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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous monuments in Jaipur?

Saurabh Srivastava DEC 10 2012
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Done with visiting forts and palaces? Jaipur still has a lot more to offer! These sought after monuments make the city more beautiful and are bound to offer a cherishable experience to you, all for their architectural genius. Some of the most famous monuments out of the lot are:

  • Jantar Mantar
    Built during the 18th Century, this architectural marvel is an amazing way to study astronomy and was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh. This monument that is sure to amaze kids and adults alike has also been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Consisting of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes etc, the observatory has boards and plates that give elaborate explanations of the use of each device.

    Timings: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
    Entry Fee: INR 10, Mondays-Free. Additional Rs. 20 and Rs. 50 for camera and video respectively
    Included in the 5-monument Composite Ticket

  • Hawa Mahal
    Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh as part of City Palace, Hawa Mahal was an extension of the women chamber with the purpose of allowing royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. A five storey high red sandstone structure complete with over 950 windows, Hawa Mahal was made in such a way that the breeze circulates through these windows giving the palace its name.

    Timings: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
    Entry Fee: INR 50. Free Entry for the camera
    Included in the 5-monument Composite Ticket

  • Gaitore (Gatore)
    Located in the walled city area named Brahmpuri, 15 kms from Jaipur at the foothills of Nahargarh Fort, Gaitore is the cremation ground of the Royal Maharajas of Rajasthan. Gaitore means the resting place of departed souls. You may want to visit this place if you are interested in the study of Cenotaphs (Chatrri) dedicated to various rulers. These cenotaphs are a perfect collaboration of Islamic and Hindu temple architecture, among which, the cenotaph of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II is considered the most impressive one as it is made of white marble with intricate carvings on it. It is interesting to note that the carvings on each chhatri is a reflection of the taste of respective Maharajas.

Lace up and rest assured you have a lot of historical exploration awaiting you in Jaipur! Do make it a point to see as many monument as you can and transport yourself into a world of royalty and splendour. There are some other fantastic places to visit in Jaipur, that you shouldn't forget to explore.

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