Fairy-tale palaces, sun-scorched deserts, majestic forts, shimmering lakes, ancient villages and medieval marketplaces
Jaipur is home to Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, five storeys of pink sandstone built in 1799 to allow women of the royal household in purdah to observe street life below without themselves being seen.
The “Palace of the Winds” allowed women to observe street life below without themselves being seen
The blue of Udaipur’s Lake Pichola nestles the Lake Palace with its white pillars, balconies and cupolas. Jaisalmer’s golden sand fort looms above the dusty desert plains like a fairy-tale sandcastle.
Rajasthan is India at its most colourful, romantic and alluring.