Hello again guys!
I hope you enjoyed my first post on Jaipur! In this second post, I’ll share with you more instagrammable places in Jaipur…
Panna Meena Ka Kund
Situated near Anokhi Museum at Jaipur-Amer road, this beautiful place was constructed during sixteenth century. The place was mainly utilized as a place of social meetings. People from nearby places come here for getting water, swimming or just to hang out with their loved ones. During ancient times, this place was utilized mainly as a water protect pool. This beautiful Kund has a unique architecture and styling. This Kund was designed by a Brahmin and constructed by craftsmen and engineers.
The main fact about this place which is believed by locals is that nobody can use the same stairs to get down and go upstairs here which indicates that the same stairs can’t be utilized by the same person. This is an amazing mystery and all the visitors to this place try to do this. But the local people of this place can do this task without any problem as they are habitual to it. The place has stunning pattern of symmetrical stairs which can keep yous stunned.
All the stepwells have their own beauty and charm, but this one is different as it is very less populated compared to other ones. The beauty of the place can be best seen during rainy season. Millions of the tourists visit this place to explore its beauty and unique concept of styling. It’s an eight story staircase pool and looks extremely pleasant. The place beautifully reflects the combination of nature and religion.
The main attraction of the plain is its symmetrical stepwalls. Pieces of Octagonal shaped are used in the core of the Kund and terrace on two floors. The stairs are in zigzag geometrical pattern which leave the visitors charmed. Visitors can see the lovely view of the Amber Fort & Palace and mountains from here.
Do take note that it is actually free to visit this site, however if there are locals or a security guard there, you will have to pay to go down the steps.
Amber Fort (include both mine and other instagrammers’ pics)
Another one of the famous places to visit in Jaipur is Amber Fort, also known as Amer Fort.
This magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. It is possible to visit the fortress on elephant-back, but animal welfare groups have criticised the keeping of elephants at Amber because of reports of abuse, and because carrying passengers can cause lasting injuries to the animals.
Amber Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site, part of a group of six hill forts in Rajasthan.
The Patrika Gate
Patrika Gate is one of the most instagrammable places in Jaipur, where you can capture the vibrant colours of the walkway. You can’t miss it when exploring Jaipur! The gate is the entrance to Jawahar Circle Garden and it’s the perfect spot to get away from the craziness of the city.
Patrika Gate gives you a sneak peek into the vibrant culture of Rajasthan as each pillar is dedicated to some or the other part of the state. Hand paintings of temples, forts, palaces, portraits of Jaipur rulers, blue pottery, jewelry, photographs of Amer, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal are found here to give a glimpse of the entire history of Jaipur.
The Patrika Gate has no opening hours as it’s open and accessible 24/7 and there is no entrance fee.
Albert Museum (include both mine and other instagrammers’ pics)
Albert Museum is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the state museum of Rajasthan and was built in 1876 as a concert hall. The museum gets its name from the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, because of the similarity of architecture. The foundation for the building started in 1876, when Prince of Wales visited Jaipur. When the building was constructed, the royals and government did not have any idea about usage of the building. It was initially used as Town Hall in 1880. Later, the King of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II suggested to use it as a museum for Industrial Arts. Later, the hall was used for displaying masterpieces of local artisans.
In 1881, the museum was at its prime beauty and people from across the country visited this museum to buy or enjoy handicrafts, artwork and other masterpieces. However, the building was under construction until 1887. Later, the museum started to showcase artifacts and ancient artworks along with budding artist’s masterpieces.
We didn’t go in to tour the museum as I was feeling under the weather that day. But hey, it makes for a good photo spot!
I hope you enjoyed the second part of my Jaipur travel guide and will convince you to visit this beautiful city of India.
Hope you enjoyed reading the second part of my Jaipur Travel Guide!
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