Monday, May 13, 2013

Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal and Chandra Mahal

Here's another day in Jaipur.  We were told that the Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds, below is the most photographed building in Jaipur.  It was being renovated the few days that we were there.  The building is 5 stories high but only one room deep.  It was built in 1799.  The elaborate system of balconies and screens kept the women of the court hidden while they surveyed action on the street below.

Here is the back side of the Hawa Mahal.

The Chandra Mahal and the City Palace Museum make up a great courtyard in central Jaipur.

Pat and I spent an afternoon shopping around the intersection in the photo above.  Pat bought some handmade scissors from the gentleman below.

I had my hand henna'd.

This man ran a sewing business right on the sidewalk.  He's making shorts.

A good place for a nap.

Street scenes around Jaipur.

We took the tour bus from Jaipur to Agra the next day.  We came upon this camel driver along the way.

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