Heritage Monuments in Jaipur
The magnificent heritage city, Jaipur is known for its rich heritage, culture, traditions, fairs and festivals. The mesmerizing and glorious architecture of Jaipur woos people from all across the globe. The beautiful city has huge range of astounding forts and monuments. The Pink City of Rajasthan was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1727 AD and attained the name of Pink City due to the usage of Pink colour on the walls extensively.
Amer Fort positioned in Amer is an old fort and one of the most popular heritage monuments of Jaipur. The fort is 11 kilometres from Jaipur and was the original capital of Rajasthan. The original name of fort is Amer Palace. Raja Man Singh built the old fort in the year 1592 and was constructed using red sandstone and marble.
Another famous tourist spot is Jaipur is Gaitore, which is a royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput Kings and members of royal family. The name Gaitore stands for resting place of the departed souls.
Another famous heritage monuments is Jaigarh Fort which was constructed by Jai Singh II. This is one of the most visited heritage monuments of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is one of the largest observatories constructed. The outstanding observatory is a brilliant amalgamation of religion, art and science.
Nahargarh Fort is a popular royal heritage of Rajasthan which is formed by the union of various princely states. Jal Mahal is constructed in the middle of Man Sagar Lake near Amber. This is a five storey building constructed using red sandstone. Four stories are under the water, whereas fifth one remains outside water. With a roof top garden having huge trees, the monuments offers a panoramic view. The remarkably stunning monument is constructed using Rajput and Mughal architectural style.