FUN-travel: Jaipur Palaces

November 10, 2016 by  

  • City Palace…Dancing Courtyard Doors…

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…4 in total…

…each depicting a season…jai-door

…and also the only time they were used…

…each intricately painted…

…from the top to bottom.

  • Palace of Winds

…a high screen wall…

…built so women of the royal household…

…could observe street festivals…

…while unseen from the outside…

  • Voyeuristic?

…apparently not…

…since they had to obey strict “purdah” (face cover).

  • Built in 1799…

…this unique five-story exterior…

…is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive…

…with 953 small windows…

…decorated with intricate latticework…

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…which allowed cool air to pass through…

…creating air conditioning during the high temperatures in summers.

FUN-fact – on driving – Why have 3 lanes when 5 cars will fit? The lines mean nothing!

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