Indian Architecture of Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur , is probably the best city I’ve visited during my 15 days stay in India.  Although described by the lonely planet as “diesel soaked streets “, I actually found Jaipur more safe and in order, as compared to other cities i’ve visited. Maybe its because I found a nice accommodation tucked in a less crowdy part of city, which is also not too far from the center (which I will discuss on my next post).  In addition, I find the public buses of Jaipur easy to navigate from one heritage site to another. Jaipur has no metro subway station by the way.

Jaipur is the Capital of Rajasthan, a desert state at the west side of India, bordering Pakistan . Lahore Pakistan can in fact be reached from Rajasthan by Bus.  Being a Desert State, the landscape is undeniably different as the hue of the city turns sunny, sandy and yellow pinkish.

Once being the center of Mughal Rule by the Royal Bloods during the 17th and 18th century, Jaipur itself is rich in old and iconic Indian Architecture and well preserved Heritage Sites . 

This city should not be missed when visiting India. Spend at least 2 nights. Jaipur is around 4-5 hours train ride from Agra.

Here are some of the best preserved sites worthy of Visit .

The City Palace Complex

View of City Palace Complex

View inside the City Palace Complex

Charming Street side cafe

Charming Street side cafe

Nice Details made of Marble Stones

Nice Details made of Marble Stones

Entranceway to City Palace Complex

Entranceway to City Palace Complex

The Noted Peacock entranceway in Jaipur City Palace

The Noted Peacock entranceway in Jaipur City Palace

a view of the city palace , Jaipur

a view of the city palace , Jaipur

Hawah Mahal , The Palace of the Wind, dedicated to the women of the King . The palaces architecture is designed to have a lot of air passages , latticed walls and funnels to cool the palace interiors, as such , the name, Palace of the Winds.

This place is around 15 minutes walk from the city palace complex.

Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur. One of the most intricately crafted masonry building Ive seen so far.  Stunning !

Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur. One of the most intricately crafted masonry building Ive seen so far. Stunning !

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

View of Jaipur and the Desert state of Rajasthan from a tower of Hawa Mahal

View of Jaipur and the Desert state of Rajasthan from a tower of Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Jantar Mantar Observatory , and the Market just outside the city palace complex

at Jantar Mantar Word Heritage Site ( Astronomical Instrument of Old India in reading the stars )

at Jantar Mantar Word Heritage Site ( Astronomical Instrument of Old India in reading the stars )

Jaipur Market

Jaipur Market

Jaipur Market

Jaipur Market

around Jaipur

Around Jaipur

Bus Ride from Hawah Mahal to Amber Fort , which is at the next town, about 20-30 minutes away.

Bus to Amber Fort , just around the corner of Hawa Mahal . Very convenient and cheap to travel to Amer Town.

Bus to Amber Fort , just around the corner of Hawa Mahal . Very convenient and cheap to travel to Amer Town.

Amber Fort from the outside

Amber Fort from the outside

Details at Amber Fort

Details at Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

The way up to Amber fort

The way up to Amber fort

Amber Fort Courtyard

Amber Fort Courtyard

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Jaigarh Fort , the well preserved palace on top of a hill, walkable from  Amber Fort

Jaigarh Fort , the well preserved palace on top of a hill, walkable from Amber Fort

Ive visited all those forts with the composite ticket I bought for 650 INR , which i find very practical to see all those Heritage sites in a Day .

Composite Tickets to the Heritage Sites of Jaipur, which costs around 650 INR ( 12 usd )

Composite Tickets to the Heritage Sites of Jaipur, which costs around 650 INR ( 12 usd )

 

Other Noteworthy Architecture I passed by while roaming the streets of Hathroi Fort, where I stayed.

Modernist Style Residence in Jaipur, but still exuding that old Indian Feel in it . Don't you think?

Modernist Style Residence in Jaipur, but still exuding that old Indian Feel in it . Don’t you think?

Maya Hotel's nice entrance way

Maya Hotel’s nice entrance way

Some Nice Architecture In Jaipur

The Residence where I took my Kalp Yoga Classes for two morning, which was just at the back of the hotel i stayed in.     ( Check out my blog on thing to do in Jaipur, apart from the the Heritage site visits. )

 

 Jaipur Hotel Lobby  , almost all the boutique hotels Ive visited have lavish embellishments and hand painted frescos which gives it that authentic indian feel.

Jaipur Hotel Lobby , almost all the boutique hotels Ive visited have lavish embellishments and hand painted frescos which gives it that authentic indian feel.

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2 responses to “Indian Architecture of Jaipur, Rajasthan

    • Thats what an Indian Friend told me to bring coz it was cold the time I Visited. March 2014. haha. but apparently, daytime temperature was just cool and pleasant. pwede na sana mag shorts. lighter bag sana.

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