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Jaipur’s Oldest Clock-Towers


The city of Jaipur is home to a variety of architectural marvels from historic times. While the city’s forts and palaces are just too popular, there are some historic landmarks that are equally iconic but go unnoticed many a times. We are talking of the clock towers of Jaipur, which are undoubtedly the oldest time-keepers of the city.

There was a time when nobody owned watches; only these clock towers told people about what time of the day it was. Though most of these clock towers aren’t functional any more but they still fascinate people with their beauty and architectural designs. Do visit the below mentioned clock towers and say them a hello!

Clock Tower, Ram Mandir at Bani Park

The Ram Mandir located at Bani Park, Jaipur has a clock tower. This one was constructed by the famous Poddar family of the city.

Clock Tower, City Palace

City Palace, Jaipur, which is the official residence of the royal family of Jaipur, also holds a clock tower. This clock tower was built in the year 1873 by Sawai Ram Singh. He bought it from Kolkata for Rs.6,000 at that time.

Clock Tower, St Andrew’s Church

Have you visited the historic St Andrew’s Church located outside the Chandpol Gate? This church also has a clock tower installed. The clock tower present here was built in Scotland and was installed at the church by Maharaja Madho Singh. It only costed Rs.2,000 to him.

Clock Tower in Gandhi Nagar

You can find a clock tower in Gandhi Nagar as well. It is located at Raja Ramdev Poddar Senior Secondary School.

Clock Tower at Yaadgar

Yaadgar, which now holds the traffic control room and the police control room of Jaipur, has a famous clock tower. This is one of the prominent historical landmarks of the city and the clock tower installed here was built to commemorate the visit of King Edward to India in 1886.

 


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