The moment someone mentions “Jaipur” images of Hawa Mahal, Amer Palace, walled city area and it’s bazaars pop up in our head because these are synonymous with the city. Have you ever imagined how Jaipur looks like from a distance?… beyond the city limits? ….from the edge of a hill?
I have curated a few pictures of Jaipur just for you to enjoy. The lovely views from the “edge of the city”.
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.
Check out – Nature walk /Skywatch Friday.
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!
The above picture overlooks probably one of the earliest settlements of Jaipur after its foundation in 1727 AD.
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 (click here to explore this post). I’m re-posting it here as it fits in perfectly for the Weekly Photo Challenge Edge.
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. It is a city spread between an area that stretches 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–Click here