Light plays a big role in making a photo stand out. Golden hours are the sunrise and the sunset.When shooting monuments you have to know where the sun will be at a given time.
It is a good idea to start the day at the Amber Fort because the rising sun illuminates the Fort and you can have early morning darshan at the Silla Mata Temple.You can not take pictures around the temple and the palaces will open later on.You should concentrate on the exterior of the Fort only. If you want you can take pictures or make a video riding an elephant to the top of the hillock. One tourist tweeted from her smart phone while riding an elephant up to the Amber Palace. She wanted to be the first to do so.
Now you have a choice either you can wait for the Amber Palace to open to photograph the interiors and then visit the Jaigarh Fort for taking pictures of the Jaigarh Fort and the Cannons and to take pictures of Jaipur and Amber fort from the Jaigarh Fort OR you can head back to Jaipur and take pictures of the Jal Mahal Palace in the Man Sagar Lake against the rising sun and take pictures of the facade of Hawamahal bathed in the early morning sun light.
Later on around noon you can take photos of the Jantar Mantar, Isar Lat & the City Palace. If the spirit moves you you can climb the Victory Tower after paying a small fee and take pictures of the Nahargarh Fort from there.
On your way to the Nahargarh you can take pictures of Jal Mahal from high up.
If you do not mind heights you can even book an early morning hot air balloon ride to take pictures of the city from high up.
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh has to be captured in your camera in the morning. In the evening you will be shooting the palace against the light. Central Park is nice in the evening.The facade of the B.M.Birla Conference venue on the Statue Circle is best shot in the setting sun. The founder of Jaipur’s Statue stands tall at the Statue Circle.You can take its picture also now.
Posted in Accomodation, Around Jaipur, Cannons, City Life, culture, Forts, Gardens, GuestHouse, Hotels, india, Jaipur, Jaipuri, monuments, Museums, Photography, Photos, rajasthan, rajasthani, Sculpture, temple
Tagged amber fort, central park, Hawamahal, Hot air balloon, Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Jal Mahal, monuments, nahargarh fort, Photos, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Statue Circle, Sunrise, sunset
Besides the soon to be open Garden Theatre located between OTS and the Karpoor Chand Kulish Smriti Ban on JLN Marg there are about six other open air theatres in Jaipur.
1.Behind Rabindra Manch in the Ram Niwas Garden
2.In the Jawahar Kala Kendra on JLN Marg.
3.Near the Nahargarh Fort.
4.In the Rajasthan University Campus.
5.Central Park behind the Birla Planetarium is often used for the monthly fixtures of the Music In The Park .
6.Kesar Kyari near the Amber Fort is the venue for the light and sound show on Jaipur.
The Garden Open Theatre has a seating capacity of 600 persons, a stage of the size 56′ X 28′, a projector room for screening film shows , a cafeteria and a rain water harvesting system. It is being built on 10 acres of land and the cost of the project after budget over run is about 3.5 Crore Rupees. The Theatre will be decorated with sculptures made by Raj Kumar Pandit. He has been commissioned with the task of making models of White Peacocks and Butterflies. It has also been proposed to open a butterfly garden in the theatre campus on the style of Singapore butterfly gardens, come March 2010. When the garden is fully commissioned there will be about 50,000 flowers and various fruit trees like pomegranate,banana etc and the garden will cover an area of 7 acres. Plants are also being brought in from Kolkata and Hyderabad. Besides being a butterfly preserve it is also going to be a place where one can educate one self about the various species of butterflies. This preserve will be a welcome addition as one more feather in the cap of the city of Jaipur.
A picture taken in the Karpoor Chand Kulish Simriti Ban
Posted in Accomodation, Around Jaipur, City Life, Gardens, Hotels, india, Jaipur, Jaipuri, rajasthan, rajasthani
Tagged amber fort, Arts, Birla planetarium, butterflies, butterfly park, butterfly preserve, Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra, nahargarh fort, Open Air Theatre, Rainwater harvesting, Rajasthan University, Ravindra Manch, Seating capacity, Theatre