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... interesting. He was also related to the Maharaja. I was surprised to learn the Maharaja and family still live in the royal palace in an area not open to tourists. The palace itself was lovely with the Royal areas painted in the Royal colour of yellow with public buildings painted terraces . It's still really well maintained and so lovely to see the ornate decorations. Really liked the Peacock gate as such bright colours. Look at any guidebook to Jaipur and the image ...
... where while the items were beautiful, none of us did any buying (I don't need a large, hand carved elephant). We took a quick photo stop at the Water Palace out in the middle of the lake. It isn't occupied, so only can see from the road.
We then stopped at the Textile factory. We had been waiting to buy any clothing or textiles until we arrived in Jaipur, which is what it is known for. We had a quick demonstration of the ...
... in Jaipur can only be described as a video game like Mario Kart...they are just crazy Jack shared one with Osh who even drove on its side with 2 wheels to squeeze past other cars, our driver had a few beers and was driving crazy. Just no laws!! Its crazy the way they drive but luckily we have never seen a crash *touch wood* its as if the drivers all know whats to happen and how to avoid. Totally indescribable
We all got tuk tuks back to ...
... means city, as does 'bad'). On the way we stopped at Fathepur Sikri, the deserted city. It was very different from the way I imagined it to be, as it isn't really a deserted city but rather Emperor Akbar's palace and court which is now very much abandoned. Because Akbar had three wives he synthesised their different perspectives, (Muslim, Hindu and Catholic) into one religion at this court by developing his own philosophy ...
... mallets and lances. Another room
contained 10 or more “howdas” or elephant seats. All the paraphernalia that we
have seen in books and movies was here. Thrones galore, royal crowns,
jewellery, books, parchments, paintings, carpets, clothing it was all here. It
was a bit like visiting Ikea but not so cheap.
At this stage we were almost beginning to suffer from “shock
and awe”. Every day we found new treasures and sights that frankly ...