India - Jaipur City Information

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Jaipur City Information

Jaipur was built by King Jai Singh and is referred as the Pink City. It is a royal city with fairy-tale palaces and rugged fortresses.

Places of Interest:

Hawa Mahal - This Palace of the Wind (Hawa Mahal) is the most popular building in Jaipur. It is build for the ladies of the harem by Sawai Pratap Singh. 

The City Palace-Jaipur Palace - The palace houses a museum with a superb collection of costumes and armoury of Rajputs and Mughals. 

Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - It is literally known as the instrument for measuring the harmony of the heavens. It was built by Jai Singh and each instrument of this observatory is used for a particular function giving an accurate reading. 

Albert Hall Museum – The museum has a fine collection of sculptures, paintings, decorative art objects, natural history specimens, an Egyptian mummy and a celebrated Persian Garden Carpet.
Statue Circle - The full length exquisitely carved statue of Sawai Jai Singh in white marble in the centre of the big circle.

Ram Niwas Garden - It has the Albert Hall Museum, the state Zoo, Ravindra Manch Theatre and several cafes and picnic spots.

Jal Mahal - This picturesque palace amidst the Man Sagar Lake was built by Sawai Pratap Singh. 
Jaigarh Fort - It is one of the few military structures of medieval India built by Sawai Jai Singh. The fort has the 'Jai Ban' the largest cannon in Asia, supposed to have been test fired only once.

Nargarh Fort - Nahargarh meaning 'abode of the tigers' was built by Jai Singh to bolster the defense of Amer.

Govinddev Ji ka Mandir - The temple has main deity as Govindeoji, Lord Krishna which is the presiding deity of Jaipur.

Rani Sisodia's Garden and Palace - The terraced garden built by Sawai Jai Singh for his Sisodia Queen from Udaipur is a beautiful landscaped garden laid in Mughal style.
Amber Fort and Palace - It is one of the most magnificent destinations in Jaipur. The fort depicts a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture built in red sandstone and white marble. 

Galtaji - It is an ancient pilgrimage centre with temples, holy kunds and lush landscapes.

Ramgarh - It is an ancient site and now popular as huge artificial lake.

 

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