The City Palace of Jaipur
The City Palace of Jaipur is a complex of palaces and other buildings located just across Jantar Mantar. This was what I was looking forward to visiting. I've heard of the Pink City of Jaipur and seen snippets of travel shows featuring it, which piqued my curiosity to see the place with my own eyes.
It is therefore fitting that the City Palace would be the last thing on our itinerary in Jaipur - like saving the best for last.
Jaipur still has a sitting king. However the title and the position is only ceremonial nowadays. The king gets to cut ribbons on openings of businesses and other social functions. This is where the king still lives.
Some of the buildings have been converted into museums. We visited two museums, one of which it was absolutely forbidden to take photos.
We spent enough time here. It's worth the price for the ticket.
Enjoy the pictorial tour:
The entrance arch.
The "Royal Family" lives in the building in the back where the flag of the family flies.
It IS pink.
Hazy sky, punishing heat
Diwan I-Khas or the public audience hall
Forgot what this gate is called.
Details on the peacock gate
These ladies know best. One cannot continue exploring the grounds/buildings without stopping for a bit to catch one's breath and duck into shade in the heat of the Jaipur sun.
I was short of eyes the whole trip to India.
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