Jai Vilas, Jaipur
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... space as Newcastle city area back home - simply amazing! Just a short drive from Nahargarh fort is the mountain top fortress of Jaigarh. This huge fort originally housed 1000 men & those that were needed to sustain a garrison. It is also home to the worlds largest wheeled cannon - Jaya Vana - which just seems to suit the physical nature of thefort. The cannon has only ever been fired once as a test but had a range ...
... good. Their were drums and DJ with beautiful Safaah wearing Rajasthani men dancing ...
Thank goodness I brought plastic for my camera.. next time no camera I will smear colour instead... hmmm highly unlikely to see me without my camera lololol
We came back and all the neighbours were celebrating with colours, music, dance, tablas, food, water …
The next door neighbours to my right were playing ...
Women cover up their entire face while outdoors not to burn.
The only thing visible are the eyes.
First time I saw this, I thought they were muslim women but in fact, women even men cover their face to protect themselves from the sun and especially the pollution.
On my first trip to Jaipur in March 2010, I found the sun strong so I wore a huge sunhat with the veil covering my face. On my second trip in December 2011. The sun was more ...
... watch the busy streets below, and the 3rd and 4th levels were home to some simple but pretty stained glass windows. The top had wonderful views over the surrounding area including Jantar Mantar, and Nahargarh, a sandstone fort that towers over the city a couple of kilometres to the north. After a late lunch we strolled south out of the Old City for a walk in the Ram Niwai Public Gardens. You could really see what someone had tried to do here. Once again on our trip we ...
... this time for round two: a real meal, consisting of dal (lentils), paneer (cheese), rice, roti and garlic naan (the last two are forms of Indian flatbread). More masala chai for me - I have to get my fill while here - and stuffed, we rolled home to the hotel.
Saturday we again got up early, but this time directed our cab into the hills, to the base of the Amber Fort, one of Jaipur's most famous sights. The place is massive - courtyard upon courtyard, each surrounded by a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking