Honeymoon in Jaipur
The color of royal life surmounts the lifestyle of Jaipur. It seems that each and every corner is bestowed with that magnificence and splendor that has been the base of Rajasthan state. Known as the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is an ideal honeymoon destination to get close to the scintillating imperialism prevailing in the atmosphere. Located amidst Aravali mountain ranges, Jaipur takes the honeymoon couples on a swaying ride of grandeur at its best. The forts, palaces, busy shopping markets, Kathputli dance and handicrafts reflect traditionalism in every respect that would quench the thirst of Honeymooners' soul. Some of the exotic places that can be checked out in Jaipur are:
City Palace : This palace is located in the heart of the city and has a buzzing market around it. It is an excellent amalgamation of Rajputana and Mughal architecture that has still been maintained. The palace houses a museum that showcases the dresses of the kings and queens, weapons used by them and various utensils used by them. The complex also has guns and chariots used by the emperors of Jaipur for convenience. This palace also has a "Chandra Mahal" in the center that has been the residence of Late. Rani Gayatri Devi and is now resided by her son.
Hawa Mahal: It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh for royal ladies to watch and enjoy procession or other activities going on in the town. This octangular shaped palace is a wonderful example of Rajputana architecture having 152 windows with latticed balconies. It is visible from the City Palace and thus is easily accessible.
Amber Fort: Known as the old capital of Kachchawahas, this spectacular fort is standing proudly on a hill range. It is the finest example of Hindu and Muslim architecture that adds to the dignity of this place. The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and has a Shish Mahal chamber of Mirrors, Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan e-Khas and Sukh mandir having fortified sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. The honeymoon couples can find finely carved lattice windows, gracefully painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured or ornamented pillars.
Jantar Mantar: It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 18th century. The huge brickwork instruments present in this observatory were used to study the movements of stars and constellations. Even today, the huge dial provides exact time that is subject to daily changes.
Jaigarh Fort: Located 15km from the main city and standing on a hilltop, this marvelous structure was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The honeymoon couples can enjoy the exotic view it offers and the marvelous architecture with highly beautiful interiors. It also houses world's biggest cannon on wheels and a 20ft long barrel.
Nahargarh Fort: It is also located at a distance of 15km from the city, near to Jaigarh Fort, on a 600ft hilltop. The honeymoon couple can take pleasure in watching its magnificent architecture, breathtaking surroundings, Madhavendra Bhavan and Hawa mandir.
Jal Mahal: Also known as lake palace, it is located at a distance of 6km from the city enroute to Amber. It lies in the middle of Man Sagar Lake and is accessible only through the paved causeway leading to this architectural brilliance.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: It is also famous as Birla Mandir and is located just below Moti Doongri. This temple is well known for intricate marble carvings and majestically designed statues of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Narayan (Vishnu).