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Jaipur, India Travel Pictures

The whole town of Jaipur was supposedly painted pink to provide a hospitable welcome to a high British official in the mid 19th century. Most of the buildings are still pink, explaining it's title of 'pink city'. The star attractions are the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), which is a facade from which women of the court could watch the going-on's of the street below without being seen; the City Palace with the Jantar Mantar, a large, spread out observatory; and the Amber Palace, located on a nearby hill.

The Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) Facade Looking down onto the street below from one of Hawa Mahal's main windows
The Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) Facade
Looking down onto the street below from one of Hawa Mahal's main windows
One of the windows of Hawa Mahal from the inside Hawa Mahal Facade from inside
One of the windows of Hawa Mahal from the inside
Hawa Mahal Facade from inside
Jal Mahal Palace, located in the middle of a lake From one of the highest points of the Jantar Mantar observatory. The fortification on the distant hill is Ambar Fort
Jal Mahal Palace, located in the middle of a lake
From one of the highest points of the Jantar Mantar observatory. The fortification on the distant hill is Ambar Fort
The Birla Temple, built of white marble Shiva statue at Birla Temple
The Birla Temple, built of white marble
Shiva statue at Birla Temple
A busy intersection. The Palace of the Winds is at the top right The City Palace
A busy intersection. The Palace of the Winds is at the top right
The City Palace
On an elephant on the way up to Ambar Palace. It's well worth it to take the elephant The intricate entrance to Ambar Palace
On an elephant on the way up to Ambar Palace. It's well worth it to take the elephant
The intricate entrance to Ambar Palace
One of the many beautiful doorways of Ambar Palace Another beautiful door at Ambar Palace
One of the many beautiful doorways of Ambar Palace
Another beautiful door at Ambar Palace
An airy hallway at Ambar Palace A hallway at City Palace
An airy hallway at Ambar Palace
A hallway at City Palace
This proud nut seller's paid a lot of attention to the presentation of his wares There are plenty of Monkeys at Ambar Palace who are used to being fed. Careful, they might get agressive
This proud nut seller's paid a lot of attention to the presentation of his wares
There are plenty of Monkeys at Ambar Palace who are used to being fed. Careful, they might get agressive
Look at this beautiful screen made out of one piece of stone A colourful side street in Jaipur: A water buffalo, a fruit seller, several local women on the left, and a scooter driver winding his way through the straw-covered chaos
Look at this beautiful screen made out of one piece of stone
A colourful side street in Jaipur: A water buffalo, a fruit seller, several local women on the left, and a scooter driver winding his way through the straw-covered chaos
Fruit juice seller at Ambar Palace Family singing and dancing on the way to Jaipur
Fruit juice seller at Ambar Palace
Family singing and dancing on the way to Jaipur

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