Posts Tagged ‘Amber Palace’
The first thing that catches the attention of the colorful city of Jaipur is its pink facade. Just look houses since 1853, the year in which the city is “dressed” to get this color in style to Prince Albert of Wales.
The people of Jaipur are friendly and hospitable. When dealing with vendors is essential to the bargain, failing which fooled us.
The enclosing walls of the Old City Jaipur, whose streets are divided into nine squares, which evokes a map aniguo Hindu universe. In the center of this grid-home of Shiva, god of destruction, according to tradition, stands the City Palace of Jaipur, a city in itself small tarball. Essential to visit the Moon Palace, the oldest building of that palace, with beautiful outbuildings, patios and portals.
The palace also has a curious astrological observatory called Jantar Mantar. The Palace of the Winds or Hawa Mahal (In the second photo) is a pink building with 953 small windows, designed to look at women of the harem to the street.
Fastusos Other palaces worth visiting are the Castle and the Deogarh Mahal Bijaipur. North of the city will find the magnificent Amber Palace, former residence of the local Raja Man Singh, who rises above the town of the same name. To get to the top of this luxurious residence halls lavish, columns and mosaics, it is certainly better to do on the back of an elephant. Worthwhile.
Of interest to the traveler is also the Ranthambore National Park, southeast of Jaipur, which has a large tiger reserve.