When I arrived in Jaipur, India there was an esoteric feeling all over me. Maybe that was because of the history that the pink city of Jaipur preserves. It is the largest city in Rajasthan. I had just 2 days to visit this beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. There are many places to visit in Jaipur and definitely wouldn’t be possible in just over a couple of days.
When I had a look at all the photos from Jaipur, it surely made me want to visit it again. I have posted 20 best photos to describe the city of Jaipur. Hoping it would give you a serious case of wanderlust and inspire you to travel the pink city of Rajasthan, India.
The royal state of Rajasthan is very rich in culture and history. If you love history, art, architecture, culture, and more, then you will be fascinated with what Rajasthan tourism has to offer.
Note that all photos are from my cell phone.
Let’s start with people; the locals are very welcoming from the tuk-tuk drivers to various vendors.
Jaipur – The Pink City
The history has all the answers to why Jaipur is called the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan. During the reign of the Sawai Ram Singh I, The city was painted pink in 1876 to welcome the Prince of Wales. Most of the buildings remain pink, giving the city a very peculiar appearance. This gives the city its name.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur’s most distinguished landmark. The unique architecture makes it a popular destination among the tourists.
This place is called the Panna Meena ka Kund. It’s an ancient stepwell where water was available for the locals by descending sets of steps until the water level.
Forts and Palaces of Jaipur
The Amer Fort or the Amber Fort is the most popular tourist destination. Although it is in the city of Amer, the fort can be easily accessible from Jaipur.
The beautiful garden is called ‘Kesar Kyari Bagh’. The locals also address it as the Maunbari garden. The garden is built on the Maota Lake.
Architecture of Jaipur
Rajasthan is known for its culture, art, and Architecture. Every building is a piece of art with amazing details.
Animals and Tradition
In the ancient era, most of the transport and labor was carried out with the help of the animals. The animals are respected and taken well care of. You will still find elephants and camels work in some places.
Relics and Artefacts
With such a rich history, the city holds many pieces of relics and artifacts from the past.
The canon making factory at Jaigarh fort
Vehicles for the Kings & Royal Families of Jaipur
Shopping in Jaipur
Jaipur has unique and traditional items to shop. It is famous for gemstones, handicrafts, jewelry, textiles, traditional jootis (Shoes), pottery, and much more.
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