Jewels of Rajasthan

My recent travel experience to India is by far the most magical yet. I hope one day all of you travel to India and prepare yourselves to be spell-bound by the history and charm this country has to offer.

Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, The Pink City 

The Pink City is basically a specific part of the city that has its buildings in pink. So not all of Jaipur has pink buildings just the old city. In fact the colour is not even pink! Its terracotta to be exact. The reason why its called the Pink City is because Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur wanted to paint the walls pink as a symbol of hospitality to welcome the Prince of Whales during his visit.

The picture below is the Hawa Mahal, which is a large screen wall that was used those days as an observatory for the Queens to watch street performances down below without being seen by public. Kind of like a spy hole but a very cool one indeed.

Amer Fort

Amer Fort is also known as Amer Fort. Its a beautiful palace built many years ago for Kings and Queens. It consists of many courtyards within the palace, a beautiful garden that was built on water and also Palace of Mirrors. I don't really want to go into detail on the history of Amer Fort as its going to be super long so here are some pictures instead!



 

Birla Mandir

The Birla Mandir in Jaipur is a Hindu temple also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple and is part of one of the several Birla mandirs located all over the country.

 

 

Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort

One of the largest forts in India and personally the most beautiful. Enclosed with thick walls, its boundaries comprise of several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.

 

Hope you enjoyed this piece although I have just a few good pictures 🙂

 

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