Saturday, February 13, 2010

Two Palaces and something new...

Jaipur seems to be full of palaces:

The Hawa Mahal, or Wind Palace, was beautiful with its tapering windows. It was built in 1799 to allow the women of the court to watch street processions without being seen:

We did not visit the The Floating Palace, but it was stunning to see:

While not a palace, the Jantar Mantar, with its astronomical measuring devices was very different and very cool:

Surrounding these royal buildings is, of course, Jaipur. Known as the Pink City, all the buildings within the city walls are painted the same pinkish color:

There are a bit more animals on the streets than I've seen in Delhi:

Especially, animals at work:
But, this procession of ladies to the temple was by far my most favorite unexpected moment of our trip:

1 comment:

  1. Looks sooo cool! There's a jantar mantar here in Delhi that I'm clamoring to see too!

    The floating palace is my favorite!!