The moment someone mentions “Jaipur” the images of Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, the walled city area, and old bazaars starts popping up in our head as these are synonymous with the city. Have you ever seen Jaipur’s view from the top? Here are pictures of Jaipur’s viewpoint beyond the city limits from the edge of a hill?
This picture captures the lovely expanse towards the National Highway 8 which connects Jaipur to New Delhi. The foreground has few mobile towers reminiscent of the urban landscape. The area in the background is a typical rural landscape dominated by farming and agriculture.
It’s a stark contrast between the dense concrete structures and green forest with a small patch of meadow in its center. It does offer a breather from the sufferings of modern city life. Read –Nature walk in Jaipur.
The above picture captures the expanding city into new & undeveloped areas. I captured the above picture from a jungle where animals like hyenas and leopards live! The fast-expanding city is gobbling up the areas reserved for the forest and wildlife!! A sad aspect of urbanization!
I love this picture of Jal Mahal & Mansagar lake with the hills in the background. Jal Mahal is one of the top tourist attractions in Jaipur and is also called “Water Palace”.
I’m sure everyone has seen enough of the typical tourist city attractions for which Jaipur is famous. Let me make a departure from the usual pictures and show you the industrial side as well. Captured above is the automobile plant in one of the few industrial zones that surround the city. Although industrial areas are neither clean nor aesthetic, the above picture is an exception.
This picture of an approaching flight has already appeared in an earlier post A short escape to a beautiful landscape in Jaipur. I’m re-posting it here as it fits in perfectly for the Weekly Photo Challenge Edge.
A similar picture appeared in Beautiful Sunset at Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur. Out of all the pictures posted here, one can easily experience this view in Jaipur by driving to Nahargarh Fort which overlooks the city from the edge of a hill. This place is extremely popular among the youth. It’s no surprise that youth throng here from sunrise to sunset on Sundays.
The views from the above place were stupendous even though climb through the scree was daunting. People who have seen this picture couldn’t believe that such a place exists at the edge of the city! Jaipur is growing & developing very fast. The city boundary is spread between 30 Km North to South and 20 Km East to West.
This post is part of Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth. Check out previous posts on Weekly Photo Challenge.