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20 Unseen , Old & Very Rare Photos of the Pink City Jaipur | Part I

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Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India.

Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer who ruled from 1688 to 1743. Initially, his capital was Dausa, which lies 51 km from Jaipur. He felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water. The King consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the layout of Jaipur. Finally, under the architectural guidance of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, (initially an accounts-clerk in the Amber treasury, later promoted to the office of Chief Architect by the King) Jaipur came into existence on the classical principles of Vastu Shastra and similar classical treatises.


Presenting 20 Unseen ,Old & Very Rare Photos of the Pink City Jaipur | Part I


1# Albert Hall museum_1900

Albert Hall museum_1900
 

2# Amber Chowk, 1880s





Amber Chowk, 1880s
 

3# An ox-cart passing by

an ox-cart passing by


4# Astronomical Observatory At Jaipur – 1931

Astronomical Observatory At Jaipur - 1931
 





5# Bird's eye view of Jaipur city, 1890s

Bird's eye view of Jaipur city, 1890s.
 

6# Chandra Mahal (Part of City Palace) in Jaipur, Rajasthan – c1870's

Chandra Mahal (Part of City Palace) in Jaipur, Rajasthan - c1870's
 

7# Elephant in front of Jaipur Palace – Rajasthan, India 1956





Elephant in front of Jaipur Palace - Rajasthan, India 1956
 

8# Four Elephants with Western Travellers and Attendants, Jaipur, India – 1860s-70's

Four Elephants with Western Travellers and Attendants, Jaipur, India - 1860s-70's
 

9# Gayatri Devi pictured by Cecil Beaton in 1940

Gayatri Devi pictured by Cecil Beaton in 1940
 





10# Jaipur fort, 1910

Jaipur fort, 1910
 

11# Main Street – Jeypore – Rajputana. Feb. 1890

Main Street - Jeypore - Rajputana. Feb. 1890
 

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12# Mandir Near Jain Temple

Mandir Near Jain Temple
 

13# Panoramic view of Umbere, an albumen print, c.1880's

Panoramic view of Umbere, an albumen print, c.1880's
 

14# Principal street of Jeypore, by Bourne and Shepherd, c.1875

Principal street of Jeypore, by Bourne and Shepherd, c.1875
 

15# The street door of a temple, Jaipur, a photogravure by Martin Hurlimann, 1928

The street door of a temple, Jaipur, a photogravure by Martin Hurlimann, 1928
 

16# A bull & bhishti

A bull & bhishti
 

17# A postcard photograph, c.1910

A postcard photograph, c.1910
 

18# A street scene from a visitor's photo album, 1910's

A street scene from a visitor's photo album, 1910's
 

19# An entrance to the Maharaja's Palace in Jaipur 1926

An entrance to the Maharaja's Palace in Jaipur 1926
 

20# Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan – c1880's

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan - c1880's

 

Read Also: 20 Unseen ,Old & Very Rare Photos Of The Pink City Jaipur | Part II

 

 

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