Amazing India: Architecture of Jaipur – The City Palace

A few years ago I travelled the Golden Triangle of northern India: New Delhi in the National Capital Territory, Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Jaipur in Rajasthan. I also made a side trip to Ranthambore National Park. The sights were amazing ranging from bustling cities, desert terrain and wild forest. The architecture of India really stood out in each of these places.

I visited a second very ornate and beautiful palace in the heart of Jaipur, The Pink City. This was the City Palace which was once the royal seat of the Maharaja.

City Palace Jaipur Rajasthan
City Palace

The palace was constructed between 1729 and 1732 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II but additions were still being made up until 1890. The palace is a mix of Indian (Rajput and Mughal) and European styles with many courtyards and ornate buildings.

City Palace Jaipur India
Old world charm
Courtyards and gateways of the City Palace Jaipur India
Courtyards and gateways of the City Palace
City Palace Jaipur India
Intricate detail
Courtyards and gateways of the City Palace Jaipur India
Courtyards and gateways of the City Palace
Courtyards and gateways of the City Palace Jaipur India
Formal meeting spaces, hallways and arches of the City Palace
Courtyards and gateways of the City Palace Jaipur India
The Maharaja had a regal home

Take in the splendor and bright colours of the  palace. Think back to the bustling times of the rule of the Maharaja. It must have been an amazing sight in its day and is still impressive and one to not miss in Jaipur.

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