There is a luxurious palace complex located in the city center, Jaipur, where the descendants of the local Rajas still live. You can reach Jaipur from Delhi via taxi from JaipurDelhiTaxi.com and dis cover this palace
This is a whole complex of buildings, pavilions, gardens and temples. The construction of the palace began in the years 1729-1732. Later it was completed and rebuilt. Now part of it has been given over to museums. The largest exposition is dedicated to weapons. There is an excellent collection of various cold and firearms of the 15-19 centuries, mainly Indian, but not only. It’s a pity that you can’t take pictures there. A lot of different clothes are also available.
This unusual building is considered almost a symbol of Jaipur. In the photo it looks very impressive, but actually quite ragged and small. Its thickness is especially small, literally in one corridor, which, apparently, is associated with its function.
The fort is very picturesquely located between a small lake and mountains. You can climb there by jeep. And you can on an elephant. This pleasure is not cheap, 1100 rupees. I decided, although I rode an elephant in South Africa. But in line he was so hard attacked by souvenir dealers that he went to the fort on foot. And souvenirs are nonsense, mostly lurid wood figures (which merchants proudly call sandalwood) or bright acid-colored turbaned trousers.
- Guides say that those riding elephants would wait on foot for those walking to the fort. Then he was cunning: pedestrians reached much faster. And the climb is not at all tiring.
- Outside, Amber Fort is a fortress, but inside there is a palace, more precisely, not one, but many wonderful Indo-Mughal palaces with turrets and carved bars on the windows.
- Remarkable colorful murals and patterns carved from marble.
- Wonderful patterned stone grilles.
The so-called “Mirror Hall” is interesting, in the walls and ceiling of which mirrors and mirrors are mounted, which causes an interesting effect, especially they say if you light a candle in the dark. We did not see the night palace. Mirrors were imported from Venice itself. In addition to mirrors, precious stones embedded in wonderful patterns are embedded in the walls.
There are many images of bottles on the walls. The Raja was not a fool to drink. Judging by the number of bottles, this is true.
- The pavilions of the palaces even seem to be delightfully cool and seemingly dissolving in space.
- At the foot of the palace on the small island of Lake Maota, Dalarama Garden is located, named after the first architect of the city of Jaipur.
- On the roofs and in some rooms of the fort you can see langur monkeys.
A long wall stretches along the top of the ridges passing near Amber Fort. The guide said that we can see the “Great Wall of China” for the same money.
This is Jaigarh Fort, which was the external contour of the city’s defense against enemies and protected it from wild tigers and leopards, which, according to the guide, are still found in the surrounding mountains. We did not see predators, and there are a lot of wild pigs in the vicinity of the city.