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Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... the fort.
Outside of Old City walls
Almost reluctant to leave Amber Fort, I returned to Jaipur Old City in search of my lunch. A quick visit to the quirky Hawa Mahal and climbed its stairs for a decent view of the Old City. From this high point, I spotted the oddly Jantar Mantar, sticking out of the pink city like a thorn. Sadly I did not get the chance to visit this historical observatory. Finding a food stall on this end of the Old city ...
... and performance of classical India music on sitar and drums, plus an evening puppet show to top it all off.
Jaipur's main tourist sights include the Amber Fort, a honey-colored hilltop royal fortress palace a short distance outside the city; the Jantar Mantar, a 300-year old city center astronomical observatory that looks more like a collection of bizarre modernist sculptures than a set of sophisticated scientific ...
... four of us had a great time wandering, poking into rooms and around corners. I think Nate and I could have spent a whole day there, and not been bored. Also, it would be just about the best place we know to play hide and seek, or capture the flag. Except for the fact that people seem to be actively using the toilets still, but without the benefit of the running water to perpetually cleanse it, as there used to be... ah India. Everything can be ...
... and then all the famous bazaars which don the pink sandstone where there are rows and rows of little shops selling everything known to man from shoes, clothing and jewellery to car tyres and oil. Some really interesting sites and learnt a lot about Jaipur's history and it's nice just wondering around soaking up the atmosphere and culture.
Tried on a green saree in one of the bazaars and the owner of the hotel wanted us to try on ...
In the morning we visited what is called the Galta monkey temple in Jaipur. When we arrived we met a young indian guide at the entrance who helped show us around. When inside the temple it is set out over three levels. Each level has its own swimming/ washing pool. The first level is for the women only, the second for the men and the top level is where the monkies are!! We made our way up looking at each level, feeling a bit uncomfortable as we were some of the only tourists ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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