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HISTORY :-The Picturesque capital of Rajasthan , Jaipur is colour washed Pink – the colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture . Built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh – II , Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural Splendour . The Ancient heart of athe Pink City Still beats in its fairy – tale palaces . rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and boad avenues that dot the entire city . The only planned city of its time , Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall .
young Bengali ( Man From West
Bengal ) architect , Vidyadhar Bhattacharya formalized the city’s
plans in a grid system .
The wide straiht avenues ,roads , streets lanes and uniform rows of
shops on either side of
main bazaars were arranged in nine rectangular “city sectors” (
Chokris ) in accordance with
the principles of town
planning set down in
the “Shilpa Shastra
“ ( book on architect ) an epochal treatise on the Hindu
is a time less appeal to Jaipur’s colorful bazaars
where one can shop for Rajasthani monuments and marvelous
heritage hotels , once the residence of
Maharaja’s are worth admiration . Not to mention the ambling
camels and cheerful people in multi- hued costumes that makes
your trip to the pink city a memorable one !!!
Place of Tourist Interest :-
:- In th heart of
the old city is the former royal
residence built in a
blend of the Rajasthani And Mughal styles , The Carved arches are
supported by grey -white marble
columns ornate with floral morifs
in gold and coloured stones . Two carved elephants in marble
guard the entrance . The retainers whose families
have served generations of rulers serve as guides . the
Palaces houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani
costumes and armoury of
Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes
with chased handles , some of them inlaid with enamel and
embellished with jewels and encased in magnificent
palace also has a n art gallery with an excellent collection of
miniature paintings ,
carpets , royal paraphernalia and rare
in Arabic , Persian , Latin and Sanskrit , acquired by Sawai Jai
Singh – II to study
astronomy in detail .
A stone observatory Largest of Jai singh’s Five remarkable
observatories . Its complex
instruments , whose settings and shapes are scientifically
designed , represent the high points of medieval Indian Astronomy
.The Most striking of these are the
Ram Yantras used for gauging altitudes .
Mahal : Built in 1799 A.D the
hawa Mahal or Palace of winds is a major Rajput landmark .This five
storey building along the main street of the old city is in pink
splendour with semioctagonal and delicately
honey combed sandstone windows . The Monument was originally
conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal
household to watch the everyday life and royal processions of the
Doongri and Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Doongri is a privately owned hilltop fort built like a scottish
castle . The Ganesh Temple at the foot of the hill and marvelous
Lakshmi Marayan Temple ( Godess of Wealth ) built in marble a few
years back , are also noteworthy .
capital of the Kachhwaha rulers of the old state of Dhundhar for
seven centuries . Very little of the early structures survive now .
Palace & Shila Mata Temple
: A beautiful comples of palaces , halls ,
pavilions , gardens and temples built by Raja Man Singh , Mirza
Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Singh
over a period
of about two centuries still stand in magnificient state . The
Palace complex amerges dramatically from the placid waters of the
Maotha Lake and is
approachable only through a steep path . Tourists often ride on the
elephant back to the Singh Pol and the
Jaleb Chowk . Two Flights
of stairs rise from one end of the chowk , one leading
to the Shila Mata Temple ( Godess of Coolness ) and other to
the Palace complex . the
Palace image of the patron
goddess, worshipped by thousands of devotees , was brought from
Jessore in East Bengal ( Now In Bangladesh ) by Raja Man Singh , to
be installed here . A spectacular pillared hall – Diwan –e- Aam
and a double storeyed painted gateway , Ganesh Pole Dominate the
front courtyard , An elegant tiny garden in th Charbag style beyond
the corridors , has Sukh Niwas to its right and Jas Mandir
to its left . The Latter combines the Muhal and Rajput
architecture , seen in its beautiful interior with intricately carved
Jali screens , delicate mirror and stucco work and painted and carved
dadoes . The Well proportioned Mohan bari or Kesar Kyari in the
center of the Maotha Lake and the Dilaram Bagh at its north end
provides a spectacular view of the palaces above .
City : Once a
settlment of nobles , craftsmen and common folks , the city of Amer
is now in ruines , The Remnants of its rich past are the beautifully
carved and planned Jagat
Shiromani Temple , A Krishna temple associated with Meerabai , an
ancient temple of Narsinghji and magnificent
step- well , Panna Mian – ka-Kund .
of the few military structures of medieval India , retaining its
ancient splendour in palaces , gardens reservoirs , a granary , an
armoury , a well planned cannon foundry , several temples , a tall
tower and a giant mounted canon – the Jai Ban , one of the largest
in the country are
preserved here .
The extensive parkotas ( Walls ) Watch tower and gateway of Jaigarh Dominate the western skyline .
Nahargarh Fort :A Sentinel to the Pink City is Nahargarh Fort , Situated beyond the hills of Jaigarh . Alrhough much of it is in ruins , the lovely building added by Sawai Madho Singh – II provides interest to the fort ..
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