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The Walled City marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The royal city of India Jaipur has recently made the entry in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  For its arcade and royal architecture, Jaipur has always been on the heritage list.  The announcement was made after the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at Baku (Azerbaijan). As Jantar Mantar has been already marked as World Heritage Site and now as the wall city has bagged the title is a proud moment for all of us.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his happiness through Twitter and posted “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO.

“The city was proposed to be nominated for its value of being an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates an amalgamation and important exchange of ideas in the late medieval period. In town planning, it shows an interchange of ancient Hindu, Mughal and contemporary Western ideas that resulted in the form of the city,” UNESCO

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Jaipur you made us proud!

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Things No One Tells You About – Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

Jaipur ! The name itself has a feeling attached to it. The vibrant colours, the rich culture, the famous monuments, and what not. The city is filled with anything and everything. Since Jaipur has a history attached to it and with history we always get reminded of our very favourite Albert Hall Museum. So today, we’re here to give you some quick facts about Albert Hall, that recently completed 133 years of its existence.

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–          Did you know that Albert Hall’s fate was decided after laying down its foundation stone in 1876? Yes ! When the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward visited Jaipur back in 1876 it was supposed to act as a Government Building as Madho Singh I had planned. But it had something else in its destiny. Finally after a decade, Albert Hall was built and declared to be used as the State Museum that you see standing tall near Ram Niwas Garden.

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–          The style that you see and admire every day and night while passing through the beauteous Albert Hall, is Indo- Saracenic form of architecture that has now become a source of reference for varied classical Indian styles of design.

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–          While you take a look at the corridors of the Museum, you will be surprised to see that they are decorated with murals that portray Chinese, European, Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian civilizations. If you want to get the essence of the rich architectural heritage, this is the place to be at!

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–          There are not many that knows about this, but Albert Hall Museum in the past year’s Durga Pooja was replicated at Jharpada Pandal in Odisha ! Bewildered to hear this, but it is true.

–          One of the greatest authors since time immemorial, Rudyard Kipling after seeing the magnetizing beauty of Albert Hall Museum said, “It is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards”.

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We’re sure once you visit this splendor, you will be spellbound with the kit of pigeons flying around and the sight of horse cart standing right in front of the Museum that forms a perfect frame for your next Instagram post. 

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Get ready to fill your Instagram feed with some beautiful pictures of the Museum on your next visit to Jaipur 😀

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8 Instagram-Worthy Places To Visit In Jaipur

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With an increasing craze for photography, everyone is a photographer and every place instagrammable. But there are some places in our lovely Pink City which have become absolute favourites of the travellers and photographers over the time.

The glory of heritage and the majesty of olden times have made our Pink City a heritage hub and a city most ardent and avid. It is not just full of life, but also houses in itself some masterpieces of ancient architecture. Jaipur offers the photography freaks some of the most admirable and royally classic Instagram posts.

On this World Photography Day, we bring to you the most clicked places of Jaipur from Instagram.

  1. Hawa Mahal

Built in 1799 under the rule of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this beautiful monument of our city has been renovated over time only to turn much more glorious than before. It is known to have been built with little jharokhas and has 953 windows in all. The interesting reason behind the unique designing of this place was that the royal ladies were not supposed to come out of purdah. Hence, these jharokhas provided the royal ladies a good view of daily life outside the palace. The intricate detailing in the windows and jharokhas along with the unique five storey honeycomb-like structure, account to one of the most clicked and admired places of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is also known as Palace of Winds or Palace of the Breeze.

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  1. Panna Meena Ka Kund

This place has taken photography levels in Jaipur to crazy time and again. Among the most favourites of photography lovers, and forever trending in hashtags; Panna Meena Ka Kund is said to be one of the hidden treasures of Amer. The place adds to an extraordinary excitement with a mystery that nobody can use the same staircase to get down and come upstairs again. It is known to look the most mesmerizing during the monsoon season. It is also known as Panna Miyan Ki Naoli.

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  1. City Palace

This place does not just keep importance as a heritage site of Jaipur, but also is an absolute classic of the times when the royals ruled over the beautiful city. City Palace has seen a number of grand celebrations and weddings of the royal family. Prismatic and ravishing designing of this place is a never ending romance between Rajasthani, Mughal, and European architecture. With intricate detailing with colourful patterns and designs inside out, City Palace feeds your photographs collection in stockpiles! It houses in itself some famous places like Mukut Mahal, City Palace Museum, Maharani’s Palace and Sri Govind Dev Ji Temple.

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  1. Nahargarh

Known to be ‘The Most Happening place of Jaipur,’ Nahargarh offers an experience most lingering to its visitors with its absolutely amazing view of the Pink City from the top. Not only is it a popular place among the lens lovers, but also a sought-after place for pre-wedding shoots. The view from Nahargarh is the most bewitching on Deepawali night when the whole Pink City is ornamented with scintillating jazzy lights.

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  1. Amber Fort

If there’s a monsoon go-to place in Jaipur, it is this. This place is a principal tourist attraction and offers a large area for photo sessions and family hangouts. Located 11 kms from the main city area, Amber Fort consists of a Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, and Sukh Niwas. The fort overlooks the Maota lake that adds to another photogenic spot in the list. Amber is also famous for a temple dedicated to Shila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult. The whole Jaipur city looks awe-inspiring and fascinating from high up top.

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  1. Jal Mahal

Majestically standing in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is the ultimate place to beautify your Instagram feed. From silhouette pictures to selfies, this place always looks absolutely breath- taking. The place is surrounded with beautifully carved cenotaphs and chhatris which add to the glory of this fascinating place.

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  1. Patrika Gate

Located at Jawahar Circle on the Airport Road, this gate is the ninth gate of Jaipur. It not only keeps heritage value but also the aesthetic value due to its modern architecture mingled with traditional style. The poly-chromatic patterns and vibrant surroundings make this gate one of a kind. It also keeps historical value related to its number since the base for construction of ancient Jaipur was taken as number nine and this gate completes the lineage. The vibrant colours and mesmerizing architecture is always admired and captured when visited by travellers and tourists.

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  1. Albert Hall Museum

Named after the Prince of Wales in 19th century, Albert Edward, the building itself is a part of museum display due to its Indo- Seracenic architecture. This beautiful building is not just popular as a photography spot but also for the occasional concerts and programs held here.

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Pictures taken from Instagram.

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Let’s Celebrate International Museum Day In A Full Swing In Jaipur

Jaipur is a city full of art, culture, rich heritage and history. There are great monuments and heritage properties that are worth visiting and museums form an integral part of it. Today on International Museum Day, let us take a sneak peek into the museums of Jaipur that have preserved the city’s history and culture.

  1. Albert Hall

Albert Hall also known as the State Museum of Rajasthan is the oldest museum of Rajasthan that was built in the year 1876 when Prince of Wales visited Jaipur. This museum has a variety of rare artefacts, pottery, paintings, weapons, textiles, etc. which are at display. If planning to visit it today, the entry is free of cost.

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  1. City Palace Museum

Built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace Museum is located in the heart of the Pink City. It has unique collection of dresses, ornaments, paintings, weapons that depict the style of Rajputs, Islamic and Europeans. Moreover, it holds two silver jars that have been recorded to be the largest and biggest silver objects in the Guinness Book of World Records.  

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  1. Jaipur Wax Museum

A new feather in the cap of Museums has been added recently in Jaipur. Strategically located in the premises of Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur Wax Museum attracts tourists and localites because of the wax statues crafted of the personalities that have inspired the society. If made your plans to visit it today, a quiz activity is awaiting your arrival.

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  1. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Visitors whilst going atop the Amber Fort have added another gem in their bucket list viz. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. You will find unique block printed textiles alongside varied images, tools and other objects that reflect this ancient tradition.

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  1. Museums of Gems and Jewellery

Opened in the year 2017, Museums of Gems and Jewellery provides an insight to the blooming industry of gems and jewellery. Apart from this, it also has various other artefacts out of which, you can buy some of them.

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6. Sanjay Museum

Right opposite to Jal Mahal lies another beautiful museum viz. Sanjay Museum. It has various unique artefacts, paintings, manuscripts, royal letters and many more rare collections to be seen.

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7. Gyan Museum

Gyan Museum is a house to over 1000 precious pieces which includes textiles, paintings, antique jewellery, vintage spectacles, rare inscriptions and object d’art from around the world, dating back to over 3,000 years. Visit it to know it.

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Jaipur is a home to many museums, which one are you going to visit today?

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5 Not To Be Missed Moments At Albert Hall, Jaipur

Our Pink City is a heaven for the history lovers. Surrounded by forts & monuments, a visit to Jaipur opens a gateway to the cultural and archaeological history of our rich Rajputana culture. Albert Hall Museum is definitely one such center, created with an intent to impart knowledge of civilizations, inspiring artisans, and preserving & developing traditional Indian art forms.
Come let’s explore the eye-catching Albert Hall through the lenses of your favourite Jaipur Beat

1.       Eye-catching Facade

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Standing tall in the midst of Ram Niwas gardens, the front face of the Albert Hall is every spectator’s delight. The exterior consisting of domes and archways that add to the beauty of the majestic museum. Rightly personifying the flamboyance of the city, Albert Hall is located right opposite to the New Gate and in the middle of busy streets of Jaipur.

2.       Amusing History

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Named after Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. The museum was designed by Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob in 1876 to greet the Prince of Wales on his visit to India. The Albert Hall later was converted as a museum of Industrial Arts in the 1880s by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II.

3.       Captivating Artifacts

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The museum is full of rare and tastefully decorated collection of various displayed object, arms, carpets. The main attractions of the museum includes the Persian carpets, coins of different eras, costumes & jewellery of ancient warriors and an Egyptian mummy. In fact, the mummy is the most popular of all the items in the museum, with one of only six in the nation. Placed in a hall with a high ceiling and a sunroof, the Egyptian mummy draws large crowds.

4.       Indo-Mughal Architecture

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Albert Hall Museum inspired by the Hindu-Mughal architectural style is nothing less than impressive! Full of tombs and archways the interior and exterior of the palace is full of beautiful paintings and art forms.
Nowadays, the exterior of the museum is quite popular amongst the couples for the pre-wedding photo shoots too.

5.       Night Tourism


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Supporting the initiative of night tourism, the Albert Hall is now open even during the late evening hours. The spectators can also enjoy the mesmerizing light show wherein the museum is covered in vivid colours which rightly adds to the charm and magic of the Albert Hall Museum.