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Japiur’s Best 4 Palaces and Forts to Visit

Jaipur is simply a must for architecture aficionados. And those who like to feel like Royalty (if you want to feel like Royalty then you should consider Hilton Jaipur).

For Jaipur offers jaw-dropping palaces and forts which you can marvel from inside and out.

Jaipur is nicknamed the Pink City. When you visit you’ll say ‘aha!’. When the Prince of Wales and Princess Victoria visited Jaipur in 1876, the city was painted pink, a colour of hospitality, to welcome its guests. Lord Albert thus suggested Jaipur was the Pink City – and the name has stuck since. It almost feels like stepping on the set of a Wes Anderson film!

Here are the best palaces and forts you can visit in Jaipur and nearby.

City Palace

It’s easy to spend at least half a day getting lost, wandering around the many beautiful gardens and courtyards and that’s before you even reach the museum. Located in the heart of the old city, 

Here, you can learn more about the history of the city and it’s rulers and Royalty. Although the outstanding view of Pink City are worth the admission price alone.

Amber Palace/Amer Fort

After visiting City Palace, you can take a (long) walk to Amber Fort.

A former Royal residence on top of a hill commanding far-reaching views across the land and Moata Lake. This creates wonderful reflections on clear days. The lake is also the main source of water for the palace!

Visually striking even from a distance, the palace is constructed from red sandstone and marble. It’s no surprise the palace was awarded a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nahargarh Fort

The best view in Jaipur is quite possibly from Naharharh.

Delicately perched on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, panoramic views over Japiur await.

Legend has it, a dead prince (Nahar Singh) haunted and disrupted construction, only vowing to leave if the fort was named after him…

Hawa Mahal

An iconic and striking colour of pink and red sandstone, Hawa Mahal (meaning palace of wind) is one of Jaipur’s most visited tourist attractions.

This tall palace was built so women of the Royal family could view festivals without being seen (they were never seen in public).

Pictures just don’t do it justice, you really need to see the detail to fully appreciate the Hawa Mahal. Every from the 953 windows to the intricate detail. Looking for the base and up, it’s shape is reminiscent of a beehive.


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