RAJASTHAN TOURISM Places
Surrounded aesthetically by the Aravalli hills and Deserts is the city Jaipur-popularly known as the Pink City Jaipur. It is the city of historic monuments, temples, arts & architecture, town planning, regal splendour, and cultural heritage.
The founder of Jaipur, King Sawai Jai Singh was not only a monark but also a poet and an astronomer. He created this city with the help of the Designer-Architect Vidyadhar on the basis of 'Shilpa Shastra'--- the ancient Indian treatise on architecture.The city is divided in nine rectangular blocks called Chokris, and each block has wide and straight avenues, roads, streets & lanes, with rows of big and varied shops on both sides. The reddish and pinkish colours of the bulk of the walls and windows give it the name Pink City. This planned city presents great architectural elegance and beauty, historic and magnificent Palaces, Temples, Gardens, museums,etc. along with its entertaining and enticing scenic splendours.
:-- Often called the signature monument of Jaipur. This is a magnificent five-storeyed building
Having an impressive fifty-feet high facade was built by Poet and King Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 AD for the ladies of the royal household to watch covertly the hustle-bustle, colours, etc. of Bazaars, and also the very processes & processions of the City without being seen by the people in general on the streets.
There are 953 rectangular casements and each has numerous tiny latticed windows, made immaculately for the requisite function besides circulating naturally fresh air continuously.This historical monument presents the keen architectural and aesthetic sense of the Rajputs Kings of Rajasthan along with their gracious living and royal grandeur & splendour. The use of red and pink sandstones outlined with white borders and motifs, is magnificently elegant and enthralling.
:-- Is a grand complex of Palaces, Gardens, and Temples, etc. covering about one-seventh of the area of the Jaipur city. Each thing is imposing and impressing, showing an impeccable blend of the traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art & architecture. Palaces, in particular, are historic, magnificent, immensely entertaining and enthralling, besides proudly representing the royal grandeur and glorious page of history. So, an Indian Tour is rather superficial and incomplete without having a look over these assets of immense value. Moreover, the Chandra Mahal, one of these palaces, is the gracious residence of the present King of the tradition.
:-- Located at about 9 kms north west of Jaipur by the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Amber Fort was once the capital of the
Minas. Within the Fort there lies the famous Jai Mandir renowned worldwide for its architectural designs using mirrors of varied shapes and sizes peculiarly, known as the Sheesh Mahal, meaning the Palace of the Mirrors. The walls and the ceiling too are made of mirrors reflecting every object amazingly and entertainingly that comes in the vicinity.
:-- Is one of the few military monuments of the medieval India, worth visiting and exploring. It contains a giant mounted cannon, the Jain Ban,--- the largest cannon in the world, an unusually tall tower, armory, granary, and water-reservoirs, in addition to imposing palaces and soothing gardens.
Govind Devji Temple
:-- Is a sacred and numinous temple of Lord Krishna.It is faithfully believed that no trouble can stay near if one has the favours of it. The idol was installed by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II as the tutelary deity bringing the same from famous Vrindavan.
Jagat Shiromani Temple
:-- It is perhaps the oldest and most auspicious temple of Lord Krishna, connected with the renowned saint and poetess Mira Bai. The temple of Narsinghji, and a stepped well Panna Main- Ki- Baodi are located in the vicinity.
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