Jaipur, the PINK city – Through My Lens

Tuesday means it’s time to present you all with some of my best photos from a featured location, and today that location is India’s amazing Jaipur, the capital (I think…) of the Rajasthan State with a fine collection of Mughal buildings and architecture, a lake, the Amber Fort not too far from the city limits and views aplenty. I enjoyed Jaipur a lot more on my second visit (2018) than my first (1999) and that’s mainly because I was pretty intimidated by bigger Indian cities back on my first trip. Highlights include the astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar, with concrete structures built to measure the night sky in one of the most unique places in the city. The Royal Gaitor is on the outskirts, and you can see that there is a wall around the tops of the hills surrounding Jaipur from there to protect the region in days gone past. The ‘Albert Hall’ is a museum, and the name refers to the colonial history of India I guess. Then there’s the City Palace, the gates and so much more is this really cool city. I was especially happy at how clear the skies were when I was there. One big positive seemed to be that there is less pollution today than I remember in 1999. Enjoy!

Albert Hall
Amazing Jantar Mantar
Amber Fort
Bird at the Man Sagar Lake
Chipmunk at Jantar Mantar
City Gates Jaipur
Family at the Monkey Temple
Fortifications from the Royal Gaitor
Hawa Mahal
Heed the sign!
Hill Behind Jantar Mantar
I don’t know why but I like this random shot
Jaipur roads
Jaipurian Cow
Jantar Mantar – an astronomical device
Ladies in the City Palace preparing for celebrations
Man Sagar Lake
Monkey at the Monkey Temple
Pigeons mid flight at the City Palace
Royal Gaitor
Sitar lessons 200 rupees
Stairs to the Amber Fort
View from the Amber Fort
View from the Monkey Temple
View of Jaipur

 

Also related – Scammed in India! Jaipur

Little Places – Royal Gaitor, Jaipur

Thanks for stopping by today – May the Journey Never End!

11 thoughts on “Jaipur, the PINK city – Through My Lens

  1. Great pics! Jaipur has so many interesting buildings. It didn’t feel like such a big city to us, but I see your point about the intimidation factor of the busy crowded cities in India.

  2. Pingback: Why go to the City of Jaipur? – Andy's World Journeys

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