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Jaipur - the pink city

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Jaipur - the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. In 1876 maharaja Ram Singh had the entire old city painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and this traditional has been maintained since then. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Among many of the city's attractions is Jantar Mantar - astronomical observatory built in 1728 by maharaja Jai Sigh II, Hawa Mahal - pink sandstone palace built in 1799 and famous Raj Mandir Cinema.

Jaipur - the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan
In 1876 maharaja Ram Singh had the entire old city painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales
Colourful street life of Jaipur
Flower street stands in the streets of Jaipur
Fabric shops in the alleyway of Jaipur
Traditional henna painting
Traditional henna painting
A street barber's shop
Snake charmer and his two king cobras
Jaipur is packed with traffic, motorcycles and bikes...
An elephant in the street is yet another vehicle in Jaipur
Cost-saving rickshaw ride :)
A typical lively street in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - pink sandstone palace built in 1799
Facade of the Hawa Mahal palace
Raj Mandir Cinema is a perfect place to see a Bollywood film
Raj Mandir Cinema inside
A glorious elephant at Jantar Mantar
Camels in love :)
Jantar Mantar - astronomical observatory built in 1728 by maharaja Jai Sigh II
A sundial at Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
A sundial at Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
A 27m-high gnomon of a sundial in Jantar Mantar

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