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Jaipur : The Pink City

Jaipur : The Pink City

The Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan was the stronghold of a clan of rulers with the three forts of hill and a series of city palaces. Known as the "pink city" because of the color stone used exclusively in the walled city. Jaipur bazaars sell shoes in embroidered leather, blue pottery, tie-dye scarves and other exotic goods. The Western Rajasthan itself forms a loop, in the heart of the Thar Desert which has shaped its history, ways of life and architecture.

Founded in 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known like the pink city with wide avenues and vast gardens. Capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. The past comes to life in magnificent forts and palaces, reddened with rose, where the Maharajas once lived. Jaipur's bustling bazaars, famous for jewelry, clothing and footwear from Rajasthan, possess a timeless quality and are certainly a treasure for buyers. This fascinating city with romantic charm takes you back to a era of royalty and tradition.

Hawa Mahal: Built in 1799, also called the "Palace of the Winds" has small windows that offered the women of this former harem the opportunity to see what was going on outside, without be seen by passers-by.

City Palace: Occupying the center of Jaipur, the City Palace covers one-seventh of the area of the city. It is made up in particular of the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces.

Amber Fort: Amber Fort is a 16th century fortress that impress with the importance of its dimensions. It is in this fortress that the Maharajas have made their home and ruled over Jaipur between the 16th century and the 18th century. Thus, the site is on a place strategically over a hill overlooking Lake Maota.

 

By Inès T.