Pink City: Jaipur Sightseeing Tour
Oh pretty but chaotic Jaipur! The capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan and nicknamed the “pink city of India”. The historical center of this city is painted in a beautiful pink color, in commemoration of the visit of Prince Albert in 1876. Due to its location on the tourist route of the “Golden Triangle”, Jaipur attracts many visitors. And no wonder, there is a copiousness of things to do and see on the Jaipur Sightseeing Tour. In this blog post, I will highlight wonderful things to do in the Pink City: Jaipur Sightseeing Tour of India.
Things To Do In Jaipur Sightseeing Tour Of India
JAIPUR THINGS TO DO
Watch The Palace Of The Wind
I have already mentioned this building in my blog post about the Jaipur bike tour, but I want to highlight it again because it is such a photogenic building: the Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal). It was built in 1799 for royal ladies to look out on the streets unseen. What makes this building so special is the facade. You can see an amazing 15-meter far above-ground facade with 953 mirror windows, alcoves, and domes. The entire facade is decorated with floral motifs. So, This building is 1 of my favorite things to do in Jaipur and I suggest you!
Walking Through The Rooms Of The City Palace
Want to know more about the history of the Maharajas? Visit the magnificent City Palace of Jaipur. This complex was built between 1728 and 1732 and consists of small palaces, temples, and museums. The two main highlights of the palace are the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal. This building is a beautiful ancient haveli where you can visit and experience the textile gallery. The Chandra Mahal houses the Maharaja’s private residence. The current Maharaja lives in London and goes to school there (he is still young), so you won’t see him here. To visit the Chandra Mahal, you have to pay an extra INR 2,500 (2017).
Also, be sure to visit the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience). This is the room where the maharajas consulted their ministers. Here you can see two large silver urns which the Maharaja used in 1901 to transport 8,000 liters of water from the Ganges to London. That way he didn’t have to drink the unholy British water.
Relive Ancient Stories At Amber Fort
One of Jaipur’s most popular attractions is the 16th-century Amber Fort. As a result, It is located 11 km from the main city. The fortress is perched on top of a large hill, which makes quite an impression from the side of the road. Also, to get the way in, tourists are offered elephant rides. Please, do not do that! Elephants may look cute and they are often painted brightly, but elephant rides are the result of animal abuse. Walk to the entrance: it’s a good workout and it gives you the opportunity to take some great panoramic photos.
THE MAGNIFICENT PALACE OF MIRRORS
The Amber Fort consists of a series of buildings spread over four levels, each area having its own courtyard. One of the most beautiful courtyards is where the Sheesh Mahal is located. Also, This is the Palace of Mirrors, decorated with 1000 pieces of mosaic and mirrors. Rumor has it that this room was built for the queen who wanted to sleep under a sky full of stars. He was forbidden to sleep outdoors, so the Maharaja created this room where candlelight could reflect off the mirror pieces to look like a sky full of stars. As all people know Jaipur city are the amazing ending point of the Golden Triangle region. Also, Golden Triangle Tour is the best option for you guys to experience Delhi Agra and Jaipur. So, you can customize your Golden Triangle India Tour Package with any other popular tour company.