It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.
The site for the palace was located on the site of a royal hunting lodge on a plain land encircled by a rocky hill range, five miles south of Amber (city).
The City Palace has every wall and corners designed so intricately that you can spend hours just gazing them.
Jaiprakash Yantra, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.
Narivalaya Yantra at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.
A view of Mubarakh Mahal, City Palace, Jaipur.
One of the two Gaint Sundials at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.
A dome at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.
The Pink beauty, Hawa Mahal. Standing with all its glory!
A view of Amer Fort from the top of Hawa Mahal.
The beautiful interiors of Hawa Mahal.
Pink and Yellow, two basic colors of Royal Jaipur.
From Hawa Mahal: City Palace and Amer fort.
A Panoramic view of the whole Jaipur city as viewed from the top of Hawa Mahal.
A beautiful fountain at Albert Hall, Jaipur.
Albert Hall is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan.
Albert Hall is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.
Albert Hall was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and was opened as public museum in 1887.
Albert Hall in B/W shades.
Adhāī Din Kā Jhonpdā, a Vaishnava Hindu temple built in 1153 and converted into a mosque by Quṭbuddīn Aybak in 1193 at Ajmer.
Adhai-Din-ka-jhopra is noted for its double-depth calligraphy inscriptions, in the Naskh and Kufic scripts.
Apart from the mosque, called Jāma'Iltutmish (pronounced Altamish locally), nearly the whole of the ancient temple has fallen into ruins.
Forty columns support the roof, but no two are alike and the ornaments are exceptional in their decorations.
Adhāī Din Kā Jhonpdā situated on the lower slope of Tārāgarh hill. Aikbak's successor, Shams al-Din Iltutmish added to the mosque.
The beautiful Cravings on the rocks.
There is a rumor that Jin's made the building in Adhai din or Two and a half days, and so it was named that way.
One of the Intricate Pillars at Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra, Ajmer, Rajasthan.
The roof of Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra.
A temple at the top of a hill near Birla Temple, Jaipur.
A view of Amer Fort from the Valley.
Standing with pride: Amer fort, Jaipur.
Ajmeri gate, Jaipur.
Front view of Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra, Ajmer.