Points of interest in Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Anokhi museum, Birla mandir, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort
As a city with long and rich history, Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist attractions in India. Jaipur is also known as the pink city because of the pink walls that it has. Jaipur is in Rajasthan, India, known for its majestic fort and palaces. As the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur reflects its local culture perfectly. Now let us go around Jaipur and see some of its major attractions.
City Palace: Here is the historic City Palace, a great example of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. You see a lot of arches over here, and you can also see this elephant, which is a symbol of power and strength, and was used in ancient times by the king. As is common in palaces in this area, most of the structures are made from stone. There are two silver jars in this palace, which hold the Guinness World Record for being the largest silver objects in the world. Inside the palace, there is also a museum which contains the artifacts from local culture and military.
Jantar Mantar: is an interesting structure, and was used for astronomy studies in the ancient times. There is a similar ones in Delhi as well.
Hawa Mahal: the most photographed building in Jaipur—"hawa" means "wind," and "mahal" means "palace." From outside, you can see only a part of this building, but you can also go inside. For the best view, come early in the morning, when it looks the most beautiful in shining sunlight. It was built for the royal women, who were not allowed to go out, and so they could watch from these sandstone windows, or "Jharokhas," as they call it, the street life of Jaipur. The fort was used as the political center at that time.
Birla Mandir: is another famous landmark in Jaipur. As you can see behind me, it is vast, intricate, and beautiful. The best time to come here is in the night, when it is nicely lit up.
For shopping, Jaipur is world-famous for its gems, blue pottery, and its handicraft. You can also find yourself traditional footwear.
The food scene in Jaipur is pretty good, and there are plenty of options if you want some Rajasthan delicacies. This is Subhashish Bharuka showing you Jaipur.