5 Must- Visit Places in Jaipur for History Buffs

30 03 2015

Famous for traditional old monuments, Jaipur is one of the most magnetic and must-visit cities of India. Forts, palaces, local markets, zoos, temples, etc, – with so many places to visit, times always falls short to take a complete tour of the city. Even if your trip to Jaipur is short, you must visit the following places to catch a glimpse of impressive history of Jaipur.

Hawa Mahal (Palace Of Wheel)
No tour to Jaipur is complete without seeing Hawa Mahal. Constructed in 1799, Hawa Mahal is a landmark of Jaipur. Experience the pink city through the jharokas which overlooks the main street of Jaipur’s lively Old City, was built so that the women of the royal household could watch the streets below without being observed.

hawa Mahal
Visiting Hours: 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily

Nahargarh Fort (Tiger Fort)
Forming a remarkable backdrop of Jaipur is the Nahargarh fort. For exotic tales and brilliant sight of the Man Sagar lake and the vast sprawling city of Jaipur, a visit to the beautiful Nahargarh is must. The fort was built 1734 by Jai Singh for the protection of Amer in 1734 and extended in 1868.The fort is located on the Aravali Hills. 

nahargarh Fort
Visiting Hours: Sunrise to sunset, daily. Palace opens from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily

Jaigarh Fort
Built in 1726, the massive Jaigarh Fort contains the world’s largest cannon on wheels, and holds great appeal for military lovers. It’s amongst the most well preserved monuments of medieval India. The cannon has never been fired though, and neither has the fort been captured.

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Visiting Hours: 9 am to 5 p.m. daily

Amber Fort and Palace
Amer Fort is another breathtakingly beautiful tourist attraction of Jaipur. It was the original home of Rajput royalty until Jaipur city was constructed, and contains a number of breathtaking palaces, halls, gardens, and temples. The fort entrance is reached by walking up the hill, going in a jeep, or taking a lurching elephant ride. The evening sound & light show, which brings alive the Fort’s history, is impressive and must-see.

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Visiting hours: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm daily (Image via Google)

Albert Hall Museum
This old and famous museum was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The large concert hall was constructed in 1876 for one sole purpose, to ensure Prince Albert of England would visit Jaipur during his tour of the country. This extravagant gesture by the Maharaja guaranteed the prince’s visit and today the Albert Hall Jaipur has been converted into Albert Hall Museum (Central Museum) that displays relics from Jaipur’s history.

Albert Hall
Visiting Hours: 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily

If you haven’t got a chance to know history of monuments of Pink City yet, plan a trip to Jaipur right away. To add comfort and luxury to your trip, the Devraj Niwas, Jaipur offers you a boutique accommodation in the heart of pink city. Set amidst lush greenery, the property is situated at just 1.5 km from Jaipur Junction and 5 minutes drive from Sindhi Camp Bus Station.








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