Views of Jaipur From The Top | On The Edge of The City

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 the hill?

Sunrise in Jaipur Overlooking the NH8 highway which leads towards Delhi.

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.

Lovely forest cover and Jaipur city beyond.

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.

Jaipur city from a distance.

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!

View of Brahampuri from Garh Ganesh temple staircase, Gaitore, Jaipur.

Jaipur city view – overlooking  Brahampuri from Garh Ganesh temple. The above picture overlooks probably one of the earliest settlements of Jaipur after its foundation in 1727 AD.

view of Jal Mahal in Mansagar lake and Jal Tarang project. Weekly Photo Challenge – Edge

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”.

Overlooking the industrial area situated at the edge of Jaipur.

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.

Flight descending onto Jaipur airport.  

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.

Sunset view from Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur. Padao open-air bar. 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.

At the edge. Weekly Photo Challenge – Edge

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. 

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80 thoughts on “Views of Jaipur From The Top | On The Edge of The City

    1. Thank you for appreciating and sharing your views. I feel such prompts and challenges sharpen you up and allows you to see things differently.
      In this post I have merely used pictures which were posted earlier as I felt are perfect for this post too! 🙂

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      1. The problem with me is other way around. I can list at least 30 topics which I would love to write right away but I just dont have time. Earlier I would write small post with single picture for WPC but now I post multiple pictures and liberal dose of Words. I have even abandoned skywatch also.
        Let me know if I can help you in anyway! 🙂

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  1. Wow, those were perfect edged photographs 👍🏻.
    Looking at Jaipur through your pics makes me want to visit the place at the earliest, till then your posts show me this beautiful city.
    Also as a tourist one might not see this particular view of the places that you showed us here. Thanks, it is always beautiful to see your city through your lens😊👍🏻.

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    1. It’s true a tourist won’t be able to see all this…. for many reasons!
      If you haven’t been to jaipur.. You should!!
      Thanks for appreciating and Sharing your thoughts Ashu! 🙂

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  2. Beautiful pictures of a stunning place. I love that you’ve shared pictures that are very different to the usual shots of Jaipur, giving us views that only a local (and someone who obviously loves the place) can! Wonderful interpretation of the prompt. 🙂

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