In northern India, we capture the rich textures, vibrant colors, and frenetic energy of Jaipur. From the looming Hawa Mahal palace, to the storybook Narain Nirwan Hotel, behold the splendors of Rajasthan.
At the flower and vegetable market in the Janta Bazar neighborhood of Jaipur. Photo by Nate Cover.
At the flower market in Jaipur, you’ll find burlap sacks sliced open and overflowing with blooms. Photo by Ally Betker.
Divya Singh, who teaches cooking classes out of her home, says that "cooking in India is not by the rules, it's by the house." Each house has a specific spice profile, using fennel, red chili, cardamom, cumin, and more. Photo by Nate Cover.
Chinar Farooqui started her clothing label Injiri in 2009, taking inspiration from traditional clothing and working with weavers all over India. Here, a man sews a garment in her workshop. Photo by Nate Cover.
Making naan with Divya Singh, who teaches cooking classes. Photo by Nate Cover.
Outside the boutique and restaurant Jaipur Modern. Photo by Nate Cover.
Block printing started in India in the 12th century, and is a continued practice today. Photo by Nate Cover.
In the crowded city of Jaipur, even curbs become viable places of business. Photo by Ally Betker.
At the flower market, called phool mandi, vendors sell blooms for religious ceremonies and other special events. Photo by Ally Betker.
Wood blocks used to make traditional printed fabrics. Photo by Nate Cover.
A weaver at Textile Village. Photo by Ally Betker.
A brass worker in the Thatero Ka Rasta district ofJaipur. Photo by Nate Cover.
While the buildings along major roads of Jaipur are painted pink, for when British royalty came to visit decades ago, the side streets off of the main drag are varying shades, and far less touristy. Photo by Nate Cover.
Brass work from Theater Ka Rasta. The swastika symbol stands for "well-being" in India. Photo by Nate Cover.
The scene at janta bazar vegetable market. Photo by Nate Cover.
Laila Gohar, who runs her own food and event company in New York, exploring the colorful streets of Jaipur. Photo by Vanessa Granda.
A stylist by day, Marcus Allen takes a turn in front of the camera in Jaipur. Photo by Marcus Allen.
For a few hundred rupees, you’ll be granted entry to the Amber Fort with a tour from a local. The architecture and decoration of the palace deserves at least most of your morning. Photo by Vanessa Granda.
Before you leave Amer, make your way to the Panna Meena ka Kund stepwell between the temples at the base of the valley—if you’re lucky, you can descend the steps when the guards are off duty. Photo by Vanessa Granda.
At Galta Ji Temple, you can mingle with the rhesus monkeys in the Aravalli Hills, just 10 kilometers east of Jaipur’s city center. Photo by Jon Young.