JAIPUR

This will be the way we will visit the place:


Jaipur is the capital of the Rajasthan state where many palaces and monuments can be found:

Fort and Palace of Amer:

Firstly, the main thing to visit there will be the fort and palace of Amer, located 11 kilometers away from Jaipur. This construction is a mix of Mughal and Hindu architecture made of white marble.

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It is the second biggest fort in the world after the fort Gwâlior which is also in India.

There is a lake which leads you to the entrance of the palace and then, we can see the ruins of the fort.

It is possible to go up the fort on the back of an elephant, but I am not sure that I will do it as I heard that the elephants are not treated well there.

Inside the palace there are some huge gardens and other monuments that are also worth to see.

Here is an overview of this huge place:

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If we have time, we will also try to see the Jaigarh Fort which overlooks the Amber Fort as well as the Galta Valley that you can see below:

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Hawa Mahal – Palace of Wind:

This palace made of pink and red sandstone is located in the South of the Jaipur city, near the city Palace. It was built in 1799 for the women of the royal household in order for them to admire street festivities which could not be seen from outside.

We can note that the entrance is not from the front but from a side road. Anyway I don’t think we will have time to visit it, so we will just stop to admire it from outside:

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City Palace:

We will also do the same thing for the city Palace where we will have a look at it from the outside. The city palace is composed of 2 palaces which are the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal, both built in the XVIIIt Century.

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