Discover Jaipur, an ‘eye-catching city’ in the heart of India (Part 2)

The wind palace used to be the harem of the emperor and has now become a symbol of the locals. This monumental building is famous for its many 5-storey wind cells, the balustrades are delicately carved to each line, creating an aristocratic royal look.

The architecture here is a harmonious combination of Hindu Rajput architecture and Mughal Islamic architecture represented by the dome, curtain columns, lotus and pattern on the wall.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort is located northeast of the city of Jaipur is a famous landmark that any tourist would like to visit. The fort was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Amber was once the capital of the state of Jaipur, and is home to the Rajput rulers and Maharaja Man Singh I, the army leader of Mughal Emperor Akbar built this work in 1592 on the remains of an 11th century fortress.

Amber Fort still uses the familiar architecture in India with a combination of Rajput (Hinduism) and Mughal (Islamic) styles. The fortress looms with four tall walls forming a system covering the whole mountain. Inside there are gardens that are hundreds of years old.

To move to the fortress, you have to walk quite a long distance from the moat at the foot of the fortress to the top. The entrance fee to the inner fort is 500 rupees for foreign visitors, if you have an international student card, you only need to pay 400 rupees.

Water palace

The water palace, also known locally as Jal Mahal. This palace is frequented by kings or royalty in the summer. This palace is located in the middle of Lake Man Sagar, which was expanded and renovated by King Maharaja Jai ​​Singh II of Amber water in the 18th century, bringing the area of ​​the palace to 300 acres. This is also considered a strange and impressive work of India.

Discover Jaipur – an eye-catching city in the heart of India (Part 1)

Discover Jaipur, visitors can not overwhelmed with the fortress, palaces, royal-style buildings with pink highlights.

General introduction of Jaipur

Jaipur is located in northern India, capital of Rajasthan state – one of the largest states. Jaipur is like a rose in the middle of a hot, dry desert. The city is not as crowded as Mumbai or New Delhi but it is peaceful and highlighted by the pink architectural works of Indian culture covering the whole city.

The pink color of Jaipur dates back to 1876, when the British occupied India. On the occasion of Prince Albert’s visit to the city, the indigenous people have painted pink paint on the whole building, houses so that they can have the affection of the British royal family and show their hospitality.

The tourist destination you should visit when exploring Jaipur

Jaipur is famous for a wide range of cultural heritages such as fortresses, palaces, royal buildings with the ancient architecture of a business town. According to a Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice survey, Jaipur is currently ranked 7th among the most worthy cities to visit in Asia.

Gaitor Palace

Gaitor Palace is located in a deep valley in Jaipur, including 3 main areas: a temple of Gan Ganesh, a monument of the rulers of Jaipur and an Italian marble tomb. It is also the former residence of the former kings and royalty of the former dynasty in Jaipur. The architectural style here is a unique blend of Hindu Rajput and Muslim Mughal.

This vast complex features impressively decorated gates, beautifully decorated inner gardens and a series of separate exhibits that are part of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. In addition, when passing through each area, you will admire the extremely intricately carved domes. The space here is quiet, soothing that helps visitors feel relaxed and comfortable when visiting.

Wind palace

The Wind Palace, also known as Hawa Mahal, was built in 1798 by the Emperor Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.

This is a check-in coordinates not to be missed when you explore Jaipur. It has a unique architectural fault with pink exterior paint and owns 953 small windows like beehives. The palace was completed in 1799, located in the heart of Jaipur and built a model based on the crown of Hindu god Krishna.