Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. The city has been named after him.
Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze”)
Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen.
The palace is built of red and pink sandstone. It is situated on the main thoroughfare in the heart of Jaipur’s business centre. It forms part of the City Palace, and extends to the Zenana or women's chambers, the chambers of the harem. It is particularly striking when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.
Jal Mahal ("Water Palace")
The Jal Mahal palace has got an eye-popping makeover. Traditional boat-makers from Vrindavan have crafted the Rajput style wooden boats. A gentle splashing of oars on the clear lake waters takes you to Jal Mahal. You move past decorated hallways and chambers on the first floor to climb all the way up to the fragrant Chameli Bagh. Across the lake, you can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur. Five nesting islands created hear to attract migratory birds.
Nahargarh Fort built mainly in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. This Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur. The view of the city from the fort is breath-taking.
Jaigarh Fort & Jaivana cannon
The Jaivana was manufactured during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh II (1699–1743) at a foundry in Jaigarh. The barrel is 20.19 foot (6.15 m) in length and weighs 50 tonnes. It has a diameter of 11 inches (280 mm). A tin shed was built to protect
the cannon against weather. The cannon had a range of 22 miles and used 50 kilograms (110 lb) balls.