Do the fortresses, palaces and monuments set your fantasy on fire? Do the stories of the warrior princes’ bravery keep you mesmerized? And more importantly, if you are tired of visiting the same old beaches and mountains for a planned or unplanned vacation, then it is time to make a change and set your foot in Jaipur.
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is all about rich culture, amazing architecture and lots of beauty. A mix of history and culture that encompasses this city will no doubt leave its visitors in awe. Jaipur is most notable for the presence of an impressive number of notable monuments. An example of such a historical monument is the Isarlat Tower of Jaipur. Isarlat allows tourists to go back over the brutality of the wars in history. The monument is now a important tourist spot in the capital for residents and tourists.
About the Isarlat Tower
Isarlat or Sargasuli Tower is a historical heritage of seven floors monument built by Sawai Ishwari Singh in the year 1749. Also known as ‘Tower of Heaven‘, the minaret is inspired by means of Qutub Minari in Delhi and Kirti Stambha from Chittorgarh. It is a symbol of great historical importance because it is a symbol from Jaipur’s victory. The Sargasuli Monument was once the tallest historical buildings in Jaipur. It still offers you a great opportunity to 360 degree view of the cityscape from the roof after you reach the top of this tower.
Standing straight since 1749 AD, Isar Lat was built by Ishwari Singh after he reached it victory over his rival Madho Singh who wanted to claim the throne of Jaipur. He defeated the combined armies of the mewar and the Marathas who supported Madho Singh’s claims. He then built the Isarlat or Sargasulic tower to commemorate this triumph.
History of the Isarlat Tower
Sawai Ishwari Singh was the eldest son of the founder of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh II. Sawai Jai Singh ll was married to Maharani Chandra Kanwar ji and Sisodia princess of Mewar. Maharani Chandra Kanwar held a condition to allow Sawai Jai Singh II to marry the Mewar princess Sisodia. The condition was that the son of Maharani Chandra Kanwar will be the king regardless of whether he has another son. Sawai Jai Singh ll wanted Ishwari Singh to be the king, which was unacceptable by Maharana of Mewar.
The crown became a cause of conflict that led to war between both siblings Sawai Ishwari Singh and Sawai Madho Singh. Sawai Madho Singh was the son of Maharaja Jai Singh ii from Maharani Chandra Kanwar ji. The first war there was fighting 1744. Sawai Ishwari Singh was approved as the crowned king with support from the Mughals and could beat Sawai Madho Singh. They attacked him again, were defeated and… Sawai Ishwari Singh won the battle with great courage. After this, this monument was built to commemorate the achievement.
This one towering building also served as a watchtower in front of the palace to the residence of the . to guard Royal Family, City Palace.
The architecture of the Isarlat Tower in Jaipur
This one towering victory tower is constructed according to the rules of: Vastu Shastra. It is an architectural delight, designed by Ganesh Khowan. The 140 feet high tower is octagonal in shape and yellow in color. The minaret contrasts with the pink buildings and markets of the city. It has an entrance from a small door that opens into a beautiful ? round gallery immediately spiral flight from 264 steps upwards. Each segment has a balcony outlet and interlaced windows that provide visitors with breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Jaipur. The round staircase of the tower is composed in beautiful cross-section work that provides air and light throughout the structure. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get a nice bird view in the pink city on top of this one once called the tallest minaret.
The highlight of Isarlat Jaipur
This tower can be seen from afar. The visitors will have the chance to catch a glimpse of all the popular heritage monuments of this minaret. You can spot Nahargarh Fort, Charan Mandir, Royal Gaitor, Garh Ganesh, City Palace, Yaadgar, Old Vidhan Sabha, Jantar Mantar, and hawa mahal.
Location of Isarlat or Sargasuli Tower
It is located in the heart of the city near Choti Chaupar Chowk and Tripolia Gate from city palace at the meeting point of Tripolia Bazaar and Gangori Bazar. Pink City’s Aatish Market is where the Victory Tower stands.
Timings and visit duration of Isar Lat
It’s open every day of the week from 9.30 am to 4 pm. This place is good for history buffs and photo buffs, so it takes about 1 to 2 hours to explore the monument.
Entrance fee of Isar Lat Jaipur
The entrance fee for the visitors is €70 per person
How to reach
It is very easy to reach Isarlat or Sargasuli Tower. It is located in the in the center of the town and near the very famous City Palace of Jaipur. The Isarlat Tower is just 5 km from the Jaipur Railway Station and there are various modes of transportation available to get there.