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Things to see in Jaipur

Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan. Its main attraction is the royal palace, which is a large complex of buildings, courtyards and squares. There are several gates leading into the city palace of Jaipur with the Pink gate being the most notable. Inside the city palace, two of the most attractive buildings are the Chandra Mahal and the Maharajah palace. The complex is not as large as some of the other palace complexes found in India, but still well worth a visit.

Another remarkable building is the Albert hall museum which is built in a distinct style. Inside there are many artifacts from Indian history, but if you are not into museums, the building itself is impressive enough to make it worth a visit. In front of the Albert hall museum stands the Nehur statue. In Jaipur you will also find the Hawa Mahal which translates as the palace of winds. Due to its detailed stone carvings and the use of red and white colors it is a must see for those interested in Indian architecture.

Jaipur has an old defense wall which is still largely intact and there are many large and impressive gates. Just outside of Jaipur is the Amber fort located which is a fortress just like every big city in Rajasthan. You can take a rickshaw over there, but for the last bit you will need to walk up to the entrance. It is possible to get a ride on the back of an elephant. Inside the palace there are courtyards and a nice Indian garden. The fortress did have a military purpose so it is surrounded by a thick stone wall and has many structures which are not being used and have an unknown purpose. One sight in the Amber fortress is the Ganesh Pol. On the way to the fortress you will pass the Jal Mahal which is a palace in the middle of a lake.

Jaipur is referred to as the pink city because many of its buildings have been painted in this color. Unfortunately Jaipur is a very busy city with traffic being very noisy, making it less attractive than other cities in Rajasthan such as JaisalmerJodhpur and Udaipur


Jaipur travel photo gallery

 
Panorama view of the Amber fort.

Panorama view.

 
The Amber fort near Jaipur.

The Amber fort.

 
Entrance to the Amber fort.

Entrance.

 


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Yellow colored Amber fort, Rajasthan.

Yellow colored Amber fort.

 



Elephant ride in India.

Elephant ride.

 
Stairs inside the Amber fort.

Stairs.

 



Courtyard of the Amber fort, Jaipur.

Courtyard.

 
Ganesh Pol of Amber fort.

Ganesh Pol.

 



The Indian gardens inside the Amber fort.

The Indian gardens.

 
Rajasthan's Amber fort.

Amber fort.

 



Structures inside the Amber fort, Rajasthan.

Structures inside the fort.

 



Indian architecture of the Amber fort.

Indian architecture of the Amber fort.

 



Defense walls on the hills surrounding the Amber fort, Jaipur.

Defense walls on the hills surrounding the Amber fort.

 



Temple in the Amber fort.

Temple.

 
View from the Amber fort, Rajasthan.

View from the outer walls.

 



Inside the Amber fort.

Inside the Amber fort.

 
Rajasthan architecture making up the Amber fort.

Rajasthan architecture making up the Amber fort.

 



Jal Mahal.

Jal Mahal.

 
Jal Mahal in Rajasthan, India.

Jal Mahal.

 
Albert Hall Museum.

Albert Hall Museum.

 
Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur.

Albert Hall Museum.

 
Courtyard inside the Albert Hall Museum.

Courtyard inside the Albert Hall Museum.

 
Typical Rajasthan architecture of the Albert Hall museum.

Typical architecture of the Albert Hall museum.

 



Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, India.

Albert Hall Museum.

 
Nehru statue, Jaipur.

Nehru statue.

 



Main entrance gate to the city palace of Jaipur.

Main entrance gate.

 



Pigeons in a street scene in Jaipur.

Pigeons flying away.

 



Gate through the walls of the city palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Gate through the walls.

 
Pink gate of the city palace.

Pink gate.

 
Tower in the city palace of Jaipur.

Tower in the city palace.

 
Chandra Mahal, Jaipur.

Chandra Mahal.

 
Chandra Mahal of the city palace.

Chandra Mahal.

 
City Palace, Jaipur.

City Palace.

 
Entrance arch of the city palace.

Entrance arch of the city palace.

 
Maharaja Palace Jaipur.

Maharaja Palace.

 
City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

City Palace.

 
Chandra Mahal, Jaipur.

Chandra Mahal.

 



Rajasthan architecture in Jaipur.

Rajasthan architecture.

 



Indian architecture in Jaipur.

Indian architecture.

 
Decorated city walls of Jaipur, India.

Decorated city walls.

 
Buildings which give the name, Pink city, to Jaipur.

Buildings which give the name Pink city.

 
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).

 
Hawa Mahal in Jaipur.

Hawa Mahal.

 
Gate of the old city walls.

Gate of the old city walls.

 



Gate of the old city walls of Jaipur, the pink city.

Gate of the old city walls of the pink city.

 
Clock tower of a temple in Jaipur.

Clock tower.

 
Fort on a hill seen from the town of Jaipur.

Fort on a hill seen from the town.

 
Camel with cart.

Camel with cart.

 



Gate of the Maharaja Palace Jaipur.

Gate of the Maharaja Palace.

 
Jaipur, the pink city.

The pink city.

 
Bags with Indian spices.

Bags with spices.