Jaipur Historical Places
Historical Places in Jaipur
Below is the list of famous Jaipur historical places, Rajasthan.
Its construction was started by Raja Man Singh in the year 1592 however it was accomplished during primacy of his successor Raja Jai Singh. It’s a beautiful fort built out of white marble and red sandstone. It is located on Delhi-Jaipur highway approx 11 km from Jaipur.
Inside of the fort has a warm and peaceful ambience in contrast to its rough exterior presence. It represents the union of Rajput and Mughal ways of decoration. Most captivating part about this artistic excellence is its illustrative mirror work that holds the attention of its visitors. One can also enjoy elephant rides near this fort.
It is expanded over a large area and occupies one seventh of city. It was built during reigns of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and is among the popular monuments in Jaipur. The plan of fort is an exact replica of city’s plan. A part of palace is still home to former royal families while rest of it has been converted into a museum. Other attractions of this palace are: Chandra Mahal, Maharani’s Palace, Mukut Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and Shri Govind Dev Temple.
It is situated next to City Palace, Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is an image of the Rajputana architecture. The splendid five-storey is a blend of beauty and splendor much close to Rajasthan’s culture. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built it in 1779. This ancient monument is a tourist attraction having 953 small windows.
6km away from north Jaipur, just below Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh fort is situated. It stands on periphery of the Aravalli Hills dominating entire city offering a scenic view to visitors from the top. Nahargarh means abode of tigers and is believed to be named after Prince Nahar. Major highlights of this fort apart from its Construction and mysterious tales are The Nahargarh Biological Park and beautiful Man Sagar Lake.
Is a hilltop fort built like a Scottish castle and is today the residence of Rajmata (Queen Mother) Gayatri Devi. The place was previously a small fortress called Shankargarh (Shiva’s Foot) but was later altered by Sawai Man Singh II on the design of a Scottish castle. Major attraction here is hilltop fort.
Located 400ft above Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1726. Out of three famous forts (Amber, Jaigarh and Nahargarh fort) this fort is considered to be most attractive. Its massive cannon – Jaivana which is world’s largest wheeled cannon is admired by most of the visitors. Compartments below its huge water tanks are believed to serve the erstwhile Kings of Amber/Jaipur as a store to safeguard their wealth.
Other attractions of this fort are – Vijay Garh, Diya Burj, Museums, The Lakshmi Vilas Palace and Armory. Preferred time to visit this fort is anytime between October and March.
It serves as an exclusive tourist destination for travelers as it is the world’s Largest Stone Astronomical Observatory. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh during time period of 1727 -1733 and is one of the five astronomical observatories built by him. This complex shelters 17 instruments each of them having a specific but complex function related to time. Present name is a paraphrase of the Sanskrit word Yantra Mantra (meaning instruments and formulae) that was originally assigned to it. Made entirely out of marble and stone, Jantar Mantar is famous among tourists for its beautiful sundial.
About 15 kms from Jaipur. Gaitore is a cremation site for many majestic and royal rulers of Jaipur. These royal cenotaphs belonging to the Maharajas are popularly known as ‘Chhatris
Located 7 kms. East of Jaipur and very close to Sisodia Garden which was constructed in honor of Jai Singh’s chief architect and town planner. built in the memory of Vidyadhar Bhattacharjee, the Jaipur architect.
Sisodia Rani- Ka Bagh
About half a kilometer from Vidyadharji-ka Bagh is Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh. Built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1722 for his queen from Udaipur.