Top 5 Places to Visit in Jaipur
Jaipur is a city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the second largest city in Rajasthan and is also known as the "Pink City" because of its pastel-colored buildings. Jaipur has been a tourist destination for centuries, and it is a major cultural center of attraction and tourism for India. The old city of Jaipur was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber between 1727 and 1734 CE. The new city was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II between 1866 and 1876 CE. Jaipur became the capital of the newly formed state of Rajasthan in 1949 CE when India gained independence from British rule. Jaipur is full of attractions & places to visit. Here are the top 5 places to visit in Jaipur, which define the old & modern architecture of Jaipur. 1. Amber Fort - Amber fort is situated on Aravalli Hills, 11 Kilometres away from Jaipur. If you are coming from Delhi, Amber fort will be the first attraction to showcase the beautiful fortress to offer an amazing experience of the heritage journey of Jaipur. It started building in the Seventh century by Raja Man Singh I & completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh. You will also find a “Maota Lake” to tell the history of Amber Fort. Earlier Amber fort was the capital of the State. Later on, in the 17th Century, Jaipur was the chosen one for the Capital. Distance from Shreemaya Restaurant to Jaigarh Fort – 45 Min 2. City Palace – Mainly City Palace is known for its remarkable history. The city palace is positioned in heart of the city, adjacent to Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar & famous Radhe Govind Ji Temple. It also has been known for the palace of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II & his queen palace. This has been named “Mubarak Mahal & Maharani’s Palace. Most of the people know that it has been built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II but, there were 2 more people who helped in the building & development of City Palace, Jaipur. They were Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect in the royal court, and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob also played an important role in creating the outstanding architectural design for City Palace, Jaipur. Nowadays it has become a great attraction for tourists. The city palace also has a museum. Museum has a collection of the history & legacy of Jaipur’s Maharaja & Maharani. It shows a glimpse of their living style, war elements & many more incredible & historic pieces. Distance from Shreemaya Restaurant to Jaigarh Fort – 25 Min 3. Jaigarh Fort – Also known as the Victory fort. In the history of Rajasthan, Jaigarh fort is known for its history of glorious victory. Jaigarh fort has a thick long wall of 3KM which allows watchmen to guard the city with confidence & accuracy in the history. Jaigarh fort has unique big granaries, a water reserve & storage system in the fort which shows the ancient history of science, architecture, and technology. Jaigarh fort also has a museum which is full of Arms & ammunition to safeguard the fort. Distance from Shreemaya Restaurant to Jaigarh Fort – 40 Min 4. Nahargarh Fort – Nahargarh Fort is known for its glory & commitment towards the Maharajas & the region. Nahargarh fort was constructed by Jai Singh II to safeguard the region. Later on it has become a gateway & picnic spot for the Maharaja’s family. Maharajas’ family used to come to Nahargarh for staycation & for the hunting. Nahargarh fort is surrounded by the Aravalli hills & lush green Jungles. Nahargarh gives a panoramic view of the entire city. In the current scenario, jaipurites usually visit this place in the weekend. We highly recommend that tourists must include Nahargarh Fort in their Day visit to Jaipur. Distance from Shreemaya Restaurant to Nahargarh Fort – 40 Min 5. Jhalana Leopard Safari– Jhalana Leopard Safari is a wildlife century in Jaipur. Jhalana Leopard safari has become a must-go tourist destination in Jaipur for Jaipur people & for tourists as well. You will find Jhalana Leopard Safari in the heart of Jaipur city. In Jhalana Leopard Safari you can easily find Leopards (Big Cats), other wildlife animals & beautiful birds. Distance from Shreemaya Restaurant to Jhalana Leopard Safari – 5 Min Apart from the above destinations Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir, Albert Hall Museum, Elefantastic, Raj Mandir Cinema, Galta Ji Temple, Panna Meena Ka Kund, Johri Bazar, Bapu Bazar, World Trade Park, Tripolia Bazar, Nehru Bazar, Light & sound Show – Amber Fort, Shreemaya Restaurant. These are all other must-visit places in Jaipur.