The city of Jaipur, India is the capital and largest city in the desert state of Rajasthan. This beautiful pink city was painted this shade as a celebration of the 1876 visit of the Prince of Wales, Prince Albert Edward. The Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of the Winds” is a pink and red sandstone palace decorated in a lacy, ornamental facade. The palace is said to resemble that of a bee hive with its 953 windows and intricate latticework. Other must see stops in Jaipur include the Amber Fort, City Palace and the Palace of Mirrors.

This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user @haydzarantz using the hashtag #gate1travel. This very pink view was captured in Jaipur, India. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s India trips here

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