Pink City with the Amber Fort

Jaipur is known as the “pink city” because there are lots of walls made of pink sandstone all over town.  Here is an example:

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Jaipur is also home of the Amber Palace built completely of white marble and red sandstone.  Set high on a mountain above the city, it is an old but beautiful palace built in 1135.  The intricate decoration of the fort is influenced by both the Hindus and Muslims. There are detailed carvings on the walls and ceilings along with minute mirror work.  Stretched out and around the palace there is a wall that serves as protection – sort of like the Indian version of the Great Wall.  Here are some photos, although they don’t do it justice:

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2 thoughts on “Pink City with the Amber Fort

  1. Kelley says:

    Breathtaking photos Smachels, thanks for sharing!

  2. JMarsh says:

    These pics are great!!!!! That woman looks like a giant trying to get through the door!

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