Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Palace of Winds, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Credit: Psychocadet

Popularly know as the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan in Northwest India. The Pink City nickname dates to 1876 when the entire city was painted pink to to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales.

Jaipur has a myriad of attractions, including the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Jal Mahal (Water Palace), the City Palace, the Rambagh Palace, the Nahargarh Fort, the Amber Fort, the Jantar Mantar observatory, Mansagar Lake, and a large variety of temples and gardens.

Once the capital for the Indian Royalty, the Pink City is now a bustling metropolis with over 4 million residents. The city has an international airport and accommodations for any budget.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Credit: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Palace of Winds, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Credit: Ran Chakrabarti
Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Credit: Mridula
Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Credit: Rajesh
View from Palace of Winds, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Credit: Alison

19 thoughts on “Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

  1. DUDE. 4th up from the bottom, is that where they filmed that epic scene from The Fall?? im pretty sure.

  2. Excellent photography… indeed Jaipur is one of those places in India highly recommended by the locals…and travelers alike. Certainly in my travel plans.

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  3. I absulutely loved the city inspite of its natural bad odour and ridiculus motorcycle traffic, its beautifully contructed.

  4. Stunning!!! I badly want to take my family to Rajasthan; it is my number one must-see in the next year or two.

  5. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Jaipur and it was every bit as beautiful as these photographs make it look. Bad thing was I didn’t have a very good camera when I was there so I don’t have pictures nearly as nice as these.

    O well guess I will just have to go back :)

  6. I’ve heard Jaipur is incredibly beautiful. I didn’t get a chance to visit it but I did visit Jodhpur the Blue City!

  7. Great pics! Been to Jaipur twice and only wish I had captured as good a quality as these :-( Def a beautiful city.

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