National Geographic : 1963 Feb
Photo by Ewing Krainin This is the way to see Jaipur-from a golden howdah atop a painted elephant. From New York, you can take a jet to Delhi, an air-conditioned train or chauffeur-driven car to Jaipur, but once in Jaipur, choose a maharajah's palace for your hotel, and an elephant to see the sights. Just as his ancestors have borne Rajput princes, so will "Hathi" take you up the winding hillside road to Fort Amber. You will literally see the world below through rose-colored glasses. For all Jaipur is sculptured from soft pink sandstone. Visitors affectionately call it the Pink City. Architects call it the most beautiful city in the world. Its people will recount to you romantic tales of chivalry of the proud Rajputs who chose to die in defense of their honor. When you can bring yourself to leave Jaipur, fly south to Udaipur with its floating palaces, to Mount Abu with its marble temples, south to cosmopolitan Bombay. For brochure on Jaipur see your travel agent or write Government of NEW YORK: 19 East 49th Street Tourist Office SAN FRANCISCO: 685 Market Street TORONTO: 177 King Street W. Come to Jaipur. Sooner or later most world travellers do.