This colourful area hasn’t changed much since it was built in the 18th century. There are many small streets off the main thoroughfares and “Chaupars” (Squares), where artisans fashion puppets, silver jewellery, and other local handicrafts in tiny workshops. The area is a hub of activity, rich with pungent smells and vibrant colours with the temple bells adding to the range of sounds. There are flower markets, pottery sellers, and vegetable markets amoungst the ornate mosques and even an astronomical observatory with an array of sculpture-like instruments.
The “Pink City” of Jaipur is vibrant and full of captivating ancient palaces and forts, with most of them boasting stunning views and elaborate architecture. Jaipur forms part of India’s popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit, and lures visitors with its stunning remnants of a bygone era.