Chomu Palace Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... the world's largest sundial (100 feet tall) and various other 'instruments' measuring the height of the sun, location of the stars and so on. The sundials are accurate to within 10 seconds - staggering when you think they were built between 1728-1734. Right next door is the City Palace containing museums and displays including my the world's largest silver creations (basically huge urns)...made from one piece of silver each so no seams, they ...
... carpets. Lots of work here too.
On to the carpet selling area where they dragged out and unrolled one carpet after the next. Some were made from camel hair backing, which showed in the colour, and some had very obvious natural dyes. Interesting, and we saw a couple of carpets that kind of got our interest but nothing that grabbed us by the throat. We said we might come back the next day, but we knew we weren't going to.
... the most beautiful, kind black faced monkeys. Completely unlike those f'er's that charge you with their barred teeth when you look at them. We also stopped at this one spot that was full of the ******** monkeys and this man who they knew drove up on his motorbike next thing he was swarmed by them. Crawling all over his bike and fighting each other for all the treats he brought them. Some went without while others gorged to their hearts content. At one point on our tour we came across ...
... bazaars and ate lots of great food. Unfortunately, Scott's ankle seems to be sprained, so we are just chilling at the hotel today. He may go get acupuncture (it helped a lot when this happened in Malaysia) later today.
Tomorrow we are taking the train to Jodhpur. Wish us safe travels :)
PS- I made comments on some of the pictures, in order to read them, you shouldn't use the slideshow option.
... Hawal) and found the history and learning about the various Maharajahs quite interesting. There is also the Albert Museum (based on the V&A in London) which contains various artefacts including Wedgewood items.
On our second day in Jaipur we wanted to go to Jantar Manta - an observatory with old astrology tools. However, it was pouring! Being British, we thought that ...