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Day 02- jaipur

Hawa Mahal

hawa-mahal-jaipurJaipur's most famous landmark is the Palace of the Winds or Hawa Mahal, a fantasia of 953 ornate of windows set in a rose-colored five storey facade. The palace, tier upon tier of curved arch surmounting fairy casements with "jali", lattice work screens the ladies from the public. From here the ladies of the court could look out at festive processions without jeopardizing their modest seclusion.

Amber Fort

amber-fortHigh on the rugged hills outside of town sits ancient forts, including Amer (often called the Amber Fort), where the Jaipur royal house held court for seven centuries. Visitors riding painted elephants can ascend to the fort to see magnificent gateways, courtyards, pavilions, and a gliterring chamber of inlaid mirrors.

City Palace

city-palace-jaipurCity Palace complex with its seven-tired Chandra Mahal where the present Maharaja still resides, attracts most of the visitors. A pride of peacocks adorn an ornate doorway in Jaipur's City Palace. Palace retainers stand at attention as in the past when Jaipur Court was headquartered here. The palace is now a fine museum and it houses a remarkable collection of textiles , paintings, manuscripts, and extraordinary weapons. On display are two huge urns of silver, said to be largest silver vessels in the world. Nakkarkhana-ka-Darwaza, the imposing gateway of the City Palace guarded by stone elephants, is monumental.

jantar mantar

jantarmanterThe architectural astronomical instruments of 18th century Rajasthani king named Jai Singh contained in an amazing, three-storey-high complex known as Jantar Mantar.