Jaipur in One Day
Jaipur is one of the cities of India that attracts millions of tourists from across seas and not even the local layman can walk away from the charm of this Pink city.
Be it an exhaustive day trip with Monday ahead or a planned trip, Jaipur seems new every time you walk in this city and showcases its best in the form of forts, palaces, gardens, galleries and markets.
Following are some of the places that are a must-see in Jaipur and you will be proud to have covered that in your album "Places traveled".
Situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, 11 km away, lies the citadel- Amber Fort. Set in the picture perfect setting of rugged hills and blended Mughal and Hindu Architecture, this red sandstone and white marble structure stands out in perfection.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh left behind a legacy of magnificence in the field of art and architecture with this centuries old monument. The City Palace. Another beautifully blended Mughal art and Rajput Architecture, this place goes in the list of world's most lavish and rich buildings.
The Mubarak Mahal has a beautiful reception before its entry which now houses the museum wherein the royal costumes of Rajputana culture and even arms and ammunition have been showcased in The Maharani's Palace leaving viewers in an awe of excitement.
Timings- 9AM to 5PM
Another space defined by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh is a technically defined and astronomically arranged space known as Jantar Mantar.
Timings- 9AM to 4:30 PM
The most spectacular of the three hill top forts overlooking Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort takes the lead.This fort is a compilation of palaces, granary, cannon foundry, temples, towers and a giant Cannon.
This vast stretch of red sandstone fort spreads over 3 km in length and 1 km in width also has some pretty and well tended gardens and a museum which can be accessed by tourists.
Timings- 9AM to 4:30 PM
The best known landmark of Jaipur is this pink sandstone structure known as Hawa Mahal or Palace of winds. The name has been given because of its 953 honeycombed windows which are placed on its facade.
This 5 storey high structure can be accessed till top and a capture through the latticed windows can be earned. Designed for the ladies of the royal household, this place was for them to observe the everyday life and processions with a veiled comfort.
Timings - 9AM to 4:30PM
Any trip is incomplete without any shopping. And since Jaipur is best known for its jewellery, textiles and paintings, Handicraft Market is the best place for the shopaholics.
From carved wood work to lac (a kind of clay material) jewellery and the beautiful colored dresses are a major attraction for a tourist and even the wedding market. Amer road, Bapu Bazaar and Johri Bazaar are best landmarks.
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