Places to see in Rajasthan
Tourist attractions in Rajasthan
Iin this desert region, the Rajput warriors lived for a thousand years. As a cultural heritage, they left long whiskers and colorful turbans. The capital of that state is Jaipur. Known as the pink city because of the buildings covered in pink sandstone, it has many beauties. Amber Fort is on top of a hill, which is possible to reach by an elephant.
The Palace of the Winds
The Palace of the Winds, built-in 1799, is the most famous monument. Another point to be visited is Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Marajá Jai Singh. The best cinema in the country is located in Jaipur (India is one of the largest film producers in the world producing around 900 films a year).
Jaipur's best-known monument, also known as the “Palace of the Winds”, is a magnificent red granite building, with hollow and airy windows. The reason it was built seems to be linked to the processions of the adjoining royal palace. From the Hawa Mahal, the ladies of the court could safely assist them.
The blue city Jodhpur
The blue city Jodhpur, where the Mehrangarh fort of Mongolian architecture is located, it has potters and tapestry makers producing as it did centuries ago. Udaipur, the white city, was built around three lakes. One of the most visited places in Rajasthan is Jaisalmer, on the edge of the Thar desert. The movement there is old, from the time when it was an important center of commerce on the route that connected the Middle East to India. The Jaisalmer fort offers hotels, restaurants, shops, houses, and a museum, constituting a true city.
Jaipur: the capital of Rajasthan, founded in the 18th century, is a major attraction in India, surrounded by hills on all sides, with great forts and walls inside. The pink houses have stylized and hollow windows that, at dusk, show all their beauty. In 1876, on a visit by the Prince of Wales, the Maharaja Man Singh II ordered the city to be painted pink. By law, houses must maintain this facade. The city was designed to symbolize the universe and its nine rectangular sectors represent this idea. Festivities, artisans, and buildings serve this great open-air museum.
Jantar Mantar DinnerJantar Mantar between 1727 and 1734, Maharaja Jai Singh II built 5 astronomical observatories in western India. These observatories, known as “Jantar Mantar”, incorporated diverse constructions, each one with a function for astronomical measurements. Of all, Jaipur is the largest. Each construction measures a celestial phenomenon, such as lunar eclipses, the orbit of the stars, and time.
Amber Fort: located 11 km from Jaipur, on a hill, it was built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh. Inside the fort are adorned temples, pavilions, palaces and corridors. Visitors can climb up to the main palace via a ramp on the back of an elephant. It is an excursion that takes all day, so it must be planned.