Amber fort

A Trip to the Royal City – Best Places to Visit

Ancient forts, stunning remnants and royal forts is enough to lure people from distant land to visit the royal heritage of Jaipur giving you a resplendent reminder of the bygone era. While in the city, make sure that you visit these top 10 places.

  1. Amber Fort and Palace: Set on hill top, Amber fort gives you the original glimpse of royalty. The fort overlooks Maota Lake and contains number of halls, palaces, temples and gardens. Beautiful mirror work can be seen all over the wall which adds to its royalty. You can reach the fort by jeep, on food or even take an elephant ride.

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  1. City Palace: Huge courtyard, beautiful garden, and exquisite combination of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture pretty much sums up the magnificent City Palace. One part of the palace has been turned to museum and art gallery where royal costumes, weapons are displayed. Upon availing affordable Jaipur packages, make sure you visit this place.

 

  1. Hawa Mahal “Palace of Winds”: Constructed in the year 1799, Hawa Mahal is one of the most recognised constructions of the city. Initially built for the royal women to give a clear view of the city, the palace is a great place to visit.

 

  1. Jantar Mantar Observatory: A very curious calculation instrument, Jantar Mantar consists of 14 structures which specialize in astronomical function. In early period, it was used to measure time, tracks stars and predicts eclipses. Your trip to Jaipur will be incomplete without a visit to this place.

 

  1. Nahargarh Fort: Also known as Tiger Fort, the fort is located high on top of Aravali Hills. From the top of the fort you will get a spectacular view of the royal city. The palace found it fame as number of scenes from the famous movie of Rand De Basanti was shot here. A trip up the hill can be a good experience.

 

  1. Jaigarh Fort: Originally built to function as a watchtower, the fort still houses the biggest cannon in the world. Unlike City Palace and Hawa Mahal, do not have any delicate interior thus gives you real feel of the fortress.