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Pundarik ki Haveli in jaipur

Pundarik ki Haveli in jaipur

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

Lying to the east of Nahargarh, on the way to Gaitor, is the Brahmpuri area where the grand havelis of the pundits and scholars of the Jaipur court once stood. One mansion was the

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Beyond Jaipur: North

Beyond Jaipur: North

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

TOWERING ABOVE JAIPUR are the two dramatic fortresses of Nahargarh and Jaigarh that guard the approach from the north to both Amber and the new capital of Jaipur. Today, they recall a bygone age

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Sisodia Rani ka Bagh

Sisodia Rani ka Bagh

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

This terraced garden was laid out in the 18th century for Sawai Jai Singh Ifs second wife, a Sisodia princess from Udaipur. The marriage was one of convenience to foster better relations between the

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Beyond Jaipur

Beyond Jaipur

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

ENCLOSING A NARROW VALLEY, a parallel range of hills runs along Jaipur’s eastern periphery from Sangaher in the south up to Amber and beyond. This combination of rocky terrain and thickly wooded slopes provided

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Statue Circle

Statue Circle

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

This popular landmark is a traffic roundabout, circling an imposing white marble statue of Sawai Jai Singh II. commissioned by the Sawai Jai Singh Benevolent Trust. It was installed in 1968 and is now

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Jaipur and Environs

Jaipur and Environs

February 6, 2014 Comments Off

THE JAIPUR REGION of Rajasthan lies on the eastern fringes of the Thar Desert, a semi-arid land cut southwest to northeast by the craggy Aravalli Hills. Studded by hilltop and jungle forts, its valleys and plains glitter

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