The Pink city: Jaipur

Jaipur also known as  “The Pink City” the capital of Rajasthan in India was founded by sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. Initially his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. Because of growing population and scarcity of water, he decide to move his capital at the foot of Aravili hills, and named it as “Jaipur”,The city of Jai Sing. It is the first planned city of India and the King took great interest while designing this city of victory. He consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the layout of Jaipur. The Chief Architect was Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, a Brahmin scholar of Bengal. Vidyadhar referred the ancient Indian literature on astronomy, books of Ptolemy and Euclid, and discussed the plan with the King.

According to that time, architecture of the town was very advanced and certainly the best in Indian subcontinent. In 1876, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh, ordered to paint the whole city in Pink  colour to welcome the Prince of Wales in Jaipur. Still, the neat and broadly laid-out avenues, painted in pink provide a magical charm to the city. Jaipur is rich in its cultural and architectural beauty, which can be traced in the various historical and aesthetic places that reside in the city.

Recently, On 6th July 2019, ‘Pink City’ Jaipur on Saturday made an official entry in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is the 2nd city in the list of world heritage site by UNESCO. Ahmedabad proved luckier, becoming the first World Heritage City from India.

Monuments/Places to See

Amber Fort

Type of Site – Fort/Palace

Time Spend- 2 Hrs

Entry- Foreigners- ₹ 500, Indian- ₹ 100

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- 8 am to 6 pm

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Any time during the Day

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- No

Jaigarh Fort

Type of Site – Monument/Fort

Time Spend- 1.00 Hrs/1.15 Hrs

Entry- Foreigners- Included in City Palace Entrance for 2 Days

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Anytime during day.

Weekly Close- No.

Best Time to Visit- Early morning

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Nahargarh Fort

Type of Site – Monument/Mausoleum

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- 200

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

 

Hawa Mahal

Type of Site – Monument

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- 300

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

City Palace

Type of Site – Monument/Palace

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- 700

Camera Allowed –  Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Anytime during the day

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Janter Manter

Type of Site – Monument /Observatory

Time Spend-1 Hrs (approx)

Entry- 200

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise till sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Anytime during Day

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Galta Temple
(Monkey Temple)

Type of Site – Temple

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- Free

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- 50/-

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Any time during the day

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Panna Meena Kund
(Step well)

Type of Site – Monument/Step Well

Time Spend- 30 Mins

Entry- Free

Camera Allowed –  Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise till sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Anytime during the day

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Birla Temple

Type of Site – Hindu Temple /Religious

Time Spend- 1 Hrs (approx)

Entry- Free

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise till sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- NO

Gaitore
(Royal Canopies)

Type of Site – Monument

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- free

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- No

 

Albert's Museum

Type of Site – Monument/Museum

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- Foreign Visitor- Inr 300, Indian- Inr 40

Camera Allowed –  No

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- 9:00 am- 5:00 Pm, 7:00 pm- 9:00 Pm

Weekly Close- March- Oct: Tuesday Closed, Nov- April- Monday Closed

Best Time to Visit- Anytime during the day

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Jal Mahal

Type of Site – Monument /Palace

Time Spend- 30 mins (approx)

Entry- No

Camera Allowed – –

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Seen from Distance

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit-  Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- N/A

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