PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP

Tripoto
2nd Jan 2018

JAIPUR

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand
Day 1

Solo Traveller TRIP NUMBER 2.

As i am not that good at writing,so my posts will have more pictures than content,i am just sharing my journey to the pink city-Jaipur which i covered recently and got some lovely pictures to share with you all along with a little description about the places.

AMER FORT :

The Amer Fort, situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. This was my very first destination as it was little on the outskirts of the city.

Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort.

AMER FORT

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand

Welcomed by them

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand

so beautiful the view

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand

VIEW FROM THE AMER FORT

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand

city view from Amer Fort

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand

Amer was once known as Dhundar and was ruled by the Kachhwahas from the 11th to the 16th century, until the capital was moved from here to Jaipur. Raja Man Singh built this fort in 1592 AD and Raja Jai Sigh I expanded and renovated it later. While many such old structures have been either destroyed or replaced by other things, this fort has stood against all the tests of time and invasions.

NAHARGARH FORT :

After covering the famous Amer fort,i headed towards the other famous fort of the pink city-jaipur and it was none other than Nahargarh Fort.

Built in 1734 and extended in 1868, Nahargarh fort overlooks the city from a sheer ridge to the north. The story goes that the fort was named after Nahar Singh, a dead prince whose restless spirit was disrupting construction.

Whatever was built in the day crumbled in the night. The prince agreed to leave on condition that the fort was named for him. The views are glorious and there’s a restaurant that’s perfect for a beer.

Main Entrance of the Nahargarh Fort

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Aerial View of the city from Nahargarh Fort

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The Famous ‘Rang De Basanti’ point

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand

The famous restaurant at Nahargarh Fort

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So amazing view of the Pink City

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand

top of the Nahargarh Fort

Photo of PADHARO 'PINK CITY' - A HAPPY JAIPUR TRIP by Samir Anand
Day 2

On the second day of my trip, i had to cover the Albert Hall Museum, Birla Mandir,Hawa Mahal and the Local Streets.

Albert Hall Museum or the Central Museum, sited amid the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, is one of the oldest museums in the state of Rajasthan. This museum was designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob in 1876 for the purpose of greeting King Edward VII, Prince of Wales on his visit to India.

After ten years, it was opened to the public. Since 1969, the galleries on the ground floor of the museum have been thoroughly rebuilt and remodeled. The Albert Hall Museum is modeled on the Albert Museum of London and represents the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

It was so mesmerising to visit and have a look at the indian architecture with naked eyes.

Albert Hall

Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

view from the base

Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

Entry to the Hall

Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

Main gate to the Hall

Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

such a lovely view

Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

View from the backyard

Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

After the museum ,we went straight to the Birla Mandir. Birla Mandir in the well planned city Jaipur, Rajasthan is one of the famous Birla temples located throughout India, built with modern approach.

The temple is popularly known as Laxmi Narayan Temple that is constructed on the base of Moti Dungari hills at the lower portion of Dungari Fort of Jaipur.

The Mandir is built by Birla’s family who are connected with Indian social and industrial history. These temples are very famous for its architecture and design with finest quality of white marbles.

View from the main Road

Photo of Birla Mandir, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

Temple behind the Birla temple

Photo of Birla Mandir, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

lovely architecture

Photo of Birla Mandir, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

lord Shiva temple

Photo of Birla Mandir, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

landscape view of the temple

Photo of Birla Mandir, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

My last destination for the 2 day trip was the world famous Hawa Mahal.

Hawa Mahal is a five story building that is situated in the heart of the city of Jaipur. It has a beehive like structure and is made of red and pink sand stone lined with white color to make it vibrant. It is pink like the rest of the pink city of Jaipur.

The palace has carved and arched small chhatris or dome-shaped pavilions showing the richness of vivid Rajputana architecture. The walls of palace have 953 jharokha or overhanging balconies from where cool and fresh air can pass.

The most unique aspect about the palace is the fact that at all times a light breeze passes through it. That is how the palace got its name. Hawa means wind, which is the Palace of Winds.

The Entry

Photo of Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

Back side of the Hawa Mahal

Photo of Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

The top of the Mahal

Photo of Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

“The HAWA Mahal”

Photo of Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Samir Anand

Do tell me if you liked it or disliked it. Share your views.

Source:-Google,Wikipedia.

Pictures clicked by me on-

Canon EOS 1300D and iphone7

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