Jaipur by Way of Bishangarh: India Travels Part 2

December 28, 2022: I don’t often post about hotels, but sometimes they are so unique and memorable, I must send praise. Fort Bishangargh, an 18th century Shahpura fort from days when this region was peopled with warring kingdoms, has been renovated into an elegant hotel, with rooms carved out of the granite. From above you can see the lush green fields below and the mountains of Rajasthan in the distance. We were served high tea on a roof deck to the sounds of Bollywood and Rajahsthani music. I walked down to the village below and heard chanting from the local temple. #indiatravel #rajasthan #jaipur #travelgram #happytobehere #traveling @alilafortbishangarh

View of the hotel from the welcome area
View of the hotel from the town below
A view of the Rajasthan countryside and prayers from a local temple
The local Hindu temple
in Bishangarh

December 29, 2022: Rajasthan means land of kingdoms and to walk through Jaipur is to feel history vibrate. Old palaces made new, old palaces still crumbling. Hindu temples and bustling markets overflowing with all manner of tchotchkes, colorful handblocked textiles, mirrored shoes, pashminas, quilted jackets and on and on. The red sandstone Amber Fort standing sentry for the last 1300 years. And everywhere the colonial legacy— the “Pink City” is so because of the British. And wow- those necklaces at Gem Palace!! Out of my price range but the the regal legacy of precious gold jewelry is breathtaking. #jaipur #citypalacejaipur #amberfortjaipur #gempalacejaipur #rambaghpalace #hawamahal #jaimahalpalace

Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
yes, these are real diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies. At Gem Palaces, jewelers to royalty
at City Palace
Amber Fort
Fort Jaipur
Amber Fort, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
Possibly the most useless sign in all of India (seen in Jaipur)

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