Impressions of India - Jaipur
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Jaipur - the pink city of Rajasthan
The royal city Jaipur was founded in 1727 by the great statesman and astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh  II, when he decided to move down from his capital hillside fortress at Amber. The city became famous as "Pink City"  when on the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876 all the houses including the city wall were painted pink to give the city a romantic fairy tale flair and still today the colourful catital of Rajasthan enchants the  visitor with its colourful oriental  charm.

 
 

Hawa Mahal - palace of the winds Hawa Mahal - palace of the winds
 

The Hawa Mahal (palace of the winds) is a component of the city palace and impresses by its cheerful architecture. The 953  windows allowed the ladies of the court to watch the activities on the street without being observed themselves. 
 



 The magnificent City Palace, built in the 18th century, is the biggest edifice complex within the walled city. Very to recommend the marvellous Maharaja of Jaipur Museum.  Adjacent to the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, an observatory begun by Jai Singh in 1728. The Jaipur observatory is the largest, and the best preserved of the five observatories he built. 
 
Jaipur Jantar Mantar
Jaipur city palace - marble elefant gate
city palace - museum
city palace & Jantar Mantar
city palace - marble elephant gate
city palace - museum 
 

Delhi Varanasi Agra-Fort Taj Mahal in the country Amber-Fort
Jaipur Pushkar Jodpur.Mehr.Fort Jain-Templ.R. Udaipur Ind. Marriage

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