Jaipur's historic sights


| May 15, 2020

Amber Fort is situated 11km north of Jaipur and was the capital of the Kachhawa Rajputs from 1037 until the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh founded Jaipur in 1727. The 15th century fort-palace houses intricate chambers and hallways and wonderful views of the Jal Mahal water palace below. A lavish lunch can be enjoyed at 1135AD, a restaurant set within the historic ramparts of the fort. Jaipur's City Palace is still inhabited by Jai Singh’s descendants and is a superb fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. A city within a city, it includes the temple of Govindevji, the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory and the Maharaja’s museum with his personal collection of weaponry, royal attire and jewellery. On the periphery of the palace stands the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, an elaborate pink sandstone facade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. Share:
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