In Jaipur there is a city in the city, the Pink City which is called ‘pink’ because most of the buildings in it are made of pink stone. Since the city was located on the Silk Road, most of the buildings are made as follows, below is a place for a bench, and above is a place for housing. This is all so that visiting merchants can conveniently trade. You can easily take JaipurDelhiTaxi service and reach Jaipur within a very small time.
Most of the city attractions are either in the pink city or near. City palace entrance for foreigners is 400 rupees. You can be sorry for that kind of money and Decide not to go to it. There is some kind of temple near him and we were lucky enough to watch crowds of believers, some of whom were passionately dancing to the local rhythmic music.
Sometimes you can meet snake charmers on the streets, but they work for the public, they play for 20 seconds so that the cobra sticks its head out, then they take pictures for money and a new one.
Many attractions can be visited with the so-called composite ticket, it costs 400 rupees, is valid for two days, it includes visiting Amber Fort, Nahargar Fort , the Palace of the Winds , the jantar mantar observatory, the Albert hall museum and a couple of places that are almost out of town .
Hawa Mahal. Palace of the Winds
Palace of the Winds ( hawa mahal ) – so named because of the many windows and is very distinguished by its appearance among other buildings on the street. Even in the hottest time of the year, a slight breeze wanders in the small rooms of the Hawa Mahal. Inside the Palace of the Winds, you can only view the murals on the walls, since there is no internal situation. But you can see from a height on the neighboring street and the observatory.
Palace of the Winds was built primarily to create the Singh Harem. It was built in 1799 by the Maharaja Sawai Pratap. There are small windows around the entire perimeter of the palace, in which the wives of the ruler were allowed only to look out, so that none of the outsiders saw them. Small windows and lace ornament of small balconies gives this palace a certain airiness and mystery.
The internal architecture of the palace is distinguished by the fact that there are no steps in the building, all the transitions between floors are made by sloping sills equipped with special notches, made so that the feet do not slip when lifting.
- Jantar Mantar Observatory is the ancient devices for observing stars are presented on the territory
The observatory is a complex of astronomical structures built in the capital of Rajasthan – Jaipur. The creation of this complex was given by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It was built around 1727 – 1734. In the literal translation, the name of the observatory means “calculation tool.” In total, five similar observatories were equipped in various cities of India, however, the Jantar Mantar located in Jaipur is the largest in the country, in addition, it was better preserved than the others.
Since at the time this observatory was being created, astronomy was an occupation exclusively for the caste of priests, this building was initially perceived as a sacred place.