JAIPUR MONUMENTS


Amber Fort at Jaipur:
Located 12 kilometers from the center of Jaipur city is the impressive Amber Fort. The Fort was originally built by Raja Mansingh and significant additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kaisshawah rulers. Enjoy the ascent to the palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the chambers and hallways of the Palace which are famous for their design and decorations.

City Palace:
The magnificent City Palace of Jaipur sprawls over one seventh of the area of the walled city of Jaipur. The City Palace, the former royal residence (a part of it is still occupied by the Royal family and is not accessible to the public), is built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Constructed by Sawai Jai Singh the founder of Jaipur, it was built near the temple of his personal deity, Govinda Deva. This immense complex also houses a number of museums that offer a large and impressive collection of miniature paintings, costumes, and armory. The seven storey Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) is a sprawling complex with multiple courtyards, public buildings, astronomical observatory and zenana mahal (harem).


 

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