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Jaipur Forts and Palaces

The fascinating city of Jaipur goes by many titles, of which 'Royal City of Rajasthan' is also one. It is called so because of its wealth of Rajput and Mughal Havelis, Forts and Palaces, that even after hundreds of years of construction, stand tall and imposing on the lands of Rajasthan and mostly in Jaipur. Of the numerous monuments, the 'Amer Palace' is the oldest and was built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh and showcases a perfect display of the union of Mughal and Hindu Architecture. The place was home to the Rajputs for defence as well as residential reasons till the formation of Jaipur.

The City Palace in Jaipur is an amalgamation of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Architecture. Inside the Palace province there are other tourist attractions such as the Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. It is also the present day accommodation of the Maharaja of Jaipur and offers breath-taking views and is decorated in traditional way with paintings and floral decorations. Nestled in the Nahargarh Hills lies the Nahargarh Palace that was erected by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in 1734. it was known as Tiger Fort in earlier times. The palace offers some spectacular views of the Man Sagar Lake and the city below.

Also known as the Water Palace, the Jal Mahal in Jaipur is a major tourist attraction of the region. Constructed for the pleasure purpose of the imperial family in 1799, the place has a romantic touch to it. Enveloped by Nahargarh Hills, Jal Mahal is known for its fabulous architecture and intellectual design. It was once used for the regal duck shooting parties and has also been the abode to one of the prime ministers of Jaipur estate.

The most famous of all the existing ones is the Hawa Mahal, which in earlier times was meant to be a window for Royal Ladies to take a peek at the daily life and processions in the town, and is now a major tourist attraction of the place. Besides these Jantar Mantar and Jaigarh Fort are also worth a visit to the tourists of Jaipur.

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