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Review of Swargasuli Tower

Swargasuli Tower
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Ranked #75 of 248 things to do in Jaipur
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed June 3, 2014

An unexpected gem. For a few rupees and some guidance on finding the entrance, this is worth a 30 minute break from exploring the gem stores on Johari Bazar. The climb is up a part ramp, part stairwell, most unusual. At the top is the best view of the city and surrounds. Could be a bit of a squeeze during peak season, but we were lucky to have the place to ourselves for 10 mins. And the breeze on a scorching day was nice too.

Thank mrwonderful07
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

as we say above.. some great views over the city, as you would expect from a large tower.. but it is a bit of a walk and we are both relativity fit. Also may have to duck for the odd pigeon making his way outside

Thank LukeandAmyAdventure
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

It is one of the least visited places. But its a perfece place for all Camera Goers. You can take some of the best cam shots being on the top of the tower through out the day. Sunset is a perfect time to give some good clicks of many monuments, Its location make it so perfect for good angle and elevation for some Classic Photography. Watch out some of mine.

1  Thank TossUrLife
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Isarlat or Swargasuli (the rope to heaven) is a very interesting historic building in Jaipur. It is a seven storey minaret, 140 feet high, built as a memorial in 1749, to commemorate the victory of Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh, in a war of succession over the combined forces of Mewar and the Marathas. It is adorned by intricate lattice work that provides air circulation in the tower and the view from the top of the tower is its chief attraction.

According to a legend, Maharaj Ishwari Singh chose to commit suicide when confronted with a threatening war. He was not given the usual treatment after death and his cremation did not take place at Gaitor, the traditional cremation grounds of the rulers of Jaipur. Even after his death, he remained an outcast in the Rajput community, which is known for their bravery and valour. Earlier, he had successfully defeated the combined forces of Mewar and the Marathas, who were supporting the claim of his rival Madho Singh to throne of Jaipur.

1  Thank Rajeshwar Dayal M
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Swargasuli Tower is also called the Ishwar Lat Tower and is 7 storey tower constructed in 1749 to commemorate the victory of Maharaja Ishwari Singh over the combined forces of the Mewar and Marahas.

The minaret is located near to the Tripoli Gate and Bizare and can be easily seen when you visit the City Palace, bizarres and other attractions in the Pink City as it the only structure of any substantial height in the area. Some reviewers report being able to visit and climb the tower for views of the city. We didn't try to do this but others might be interested.

Thank BradJill
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