Jaipur: Rajasthan's Pink City

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8th Nov 2016
Photo of Jaipur: Rajasthan's Pink City 1/1 by Melissa Adams
Jewel-toned turbans are everywhere in Rajasthan's capital.
Day 1

Mom and her baby before the palace where ladies of the royal household watched the world go by.

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Jaipur's most distinctive landmark, the pink-sandstone Hawa Mahal, built in 1799.

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

The streets of Jaipur are a chaotic mix of old and new.

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

A musician serenades in the Amber Fort.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Kids at play in a courtyard.

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Watch out for scavenging monkeys.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

The push and pull of a human-powered rickshaw.

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

The streets buzz with motorcycles, rickshaws, buses, cars, cows and pedestrians.

Photo of Hawa Mahal Handicrafts, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

A woman buys spices in the market.

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Rooftop monkeys at the Amber Fort.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

The honey-toned fort-palace of Amber rises from a mountainside 11km NE of Jaipur.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Locals at the Amber Fort.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Traditional dress is the norm.

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Construction of the Amber Fort began in 1592, with war booty used for materials.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

The Jal Mahal was constructed so ladies the royal court could escape Jaipur's summer heat.

Photo of Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

The Amber Fort cascades down a hillside in the former capital of Jaipur state.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

One of four courtyards in the Amber Fort near Jaipur.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

The Jal Mandir (Hall of Victory) is known for its delicate marble relief panels.

Photo of Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Nightfall at the Jal Mahal.

Photo of Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams

Namaste, Jaipur!

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Melissa Adams
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