charm to the entire fort.
One of the favorite place for youngsters to hangout with friends because the way to reach this fort is very interesting and it’s said that there are some good ‘spirits’ (super natural powers). This makes the place even more intriguing. The view from the top is breathtaking, almost the whole of pink city can be seen from there.
Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds”, is a palace in the city, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so that the women of the royal Rajputana household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Although it’s the most crowded place in the city with the most amazing exterior of 953 small Windows known as “Jarokha”. It is also known as the biggest pink palace of the world. Although according to me it’s bit of red and orange color.
City Palace is one of most beautiful palaces of Jaipur. The palace complex lies in the heart of Jaipur . It is laid in a grid pattern with wide avenues. It’s a unique and arresting complex of several beautiful palaces, pavilions, scenic gardens and sacred temples. The most prominent and most visited structures of the palace are the Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, Mukut Mahal, Maharani’s Palace and the City Palace Museum. There’s a museum called ‘Bhaggi Khana’ in the palace complex where a collection of old carriages, palanquins and European cabs adopted as baggis to Indian situations are on display here.
Article written by our guest author Umama Khan