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Places To Visit In Jaipur.

Mar 31st, 2009 10:40
engatoo engatoo, Roj Merry, alex martin, Rhyming generator, Raj Aryan, john smith, http://www.jaipurtourismguide.com/


Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City. It is also the capital of
the state of Rajasthan. It is one of the most visited tourist places of
India. The old city of Jaipur is partially encircled with seven gates -
the major gates are Chandpol, Sanganeri, and Ajmeri.The Capital of
Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. Here the past 
comes
alive in magnificient forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived
the Maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, Famous for Rajasthani
jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely 
a
treasure trove for the shoppers.
Amer Place & Fort : 
Amer Fort and Palace was originally built by Raja Man Singh and
subsequently developed by Sawai Jai Singh. The major attractions are
Sheela Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal ( Hall of mirrors), Jai Garh Fort a 
few
kilometres from the city centre was built for the defence of the towna
and has one of the world`s biggest cannons on wheels and a rich
collection of arms and weapons.
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) : 
Hawa Mahal is the most strikingly designed monument in Jaipur. Built by
the Poet-King Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is centrally
located and is multiniched five storey high back view of the compled. 
It
was conceived to provide an adequate vantage position behind delicate
stone-carved jali, screens for the palace women to watch the royal
processions passing through the Bazar below without being seen by
outsiders. The Top of the palace affords a beautiful view of the city. 
A
small archaeological museum is yet another attaraction in the palace.
Jal Mahal : 
The Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur is noted for its intricate architecture.
The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot. It was used for the royal
duck shooting parties. On the road to Amber at a distance of 6.5 kms
from Jaipur are the cenotaphs of the royal family. A causeway leads to
Jal Mahal Palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar lake, opposite the
cenotaphs.The first four floors of this building is under water, only
the top floor remains outside.One can have a wonderful view of the lake
and the palace from Nahargarh Fort Built in 1799, the palace is now
abandoned, but reasonably well preserved. In the monsoons, it looks
particularly startling with its red sandstone set against the water
hyacinth filled lake.
The City Palace : 
The city Palace is a historic landmark. The Carved arches are supported
by grey-white marble columns studded with floral motifs in gold and
coloured stones. Two elephants carved in marble, guard the entrance,
where retaineers whose families have served generations of the rulers
are at hand, to serve as guides.
Jantar Mantar : 
Jantar Mantar is one of Sawai Jai singh`s Five remarkable 
observatories.
Constructed withstone and marble its compled instruments whose setting
and shapes are precisely and scientifically designed , represent the
high-points of medieval Indian Astronomy. The two Ram Yantras used for
gauging altitudes are unique in their isolation. This is the largest of
five observatories founded by Sawai Jai Singh-II in various parts of 
the
country.
Jaigarh Fort : The Western skyline is dominated by the extensive
parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh.It is one of the
few military structures of medieval India preserved almost
intactcontaining palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a
grannary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a
tall tower and a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the
Country.
Nahargarh Fort : 
Beyond the hills of Jaigarh, stands the fort of Nahargarh like a
watchful sentinel guarding Sawai Jai Singh's beautiful capital. Much of
the original structures are now in ruins, but the lovely buildings 
added
by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II in the 19th century are
preserved in a good condition. Some of the rooms provide the most
spectacular view of the city below.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh : 
Along the road to Agra through a narrow gorge in the south-eastern
corner of the walled city, several landscaped gardens were constructed
by the kings and important courtiers in the 18th and 19th centuries. 
The
largest and the most famous amongst these is a garden built by Sawai 
Jai
Singh II for his Sisodia Queen - The Sisodia Rani-ka-Bagh. It consists
of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains, watercourses and painted
pavilions. Amongst others, the best-preserved one is Vidyadhar-ka-Bagh,
constructed by the builder of the city, Vidyadhar, with shady trees,
flowing water, an open pavilion and suites of living rooms.
Birla Temple : 
Birla Temple forms one of the major attractions of Jaipur. Birla Temple
of Jaipur looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. Birla
Mandir, in pure white marble, dominates the skyline of southern part of
Jaipur.
Govind Dev Ji Temple  :
Govind Dev Ji Temple is one amongst the major tourist attractions of
Jaipur. The Temple represents the royal past of Jaipur. The Temple is
dedicated to Govind Dev Ji (Other name of Lord Krishna).
Jantar Mantar  :
Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World
and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler.
Moti Dungri Temple :
Moti Dungri is a small hill, centrally located in the city of Jaipur.
The term Moti Dungri means Hill of Pearls or Pearl Hill.
Zoological Park & Garden :
Zoological Park is situated in the ram Niws garden. It is a century old
and is among the oldest in the country. Set in a landscaped garden, it
has a good number of birds and animals and also houses a famous
crocodile breeding ground.
Galtaji :
Galtaji is a holy pilgrimage of India, located 10 kms away from Jaipur
in Rajasthan. The vast complex of Galta Ji has several temples in it.
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