Thursday, April 7, 2011

View of Amber Fort, Jaipur

The pink city Jaipur (State: Rajasthan) has several forts and palaces. Here Jaigarh Fort built in 1726 is perched on a cliff and has a rugged structure with huge fort walls. This fort offers incredible aerial view of the Amber Fort and palace.

The view from the top provides impressive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains beyond.

Built in 1592, the Amber Fort is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. The fort that sprawls along the Maotha Lake, is composed of a massive complex gateways, courts, stairways and pillared pavilions, and palaces.


71 comments:

Sridharan said...

During my short visit to Jaipur, I could only visit Jaigarh fort. I missed the Amber fort.
Nice pictures Rajesh!

sandeep said...

Luvly pictures rajesh. When at amber fort, I saw the Jaigarh fort, but skipped it due to lack of time. Big mistake.

V Rakesh said...

Brilliant!

I was there sometime in April 2005 and loved the place!

Truly iconic!

George said...

These forts are very impressive, and the scenery is absolutely stunning.

Stranger said...

Wish I could visit this beautiful place... you captured the essence of the place Beautifully.

Team G Square said...

Great fort and nice pics

ladyfi said...

Wow - that last photo is just stunning!

Krishna said...

Hi Rajesh

beautiful photos

thanks for sharing

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Nice Pics..!

Zuzana said...

Absolutely impressive! What an incredible structure and your captures are magnificent.
Have a great week,
xoxo

Debbie Smith said...

Amazing views! I love the last picture and the reflection!
Have a fabulous day!
Debbie's Travels

sm said...

beautiful fort view

Anya said...

Fantastic view today ...
Wow !!!!

:-)

Jenny Woolf said...

Wow, first pictures I have seen that really bring it home how impressive this place is.

Geeta singh said...

awesome :)

Steffi said...

Your photos are very beautiful.Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!

joo said...

Another must to visit! The reflection in the last photo is stunning!

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place, Rajesh! Marvelous photos as always and lovely clear skies! Hope you and your family have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic views from afar, gives us a chance to appreciate how large the buildings are.
Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday and your kind comments on my blog earlier.

Carver said...

The views are amazing and I lvoe the reflection in the last shot.

Joyful said...

Beautiful shots.

Gary said...

Another very fine tour, Rajesh.

Mama Zen said...

These are really beautiful!

ewok1993 said...

Jaipur is in my wish list of destinations. I would love to see all these temples.

Francisca said...

A fabulous pink city under a blue sky!

clairz said...

So filled with buildings, yet with empty spaces as well.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot, the view of the fort is beautiful. Great capture of the reflection. Happy skywatching!

thomas said...

Great shots,
nice scenery from high up.

Tammie Lee said...

amazing to see the pink city.

Wren said...

It's very interesting to see these forts in context. I think they must have provided good protection.

Indrani said...

Cool capture with reflections in the last shot.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Would you come and see my Sky Watch entry? Thanks a lot!

Liz said...

Wonderful photos.

Liz @ A Simple Life

alicesg said...

Very beautiful city. I would thought pink city would be covered with pink ..lol. Love the view from where you take the photos. Have a nice weekend.

magiceye said...

magnificent!

Smalltown RN said...

OH those are amazing photos...such beauty!

Rizalenio said...

I love the reflection of the temple on the last photo. Happy weekend.

Ebie said...

Wow! What a lovely vantage point! Lovely place!

Jeevan said...

Remarkable sight Rajesh! Well captured.

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geetasingh said...

its lovely ..nicely captured :)

Diane AZ said...

Impressive fort and amazing views! I enjoyed your images, thank you.

Marites said...

i hope someday i'd be able to visit this place. This is really beautiful. have a good weekend!

Rajesh said...

Reflection in the pool is that of Amber Fort and Palace.

James said...

An amazing place and the reflection is wonderful!

wenn said...

love the reflections!

'Tsuki said...

You are so right : very impressive, this fortress... I like the reflection shot you took on the water : it looks even more threatening... Like some quiet force of war asleep in the mountain... Terrific !

Rajlakshmi said...

beautiful captures.

Spiderdama said...

It`s a wonderful view, and you must been hight up there:-)
Great photos!
Wish you a happy weekend!

Rekha said...

Fantastic shots of a remarkable place steeped in history.

Misalyn said...

Terrific shots! My fave is the last photo, nice reflection.

NatureFootstep said...

if sometime I should visit India this is one place I probably will visit.

eden said...

Beautiful place. Great shots. Love the reflections too.

snowwhite said...

Majestic buildings!! They have viewed the history of India for a long time. Have a great weekend.

chanpheng said...

Beautiful! I visited Amber Fort over 20 years ago. Nice to be reminded of my visit.

Pietro said...

What a wonderful place! An amazing view from the Amber Fort.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Wow fantastica visuale di questo meraviglioso mondo antico !
Grazie della condivisione e buona giornata :)
Myriam

Sarah said...

Those are amazing! I can't imagine being in a place with so much history...awesome!

HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!
Sarah

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful scenes.

Joyful said...

Lovely scenery.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for all the appreciation. The aerial view of Amber Fort should never be missed from the fort above.

J Bar said...

These aerial views are great.
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Elisabeth said...

Fantastic views.

LauraX said...

Love the reflective photo...beautiful!

AFWIFECABRAL said...

stopping by from watery wed. thanks for sharing this week.
http://riacabralphotography.blogspot.com/2011/04/elephant-butte_20.html
Wow. Beautiful. these aerial views are fantastic. Looks like a place one should visit.

John said...

Beautiful shots.

My Watery, I'd be delighted if you can take a peek.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for all the appreciation. The aerial view of Amber Fort should never be missed from the fort above.

prasanb09 said...

very well captured... rich heritage i should say...

Harsha said...

Love the aerial view. It looks amazing!

Arti said...

Yes, I have been here! Beautiful captures... made me nostalgic...

Sairam said...

Finally, a post in a travel blog about a place I have been to.

Great place. Beautiful photo.