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Do you love to visit places narrating the stories itself? If yes, you must read this. The royal city Jaipur is an incredible place outlining the reign of ‘Raja Maharajas’ and the famous Rajasthani culture. Be it a lip-smacking food or Jaipuri traditions, the capital city has it all to make you fall in love with this place. Blessed with strong forts and amazing architectural structure, Jaipur has also become the UNESCO world heritage site.
Here are some of the famous tourist attractions one must visit while in Jaipur.
Once ruled by the Kachhwahas from 11th to the 16th century, it’s one of the old and famous forts, 11 km away from Jaipur city. Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592, which is popularly known as Amber Palace. The fort is so big and amazing that it’s pretty much impossible to cover it all in one day. Perhaps, the elephant ride can do it for you. Must try it.
We all have dreamt of being in a palace and feel like a queen or king someday. Don’t worry, here it is. Witness the City Palace as a blend of Mughal, European and Rajputana architecture and royalness. Established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace has other buildings, halls, restaurants, gardens and much more.
Hawa Mahal is distinctively a famous landmark in Jaipur built-in 1799 as an extension to City Palace nearby. Situated at Badi Chaupar in the main city, the architecture includes 953 windows on the outside wall. It is believed that Rajput Royal ladies must not be seen by any stranger. Apparently, it’s construction meant the Rajput Royal ladies’ freedom to enjoy the everyday street scenes to Royal processions on the street.
Nahargarh Fort is one of the most-visited forts in Jaipur. I mean who doesn’t like to be on top where the whole Jaipur is in front of you. I guess, everybody. Home to the wax museum and glass palace, the fort was as Nahargarh after the spirit of Rajput Prince Nahar Singh Bhomia was captured. Situated on the Aravali Ranges, Nahargarh Fort was built as a strong defense for the Jaipur city along with Amber and Jaigarh Fort.
Acknowledged with the 5 Star Deluxe Category, Chokhi Dhani is visited by several tourists around the year. Since 1989, it has been offering the cuisines of incredible Rajasthan. Inspired by the Rajasthani village, the theme includes village huts and delightful experience of Rajasthani culture. Haldighati Battle, puppet show, traditional folk dance, animal rides, magic show, etc. are some of the attractions of Chokhi Dhani.
Nestled with the panoramic views 500 above sea level, Jaigarh Fort is considered to be the strongest monument in Jaipur. Also known as the Victory Fort, it’s a warehouse of canons, all war amours, ammunitions. Made up of sandstones, Jaigarh Fort is the home to the largest canon in the world. Its windows are made up of lattices from which it’s possible to see from inside but not from outside.