The entrance of one of the temples of this beautiful structure, mostly inhabited by monkeys. Colors and decorations very fascinating.
Shot patiently taken through the narrow and dark corridors of the impressive Amber Fort in Jaipur. A place that definitely worth a visit (200rupees entry), main attraction of this city in Rajasthan.
During the Holi Festival, on the streets you will be constantly stopped to to be totally painted with colored powders. At the end of the day you'll find yourself with face and clothes covered by many different colors... all beautiful and very bright.
Jaipur is also known as the "pink city". This because of the color of which are painted the walls of the old main neighborhood of the city. By now in pink, compared to the size of the city of the present day, there is very little. But the visual impact of this old neighborhood is definitely pleasant. The life of the pink city is really hectic.. the chaos reigns supreme, with people, cars and motorcycles really everywhere and always in motion. It takes a while getting used to the "soundtrack" that accompanies you throughout the duration of the visit. In this area of the city there is a lively market where rivers of local people pour daily... is difficult even walk. Also in the heart of the neighborhood and there is the city palace, the former headquarters of the sovereign of the city in the past.
The Holi is an Hindu festival celebrated annually to wish an happy and prosperous year. The celebrations usually last a day (some cities' like Pushkar up to a week). The night before the festival are burned some fires in the streets of the cities' where during the day the women bring necklaces made of cow dung and men instead a trunk to be placed in the middle.
Near my Guest House there was a square always full of people running everywhere.. but there was also a small corner where every day elderly sat "comfortably" were enjoying their time reading the newspapers. This man was one of the most present goers.
Jaisalmer is one of the most famous cities of the state of Rajasthan. It’s also known for the many Safari tours to the Thar Desert that leave from here. Once arrived here in the company of my dear French friend, traveler like me, the first thing done was book one of these tours.
A charming town rich of culture and traditions. Town where life goes by slowly behind its routines. The inevitable visit to the lake, the true heart of the town and meeting place for all the locals and turists... from early morning until evening.