Travel Blogs from Jaipur, India

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The Pink Gate of Jaipur, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink Gate of Jaipur

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'm sitting on a bench at the pink gate of Jaipur, an hour after sunrise. I'd describe the walls as more of a coral or orange, but since this is the Pink City of Rajasthan I'll go with it. Even at this hour a steady stream of traffic honks past in both ...

Jaipur - Agra Day 6, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur - Agra Day 6

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... expect it to be pretty nice and it just isn't. We got to the hotel, it s okay but nothing like the H R Palace in Jaipur, but they had a restaurant which was still serving food so couldn't complain. After a rather expensive dinner, we made our way back ...

The Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink City

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... balls in a saffron cream sauce. Yum. Then back to the hotel where I took it easy for the rest of the day. I should also mention that in Jaipur I tried McDonald's for the first and last time in this country. Wasn't very good but I did have to try it! -js ...

Jaipur Day 5, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur Day 5

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... a pair of shorts to change into and he headed out. Our first stop was Amber Fort, located high up on the hills outside Jaipur. The journey there was rather pleasant as we got to know more about Lala's life and if we went past anything important, he ...

Holy Cow., Jaipur, India travel blog

Holy Cow.

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... , and there was an endless parade of men up and down the aisle selling "Chai, Chai Masala", "Samosas", "Chapati"... We arrived in Jaipur on Monday at around noon- hot, tired, and cranky. We had read and been warned of the touts who would try to steer ...

The REAL India, Jaipur, India travel blog

The REAL India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... & sink and a tub shower ARE a little bit of heaven on earth 8. Watching Star Wars: Return of the Jedi on TV while in Jaipur, India, is a must-do and should be mentioned as one of the top things to do in the next edition of the Lonely Planet (Brian, I ...

Pink Flu Anyone?, Jaipur, India travel blog

Pink Flu Anyone?

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... to be found wandering around the streets of the old city within the fortified walls as Jane puts it "just experiencing Jaipur itself". She was facinated by the colourful Rajput men in their traditionally vivid 'neon coloured' turbans coiled on their ...

Jaiur - The Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaiur - The Pink City

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... He loved the hustle and bustle, while me I was ready for something new. Our driver picked us up at 8am and we set off to Jaipur. A long 5 hour drive ahead of us. Our driver is a petite man with a broad warm friendly smile and a funny face. Ben is ...

Pink Bits?, Jaipur, India travel blog

Pink Bits?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... each! But I didn't think the complex was that great. The ticket , however, would allow us free entry into Jaigarh Fort tomorrow. Jaipur doesn't seem like such a bad place so far. Just big and busy and dirty, much like a lot of Indian cities. We ...

The Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink City

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... to the train station for a small fee, 5 people and 2 massive backpacks was a bit of a squeeze!  5 hours later we arrived in Jaipur and found our accommodation straight away; a very nice family run hotel. The owner sorted us out a tuk tuk (12) for 2 ...

Blue City, Holy City, Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

Blue City, Holy City, Pink City

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... . Harmless, though annoying and hard to avoid. The Pink City In probably trying to keep up with the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Jaipur's Maharaja decided that all the houses in his city would be painted pink. The green eyed monster obviously got a hold ...

Incredible India, New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, India travel blog

Incredible India

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... and for Melanie to take some vacation time after the meetings. In this way we got to see a bit of Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur. It's only a tiny piece of a very large, complex and interesting country, but we were glad to be able to spend at least a ...

India - Jaipur, Jaipur, India travel blog

India - Jaipur

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... of convex mirrors inlaid into the walls and ceiling. Strangely the mirrors were actually imported from Italy!     One of Jaipur's emperors (okay we can't remember which one) had a real thing about astrology and the prediction of futures and ...

Whisky very Risky, Jaipur, India travel blog

Whisky very Risky

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... at you go and get some friends to also come and and take a look. Is very amusing! Our biggest record yet is about 35 people all crowded round us just looking when we stopped to get a drink on our way to Jaipur. If I wasn't self conscious before I am ...

New Year Revelry?, Bikaner and Jaipur, Rajasthan, India travel blog

New Year Revelry?

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... for the 3 breed of Indian camel - sadly there were no really baby camels to keep G happy. We awoke the following morning in Jaipur having taken the overnight train from Bikaner. Awoke is a bit of an exaggeration as neither of us slept a wink and were ...

Jai-pure headache and birth of the hard travellers, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jai-pure headache and birth of the hard travellers

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... who will hopefully give me the most powerful bowel-srtrippers known to man to get that bug ooot! Its a bit weird being in Jaipur, its quite a culture shock. There are so many slimy young guys here here who really want to smooth talk you into a ...

Jaipur: the Elephant festival and Holi, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur: the Elephant festival and Holi

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... . After a few hours we passed a dry hill range, and we pulled into Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajastan, India's largest state. JAIPUR I expected to be surrounded by hotel touts when I got off, but was left all alone, and after looking at ...

Day 4 Mumbai - Jaipur, Jaipur, India travel blog

Day 4 Mumbai - Jaipur

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... up of 4 slices of toast for me and a toastie for Andrew. Immediately after dinner he fell asleep and seeing as I was the reason he was so tired I even managed not to wake him up despite his awful snoring. All in all I had a pretty excellent day in ...

India - Our First Week, Jaipur, India travel blog

India - Our First Week

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... acid rain finish. The entire scene had an eerie post-apocalyptic feel to it. Moving On: We're in the downtown core of Jaipur, a city with a population of 2.63 million. We were trying to cross a busy street this morning when a bull or perhaps very angry ...

Gimme a pizza, Jaipur, India travel blog

Gimme a pizza

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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... so much money' do not make the long nights go any faster. Our ears ringing & nerves shattered we finally pulled into Jaipur bus station with an escort of tuk-tuk drivers running beside us. As the bus pulled into its bay a Tourist Policeman ...

Delhi belly in Jaipur, Jaipur, India travel blog

Delhi belly in Jaipur

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... LP guide on the train and they recommended getting a prepaid Rickshaw to your hotel as normal rickshaw drivers are particularly dodgy in Jaipur. They try to take you to the hotel that they get the most commission from (which is then added to your bill). ...

Rajasthan's Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

Rajasthan's Pink City

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... already had one and must have been waking people up to try and find our missing pillow! Way to endear yourself to the locals. Jaipur is another pretty hectic Indian town with a lot of history and plenty of pushy rickshaw drivers. We did end up putting our ...

The Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink City

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... ashamed of nothing, and therefore shouldn't have to divert my eyes from contact. Regardless, stares are a big part of visiting India, and Jaipur is no exception. Therefore, we did our best to ignore the blank stares and return them with smiles. In ...

Gem scams and rickshaw wallahs, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Gem scams and rickshaw wallahs

A travel blog entry by beats

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... my train? My heart was in my mouth. Was Jaipur to play one final, painful trick on me? First impressions On exiting Jaipur train station I was surrounded by a number of hotel touts, people who add absolutely no value to the existence of the prepared ...

Delhi Belly in the Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

Delhi Belly in the Pink City

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... in the lovely garden of the hotel to catch up on this travel diary - determined though to hit the shops this arvo as Jaipur is supposedly the best place in India to shop - and Im out of action!!!!. As I haven't eaten for 2 days I'm pretty safe to move ...

Jaipur, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur

A travel blog entry by hughie

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... as we were walking away the original rickshaw driver desperately jumped out and offered 5R - jobs a good one! Enough of this - Jaipur, as a city its pretty unassuming, well it's got the world's largest sundial! - Picture to follow :o). It's probably ...

Ho Hum.. Jaipur.., Jaipur, India travel blog

Ho Hum.. Jaipur..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... with leprosy. We moved on pretty quickly however as we didn't want to get hit by any flying arms or legs. All in all Jaipur really isn't worth visiting from our point of view. The state of the fort, palace and city in general is very very patchy ...

Our entry into Rajhastan, world of Camels!!, Jaipur, India travel blog

Our entry into Rajhastan, world of Camels!!

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... lot of inspection of other shops. One includes a scene of all the three cities, Jaiselmer "Golden City", Jodphur "Blue City" and Jaipur "Pink City" and the other is of Elephants as that is what signifies India for me. We discovered a wonderful Black ...

The Boxcar Wedding enroute to The Pink City!, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Boxcar Wedding enroute to The Pink City!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... a doubt the most fun we could have while sitting in a dirty, uncomfortable train car in the heat and humidity of India. Arrival In Jaipur: Jaipur is the Pink City, so named for the color of the walls and buildings in the city’s old quarter.  ...

Jaipur - The Amber City, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur - The Amber City

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... coincidence that I feel better today?  Today we visit the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal (palace of winds) and the Jaipur Observatory.  The Amber Fort is cool but definitely not as cool as some of the other impressive compounds we have ...

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