The largest city in Rajasthan, Jaipur gets its nickname (The Pink City) due to a large part of it having oleander-rose colored buildings. The city itself is a museum of a bygone era. Discovering its numerous forts and palaces is like being transported back to the time of the Maharajas.
The city’s most distinctive landmark is Hawa Mahal whose facade has 953 windows, where royal women used to watch the city below without being seen.
Although Jaipur has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, during our visit, the Pink City itself has yet to make it to the list. In July 2019, it finally received that status.
View. Hawa Mahal is best admired from Wind View Cafe, just across the street. There’s a small passageway and staircase leading up to it.
Admission. It is also recommended that you go inside the palace. Jaipur has a composite ticket system that allows access to 7 important monuments, including those incuded in this journal: Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. For more information, click HERE.