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3 Famous Forts Of Jaipur

 

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      Forts in Jaipur 

      Forts in Jaipur

      Jaipur, one of the most beautiful places in the desert land of Rajasthan, is an integral part of India tourism. Popularly known as the Pink City, it is well known around the world for its spectacular forts and magnificent palaces. These reflect the great science of Indian architecture and the glory of Rajputs.

      Sawai Jai Singh II, the then ruler of Rajasthan established the city of Jaipur in the year 1727. Located at about 1414 ft above sea level, it has a subtropical humid climate with October to March being the best time of the year. The huge palaces, havelis and the beautiful temples of marble are some of the best of architectural tourism that Rajasthan offers. The vibrant, colourful costumes, tantalizing and wide variety of food, astounding jewellery captures the attention of tourists making them want to explore the culture and lifestyle of these people.

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      Jaipur is one of the few cities in India whose historical heritage has put it on the world map. Forts in Jaipur depict the lifestyle of the regal era. Showcasing the distinct architecture, these majestic  Jaipur forts have become popular tourist destinations in and around Jaipur.

      Best time to visit: October to March
      Distance from Delhi : 344 kms (aprox 5hrs)

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      Famous forts in Jaipur:

      1. Amber or Amer Fort

      Amber or Amer Fort

      Photo Credit: Honza Soukup - Flickr

      Among the famous forts in Jaipur overlooking Maota Lake, stands the majestic Amber or Amer Fort , which was inhabited by the Rajput royals until Jaipur was established. Perching up on the hill, this fort can be reached by a jeep ride or an elephant ride. It opens its doors to the perfect blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture which shows the grandeur of yesteryears with its elaborate mirror work.

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      Some of the places to visit here are the Shila Mata temple, Jas Mandir and the splendid Sheesh Mahal. Brilliant paintings, stone and mirror works are exceptional here. One has to stay back till evening when the fort comes to life with its sound and light show which is impressive and enthralling.

      Opening time : 9.30am
      Closing time : 4.30pm
      Best Time to Visit : October to February 
      Photography allowed or not : Yes 
      Entry Fee & Photography charges : Yes

      2. Jaigarh Fort

      Built in the year 1726 by Jai Singh II the Jaigarh, is one among forts in Jaipur is also known as the ‘Fort of Victory’. A fine example of a self sufficient place, it is dominated by the huge walls and watchtowers. The thick walls are of red sandstone which runs to about 3 kms.The architectural features are of Indo-Persian style. It is home to beautiful palaces with scenic landscape. The granaries, water reserves and storage systems are the finest examples of science and technology then.

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      Some of the best places to visit here are the Ram Harihar temple, Kal Bhairav temple, museum for arms and ammunitions of those days and the largest cannon named Jaivana.

      Opening time : 9.30am
      Closing time : 4.30pm
      Best Time to Visit : October - March
      Photography allowed or not : Yes
      Entry Fee and Photography charges : Yes

      3. Nahargarh Fort

      Nahargarh Fort

      Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur also called the ‘Tiger Fort’ was built by Jai Singh II with the aim of providing strong defence to the city. Standing majestically on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort is the best place to view the splendid beauty of the Pink City.The walls of the fort are extended over the hills to form fortifications that connect it to Fort Jaigarh.

      The fort was basically used as a place of protection for the Europeans including the British wives of the region during the first war of Indian Independence in 1857. It was also the hunting residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur.

      Opening time : 9.30am
      Closing time: 4.30pm
      Best Time to Visit : October to February
      Photography allowed or not : Yes
      Entry Fee & Photography charges: Yes

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