Trip to Jaipur and Jaipur's Top Attractions | Golden Triangle Tour | Travel Guide

Trip to Jaipur and Jaipur's Top Attractions | Golden Triangle Tour | Travel Guide


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Jaipur Tourist Places

Jaipur is part of the Golden Triangle a popular tourist route which includes Delhi and Agra. There are various ways to get to Jaipur, the fastest way is to take a domestic flight from Delhi to Jaipur. You can also take the train from New Delhi to Jaipur through Indian Railway. You can get the link to Indian Railways on maharajacab.com . Once you arrive by plane or by the train. You can hire a taxi or chauffeur driven rental car to take you around to all the attractions in Jaipur. We took a chauffeur driven rental car from New Delhi to Jaipur. The car was clean, well maintained,air-conditioned, and the driver who is also a guide knows how to get to all the attractions and is available to you and at all times. He will remain with you and guide you through your itinerary and make stops along your road trip.For instance on our road trip to Jaipur from Delhi we were able to stop and see a Nilagaior the blue bull also called the Asian antelope, and a colony of prairie dogs, eat at local restaurants, viewed the beautiful country side, and when we need edit he made stops for our personal needs. then visit www.maharajacab.com for these private car rentals for this tour. On our way to Jaipur from Delhi, 

our first stop was at Amer Fort which is located in Amer city, 11 kilometers from Jaipur. Amer was the capital of the state of Rajasthan before Jaipur and is a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of the groups of Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh,it is also known as Amer Palace. It uses both Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. The city of Amer is a quaint little city founded by the Meena, atribe found mainly in Rajasthan. Once in the city of Amer, to get to the fort take a taxi or rickshaw to the entrance. You may have to walk up the winding roads and hill to get to the fort depending on where you get dropped off so were good walking shoes. Also instead of walking you can take the elephant ride up for additional fee. The Amer fort was built a top the Cheel ka Teela or hill of eagles in the Aravalli range of hills from red sandstone and marble which overlooks Maotha Lake. The fort is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Ifyou are not an Indian citizen or a visitor of a SAARC or BIMSTEC country you will have to pay the foreigner entrance fee. Personal guides are available for an additional fee. Guides may be helpful in maneuvering throughrelatively quickly. You can purchase tickets in the Jalebi Chowk courtyardarea on the right near the restrooms. The fort has four sections or levels witheach with a separate entrance. The first area youll encounter as youenter the fort is Jalebi Chowk. In this courtyard you will see the Sila Devi temple on the right where the Rajput Maharajas worshipped Kali or Durga Youll also see the door thats embossed in silver leaf with the raised imagesonce inside look for the statue of Ganesha carved from one piece of coralal so in this courtyard youll see the Ganesh Pol or the Ganesh gate named after the Hindu god Lord Ganesh. It leads into the private palaces of the Maharajahs. The gate is a three level structure with frescoes built in 1621 to 1627. Above the gate is the to Suhag Mandir where the ladies of the royal family used to watch events at the Diwan I Am -- through latticed windows. Be aware of the monkeys, do not feed them or have food around them. They can beaggressive if they feel harassed. After you pass the Ganesh gate, youll see these cond courtyard up the main stair way of the first level. 

In this second courtyard you will find the Diwan I Am or the public audience hall. It was built on a raised platform and it has 27 colonnades each mounted with an elephant shape capital with carvings around it. As you continue through the second courtyard you will enter into the third courtyard which was used for the private quarters of the Maharaja and the royal court. This third courtyard has two buildings separated by Mughal Gardens. The building on the Left called the Sheesh Mahal or the mirror palace is decorated with inlaid coloured glass panels and ceilings. The walls around the palace have carved marble relief panels. Of particular interest is the magic flower, its a carved marble panel at the base of one of the pillars. It depicts two hovering butter flies that when viewed properly make seven images: a fishtail, Lotus, hooded Cobra, elephant trunk, lionstail, cob of corn, and a scorpion. The other building is the Sukh Niwas or Sukh Mahal, hall of pleasure. This Hall has a sandalwood door with inlay marble designs. Whats unique in this building is the medieval air-conditioning system which was created by the winds that blew over a water cascade within the palace South of the palace lies the palace of Man Singh the first, the oldest part ofthe palace fort. In the center of his palace is the pillared pavilion which was curtained for privacy and used as a hangout place for the Queen and concubines. This fourth courtyard was living quarters for the Maharajahsharem. It had many living spaces for all his concubines and his queen. The AmerFort also has a light show in the evening for an additional fee. The fort will take you about an hour more depending on your interest Combined with Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Aravalli Hills, and Vijay Garh if youhave time. 

After our tour of the Amer Fort, we continued our road trip to Jal Mahal.Jal Mahal Palace also known as the water palace is built in the Rajasthan style of architecture and is surrounded by the Man Sagar Lake The palace built in red sandstone is a five-story building. During the rainy season four floors remain under water. Unfortunately you can only see this palace from far away. There are no public visits allowed to the palace due to its current condition. Along the promenade youll see many stalls selling trinkets of all kinds, snacks, and pictures.There are also street performers. You can even take a camel ride here. This was agood place for us to visit after our visit at the Amer fort and a good way to end the evening. It will take you no more than 30 minutes or more depending on your interest. After the Jal Mahal we went into Jaipur city and had a great meal in the evening. Jaipur is known as the pink city and is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. In 1876 the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited india and since pink denotes the color of hospitality in india, the Maharaja RamaSingh of Jaipur, painted the whole city pink in order to welcome his guests. It was then that Lord Albert exclaimed that Jaipur is the pink city and hence the name. Since then all the buildings in the city center have been colored pink After a good nights rest in our hotel we woke up early to visit the HawaMahal. The Hawa Mahal or palace of winds is a five storey palace with 953 high screen walls and windows. It was originally built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh so the women of his royal household could observe theoutside but not be seen. To get to the palace, the easiest way isto take a taxi or rickshaw directly from your hotel if you dont have a car Jaipur also has a new metro system but only the pink line is running currently. It consists of nine metro stations from Mansarovar in the West to Chandpole in East. The closest metro station to the palace is Chandpole. This iconic structure of Jaipur is made of red and pink sandstone. The palace is part of the out skirts of the City palace complex and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m.. It was designed in the form of the crown of Krishna the Hindu God and a mixof Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. If you are not an Indian citizenor a visitor from a SAARC or BIMSTEC country, youll have to pay the foreigner entrance fee. In addition there will be a camera fee. The street side of this Mahalis actually the back side of the structure. To get to the entrance go to the front side of the Mahal by turning left as you face the Mahal then turn right and then take the first right again through an archway. If you get lostask! Once you enter the Hawa Mahal you will see a series of rooms and some with colored glass windows. Its best to come in the morning as the Sun shines throughits windows and to avoid the crowds as there are many narrow corridors andstairs. If you climb up to the top you will be treated with a sweeping view ofcentral Jaipur. A few blocks away from the Hawa Mahal is the City Palace. TheCity palace is a complex of several palaces, pavilions, gardens, and temples. Itwas the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur and part of the royal family still liveson the premises.The structures were built between 1729 and 1732 and used a fusion of Indian and European architecture. It is located in the middle of the old city wall of Jaipur. The City palace is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the last entry at 5:00 p.m.. If you are not an Indian citizen or a visitor of a SAARC or BIMSTEC country you will have to pay the foreigner entrance fees in addition there may be a camera fee. If you plan on visiting , JAIGARH and ROYAL CENOTAPHS with City palace, you can buy a composite ticket for a discount. You canpurchase the composite tickets at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Audio and personal guides are available for an additional fee. One of the first places youll see when you enter the complex is the Bhaggi Khana Museum. It has acollection of old carriages, palanquins, and European cabs.

 Once inside the complex youll see the Mubarak Mahal the auspicious Palace built by Maharaja Madho Singh II Maharaja Madho Singh II - as a reception center. It is a museum filled with the Royal formal costumes and block prints. A point of interest are the clothes worn by Sawai Madho Singh the Ist Sawai Madho Singh the first who weighed 250 kilograms and had 108 wifes. In the center of a courtyard youll see the Diwan I Am, the Hall of public audience In This marble floor building youll see crystal chandeliers and two hugesterling silver vessels. Each of these silver water urns is 1.6 meters tall They hold the Guinness Book of World Records as the worlds largest sterlingsilver vessels The Chandra Mahal is a seven storybuilding. Each story has its own name. It contains many unique paintings, mirrorwork on the walls, and floor decorations which is typical of Rajasthani decor.Most of this palace is preserved for members of the royal family of JaipurVisitors only have access to the first floor. Make sure to look up at thepeacock gate at the entry to the Mahal and the 1 and 1/4 flag. At the entrygateway to the Hall, two large elephants each made out of a single marble rockare on displayAnother structure of note is the Maharanis palace. This residence of theroyal queen has been converted into a museum. The focal point are the weaponsused by the royalty during war campaigns Look for a scissor action dagger whichwas used to disembowel its victims. Other artifacts include swords, pistols, andeven a small cannon. 

The city palace should take an hour or more depending onyour interest. A block away is the Jantar Mantar. The Jantar Mantar is acollection of architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput KingSawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century If you are not an Indian citizen or avisitor of a SAARC or BIMSTEC country You will have to pay the foreignerentrance fee. In addition there might be a camera fee. For a discount you can alsobuy a composite ticket. This combines attractions like the Amber palace, JantarMantar, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh , and Albert Hall.The Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage site. All of the astronomicalinstruments were built using stone and brass based on astronomy and instrumentdesign principles of ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts.The instruments allow observation of astronomical positions with the nakedeye. The monument features instruments operate in each of the three mainclassical celestial coordinate systemsThis attraction will take 30 minutes or more depending on your interest and as amust-do for those interested in astronomy. We are able to visit the HawaMahal, City palace, Jantar Mantar, and visit the Johari bazaar all in one day astheyre in close proximity to one another. Jaipur is a welcoming and beautiful city, make it part of your India tour.Happy Travels Go to taxi for tour.

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