Jaipur Pink City – India’s Cheeky City

Jaipur, the pink city, is a fine blend of the archetypal Rajasthani culture and the royal Mughal architecture. It is one of the most well organized cities with beautiful lush green gardens, palace complex and grand courtyards. You will simply fall in love with the splendor of Rajasthani culture with its exquisite architecture and artifacts present throughout the city, be it the palaces, gardens or simple eating joints. The construction of the city was accomplished by the collective efforts of great the-then dignitaries, especially, Jai Singh, who completed the outer wall, Sawai Madho Singh known to have constructed the Mubarak Mahal (Welcome Palace).

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The City Palace

The city palace is a huge complex with gardens, huge courtyards and unique structures that are true exemplary of the marvelous blend of the Moghul and Rajasthani art. One is only speechless to acknowledge the untamed beauty of the interiors and the artwork carved inside the palace. One of the main attractions of the palace is its traditional peacock gate exquisitely adorned with peacock carvings and other structures on its surface. Further, the palace has its museum and art gallery to display some of the best paintings and artifacts belonging to the Maharaja of the palace.

Jaipur The Pink City of India The City Palace

Hawa Mahal

The interesting interplay between the winds and sun rays in this palace is one of its remarkable aspects. The cool breeze gushing and dancing from one window to the other simply leaves one to acknowledge the fantastic engineering behind the structure. The structure comprises of five floors with uncountable small screens and windows throughout. The palace is situated at the heart of the city so that the womenfolk living in the palace could easily watch the happenings on the street.

Jaipur The Pink City of India Hawa Mahal

The Galta Monkey Temple

The temple is sandwiched between two tall granite cliffs and is worshiped by the devotees following Hindu religion. The temple is essentially a part of the huge complex which also comprises of three holy pools for the people to dip in and get rid-off their evils. As the name says, the temple is loaded with tons of families of monkeys who are properly fed and taken care of by the authorities.

Jaipur The Pink City of India The Galta Monkey Temple

Amber Fort

A drive through the mountain top overlooking the Maota Lake takes one to the beautiful Amber Fort. Though the journey is tedious, but it is worth the wait. Originally, the fort was home to one of the royal families of Rajput. It has splendid gardens, temples, halls and palaces… each one of them exemplary of the typical Rajput culture and craftwork. The sound and light show held every evening is indeed a delight to watch for its tourists. Tourists take some time off and visit the Anokhi Museum located in the vicinity of the fort.

Jaipur The Pink City of India Amber Fort

Jaipur is truly the reminiscent of the rich ancient Rajasthani era! Its walls, buildings, gardens and palaces truly reflect the grandiose of the Rajput era… one of the biggest reasons why the city is thronged with tourists from different parts of the world!

Maxine Genier

Maxine Genier

Maxine is an adept of design, photography and online marketing. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She spends her leisure time exploring Europe with her family to perfect her skills as a travel photographer. She can be found in her spare time, strumming her guitar.
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