Do you know about Jaipur, the biggest city and historical capital of Rajasthan in India? Well, you should. It is the epitome of symmetrical perfection and magnificence – and here’s why!
1. Everything is in pink…and it looks like a fairytale!
Most of the architecture in the Pink City are in pastel-perfect shades of earthy reds, and pinks. It’s a vibrant sight to behold for travelers, plus photographers and Instagrammers would find their fingers itching to snap away!
2. Just look at the Jawahar Circle
This pink structure is Jawahar Circle, the largest circular park Asia, which is on a busy traffic signal. It is surrounded by lush gardens, and intricately designed with eye-catching colours.
3. There is the pink Jal Mahal in the middle of the lake
Ths Water Palace one of the most peaceful spots in Jaipur. Once a shooting lodge for the Maharajah, this low-rise sand coloured palace is situated in the middle of Sagar Lake.
4. Hawa Mahal aka Palace of the Winds
Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 as part of the City Palace so that royal ladies can observe everyday life without being seen.
5. The City Palace is pretty dreamy
Situated in the Old City, the 18th century palace complex has spectacular courtyards, gardens and buildings.
6. Even the doorways are scene stealers
There are four gates to the City Palace, which represent the four seasons. The Green Gate is called Leheriya (meaning waves) and is a symbol of spring.
7. If you think the outside looks cool, wait till you get inside
I’m falling in love.
8. Symmetry is your best friend in Jaipur
Many of Jaipur’s buildings are designed in the Rajasthani style, characterised by its symmetrical splendour. It is a wonderland for anyone obsessed with architectural precision.
9. Perfectly symmetry stairs
Speaking of symmetry, near Jaipur is a small village called Abhaneri, where Chand Baori and its 100ft maze stairs descend onto a stepwell. Used to harvest rainwater, women in saris can be seen going down to fetch water. A mesmerising and oddly satisfying sight!
10. Something about Amer Fort looks like it should be in Game of Thrones
About 11km from Jaipur is Amer Fort, with its gorgeous sandstone forts. Now is it me or does this look like it belongs to Game of Thrones?
11. Exquisite details of the Amer Palace
This wonderful palace complex is filled with opulent halls and courtyards, decorated with glass panels and sparkling ceilings.
12. Walking along Nahargath Fort takes your breath away
Overlooking the city of Jaipur, this medieval fort was once its strong defence. Today, visitors come here to take in its scenic views.
13. This beautiful love story behind the Glass Hall
The Sheesh Mahal is said to have been built by the Maharaja for his queen, who loved to sleep under the sky. Since the queen was not allowed to sleep in open air, he fashioned a hall from glass so that a single stream of light would create a thousand stars around her.
14. The markets are just colourful
The street markets of Jaipur are worth going even if only for the sights, sounds and smells. You can find all sorts of textiles, perfumes, clothes, trinkets, jewellery and household items sold here. Some popular ones are the Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.
15. Simply a place to live your fairytale fantasies
This pink city of Jaipur really is a jewel of India. Time to pack my bag.