Jaipur aka Pink city of India has a rich history to share. The city shares some incredible places that always own a hoard of visitors from all over the place. Here are the top 5 places in Jaipur that you should visit:
1. Smriti van Jaipur
Everyone wants to relax their mind when in vain. An individual would always head to a park or somewhere peaceful. Smriti van in Jaipur has to offer the same when it comes to proffering peace and beauty. It is amongst the best places in Jaipur; here you could get to witness the wildlife and its beauty. It is a biodiversity forest- spread over an estimated area of 108 acres. In 1981, a highly destructive flood swamped the, and the deep gorge was formed. It is an excellent place to visit especially in the morning; the tracks are built for walkers all ‘round the hills and the tranquillity of the place is just magnificent. Flanked by the hustle of the city, the park retains its environing very comfortable and peaceful.
Smriti van is divided into 11 parts:
- Vasundhra Van
- Champa Van
- Aravali Van
- Dhanvantri Van
- Kusum Van
- Vrinda Van
- Rashtriya Van
- Eco-friendly museum
2. Jaigarh Fort
The fort was named after Maharaja Jai Singh II. He constructed the fort in order to protect the Amber Fort and its palace compound. Jaigarh Fort is located on the peninsula known as Cheel ka Teela (hill of an eagle) of the Aravali. It oversees the Amber Fort and Maota Lake near Amer, Jaipur.
Jaigarh fort’s architectural design is analogous to the Amer Fort, called as victory fort and the wall of the fort is 3km long. Jaigarh fort and Amer fort are of the same age, meaning Jaigarh fort is as old as Amer Fort. Amer fort initially worked as the primary defensive structure; it was built by the Meena’s at Amer.
Jaigarh Fort Jaipur was designed by the talented architect named Vidhyadhara as a jewel on a crown. The fort has a watchtower from where you could enjoy an excellent view of the surrounding area. Dungar Darwaza is the main entry gate of the Jaigarh Fort, encompassing two temples inside the fort border.
Because of the productivity of the iron ore mines close to the fort, became the wealthiest canon foundries in the supremacy of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
3. City palace
Lies in the heart of central Jaipur, City Palace was constructed between 1727- 1732. They lure countless amount of tourists every year and covers 1 of the 7th part of old Jaipur city. City palace has a significant historic building. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built the outer wall, however, completed by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The architectural style is inspired by Indo-European, Bhartiya Kala, Mughal Kala, and Rajput Kala. The city palace is a perfect example of ancient art, creativity, and design; the castle depicts the astuteness of the designers and painters who constructed and gave life to the palace through their artistic nature.
4. Amber Fort
Amber fort is 11kms away from Jaipur city and regarded as the most famous forts in Rajasthan. Prior Jaipur was appropriately built, amber was the capital of Rajasthan. The fort named as Amber palace in the beginning. The outline of this palace is divided into four sections.
The entry is through ‘sun gate’ which leads to Jalebi chowk. It was the area where the armies would celebrate their war rewards and hold victory parades. Royal parades and notables entered the palace through the Sun Gate.
At the entrance, to the right of the stairways, you’d see Sila Devi temple where the Rajput kings’ worshipped. Ganesh pol is the entry to the private places of the Rajas. Above the Ganesh, pol is the Suhag Mandir from where the ladies of the royal families watched functions organized in the diwan-i-aam by way of latticed windows. The best time to visit this fort would November- April. Rainy season (July- September) would be an excellent time to visit the fort, as well.
5. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh fort known for its unique stories, shed light to those who don’t have an idea about the rich history of the fort. It is located in an excellent range of Aravali. Rajasthan is known for its regal culture, and rich history and their elite history assist in luring visitors from all over the place.
Nahargarh Fort Jaipur is also known as House of tigers or tiger fort. Maharaja Sawai Singh II built the fort in 1734. After the completion of the fort, Sawai Singh constructed a small temple after late Prince Nahar Singh Bhomia who died at a young age. However, people believed that his spirit lived.
Nahargarh Fort is also considered amongst the haunted places due to this reason. This is the only fort where you could enjoy a complete view of Jaipur city; the sunset is equally mesmerizing.
Many Bollywood movies were shot at this location such as Rang de Basanti, Shudhh desi romance, Jodha Akbar.