In the 'Pink City' that is Jaipur, cradled on the top of the Aravalli Hills lies the Amer Fort, one of the most magnificent palaces in India. Commonly known as the Amber Fort, this majestic building with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases is an architectural masterpiece and with significant importance in Indian history. Only 11 kilometres away from the capital city of Jaipur, Amer Fort is clad in pink and yellow sandstone and is a part of an extensive complex. Built by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar, Maharaja Man Singh I in the year 1592, Amer Fort served as the main residence of the Rajput Rulers.
The magnificent City Palace in Jaipur is one of the most famous tourist attractions located in the old part of the city. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732, the vast complex of the palace occupied one-seventh of the walled city. In fact, it was once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The palace is divided into a series of courtyards, buildings and gardens including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal. The museum showcases various unique handcrafted products and other memorabilia that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace.
Jaigarh Fort is a grand structure perched on the top of the 'Cheel ka Teela' hills in the Pink City of Jaipur. This magnificent edifice was commissioned by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1726 to protect Amer Fort. Cradled on the top of the cliff, it is a palatial structure bounded by verdant greenery and massive battlements. This magnificent fort is connected to Amer Fort through subterranean passages and is famously known as the 'Fort of Victory' as it was never conquered.
Kanak Vrindavan Garden is a royal garden located on footsteps of Nahargarh hills near Amber Fort. The garden was built around 280 years ago by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Its layout has a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Divided into eight sections, the sprawling garden boasts of the intricate fountain of marble, Parikrama and the exquisite mirror work on the walls of Govind Devji temple built in the premises. The gardens here are often compared with those in Vrindavan where Lord Krishna once lived.
Sisodia Rani Garden is a royal garden built in the premises of the Sisodia Palace in Jaipur. As the name suggests, it was built in 1728 in the honour of the Queen of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as a summer retreat. The step garden, although not too large in area, is considered to be a tranquil escape in the hot and arid region of Jaipur. The landscaped gardens occupy several cascading levels in front of the Sisodia Palace and have a central water fountain with channels running through.
Ram Niwas Garden is a royal garden built in 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The beautiful garden is located in the core of the city and is considered as a historical landmark in India. It occupies over 30 acres of land and is the location of the Albert Hall Museum or the Central Museum. Tourists visit Ram Niwas Garden from all over the world to experience the regal vibe of this historical landmark and get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the royalties during the British Era.
Jaigarh Fort is a grand structure perched on the top of the 'Cheel ka Teela' hills in the Pink City of Jaipur. This magnificent edifice was commissioned by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1726 to protect Amer Fort. Cradled on the top of the cliff, it is a palatial structure bounded by verdant greenery and massive battlements. This magnificent fort is connected to Amer Fort through subterranean passages and is famously known as the 'Fort of Victory' as it was never conquered. The fort currently houses the world's largest cannon on wheels - 'Jaivana' and offers a magnificent view of the Jaipur city.
Located in Ghat ki Guni in Jaipur in Rajasthan, Vidhyadhar Garden was built in 1988 in the memory of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He is also celebrated for being the chief architect in designing the beautiful and elegant city of Jaipur. Constructed with a heavy influence of Mughal and Hindu designs, the garden is now one of the most popular picnic spots in the town and is a visual treat for the tourists owing to its flamboyant lush green landscapes and elaborate architectural patterns. Home to pristine lakes and charming flower beds, the garden is like a breath of fresh air amidst the chaos and cacophony of the bustling city. You should definitely visit here if you are in or around the area.
Ramgarh Lake is an artificial lake spread across an area of 15.5 square kilometres. This lake was once a major water supplier for the city of Jaipur. Being surrounded by forested hills, Ramgarh is a perfect picnic spot during March and October, when it is relatively cooler outside. One can indulge in wildlife safaris in the forest area which is home to animals like Nilgai, Chital and lions. You can also partake in boating in the human-made lake or birdwatching. There is also a sprawling polo ground nearby. The area is easily accessible by road making it an amazing places to picnic near Jaipur.
Constructed by the Jaipur Development Authority, the Central Park of Jaipur is the largest park in the most popular city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Located near the famous statue circle, the park is a prime hangout place for people of all ages and groups. You can have a small picnic with family and just goof around with your friends, the park gives you plenty of lush green landscape to enjoy your day out. The luscious green park is located inn the center of Jaipur city beside the Statue circle on Prithviraj Road, Rambagh.
Samode Palace or Samode Haveli is a heritage monument built 175 years ago as a residence of the rulers of Samode and it is still occupied by them who have converted the Palace into a luxury hotel. Samode Palace has been host to royalty, celebrities, artists, and the discerning travellers and the beauty of this Palace has made it a backdrop for numerous national and international movies. Built in a mixture of Mughal and Rajput architectural style this place is home to some mesmeric pieces of art.
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