About Rajathan and Jaipur

Rajasthan, which is also known as the "Land of Maharajas" is the largest state of India, covering an area of about 342,239 sq. km. It comprises of 33 districts and its largest city is Jaipur, which is also its capital. Being located on the western side of the country, it shares its border with Pakistan to its northwest and to the west it shares its border with Sindh. To its north it has Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to its northeast; to its southeast it has Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat to its southwest.

The glory of the state is retained by its majestic palaces, forts and monuments. The vibrant culture and rich heritage of this princely state draw innumerable tourists from across the globe.

Its major attractions include the ruins of Indus Valley Civilization, the oldest mountain range- Aravalli, a Jain pilgrimage site known as Dilwara Temples, Karni Mata Mandir, the only hill station of Rajasthan- Mount Abu, Keoladeo National Park (formerly known as Bharatpur National Park, the Ranthambore National Park and the Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Some of its major architectural wonders include Chittorgarh fort - the largest fort in Asia, Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur, Jaipur "The Pink City" houses a number of well known tourists spots which include Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Lake Palace, City Palace, Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer and many more.

Jaipur, the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan, is also referred to as Pink City. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this place was India's first planned city. With spectacular hilltops and stunning fortresses, Jaipur has become a major tourist attraction among both national and international tourists. This royal city captivates travellers as it is known for its rich culture and tradition, magnificent art and artefacts, and brilliant past. The serene temples, the long standing forts and palaces, and beautiful havelis with royal touch to them; add on to the glory of Jaipur. Wonderful landscapes, marvellous flora and fauna, picturesque views; all together create a mesmerising view of this place. Only forts and monuments aren't the attractions of this pink city, the intricate handicraft items and exquisite jewellery also catch the eyeballs of tourists. There are many interesting facts about this place that are not known to most of the people.

Jaipur, the pink city, has played a major role in the Indian History. Being the land of Maharajas, the city is dotted with numerous forts, palaces, temples, etc. These structures are praised for unique architectural brilliance and story associated with the same. Thus, to make the visitors enjoy the best of the Indian heritage, there are numerous heritage hotels located close to the attractions. Here are some of the popular attractions of Jaipur with popular heritage hotels in Jaipur located in proximity.

Amber Fort and Palace

Amber Fort and Palace, located at a very short distance of 11 km from Jaipur city, was the stronghold of the ruling Kachwahas of Amber, prior to shifting of the capital to the plains (Jaipur). The attraction also features the perfect mix of Hindu and Mughal style of architecture. In 1592, the fort and the palace were constructed by Raja Man Singh I and was completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. Red sand stone and white marble are used in the construction of the magnificent structure.

There are impressive paintings showcased on the interior wall of the palace. Along with this, there also are carvings, precious stones and mirror settings featured in the interior of the structure. The Maota Lake in the foreground enhances the beauty of the entire setting. Thus, for guests looking for accommodation close to this romantic aura structure, Umaid Mahal is one of the best heritage hotels of India.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, also known as the 'Palace Of The Winds', is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur. This attraction is located in the heart of the city and is a beautiful five-storey palace structure, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. The Maharaja belonged to the Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. Lal Chand Ustad, the architect of the palace, used red and pink sandstone in the construction. It is believed that the facade of the palace is constructed like the crown of Lord Krishna (the Hindu deity).

Featuring about 953 'Jharokhas' or windows, the structure is one of the finest specimen of Rajputana architecture. This palace was mainly contracted for the royal ladies to view the royal processions and happenings on the streets without being seen by the commoners. Alsisar Haveli is the nearest heritage hotel in Jaipur, praised for offering excellent accommodation.


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