Transport Companies in Jaipur


Transport Companies in Jaipur

Jaipur

A LABYRINTH of fascinating bazaars, opulent palaces and historic sights, Jaipur is often called the "Pink City" because its prominent buildings are washed in this colour. Tradition and modernity exist side by side here. On its colourful streets, motorbikes jostle for space with camels, and turbaned village elders rub shoulders with youngsters in jeans. Jaipur's old walled area has the City Palace, an astronomical observatory and bazaars that sell everything from shoes to jewellery. Recent additions include a multi-arts centre, but the focal point remains the Hawa Mahal. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

Some of the other sightseeing spots in Jaipur include:
City Palace Museum

Occupying the heart of the Jai Singh II city, the City Place has been home to the rulers of Jaipur since the first half of the 18th century. The sprawling complex is a superb blend of Rajputs and Mughals architecture, with open airy Mughal - style public buildings leadings to private apartments. Today, part of the complex is open to the public as the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, popularly known as the city places Museum. Its treasure, which include miniature paintings, manuscripts, Mughal carpets, musical instruments, royal costumes and weaponry, provides a spends introductions to Jaipur's princely past, and its fascinating arts and crafts. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

Govind Dev Temple

Jaleb Chowk (behind City Palace). daily. Holi (Mar), Janmashtami (Jul/Aug) Annakut (Oct/Nov).

The presiding deity of this unusual temple is the flute-playing Lord Krishna (also known as Govind Dev). The image of this god originally came from the Govindeoji Temple in Brindavan. It was brought to Amber, then the capital of Jaipur's ruling family, in the late 17th century to save it from the iconoclastic zeal of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

It is believed that this temple was once a garden pavilion called Suraj Mahal where Sawai Jai Singh II lived while his dream-city, Jaipur, was being built. Legend has it that one night the king awoke from his sleep to find himself in the presence of Krishna who demanded that his devasthan ("divine residence") be returned to him. Jai Singh then moved to the Chandra Mahal, at the opposite end of the garden, and installed the image as the guardian deity of Jaipur's rulers. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

Just behind the temple is the 18th-century Jai Niwas Bagh, a Mughal-style garden with fountains and water channels. Towards the north is the Badal Mahal, an enchanting hunting pavilion. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

Chaugan Stadium

Brahmpuri
This large open area near the City Palace derives its name from chaugan, an ancient Persian form of polo played with a curved stick. The area was once used for festival processions and wrestling matches, as well as elephant and lion fights. Today the stadium, with its viewing pavilions, is the venue for the famous Elephant Festival held at the same time as the Holi celebrations. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

Hawa Mahal

Sireh Deori Bazaar
A whimsical addition to Rajasthan's rich architectural vocabulary, the fanciful Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds" was erected in 1799 by the aesthete Sawai Pratap Singh. Its ornate pink facade has become an icon for the city. The tiered Baroque-like composition of projecting windows and balconies with perforated screens is five storeys high but just one room deep, its walls not more than 20 cm (8 inches) thick. Built of lime and mortar, the structure was designed in this wav to enable the veiled ladies of the harem to observe unnoticed the lively street scenes below. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Hawa Mahal, sum from afar, looks like the mukut (crown) that often adorns the god's head. Visitors can climb up the winding ramp to the top and a gateway towards the west leads into the complex. Within are administrative offices and the Archaeological Museum, which houses a small collection of sculptures and local handicrafts, including some utensils dating back to the 2nd century BC. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

Government Central Museum

Ram Nliwas Bagh
Also known as Albert Hall, this grand, multi-layered museum was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, a master of the Indo-Saracenic style. The museum's ground floor displays decorative shields, embossed silvers in Jaipur's famous metalware, and some good examples of local glazed pottery. A 9-m (30-ft) long phad (painted cloth scroll), depicts the life of Pabuji, a 14th-century folk hero. The first floor has a fine collection of Mughal and Raiput miniature paintings. The museum's greatest treasure, one of the world's largest Persian garden carpets (dating from 1632), can be seen on request in the Durbar Hall. Transport Companies in Jaipur...

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