Jaipur Hotels Offer World Class Lodging Experience

by Nancy Eben - Date: 2008-04-28 - Word Count: 528 Share This!

Jaipur is famously known as 'the Pink City' of India because of its notable pink colored buildings. The city of Jaipur is the state capital and the largest city in Rajasthan. It was built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh and the city prides itself for being India's first planned city. Its beautiful forts and mansions are among the best known places of interest and historical site in India. One thing very intriguing about the city of Jaipur is its street markets and fairs. From colorful bangles to wall hangings... you will find very traditional handcrafted stuff out here. You ca also spot many foreign tourist flitting about. Since Jaipur city is a well known travel spot, accommodation here is easy to find. Falling in every other price bracket and categories,Jaipur Hotels offer world class lodging experience.

Some of the main attraction is Jaipur are as follows:
Amber Palace complex overlooks the non-natural lake to south of the town of Amber. The mansion is beautifully built in Hindu and Muslim architecture style and it served as a royal residence of Kachwahas from1600 to 1727. Here you can enjoy rides on elephant from the town up to the palace courtyard.

The Jaigarh Fort is located on the hills above the Amber Palace complex. From here you will get spectacular panoramic views of the foothills of the Aravalli range. Previously this was the original Amber Fort, but later it came to be known as Jaigarh Fort from the time of Sawai Jai Singh II. One of the main attractions of this fort is the striking collection of medieval cannons which includes the Jaivana- known to be the world's largest cannon on wheels.

Jal Mahal is quite a sight to savor. Built in the middle of Man Sarobar Lake, this beautiful palace lies nearby Sisodia garden. In English Jal Mahal means ‘Water Palace' and it gets its name from the fact that it sit on water. The lake remains dry in the summer but as winter monsoon arrive the lake become filled with water hyacinths.

Jantar Mantar
Sited in close proximity with the City Palace, Jantar Mantar is the most prominent of five astronomical observatory build by Maharaja Jai Singh in north India during the period 1727-1734. The observatory includes fourteen main geometric devices for evaluating time, tracking stars in their orbits, forecasting eclipses, determining the declinations of planets, and ascertaining the celestial altitudes and so on.

City Palace
Built in the Rajput and Mughal architectural style, this imposing palace spreads across one-seventh area of the Pink City. It was built on the orders of Maharaja Jai Singh II. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, beautiful lush gardens and other structures. Here you will find many regal edifices like the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, the Diwan-e-Aam and the gateway Ridhi Sidhi Pol. Another important building to be found in the palace complex is the Hawa Mahal which is sited a little away from the main compound.

Hotels in Jaipur function in a very traditional way. The hospitality and warmth you get to enjoy here is a class apart. You can also find budget hotels in Jaipur very easily.

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