Cities of India: Jaipur
The capital of Rajasthan – Jaipur (250 km south-west of New Delhi) is one of the most interesting cities in the country. Founded in 1727, he received his second name – "Pink city", Because of the rose sandstone used during the construction of many buildings.
Chandra-Mahal Palace Complex is located in the heart of the city among scenic gardens. No less interesting Palaces Raj-Mahal, Jal-Mahal (Lake Palace), Khava-Mahal (Wind Palace, 1799.) and Rambagh (today it is rebuilt into a luxury hotel), lying at 11 km. from the city of Ember Fortress (XI-XVI centuries.) located on the sheer cliffs of Forts Jaigarch and Nakhagharch (XVIII in.), Temples of Birla, Sri Govind-DEV (Govind-Deligent), Lakshmi-Narain and Canak-Vrindavan, Pavilion Mubarak-Mahal, Minaret Izvari-Minar-Warga-Sal ("Minaret penetrating heaven"), as well as a huge open-air observatory – Jantar Mantar. In almost all palace structures, expositions from the collections of the Royal Museum, the Central Museum, the Museum of Indology and the Museum of the City Palace, each of which deserves separate attention.
Not far from Jaipur are located such religious places as the city of Abu with his temple complex Dilvara-Mandir – the sacred place of Jainists, where the Adamatha temples must be visited (1031 g.) and Neminath (1230 g.). 15 km from Jaipur, in Gaitra, there is a brightest memorial Maharaja Gai Singha II, the founder of Jaipur. In the area of Gati (20 km from Jaipur) there is a temple of the Sun God, the Palace of Sedia-Rani Ka-Bagh, as well as many healing mineral springs.
Reviews and studies of trips
Today, Zhaipur (Jaipur) – the capital of Rajasthan. The city is big, lively and transported, if you can express. In the center a constantly chronic plug. Read more →
SNUS71 | Spring 2015
Feedback on a trip to India on the route of the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur), technical side
Our trip dropped at the beginning of January – in India at this time. But we were lucky – out of 5 days only one last was foggy, it was the last day in Delhi. Read more →
Juliana | January 2-9, 2015
The biggest impressions – from the palace of King Gwalior (Magarazhi) Gai Vilas. The royal family still owns them, although he lives somewhere near, and in the palace – the museum. Read more →