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Forts and Monuments in Jaipur

Pink City is famous for its forts and monuments which were built by the ancient Kings of the city. Forts of the city were once palaces of the kings. Some of the forts and monuments are:

Hawa Mahal

The most popular fort in The Pink City is Hawa Mahal. This fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. The fort has around 953 small Windows in the five-story Hawa Mahal. The design of the monument is in Pyramid shape and with all the small Windows in it, it used to give complete privacy to the Queens of the Kings. As in Mughal ages there was a trend of hiding faces their which was followed by all the women of the community, these small Windows helped women to get a broad view of the streets and keeping their faces hidden at the same time. Because of these small Windows in the fort the ventilation of air is amazing and it keeps the palace cool even in the summer season.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I in the year of 1592. The Fort is built of pure marble and is fore-grounded by a beautiful lake named Maotha Lake. The main specialty of this fort is that the outer of the Fort is entirely different from interior. Its outer portion is quite rough whereas the interior of the palace is very smooth. This makes the fort quite amazing and the attraction for tourists. Many people call the fort as Amer Fort.

Jaigarh Fort

This Fort was built between 15 and 18 century. The monument is situated at the top of the hill named Cheel Ka Teela or Hill Of Eagles which is around 15 km away from the city. Jaigarh Fort was built to tighten the security of the city. At the bottom of the hill (around 400ft below) Amber Fort is situated. These two Forts are well-connected with each other through a secure the passage and are sometimes considered as a single complex. Because this fort was built for security reasons it is not as decorative as other ones. However, it has large cannon named Jaivan which is supposed to be the largest cannon in the world and the fort is also known as "Victory Fort". This fort also has large underground tanks which are capable of storing more than 60, 00,000 gallons of water.

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