Visiting Jaipur for the first time? Must visit Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
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Jaipur was recently featured in the Top 50 places to visit in the world by famous international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. Incidentally, Jaipur is the only city from India to feature in this list.
Here is a small guide for first time travelers visiting the Pink City. Following are the must visit attractions in Jaipur –
Amer Fort is the most popular tourist attraction in Jaipur. The rulers of Amer fort fought many wars for the Mughal right from Afghanistan in the west to Bengal in the east. The fort was abandoned in 1727 AD when Jaipur was founded. Its beautiful architecture having a blend of Rajput and Mughal styles is one of its kind and so is Sheesh Mahal.
Visit Nahargarh fort to enjoy the panoramic view of the Jaipur city. Madhavendra Palace is the main attraction in Nahargarh fort. The fort covers a huge area and has two Baoris or step wells. Rang de Basanti, a famous Bollywood movie was filmed in one of these Baoris.
The fort constructed to make sure defense to the Amer Fort, Jaigarh has the world’s largest cannon. Apart from this cannon, do check out the largest water tank and India’s first canon foundry. Also, check out the ammunition museum inside the fort.
The famous Hawa Mahal is actually the back side façade of the building. Constructed to enable royal women to view the processions during ancient times when purdah system was prevalent, it’s patterned in Lord Krishna’s crown. It’s certainly a one of its kind building in the world.
Jantar Mantar is a 300 year old working solar observatory which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a one of it’s kind #solar observatory in the entire world. A total of 5 such observatories were built but the one is Jaipur is the only surviving and still functioning of the lot.
Govind Devji Temple
This temple is as old as Jaipur city. The idols of Lord Krishna were brought from Vrindavan in late 17th century during the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb’s rule when he ordered destruction of Hindu temples across North India. This temple attracts a following like none other in the city.
City palace is a royal abode. The main attraction in city palace are the museums. Some sections of the residential quarter in the City Palace can be explored by purchasing a separate premium ticket.
Albert Hall Museum
Although there are many other attractions to explore, but these are most popular attractions for first time visitors. To know and explore more, visit https://jaipurthrumylens.com/