It is hard to keep one away from the tourism of Capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Jaipur is the pink city of India founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Jaipur has palaces, forts and many temples that give a holy feeling. Jaipur tourism is cherishing and an unforgettable experience. There are lots of places to visit in Jaipur.
The top 10 places to visit in Jaipur are:
Albert Hall Museum
It is the oldest museum of state which is an elegant example of Indo Saracenic architecture. It is a public museum in which one can visit the wealthy collection of Paintings, Stone, Crystal work, Sculptures and many more which gives an immense attachment towards the work.
One of the most beautiful attractions of Jaipur is the Birla Mandir. The eight years of construction of this Temple give the most stunning look when it is brightly lit in the night. It was built by Birla Group of Industry which is situated at the lowest point of Moti Dungri Fort. Birla Temple, which is known as Laxmi Narayan Temple is constructed with the finest white marble. The main attraction of this temple is that it has the sculpture of many religions like Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha and Confucius which are craved outside the temple.
City Palace, the Royal Residence. The City Palace has Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. The Chandra Mahal is now a museum which has many elements of the Maharaja. The constructive style of The City Palace is a combination of Shilpa Shastra with Mughal and European styles. The entrance of the City Palace is by 3 Pol that are Virendra Pol, Udai Pol and the Tripolia (Triple) Gate. The royal family entrance is reserved by Tripolia gate. Visitor’s entry is only by Virendra Pol and the Udai Pol.
Galtaji is surrounded by Aravali Hills from all the sides and it is 10 km away from Jaipur. Galtaji is also known for Khole K Hanuman Ji. The main attraction of this place is its 7 holy kunds which never gets dry in any season and on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sakranti thousands of people arrives on Galtaji and take a bath in the waters of Galtaji. Ram Gopal ji temple which is known as Monkey temple because of the many numbers of monkeys who live there in the temple.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
This temple is situated in the City Palace of Jaipur. The temple has deity of Lord Krishna and it was built by Badshah Akbar. The story behind this deity of Govind dev ji temple is that some 5000 years back when Shri Bajranabh the great grandson of Lord Krishna asked his Grand Mother (daughter-in-law of Lord Krishna) that how Lord Krishna look like and then he made beautiful painting of Lord Krishna according to the description given by her grandmother, but she said that it did not look like Lord Krishna.Then he again made the second picture but again she said there is something missing in it, then again he made third picture of him and then it was all like Lord Krishna.
The Palace of Winds which look likes a high screen wall was built so that the royal women can see all the festivals which were celebrated in front of Hawa Mahal without being noticed by anyone. It was built like that the people from outside would not be able to see inside. It is built of red and pink sandstone and was structured like a crown of Lord Krishna. It looks like a honeycomb of bees and it has 953 Jharokhas (Small Windows).
Jaigarh Fort also knows as Victory fort is situated on the high hills of Cheel ka Teela. The main attraction here is a cannon on wheels which is named as ‘‘Jaivana’’and it was one of the world largest cannon on wheels at that time. The fort has museums in which there are army sets and man weapons.
It is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Due to heave shortage of water the ruler of Ajmer built the dam, but the final renovation was done by Maharaj Jai Singh. This place is one the best example of Rajput architectural beauty and the beauty of this place is more added in the evening when the whole nature around it looks like taking bath in Jal Mahal.
It was built with world’s largest stone sundial and it is UNESCO World heritage site. It was built using astronomy and instrument design principle of ancient Hindu Sanskriti. The main feature of this monument is that it has the instruments operating in each of the three celestial coordinate systems. The name is derived from Jantar i.e. “Instrument” and Mantar i.e.“Calculate”Therefore Jantar Mantar means “Calculating Instrument”.
Nahargarh fort stands on the top of Jaipur. The view of the city from the fort is amazing. It was also a strong defence for Jaipur along with Amer and Jaigarh Fort. There are some stories behind this fort one of the story is like every morning the work for the fort is done by the workers was destroyed so Maharaja Jai Singh thought that this fort is haunted so he built a shrine in which spirit could live there and named it as Nahargarh fort.