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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on September 18, 2020 Share on

Historical Places In Jaipur and Other Best Monuments In The City

Jaipur is the biggest city of Rajasthan and also happens to be the capital city of the state. In the year 1905-06 when Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was coated with Gerua. Gerua is a unique pink colour and hence it appears pink. There are several historical Places In Jaipur which attract tourists from all over the world. The moment you land in Jaipur you will fall in love with this city. The Jaipur city is popularly known as the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism along with Delhi and Agra. And hence, all the historical Places In Jaipur is a treat for all the history lovers out there! If you are a person who loves to travel and history, this place should be on your list. Visit here and check out the historical Places In Jaipur.

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Historical Places In Jaipur

When it comes down to visiting historical places, Jaipur is the place that you shouldn’t miss. If you are a history buff then be sure to visit Jaipur as it shows vibrant royalty and heritage all over the city.  The architecture and history of Jaipur are so amazing starting from the massive Amber Fort to the unique Hawa Mahal. If you are planning a trip to Jaipur, the best time to visit would be between November – March. During the winter is when the city gets cold as chilly and gets really hot during the summer. Here are the top historical places In Jaipur.

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Hawa Mahal

Located at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad is a massive structure where Hawa Mahal stands. It was constructed in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. You can spot a mesh of windows that are smaller in size which allows the cool breeze to enter into the palace and keep the palace in a good temperature to feel comfortable during the hot summer months.

Hawa Mahal
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During the old days, the women of the royal house were not allowed to go outside. They were not even able to witness or participate in any of the festivals. This was the main reason behind the construction of the palace. The women of the royal houses were allowed to witness the festivities on the streets from inside. An ideal time to witness the beauty of the palace from inside is in the evening.

City Palace

Located in the old part of the city, the majestic City Palace in Jaipur is considered to be one of the attractions that are most famous among the tourists. During the years 1729 to 1732, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built the palace that occupies one-seventh of the walled city due to the vast complex that is present in the palace. 

City Palace
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Once the Maharaja Of Jaipur had a seat here in this palace. Now, the palace is separated into a sequence of courtyards, gardens and buildings. It includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal too. Inside the museum, you can find numerous handcrafted products that are unique. Things which belong and relate to the royal heritage of the City Palace can be spotted here.  Over a period of time, there were many changes that were made in the palace. It was Jai Singh II one who built the outer wall of the palace. Even in the early 20th century, few changes have been done in the palace. Virendra Pol and Udai Pol are the two gates that are open for the public to enter the palace.

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Jantar Mantar

Considered to be the largest astronomical observatory in the world, the Jantar Mantar is located in the regal city of Jaipur. Located near the City Palace is a proud UNESCO’S list of World Heritage Sites. The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur has also been featured considering its rich heritage, scientific value and culture. 

Jantar Mantar
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During the year 1727-33, Raja Sawai Jai Singh was the one who built this wonderful monument. Even with our naked eye, we can observe the position of heavenly bodies. This is achieved only due to its brilliant construction and arrangement of the instruments present. Jantar Mantar is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. When you are in Jaipur never fail to visit this engineering marvel.

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Jal Mahal

It is situated just in the centre of the Man Sagar Lake lining the borders of Jaipur. The most beautiful and amazing Jal Mahal is a must-visit in Jaipur. The Nahargarh Hills borders the Jal Mahal and adds beauty to it. Once used as a lodge by the Maharajas, this low rise symmetrical palace is now a tourist attraction. 

Jal Mahal
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Maharaja Madho Singh was the one who commissioned the Jal Mahal which was constructed in the year the 1750s. If you are a photographer then you might not miss taking a clear picture of the Jal Mahal as it is considered as one of the most photographed monuments in India. The spectacular beauty of the palace is that there is only one storey which is seen above the water level and whereas there are four storeys which are present beneath the water that is submerged underneath. Amazing, Isn’t it?

It is a combination of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture that is built and considered as one of the most beautiful architectural palaces. You cannot enter the fort but the view that you get while you are boating is more than enough to fall in love with the Jal Mahal.

A day is never enough to explore the city of Jaipur. Filled with stunning monuments, you are sure to spend at least two days here. Plan your trip to Jaipur with Pickyourtrail. You can also curate your trips as you please. Start planning your trip, leave us a message on Whatsapp and we will get in touch with you. Unwrap happiness with Pickyourtrail.

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