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.
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.
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 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
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 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 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 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