Jaipur : The Pink City

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24th Nov 2014

Jal Mahal

Photo of Jaipur : The Pink City by Nancy Nance

Amer Fort

Photo of Jaipur : The Pink City by Nancy Nance

Hawa Mahal

Photo of Jaipur : The Pink City by Nancy Nance

City Palace

Photo of Jaipur : The Pink City by Nancy Nance

Jaigarh Fort Cannon

Photo of Jaipur : The Pink City by Nancy Nance

Jaigarh Fort

Photo of Jaipur : The Pink City by Nancy Nance

Jaipur is rich in culture and is one of the largest cities of Rajasthan. It is popularly known as the pink city because of the color of stone used in construction for all structures. Also, pink denotes the color of hospitality so Maharaja Ram Singh painted the whole city in Pink to welcome the guests in 1876 when Queen Victoria came to India on a tour. 

Here is a list of places you can visit in Jaipur. 

Image Source: Amer Fort | Hawa Mahal | City Palace | Jal Mahal | Jaigarh Fort 

Located high on a hill, it was built by Raja Man Singh, it is one of one of the main attraction of Jaipur. It is known for its artistic style which blends Hindu and Rajput elements.
Photo of Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
Hawa Mahal was built mainly for the women of the royal family, so that they could watch the streets without being observed. It was built in 1799 and has five floors with rows of small windows.
Photo of Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
It's a major landmark in Jaipur and was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Among the various forts and palaces of the city, it stands out because of its outstanding art and architecture.
Photo of City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
It's located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The lake is surrounded with Aravali Hills and on reaching the Chameli Bagh of the top of the Mahal, one can enjoy the views of Aravali Hills and buzzing Jaipur.
Photo of Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
It's a palatial structure perched on a cliff, which is also known as Victory Fort and houses the world's largest cannon on wheels called "Jaivana".
Photo of Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
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