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L'Hawa Mahal o "Palazzo dei venti", come viene anche chiamato, è da secoli una pietra miliare dell'architettura di Jaipur. Nato da un'idea del Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, l'Hawa Mahal fu costruito nel 1799 per consentire alle donne protette dalle famiglie reali di dare un'occhiata alla vita frenetica della città senza dover sfidare la pratica purdah allora in vigore. Le 953 "Jharoka" o finestre schermate in pietra arenaria formano una facciata a nido d'ape unica nel suo genere. La struttura piramidale, unica nel suo genere, fu aggiunta successivamente al complesso del Palazzo di Jaipur originale. Alto cinque piani, Hawa Mahal, come qualsiasi altro palazzo, è dotato di un cortile o Jaleb Chowk, come veniva chiamato all'epoca. Elegante vestigia dell'architettura Rajput, l'Hawa Mahal racconta affascinanti storie del passato aristocratico della città.
Badi Chaupar is a large public square situated in Jaipur. It also goes by the name of Manak Chowk and was built by Amer's King. Badi Chaupar nestles amazing bazaars like the Ramganj Bazaar which is to its east, the best leather shoes one can find here. Tripolia Bazaar to the west of Badi Chaupar is known for its steel and brass utensils. To the south of Badi Chaupar is Johari Bazaar well-known for block-printed and bandhani textiles.
Virasat Experiences takes you on a nice long evening walk to try some of the culinary delights like Samosa Kachori, Kulfi and Lassi. You also get a chance to try some of the finest sweets in the area. Get to meet the locals and experience their hospitality.
Nestled in the Hawa Mahal property, Hawa Mahal Museum is a must-visit for all history and art enthusiasts. This museum is popular for exhibiting ancient terracotta sculptures and other artifacts from around India. Besides the artworks, the museum is home to war and house-hold equipment from as early as second Century. These equipment have been used by the royalties and soldiers from that time. All in all, history enthusiasts are sure to enjoy their visit here.
'Jaleb Chowk' is a common term used for any open ground that was earlier used for public gatherings when the reigning king wished to address his kingdom. An open space that served as an assembly ground for soldiers, Jalebi Chowk is the first stop in Amer Fort complex, if one entered from the Surajpol gate. Back in the day, this ground was surrounded by horse stables. Near the Jalebi Chowk is the Bali Sthal which was the sacrificial ground where human and animal slaughter was rampant under the pretext of religious offering. Today, this chowk is the concluding point of the elephant ride within Amer Fort. And horse stables that surrounded the chowk have been converted into souvenir shops.
Chaugan Stadium is one of the oldest and most treasured venues for the city's major cultural, social and sporting events. Bearing the name 'Chaugan' which has several meanings (open ground and the curved end of a hockey stick), this stadium is situated between Gangauri Bazaar and the City Palace. Comprised of a large space fringed by small playgrounds, the stadium is divided into three octagonal shaped stands including the Chini-ki-Burj to the north-west of the stadium, Moti Burj to the north-east and Shyam Burj to the north. Each section served a different purpose during the royal era, and they continue to do so even today. This stadium is a must-visit during the Teej festival and Elephant festival, when the entire city witnesses polo tournaments, music and dance performances, processions and elephant races. It is no wonder then that Chaugun has become an institution of its own in Jaipur.