Tour to Jaipur

Posted by: Niks

All got ready early in the morning towards Jaipur. We took Volvo Delux bus to jaipur which cost 120 per person. After 5 hour we reached Jaipur and stayed hotel near Jaipur Bus Park, which cost 400 for double bed.

Then the same day we traveled around the Jaipur City palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and Amer Fort. But we did a mistake going to Amer the first day we should have gone the next day. Ideas to complete Jaipur in two days are as below:

Jaipur Travel in Two days:
Don’t listen what Tempo Driver says. First day travel places like city palace, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal. They are near to each other; you must fix the tempo bill before you hire. 350 rupee is enough to travel all this places.

As for visiting Amber Fort, Jaighar Fort and Narghar Fort, you can do in the same day, but have to start early in the morning around 7 am. First go to the Amer fort, and walk about 15 minutes to fort rather then taking a Jeep. Visit this fort quickly and return back to travel towards Jaighar Fort. Your vehicle can go at the door of the jaighar fort without any problem. You can then get ticket and enter to the fort. Jaighar fort is amazing fort and has many old age items like temple, artilleries museum etc. Then go to Narghar and return back to hotel then to Delhi.

After visiting forts on the second day we return back to Delhi from 3 pm bus. Bus stoped at Iffco chowk at 9 pm.

About Jaipur

Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Rajasthan’s beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur’s bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares.

City Palace

The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings. Initially, Raja Jai Singh built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The additional grand buildings were constructed later by the succeeding rulers.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal offers a beautiful sight to behold. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.

Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. As a matter of fact, Hawa Mahal is believed to build for the women of the Royal Families, since they had to observe strict “purdah” (cover). The small windows and screened balconies serve the women to watch processions and different activities taking place on the streets

Jal Mahal
The Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur built in 1799 is noted for its intricate architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot. On the road to Amber at a distance of 6.5 kms from Jaipur are the cenotaphs of the royal family. A causeway leads to Jal Mahal Palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, opposite the cenotaphs. The first four floors of this building is under water, only the top floor remains outside.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is located on the top of the hill, by the name of Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles). Jaigarh Fort is also known as the ‘Victory Fort’, located at a comfortable distance of 15kms from Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort is considered as one of the spectacular forts in India.
The Fort has many structures of medieval India, which are worth exploring. It has several palaces, granary, well-planned cannon foundry, several temples and a tall tower. Jaigarh Fort used to serve as the center of artillery production for the Rajputs.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort is the first of the three forts built by Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh of Jaipur. The Fort stands at the top of rugged point of the Aravalis and offers a spectacular view of the City. Keeping this fact in mind, the fort was made to serve as a means of supporting the security of Amer. The term “Nahargarh” refers to “the Abode of Tigers”, so it is also known as the Tiger Fort. The Fort was constructed mainly in 1734, however further additions were made to it, by the succeeding rulers in the 19th century.

There are numerous buildings situated inside the Nahargarh Fort and amongst them, Madhavendra Bhawan appeals the most. It was built by Sawai Ram Singh II and has a series of interconnected rooms with colorful corridors and hallways.

Please surf Jaipur as below:


01 Towards Jaipur in bus with sleeping class seat


02 Welcome to Jaipur


03 Jaipur Trafic


04 Jal Mahal


05 Main Mahal of Jal Mahal-Water was so dirty and poluted- We just stayed 5 min there


06 Our Team to Jaipur Tour


07 About Hawa Mahal


08 Hawal Mahal from inside


09 Hawa Mahal from out side


10 Palace of wind


11 Old temple near AMer fort


12 Umbrella of the fort


13 Main entrance to the Amer Fort


14 This was unique


15 Main Entrane at Jaipur City


15 They were amazed by this roof


16 Next day we went to Jai Ghar Fort


17 The world’s largest cannon on wheels,Jaivan


18 Its barrel alone weighs close to 50 tons! It is said that it has been fired only once and that its ball fell 35 km away


19 It needed 100 kg of gun powder for single shot which could fire 50 kg bullet to 35 km


20 about Canon


21 This canon was really huge as length on standar bus size


22 Upendra was stunned to see it


23 Canon left after battle


24 Inside Jaighar


25 War time tower


26 Whole area is used to store rain water


27 This is 40 feet deep water storing tank which can hold 2 thou people for 2 year. Below the tank was the place to hide treasures won in battle.


28 About Water Tank


29 Old way of making cement


30 Palki- Queen used to carried on it


31 For the King


32 Entrance to the rooms of the Mahal


33 It was puzzling


34 This used to be the ancient toilet for the Queen


35 Garden inside the Jaighar fort


36 View from Jaighar Fort


37 This fort was real huge and had everything the King needed


38 Old furnitures


39 Men dinner room to have food


40 Royal women Dining


41 Something about Dining


42 Map of Jaighar Fort


43 Inside Jaighar Fort can be roam arround by Camel and even cars


44 Some one had a birthday celebration


45 After reaching at apartment we celibrated birthday


46 Hero of the day-Dipin

Photography: NishchalS

Tour to Jaipur was last modified: January 14th, 2008 by Niks
 

Blog Comments

  1. Tejaswee

    nischal dai’s every post of india visit reminded me of my india visit…all photos reminded our trip…which was quite fun…travelling by train at night was the most exciting part of jaipur visit…thnks for the photos. :lol: :lol:

  2. Dipin

    thanks guys for the wishes… cake mitho thiyo :grin: . Now this is another memorable tour, tour to Jaipur. It was fun, were in rush all the time, but still visited all the places we could have in Jaipur.

  3. heretic

    I went to Jaipur in 2003. I stepped out for a midnight stroll and got chased by two ugly hijadas. The next day, I got stung by three wasps (in the eye, the arm and the middle finger) – my eye was all swollen and I had to keep my middle finger raised all the time like I was giving the finger. It was quite fun. Also, it was hot as hell, and that too, in October.

  4. shamesh

    14 This was unique . You can find the similar Architecture in Basantapur. It can be seen from Naotalle Darbar toward North side.

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