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Jaw-Dropping Jaipur: A Photo Essay

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Tour the capital city of the Land Of Kings — Jaipur  — home to temples, forts and rich character and my favourite city in India.

In This Photo Essay You Will Discover:

  • Top Sights in Downtown Jaipur
  • Temples on the Outskirts of Town
  • Gorgeous Rajput Architecture

If I have one regret from my month-long trip to India, it’s that I didn’t spend enough time in Jaipur (and Rajasthan as a whole). Jaipur is a place of boundless charm and my favourite city in all of Northern India by a wide margin.

If a picture is worth one-thousand words, here is a 16,000-word essay on the princely city of Jaipur:

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The 300-year-old observatory, Jantar Mantar, in Old City Jaipur.

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Looking down from the Hawa Mahal, in Old City.

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Jaigarh offers expansive views of the valley below, and a nice garden within.

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Jaigarh – an Indiana Jones-like vista.

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Old City’s Hawa Mahal – Palace of Wind.

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Colourful stained glass in Old City’s Hawal Mahal.

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The arches of the Amber Fort are quintessential Rajput architecture.

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Relaxing at the City Palace, near the Hall of Public Audience.

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Detailed peacock paintings in Jaipur’s City Palace.

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The sprawling Amber Fort.

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The stairs to the secret Siladevi Temple.

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Detailed painting within Jaipur’s Amber Fort.

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Gazing out over the Amber Fort from one of many rooms and halls.

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Playing around at the Amber Fort.

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Albert Hall Museum (Central Museum) — I liked the architecture better than the exhibits.

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Jaigarh, one of Jaipur’s most stunning attractions.

Jaipur is so easy to reach — with its modern international airport, simply fly to Delhi and hop over to Jaipur (via short–haul carriers like Jet Airways, SpiceJet or IndiGo) or take the train from anywhere in India to Jaipur. For North American travellers, many India-bound flights stopover in London — use this to your advantage, and book a couple of nights via Hand-Picked Hotels on the way there on the return and tour the UK’s finest at an add-on to your trip. It’s a nice antithesis to the sensory-overload of India.


 

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

1 comment… add one
  • Maruti JOSHI Jul 3, 2014 Link

    Hi , Very beautifully captured my city Jaipur .The camera angle makes it seem almost ethereal. Especially the ramparts of Jaigarh and HAWA MAHAL.Hope you must have seen the intricate lanes and bylanes also . Are you a travelogue writer or you do it for passion. Get in touch if visiting Jaipur again.

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