Some Architectural Masterpieces in Pink City of India that had impressive brains behind them !
Updated: Nov 9, 2020
History is not a burden to carry but to feel proud of some immaculate footsteps!
A perfect example of highly ventilated building and unique structure- HawaMahal
A five storeys pyramidal shaped architectonic monument also known as “Palace of Winds”. This masterpiece was built by Mahraja Sawai Pratap Singh. The palace has 953 “Jarokhas ” or windows giving the exterior of all five different floors a similar look. It has a stunning lattice work which is intricately designed by crossing the strips to form a grid or weave allows air to pass through.Not only this, the palace was intentionally placed on the hustling road of Pink City to make a dominant impression of royalty.
Being known for it unique architecture and interiors-- to let the royal ladies enjoy everyday’s life and festivals celebrated in the street without being seen.The idea(s) behind constructing this intellect monument solved numerous purposes is simply WOW!
Building Fort was that quick and easy?- Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort-The Fort is also known as “Fort of Victory”. The fort was not built to embark any triumph but to act as a defensive structure to Amber Fort. The world’s largest canon on wheels Jaivana Canon got efficiently designed because of the factors good enough Jaigarh fort for a canon foundry. It has a gigantic wind tunnel that drew air from the high mountains into its furnace creating temperatures as high as 2400 °F, the heated air would melt the metal. And this would fill a reservoir chamber and pass into a cannon mold in the casting pit.
It is WOW to know that the canon has been fired once and that too for a test. It travelled a jaw -dropping distance of 35 kms.
Back then building such an intelligent masterpiece was like adding a Golden feather to Indian Architecture.
Still don’t get-Why a resort underwater?- Jal Mahal
A stunning capture at sunrise and flock of migratory birds at the shore of lake is what every visitor looks forward to visiting this one kind of an example of historical architecture. Jal Mahal has five storeys. The one that you see is the top most while four of them remain underwater. However, who built it -- is still a controversy but it is WOW to know the methodology and material used while construction that has led the Palace stand proudly till now.
Constructing a spot, fulfilling all the aspects of a resort reveals the Royal leisure apparently.
Crown to the city, the monument says its dominance by standing as a huge masterpiece taking all the attention. - Albert Hall
Rajasthan is known for its royal history and culture and with no denial; it still does captivate the one who comes close to it. Setting a benchmark to overwhelm and honour visitors, Albert Hall was laid to embark a foundation between British Royal Courtesy and Indians. Therefore, Prince Albert of Britain laid the foundation stone of the monument during his visit to Jaipur and the monument was named after him. This architecture was inspired by fusion of India- Islamic architecture and neo-gothic.
It is WOW to know that adding to the extravaganza of royal treatment Maharaja Ram Singh got the Jaipur city painted with a special pink Colour because the colour denotes Hospitality. This is how Pink City got it historical name.
Constructing the Largest Sundial in 1700’s- Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is proud to own the title of world’s largest stone sundial observatory. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II loved reading celestial bodies and their movements. Undoubtedly, he was a genius astronomical observer. Continuing its passion, he built five observatories in different parts of India so as to collect the most accurate information. Jaipur was taken as main observatory later then by Maharaja.
It is WOW to know that the observatory is still running and being used to teach and learn the celestial movements.