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Incredible forts and palaces of Jaipur

Jaipur, the city of splendor and Royals

Jaipur is the city of Maharajas, the city sings the song of erstwhile royalty. Jaipur is filled with fascinating art, architecture, and magnificent places. Jaipur is also known as the pink city. Jaipur is a city with numerous facets. As the forts speak of the glorious past and tales of bravery. On the other hand, the vibrant marketplaces display the most vivid cultures. The forts and palaces are the living testament of Jaipur as a major destination and landmark.

Amber Fort, the architectural marvel

The first and foremost fort you should visit is Amber Fort also known as Amer Fort.  Amber Fort is one of the most famous forts in Jaipur. It is located on a hill, it offers a panoramic view of the city. Amer Fort was constructed in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh. Especially, it and showcases a touch of Rajput and Mughal architecture.

You can also opt for an elephant ride inside the fort. The Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors is a major attraction inside the fort. Apart from all these, you must not miss the light and sound show in the evening time. Timings are 8 am to 5:30 pm and for the light show, it is 6:30 pm to 9:15 pm. The entry fee is 25 INR. For foreign nationals, it is 200 INR.

  1. Explore the royal legacy of Rajasthan.

  2. Make sure to see Sheesh Mahal and Zeena Mahal.

  3. Attend light and sound show.

  4. Opt for an elephant ride or a Jeep ride.

Nahargah Fort, the unconquerable structure

The second important fort in Jaipur is Nahargarh Fort.  Nahargarh Fort, also known as the Tiger Fort. This fort was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century. This fort is much more than mere sightseeing. Especially, this fort is an unassailable structure. Also, interestingly, this fort was the part of city’s three defense strategies.

 It is located on the Aravalli Hills and offers stunning city views. The fort has numerous palaces and temples, and the Madhavendra Bhawan. Nahargarh Fort is the best place for witnessing the golden sunset. And, definitely, it was a summer retreat for the king, which is a must-see attraction. Timings are 10 am to 5:30 pm every day. Entry fees are 50 INR for Indians and 200 INR for foreigners.

  1. Witness the Indo-Eurpoean Architecture.

  2. Fort reflects the glorious past.

  3. Enjoy a meal at 2 restaurants inside the fort.

  4. Do not miss Jaipur Wax Museum.

Hawa Mahal, Palace of Breeze

The third and must-visit spot to visit in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal. Hawa Mahal is known for its unique architecture and it is located in the heart of the city. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is also known as the Palace of Winds. The palace has over 953 windows. And there is the reason for those windows.

It was designed in a way so that the royal ladies could observe the daily life of the city without being seen themselves. The architecture of Hawa Mahla is stunning. It is a fusion of Rajput, Mughal, and Islamic architecture. You must also visit the hawa mahal museum located inside the courtyard. The timings are 9 am to 4:30 pm. Entry fees are 50 INR for Indians and 200 INR for foreigners.

  1. Most instagramable spot.

  2. The best view is from the wind cafe opposite Hawa Mahal.

  3. Admire the beauty of red and pink sandstone.

  4. Photograph the lavish arches.

City Palace, Jaipur’s Royal Gem

Fourthly, you must visit the City Palace. City Palace is a beautiful palace complex in the heart of Jaipur. It was built in the 18th century. The city palace is the epitome of beauty and showcases the  Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace has many buildings, including the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal.

The palace also houses a museum that displays the artifacts and weapons of the royal family. Witness the beautiful courtyards. The timings are 9:30 am to 5 pm. The entry fees are 200 INR for Indians and 700 INR for foreign nationals.

  1. Showcases the British and Mughal alliance.

  2. Witness the lifestyle of royal families.

  3. This palace speaks of history.

  4. Perfect spot for social media content.

Jal Mahal, the Water Palace

The fifth important heritage site to visit is the Jal Mahal.  Jal Mahal is also known as the Water Palace, located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. It was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II as a hunting lodge for the royal family. This palace has five floors, but only the top floor is visible as the rest of the palace is submerged in water. The palace is an excellent example of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The timings are 9 am to 5 pm and no fees.

  1. Most unique architecture.

  2. Witness it in the moonlight.

  3. Arched gateways submerged in waters.

  4. Rajput and Mughal architectural style.

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Frequently Asked Question

Q1. what is the best time to explore the forts and palaces of Jaipur?

A1. The most recommended time is from October to March.

Q2. What makes Jaipur’s Heritage unique?

A2. The tales of history, victory, architecture, vivid shades of lifestyle, old world charm.

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