Rajasthan incorporating New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Pics & words by Barry Greville-Eyres
Men in uniform on the streets of Jaipur - music on the move! Rajasthan is culturally rich and has artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life.
|A Palace with a view! An impressive garden and water feature seen from the Amber Fort|
|Intricate designs at the Amber Palace - Jaipur|
|The blogger's travel companions ... remarkable ladies capable of bringing any man, beast or behemoth to its knees!|
Toasting the wannabe Maharajah! A superb day out with Elefantastic Elephant Tours - Jaipur - highly recommended!
Albert Hall - Jaipur boasts an excellent natural history museum built in 1886 by Sir Swinton Jacob and has a rare collection of artifacts and craft items such as metalwork, ivory carvings, pieces of jewellery, textile, pottery and paintings.
|A night out at the Rajasthan Cultural Centre - authentic vegetarian cuisine|
|Monkey Temple on the outskirts of Jaipur|
|Worshippers at the Monkey Temple|
Rajasthan, known as "the land of kings," covers 10.4% of India by land area and is located in the northwest of the country. Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the state.
Rajasthan's formerly independent kingdom created a rich architectural and cultural heritage, seen even today in their numerous forts and palaces (Mahals and Havelis) which are enriched by features of Islamic and Jain architecture.
|A memorable pic of the gals at the Hawa Mahal - Jaipur!|
|Madhavendra Palace which overlooks the city of Jaipur.|
Perfect symmetry at the Madhavendra Palace
|Domestic tourists appreciate local sights and delights!|
|Exquisite gardens at the Amber Palace|
|Home visit and authentic Rajasthan cuisine, features of the Elefantastic Elephant Tours experience.|
Originating for the Marwar region of the state is the concept Marwari Bhojnalaya, or vegetarian restaurants, today found in many part of India, which offer vegetarian food of the Marwari people.
Welcome to my Rajasthan boudoir! The state is known for its traditional and colourful art. The block prints, tie and dye prints, Bagaru prints, Sanganer prints, and Zari embroidery are major export products from Rajasthan.