Umasree Raghunath

Rookie - 50 Points (24 September 1976 / Eluru, AndhraPradesh, India)

Jaipur, the city of pink and palaces


Date: 6 April 2014.
Title: Jaipur, the city of pink and palaces

In the state of Rajasthan, a pink city of beauty emerged
Known for its pink building and pearls trade in gratitude
To the king of Amber, Jai Singh II who made the city found
Sectors and the high rise walls around the broad city roads
Formal gardens and high rising splendour of Hawa Mahal
Small lakes that adore around the Jaipur city’s grandeaur
World Heritage site of Jantar Mantar that depicts the science
Jaipurian Langurs that jump from the wide spread trees
The water mahal that has three floors bed spread of a lake
Shows you the way the kings and queens lived in peace
Vedic planning of the East to West, North to South
Shows how well the day falls from Sun to Moon
Not just another delightful tourist destination of North
But a magnificient memoir of our golden days of past
Where creative skills danced to the tunes of our kings
And architecture took unbeatable forms of their wills
Jal Mahal of Jaipur, the oldest way to keep cool in summers
And beauty of Ganesh Pol at Amber Fort showcases beauty
Palace of Winds or Palace of Breeze, the great Hawa Mahal
Build in Red and Pink, endorsing Women’s closed chambers
It’s a beautiful honey comb of beehive of 953 windows
Decorate with the lattice work and winds that cool her ladies
Beauty of this place, is that it has no concrete foundation
And stands on the surface to begin and arise the winds
High on a hill, stands a beautiful Amer Fort, with Hindu elements
Cobbled paths, large ramparts and wide series of gates
Marble and red sandstone played in the artists hands
Makes the fort stand tall and wide about Maota Lake
Jaigarh Fort that stands high on the hills of eagles!
Often called as His highness fort of Victory
Once upon a time, world’s largest cannon on wheels!
On the edge of Araville Hills, stand the Nahagarh fort
Impressive view from the top of the Jaipur city
City Palace, the seat of Maharaja’s of Jaipur
Still the place of high elegance and royal residence
Rajpur, Mugal and European styles of architecture
That makes it a most cherished tourist destination
The Royal flags above the Chandra Mahal
Indicates if the king is in town or on his tours
You will love to watch the huge king’s dresses
And his court and his special big chair to adore
The diamonds on the crown glitters magnificiently
Showing the wonders of art and grandness of weath
The great Rajput kings who held the pride of riches
With the tradition of trade and administrative reminisces
Thus, Jaipur is the heart of Indian art and traditions
Values and riches, that made our heritage strong
Cultures and rituals, followed even to this day
This beautiful old pink city of Jaipur makes us feel
Proud and elegant of our wonderful past and history
Yes, this is India, our beautiful incredible glory of India
Cities like Jaipur withstand the test of time and fate
And arise to showcase, that no matter what we survive
Real will and intimate zeal in life is what makes it live on
For every Indian, this is a city of pride and must visit spot on!

Submitted: Friday, April 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: traveling


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