In the centre of Jaipur, one may find the famed Ram Niwas Garden, which also hosts facilities like a theatre, a zoo, cafes and bird parks, among other things. But perhaps one of the most notable buildings to be found here is also one of the least modern, strictly speaking, for it is the oldest facility of its kind in all of the state. Opened in the late 1880’s, this is the Albert Hall Museum of Jaipur, also known as the Jaipur Central Museum.
This glorious edifice (for there can be no denying the glory of its façade and imposing profusion of arches and Indo-Saracen trimmings) was actually designed by one of the most prominent designers of the city, Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. An Englishman stationed in [Read more…]