Chomu Palace Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... than originally scheduled, we jumped off at what seemed to be the centre of the city. Dodging the incoming columns of rickshaws, we set about finding ourselves some accommodation for the night. This, as it turned out, proved to be somewhat difficult. Unfortunately, Jaipur's hotels seemed to suffer from a bit of racial discrimination as far as their preffered clientele was concerned. Not to myself and Crystal, but confusingly, to Manny, who was not only Indian, but from Rajasthan ...
... haggling slackened somewhat as my degree of tiredness increased. Regardless, I've got a new pair of pant. The plan is to go around and do some sight seeing tomorrow of the farther away places, including the water palace and the amber fort and the monkey temple and I truly need to shop for some gift stuff last minutely before heading home. With that in mind, I am actually heading to bed though it is only about 7:30pm. Good night every one, I love you all and will see you all very very soon ...
... parade bloodying themselves to commemorate the killing of Mohammed's grandson Hussein and the beginning of the Sunni/Shiite rift which continues to this day. Nidhi explained that it is very sensitive, that visitors are not allowed and that the gates of the city would be closed by about 4 PM. In the past Ashura had been the occasion of some violence, and she wanted to be well clear of the old city. We could in fact see crowds gathering for the parade, and bands forming ...
... bed and fluffiest pillows we’ve had so far and our bodies sensing this had the best night’s sleep!
It was just as well as our full day in Jaipur was to be a busy one!
Now it may seem we’ve seen more forts than we’ve had hot curries (in fact this could be true) but the Amber Fort is certainly a cut above the rest and was by far the most majestic and beautifully coloured ...
... and at 6.30 am was full with casual joggers, power walkers, the odd serious runner and a lot of spaceman walkers. Many of the ladies wear full saris but have running trainers on. With only a couple of short breathing stops I was surprised to finish 5km in the quickest time I've ever done it, and that's not a lot. Feeling energised we found a grassy spot and completed a 'Sam's special' abs work out to tone up our curry bellies. A few ant ...