Our amazing journey - Quelle aventure! travel blog

Wind Palace - Palais des vents - Palace for women to observe...

Kid selling postcard by palace, wanting his picture taken - Jeune garcon...

View from the wind Palace - vue du Palais des Vents

Inside facade palace, about 12 m wide - Facade interieur du palais...

Entrance to the City palace - Entree du Palais ou vit aussi...

Cour interieure, lighter part is residence of maharadja - inside palace, lighter...

Silver to storeHoly water from Ganges - Grand pot en argent pour...

One of 4 doors in the courtyard where dncing was held -...

Peacok door - Porte motif de paons

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Window - FenĂȘtre

Kids coming to talk to us playing cricket - enfants venant nous...

Middle Baba, rickshaw driver, very helpful, Right driver for 10 days -...

Cute, no? - Adorable, non? Nous avons des tas de photos de...

Baba,milieu, une de nos rencontres sympathiques - Baba, centre, a very friendly...


Agra jaipur: 236km 6hrs

Jaipur was planned in a grid system with wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes and uniform rows of shops on either side of the main roads, all arranged in nine rectangular city sectors (chokdis). The city is surrounded by a wall having seven gates and was built for protection from invading armies and wild animals that lurked just outside in the jungles that surrounded the city. But Jai Singh's planned city has withstood all the pressures and the changes.

Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.

The 'Palace of Winds', built in 1799 A.D, by Maharaja Pratap Singh, is the most recognisable monument of Jaipur. The five storied semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with overhanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to catch the cool breeze on a hot day, and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below.

City Palace:-

is the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and mughal styles.The carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns ornate with floral motifs in gold and colored stones. Two carved elephants in marble guard the entrance. The nmaharadja still lives in one part of the palace.



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