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The first thing that catches the attention of the colorful city of Jaipur is its pink facade. Just look houses since 1853, the year in which the city is “dressed” to get this color in style to Prince Albert of Wales.
The people of Jaipur are friendly and hospitable. When dealing with vendors is essential to the bargain, failing which fooled us.
The enclosing walls of the Old City Jaipur, whose streets are divided into nine squares, which evokes a map aniguo Hindu universe. In the center of this grid-home of Shiva, god of destruction, according to tradition, stands the City Palace of Jaipur, a city in itself small tarball. Essential to visit the Moon Palace, the oldest building of that palace, with beautiful outbuildings, patios and portals.
The palace also has a curious astrological observatory called Jantar Mantar. The Palace of the Winds or Hawa Mahal (In the second photo) is a pink building with 953 small windows, designed to look at women of the harem to the street.
Fastusos Other palaces worth visiting are the Castle and the Deogarh Mahal Bijaipur. North of the city will find the magnificent Amber Palace, former residence of the local Raja Man Singh, who rises above the town of the same name. To get to the top of this luxurious residence halls lavish, columns and mosaics, it is certainly better to do on the back of an elephant. Worthwhile.
Of interest to the traveler is also the Ranthambore National Park, southeast of Jaipur, which has a large tiger reserve.
The impact that arrived in New Delhi is not little. The human tides of a city with more than 14 million people can be intimidating at first contact.
India’s capital shows two distinct worlds: on one hand, New Delhi, stronghold of the British colony and Old Delhi. For the tourist and less experienced globetrotters it is best to get to know the city by New Delhi, especially for the Connaught Place, a lively commercial area full of bazaars. Also here we find the Gateway of India (India Gate) memorial to the fallen in the First World War. Nearby stands the Parliament and other government buildings as well as several important museums: the “National Gallery”, the “Modern Art National Museum” and “Craft Museum.”
On the banks of river Yamuna, and passing the India Gate monuments rise outstanding tribute to Indian leaders. Eternal flame located at the Shanti Vana (Forest of Peace) indicates where he was cremated the body of Mahatma Gandhi. This place is the most visited monument India and is known as the Raj Ghat.
Other major monuments Humayun’s tomb, and the majestic temple Qub Minar, a minaret which stands over 70 meters high.
In Old Delhi, the old town, stands the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in all of India, built, like the Taj Majhal by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Every night except Monday, recreates the history of India through an audiovisual spectacular color.