Jaipur the “pink city of India” houses lot of attractions for the tourists. Albert Hall, Jaipur is located in the Ram Niwas Garden. Albert Hall is a large and extensive garden housing a zoo, a greenhouse, an aviary, a museum and a sports ground.
Albert Hall, Jaipur is a must go for the tourists coming here. This magnificent building reflects the excellence of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Albert Hall has been modelled in accordance with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This exquisitely designed garden with forcentry doors and a vast complex with small pools and fountains, flourishing lawns and beautiful flower beds all around were named after Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria’s husband. The foundation stone was laid by Albert’s son the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in 1876. Albert Hall basically drew the British families where they amused their guest. Albert Hall was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, a British architect who designed many palaces in Rajasthan.
Albert Hall has been changed into the Central Museum which proudly displays Rajasthan’s art and culture and outlines the Rajput morality with these lines: “A Rajput puts his life at risk if he is forced to abjure his faith, if he is deprived of his lands, and if his womenfolk are molested.” This hall houses an recherché collection of metal ware, decorative wares, portraits, sculptures, paintings, natural history specimen, an Egyptian mummy among various other objet d’ art. The costumes, pottery, brassware and woodwork reflect the village life of Rajasthan. You will get to see many beautiful and fascinating carpets including the magnificent Persian Garden Carpet, one of India’s finest art treasures in the Durbar Hall which is usually locked. The Persian Garden Carpet was made in Kerman, Persia in 1632 and represented the garden of paradise based on a quadrangular design. The garden has come alive with fish, birds, animals and trees. Sculptures include a tiny turbaned lady of the 2nd century BC, a stone Shiva head of the 8th century and 18th century wooden figures from a chariot of the former Banswara state. You will also get to see some specimens on display like a horse skeleton, a human skeleton, and a stuffed cobra in the museum.
Albert Hall has come to be associated with the pride of Rajasthan. Do visit this magnificent architecture. You will love it ♥
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