Wednesday, 16 March 2016


Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India.

The city is unusual among pre-modern Indian cities in the regularity of its streets, and the division of the city into six sectors by broad streets 34 m wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east.

The Palace quarter encloses the Hawa Mahal palace complex, formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort, which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites. Included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and India.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. mesmarizing.... how i would love to travel again... maybe there?

    Have a nice ABC-wednesday-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. Heisann... a colleague of mine, has just come home from India. I met her yesterday and had a report... some nice and some bad to tell.
    Wonderful scenery you show by your photos ;:OD)

  3. Very nice photos.
    Thank you for sharing at

  4. Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. Very nicely captured photographs.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

  5. The second capture is absolutely stunning! India has some beautiful architecture - Thaks for sharing.

  6. What a wonderful part of the world - it was last century when I was in India last!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  7. Jaipur is on my places to see list. Travelled a lot in India when I live there but never got to see Rajasthan Thanks for sharing.