Tuesday, 26 April 2022

TRAVEL TUESDAY 337 - JAIPUR, INDIA

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

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Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named.  The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India.

The city is unusual among pre-modern Indian cities in the regularity of its streets, and the division of the city into six sectors by broad streets 34 m wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east.  The Palace quarter encloses the Hawa Mahal palace complex, formal gardens, and a small lake.

Nahargarh Fort (shown here), which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites. Included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and India.

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5 comments:

  1. Awesome pic, Greetings from India

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  2. Now the place where I lived before is a drive of 26 hours away, I figured that it would be seen a "travel":)

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  3. Beautiful photo. Thanks for the party.

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