Jaipur Journals

The Pink City of India

An August 1985 trip to Jaipur by hermion

Amber Fort Photo, Jaipur, India More Photos
Quote: While attending a scientific conference in New Dehli we took a side trip to Jaypur foa a couple of days with one of my Indian graduate students.

The Pink City of India

Overview

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Outstanding in my mind was the Amber Fort, the Rambagh Palace Hotel and the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the Winds).

Quick Tips:

Be careful that what you eat has been cooked very well. Stay away from the incessant beggars, if you can and watch your billfold.

Best Way To Get Around:

We made a deal with a young English speaking cabby (a University Student?) who took us around for the whole day for .00. I am sure it's more now, but still worth it.
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This hotel was a former palace of the Maharaja. It sits on about 25 acres of well manicured lawns and gardens. The rooms are generous in size with tall-ceiling to stay cool and very ornately and handsomely equipped. The service is outstanding, and the common rooms are truly royal in appearance.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Rambagh Palace
BHAWANI SINGH ROAD
Jaipur, India
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This restaurant is part of the Rambagh Palace. It is decorated in golden brocade. It's very formal, and the food is excellent and well-served by waiters who are extraordinarily attentive.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Golden Hall Restaurant
Bhawani Singh Road
Jaipur, India

Palace of the Winds

Attraction

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This is the most photographed building in Jaypur. It is the remaining front of the palace, where the ladies of the court would sit in privacy and observe the goings-on in the street while being cooled by the constant breezes. Not far from here is an 18th century outdoor astronomical observatory (the Jantar Mantar), built by one of the highly educated Maharajas. It is built of stone and incredibly accurate. Also nearby you can visit the City Palace, still a royal residence but partly open to the public. There are incredible collections of textiles, jewelry, porcelain and many other items.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Palace of the Winds
Siredeori Bazaar St.
Jaipur, India

Amber Fort

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Attraction

Amber Fort Photo, Jaipur, India
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This fort sits on top of a hill which is the first line of hills demarking the end of the Rajastan desert. It was never actually used in defense of the city. The fort is generally approached on an elephant. (see picture - it's the only one I have as a print, all others are slides-sorry). After a shaky ride up-hill you can wander through the palace. There is a small, private temple where you can enter after you take your shoes off. Also there is a wonderful glass palace (Jai Mandir) which is pitch dark until the guide lights one candle and the whole place lights up.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Amber Fort
Amber
Jaipur, India