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.
From one of the highest points of the Jantar Mantar observatory. The fortification on the distant hill is Ambar Fort
There are plenty of Monkeys at Ambar Palace who are used to being fed. Careful, they might get agressive
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
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