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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

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Jaigarh Fort is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Other name of this fort is Cheel Ka Teela which means Hill of Eagles. To protect the Amber Fort this was built in 1726 by Jai Singh. This fort also looks like Amber Fort. This fort is famous for the canon on wheels which is the largest canon in the world.   What to see in Jaigarh Fort: Divya Burj: It is 7 stored formation. As it is so height, visitors can seen almost all parts of the city from this place. Palace Complex: This is most famous for its architectural style. Vijay Garh: Major attraction of this place is collection of ammunitions and arms which are used by Rajputs. Those arms include huge cannon, guns, shields, muskets and swords. Weight of the cannon is 50Kgs. Albert Hall Museum:  Major attractions of this museum are crystal work, metal sculptures, ivory goods, natural stones, Pottery, Chiseled Brassware, Exquisite Jewellery, and Rare Paintings. Other attractions of this museum are plans of Palaces, vintage spittoon dates back to 15th century, circular pack of cards, stamps.   What to see around Jaigarh Fort: Amer Fort: Raja Man Singh I constructed this fort in 1592. Red sandstone was used to construct this fort. Rajput and Mughal Styles can be seen here. Amer Fort Attractions are Sila Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam, Palace of Raja Man Singh I, Diwaan-e-Khas. It is located 7kms away from the fort. Jal Mahal: This seen like it is floating on the water. So it is known as Water Palace. It is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. This was built by Maharaja Madho Singh I in 1799. It is located 9kms away from the fort. Hawa Mahal: In 1747, this was built by Sawai Pratap Singh. This is known as Palace of Winds. Royal ladies can see the market place from this mahal. It is located 10kms away from the fort. Nahargarh Fort: It is located on Aravalli Hills which are located 8kms away from the fort. For the protection of Amber this was built by Jai Singh. It is located 5kms away from the fort.   Getting to Jaigarh Fort: As this palace is very close to Jaipur...

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Amer Fort

Amer Fort

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Amer Fort is also known as Amber Fort which is located 11 kilometres away from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Raja Man Singh I constructed this fort in 1592. Red sandstone was used to construct this fort. Rajput and Mughal Styles can be seen here. This is popularly known as Amer Palace. It was lived in by Rajput Maharajas and their families. Major attractions of this fort are ceilings of the fort, precious stone works on the walls and intricate carvings.   What to see in Amer Fort: Sila Devi Temple: This temple is dedicated to Goddess kali. Idol of Goddess Kali was installed by Maharaja Man Singh. This was constructed after winning the battle against Raja of Jessore in Bengal. Goddess Kali instructed him in the dreams to bring the statue from the sea and kept in the temple. Sheesh Mahal:  This was constructed with the inspiration of Mughal architecture. Mirror work can be seen inside the Mahal. These mirrors are in convex shape. During the night times mahal will glitter bright under candle lights. Diwan-e-Aam: King used to address people from this hall. Hall is having 27 porches. Each is mounted with elephant shaped capital with galleries above it. Palace of Raja Man Singh I: It is the part of the fort. During the reign of Raja Man Singh I construction of this fort completed. It has taken 25 years to complete the fort. This Palace consists of Pavilion. This Pavilion is the meeting place for the royal ladies. Diwaan-e-Khas: Private meetings held at this place. In the fort complex this is one of the major attractions. Other name of this place is Jas Mandir as this consists of most attractive mirror glass work. This was constructed between 1621- 67 AD by Mirza Raja Jai Singh.   What to see around Amer Fort: Albert Hall Museum: Best collection of crystal works, metal sculptures, ivory goods, natural stones, pottery, chiselled brassware, exquisite jewellery, rare paintings can be seen here. It is located 10kms away from the Fort. Jantar Mantar: This is the huge collection of astronomical instruments. It is one of the 5 observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1718. Jantar Mantar is located 8kms away from the fort....

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Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace

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Rambagh Palace is the former residence of Maharaja of Jaipur which is located outside the walls of the city Jaipur. Now this place became Luxury Taj Palace Hotel.   What to see in Rambagh: Around the world this is considered as one of the best hotels. This is most luxurious hotels of Jaipur. Rambagh Palace is always busy with Foreign Tourists. In 1835, this was originally built as a garden house for Ram Singh II’s Wet nurse. During the resign of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh Garden was converted into royal hunting lodge. At that time it was surrounded by thick forests. In 1931 Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II made this palace as his own residence.   This was constructed in Rajpur architectural style. Beauty of garden increases through flower beds and gardens around the Palace. Gardens can be seen in Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Mini golf courses are located in this palace. Many dignitaries resided at this palace such as Prince Philips, Queen Elizabeth. This palace is the home place to Maharani Gayatri Devi. She is the most beautiful women of the world. On seeing this palace visitors can known the richness of Rajasthan. Best collection of exquisite art collections, rich texture and lavish furniture. Visitors are allowed to have a look of this Palace.   What to see around Rambagh Palace: Albert Hall Museum: Best collection of crystal works, metal sculptures, ivory goods, natural stones, pottery, chiselled brassware, exquisite jewellery, rare paintings can be seen here. It is located 3kms away from the Palace. Jantar Mantar: This is the huge collection of astronomical instruments. It is one of the 5 observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1718. Jantar Mantar is located 5kms away from the Palace. Hawa Mahal: In 1747, this was built by Sawai Pratap Singh. This is known as Palace of Winds. Royal ladies can see the market place from this mahal. It is located on the north side of the Mahal which is 5kms away. Jaigarh Fort: It is located 15kms away from the palace. In Asia this is the largest canon. This was built by Raja Maan Singh. Nahargarh Fort: It is located on Aravalli Hills which are located 5kms away from North...

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