Jaipur, a beautiful city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is one of the places that you must definitely consider if you’re planning a trip to India. There is so much to explore in this country, and this place is where you’ll surely find wonderful architectural, cultural, and historical treasures.
Known as “The Pink City,” Jaipur is known for its red sandstone buildings that were mostly modeled after architectures in Muhgal cities. Founded by Amber ruler Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, this is considered as one of the first and finest planned cities in the country. Ever heard of the “Golden Triangle” in India? These are places that make up the tourist circuit. Jaipur, together with Agra and Delhi make up this track. For this feature, allow us to give you an idea of the great things in store in this city. Below are some of the things to see and activities to do here.
Govind Dev Ji Temple – This temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is considered by the Vaishnavites as one of the most important temples in the world. Located at the City Palace Complex, this is the place where Lord Krishna’s image is believed to look exactly like his Earth incarnation.
Galwh Bagh (The Monkey Temple) – Also known as “The Monkey Temple,” this place is where visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view, historic temples, and of course, have the option to feed the monkeys that could be found all over the place.
Jal Mahal - seen from afar, this palace appears as if it’s floating on serene waters. Located in Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, this is an attraction that has been remarkably restored. You will need to take a boat to get a closer look, and the ride itself is already something special, with the fantastic lake views and calm waters, as well as an awe-inspiring view of the whole city.
Amer Fort / Amber Fort – Located at the town of Amer, this breathtaking fort is one of the most important sites to see in the city. This is considered as one of the most important and beautiful hilltop forts in India, with its ornate detail, grand halls, lush gardens, and great views. This fort is truly a great work of art, so if you want to see a beautiful architectural spot in the city, this is the place to explore.
Jaigarh Fort – This is another fort that you must also not miss when you’re here. The Jaigarh Fort is home to the Jaivana cannon, the world’s largest cannon on wheels. You will have a great time admiring the gardens of the palace complex, as they are well-maintained and still remain beautiful after all these years. There is also a museum here, which will walk you through items that narrate the history of Jaipur Royalty.
Nahargarh Fort - this fort may be not as big as the other two, but it also played an important part in protecting the city and its people in the past. Standing on the Aravalli Hills, this fort is home to the beautiful Madhavendra Bhawan palace, and offers an amazing view of the Man Sagar Lake and the bustling city of Jaipur.