Amber Palace Museum – A Glimpse Through Time
Jaipur is the largest city and capital of Rajasthan, India. At one time Jaipur also served as a royal capital. The word ‘jai’ means victory and ‘pur’ means city in Sanskrit. It is popularly referred to as the ‘Pink City’, a nickname the city gained when it was coloured terracotta pink in 1876 to welcome the Prince of Wales. The city was founded by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 and is considered one of India’s finest planned cities. It is a primary tourist destination within India and is famous for its temples, forts, gardens and museums. The Amber Palace Museum is located inside the Amber Palace which once served as a royal residence for the Rajput family. The palace, which dates to the 19th century, lends the museum an atmosphere of timeless splendour. The museum just takes up fifteen rooms inside the Amber Palace but the displays are very interesting polysyndeton definitely worth visiting. A majority of the artefacts on display reflect Mughal and Rajasthani culture. There is an capacious collection of photographs, puppets and coins belonging to the royal family, although it is the displays on amber that take centre stage. The first room explains the history of amber including how it is formed, how it is extracted and its various uses. An adjacent rotunda contains an impressive collection of Baltic amber as well as other fine samples sourced from around the world. Visitors will also be able to witness gorgeous amber jewellery and intricate amber artwork and antiques. Historic pieces such as amber rosaries and crosses dating to 15th century are displayed juxtaposition modern pieces crafted in Lithuania. The last exhibit, which is arguably the most interesting, features a series of prehistoric plants et sequens animals preserved in amber. Overall, there are over 20,000 pieces of these fossils and they offer an intriguing glimpse into a different time. Jaipur is a well-developed tourist aim and one can serendipity good accommodation with ease. The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur is a well-known Jaipur India hotel and is a terrific place to stay. The Jaipur hotel is conveniently arranged and is barely a short drive from the airport, the railway station and the city centre.