Who doesn’t love colours? Everyone does that. But have you ever imagined as any city can strike your dopamine and sparkle your eyes with naming a colour? Tricky isn’t it? Blue reminds us nothing; red reminds us nothing again but pink?
Yes! Pink reminds me of a vibrant and glorious city of India and i.e. Jaipur city. The land of magnificent history with enormous stories of triumphs and royalness grab this title of being a Pink city. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Rajasthan.
The city has seized its name when Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited the city in 1876. Maharaja Ram Singh got the whole city painted in pink colour for their reception. Since pink exemplify the colour of Hospitality, Lord Albert titled it Pink city.
You just stepped down in the Jaipur City, is your checklist ready for visiting the Pink city? So tick them with these options which will assuage your cravings of experiencing the history.
1) City Palace: If you ever want to explore the brew of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, this one tops the chart. City Palace was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II. The huge palace consists two worth seeing premises – Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal where Chandra Mahal has now converted as Museum. Museum possesses the heritage of Rajasthan.
2) Amber Fort: Many of us got the goosebumps when we visit any fort because on our way towards the fort, we weave and fantasize the life of our ancient Rajasthan. Amber Fort is 11 Km away from the Jaipur city. It was erected by Raja Man Singh in 1592 and later Raja Jai Singh I expanded the beauty of this massive structure. You can view four courtyards in the Amber Palace. An elephant ride is also one of the “must do” things here. You can get a beautiful view of the Pink city from the peak of the fort.
3) Nahargarh Fort: Amidst the Aravalli Mountain Range, a famous fort is standing with his head up which is constructed by Sawai Man Singh. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh renovated this in 1880. This is adorned with murals and beautiful paintings. You can relax back in the cafeteria and restaurants inside the fort for amazing beverages, food, and scenic view.
4) Jaigarh Fort: Jaigarh is situated 400ft above the main Amer Fort. It is one of the most preserved forts of the Rajasthan where you can visit Palaces, cannon foundry, granary and religious stop by. Jaigarh Fort is located 15Km. away from the main Jaipur city. You must visit these threesome- Amber, Nahargarh and Jaigarh forts altogether.
5) Hawa Mahal: If you are in Jaipur, one thing you can’t miss out is Hawa Mahal. This is the perfect architectural legacy of the great Rajasthan emperors. This awestruck construction is as beautiful from inside as it outside. It was built by Sawai Pratap Singh. Hawa Mahal is located in the heart of the city. It is near Johari Bazar and you can have the best view of the Jaipur city from here.
6) Jantar Mantar: Out of five astronomical observatories in India, Jantar Mantar is one of them. It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734. Jantar Mantar has 15 astronomical instruments. All these instruments are used for measuring time, eclipse predictions and celestial altitude determination. This is the finest example of scientific advancement of India.
7) Jal Mahal: Sawai Madho Singh was built Jal Mahal as a summer resort for his family in the Mansarovar Lake. This lake is an artificial lake which has got 4 storeys of Jal Mahal submerged in the water during the Monsoons. The view is so scenic and eye catching. The astounding red stone structure gives a treat to eyes and one hang out spots for localities and tourists both.
Rajasthan has been bestowed with the great architectural example of forts and palaces. These mammoth structures are the finest attraction of the Jaipur city. One should not miss out a single place which makes Jaipur on the wanting list of tourists. Come and explore the legacy and heritage of exquisite Rajasthan.