Jaipur Tour: Forts of Jaipur

Jaipur Tour: Forts of Jaipur

Rajasthan Tourism has amazing tourist attractions to offer to tourists who come here from across the globe. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is a must-visit destination of Rajasthan. Affectionately dubbed as the Pink City as most of its building is painted in pink, Jaipur is a royal city with royal attractions. This princely city is an important destination of the famous Golden Triangle Tour, the other two being Delhi and Agra. From palaces to forts, gardens and museums, this city has a lot to leave you spell bound. Jaipur forts are majestic and still hold their old world charm.

The enchanting forts of Jaipur:

Amber Fort

It is the most fascinating forts of Jaipur which is worth a visit. It is built of red sandstone and marble which were put together in Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Its history dates back to the year 1592 when its foundation was laid by Raja Man Singh I. Its rugged exterior and stunning interiors never fail to capture the hearts of tourists. The interior walls are festooned with royal paintings, murals and frescoes. Walk through its big courtyards, secret pathways and arresting apartments and get transported to the era of raja-maharajas. Also its breathtaking mirror work, carvings and mosaic work deserve special mention. The most interesting way to reach the fort is on an elephant back.

Jaigarh Fort

The main draw of this fort is Jaivana, the biggest canon in the world. The fort was built for defense purposes and is also called the Victory Fort. This fortified fort offers mesmerizing views of the surroundings. The fort also houses a museum where you can see a rare collection of royal articles. There are three underground tanks in the fort which in the past were used to store water.

Nahargarh Fort

This fort was also built for defense purposes. Its foundation was laid in 1734 by Sawai Raja Jai Singh and later the subsequent rulers added more apartments to it. Tiger Fort is another name for this fortified fort. Another attraction of this fort are the nine similar apartments which were built for the nine queens of the king.

A visit to Jaipur forts will surely give you a classic experience which you will remember for long. Jaipur tour offers several other attractions also such as palaces, handicrafts, gardens etc. Shopping in Jaipur is a must as its colorful bazaars offer embroidered juttis, tye and dye fabric, leather bags, precious and semi-precious stone etc.

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