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    Jaipur | Travel Guide

    For so many different reasons, my trips to India have radically changed my life. I have always described India as a hidden gem; its beauty littered between the chaos. Whether it’s the busy city streets, incessant honking, or the fact that my name, Kayla, sounds like the hindi word for banana, India has always been the place to draw me back. That is why when I decided to go back to India for a second time this past summer, I knew I wanted to travel to outside of the polluted Delhi streets and see the more colorful city, Jaipur, affectionately known as the Pink City. Traveling to Jaipur will transport you back to the time of raj’s and grand palaces with elephants and forts. As an artist and photographer, I was inspired by the intricate designs, Mughal architecture and all of the bursting color. India was the place to first inspire me to pick up the camera and it was a complete honor to be able to visually narrate one of India’s most beautiful cities.

    If you go to Jaipur, you must:

    • Get a orange mocha cappuccino from Caffe Palladio (or anything really, its all good)
    • See the Panna Meena Ka Kund (in order to take a picture on the steps, you will have to bribe the guard, no joke)
    • Amber Fort
    • Hawa Mahal (to get that iconic shot, go to the Wind Cafe across the street)
    • Ask your rickshaw driver for a good place to get a Rajasthani tali plate
    • Get a masala coffee from Tapri Tea House
    • City Palace (this is where you can find all those beautiful doors! You will have to pay extra to see the Blue Palace, but in my opinion, it is so worth it)
    • Stop by the flower markets and buy marigolds and roses (I got a huge bag of both for $2 USD)
    Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India | Photography by Kayla Mendez
    Hawa Mahal, shot from the Wind Cafe
    Blue Palace, Jaipur India | Photography by Kayla Mendez
    Blue Palace
    Panna Meena ka Kund, Jaipur, India | Photography by Kayla Mendez
    Panna Meena Ka Kund
    City Palace, Jaipur India | Photography by Kayla Mendez
    Amber Fort, Jaipur India
    Flower Markets in Jaipur, India | Photography by Kayla Mendez
    The Flower Markets

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