Water Palace Jaipur

Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.  The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five storied building, of which four floors remain underwater when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed.

Maharaja’s Palace Jaipur

The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 by the ruler of Amber Sawai Jai Singh II and is still used as the royal family residence hence the flag is flying.   Jaipur is known as the “Pink city’s after the maharaja had the city painted pink in honour of the visit of the prince... Continue Reading →

Jaipur astronomical observatory

Not what we expected - absolutely fascinating. The Jantar Mantar monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, and completed in 1734. It features the world's largest stone sundial. The masonry, stone and brass instruments were built using astronomy and instrument design... Continue Reading →

Palace of the Winds Jaipur

Hawa Mahal (English translation: "Palace of winds" or "Palace of the Breeze") is a palace in Jaipur, India, so it is named because it was essentially a high screen wall with 953 windows built so that the women of the royal family could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. It was built in... Continue Reading →

Taj Mahal

We couldn't believe how stunning it is in real life - you can never take too many photos of it. We were there at dawn and the colour changes from pink to gold to white - amazing        

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