Place & Fort : Amer Fort and Palace was originally built
by Raja Man Singh and subsequently developed by Sawai Jai
Singh. The major attractions are Sheela Devi Temple, Sheesh
Mahal ( Hall of mirrors), Jai Garh Fort a few kilometres from
the city centre was built for the defence of the towna and
has one of the world`s biggest cannons on wheels and a rich
collection of arms and weapons.
Mahal (Palace of Winds) : Hawa Mahal is the most strikingly
designed monument in Jaipur. Built by the Poet-King Sawai
Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is centrally located
and is multiniched five storey high back view of the compled.
It was conceived to provide an adequate vantage position behind
delicate stone-carved jali, screens for the palace women to
watch the royal processions passing through the Bazar below
without being seen by outsiders. The Top of the palace affords
a beautiful view of the city. A small archaeological museum
is yet another attaraction in the palace.
Mahal : The
Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur is noted for its intricate architecture.
The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot. It was used for
the royal duck shooting parties. 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.One can have a wonderful view of the
lake and the palace from Nahargarh Fort Built in 1799, the
palace is now abandoned, but reasonably well preserved. In
the monsoons, it looks particularly startling with its red
sandstone set against the water hyacinth filled lake.
City Palace : The city Palace is a historic landmark.
The Carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns
studded with floral motifs in gold and coloured stones. Two
elephants carved in marble, guard the entrance, where retaineers
whose families have served generations of the rulers are at
hand, to serve as guides.
Mantar : Jantar Mantar is one of Sawai Jai singh`s Five remarkable
observatories. Constructed withstone and marble its compled
instruments whose setting and shapes are precisely and scientifically
designed , represent the high-points of medieval Indian Astronomy.
The two Ram Yantras used for gauging altitudes are unique
in their isolation. This is the largest of five observatories
founded by Sawai Jai Singh-II in various parts of the country.
Fort : The Western skyline is dominated by the extensive
parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh.It
is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved
almost intactcontaining palaces, gardens, open and covered
reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned cannon
foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted
cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country.
Fort : Beyond the hills of Jaigarh, stands the fort of Nahargarh
like a watchful sentinel guarding Sawai Jai Singh's beautiful
capital. Much of the original structures are now in ruins,
but the lovely buildings added by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai
Madho Singh II in the 19th century are preserved in a good
condition. Some of the rooms provide the most spectacular
view of the city below.
Rani Ka Bagh : Along the road to Agra through a narrow
gorge in the south-eastern corner of the walled city, several
landscaped gardens were constructed by the kings and important
courtiers in the 18th and 19th centuries. The largest and
the most famous amongst these is a garden built by Sawai Jai
Singh II for his Sisodia Queen - The Sisodia Rani-ka-Bagh.
It consists of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains,
watercourses and painted pavilions. Amongst others, the best-preserved
one is Vidyadhar-ka-Bagh, constructed by the builder of the
city, Vidyadhar, with shady trees, flowing water, an open
pavilion and suites of living rooms.