Saturday, May 4, 2013

Jaipur, the Amber Fort

Here are some scenes from the bus during the drive from Delhi to Jaipur.

Our main destination, on the outskirts of Jaipur, was the Amber Fort.  The Fort was established in 1592 by Man Singh I .  It was built on the remains of an 11th fort.  The central buildings of the fort were added by Jai Singh I from 1621-1667.

We rode elephants into the Fort.

The main plaza, Jaleb Chowk.

The Ganesh Pol, gateway to the private apartments, built in 1640.

Sattais Katcheri, where the revenue records were written.

Ganesh Pol.

Sheesh Mahal, with its mirrored ceiling.

Done for the day.

Jal Mahal, the water palace.  Built in mid-1700's by Madho Singh I.  It was later used as a duck-hunting lodge.

Vegetable market in Jaipur.

Street scenes, Jaipur.

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