Historical Forts of Jaipur

The capital city of Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a popular tourist attraction in India. This destination has been ranked as the 7th best place in Asia by the Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey. Spending vacations in Jaipurrender opportunities to explore vibrant colours and rich legacy of the incredible country. Established by the ruler of Amber – Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in the year 1727, this place is home to various historical edifices, including palaces and monuments. Jaipur is one of the most frequented destinations in the country and is included in the Golden Triangle circuit along with the capital of the nation, New Delhi and city of Agra.

Jaipur is home to a number of historical attractions, which feature breathtaking architectural beauty and are worth visiting. These exemplary forts are ancient and speak a lot about the rich history of India. One of the most popular holiday packages for this city is the one that includes the three most prominent attractions of the Pink City – Nahargarh Fort, Amer Palace and Jaigarh Fort.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Situated on the edge of the rolling hills of Aravalli range, the Nahargarh Fort offers a breath-taking view of the city. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II – the founder of Jaipur constructed this magnificent structure in the year 1734. This place served as a summer retreat to the kings and emperors. The palace was originally named as Sudarshangarh and was later renamed. There are several stories about the reason behind renaming, one of which says that it was renamed after Nahar Singh Bhomia. It is believed that the spirit of this person haunted the area where the establishment was built and it also obstructed the process of construction. Dripping with folklores and historical legacies, this place is a must-visit site.

Amer Palace

Amer Palace

Amer Palace

Built by Raja Man Singh I, the Amer Palace lies atop a hill in the outskirts of Jaipur. The construction of the original edifice dates back to the early years of the 16th century. This structure features splendid architectural design rich with intricate carvings and is renowned for exquisite depictions of Hindu elements. This place has serene surroundings characterised by the view of the distant Maota Lake. The building is divided into four main sections, each offering captivating sights to the onlookers.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

Positioned on the promontory of Cheel ka Teela or Hill of Eagles in the Aravalli hills, Jaigarh Fort was built by Jai Singh II in the year 1726. This structure, made up of red sandstone, was constructed in order to protect another palace – Amber. Popularly called as Victory, this historical edifice sprawls across an area of 3 kilometres and is approximately one kilometre wide. The building features Rajputana style of architecture and is surrounded by beautifully manicured verdant gardens. The complex of the palace features an armoury, a museum, Aram Mandir, Vilas Mandir, Lalit Mandir and Laxmi Vilas. The museum exhibits stamps, regal Jaipuri photographs and other artefacts. Jaivana Canon – largest wheeled cannon of the Early Modern Era in the world is also displayed here.

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