Hotel Hawa Mahal
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... of royal household to modestly peep through small shutters and peer down on street life and any big processions!
Outside the City Palace and Observatory we were accosted by an elderly cycle rickshaw driver with a bronchial cough who spoke some English and who desperately wanted to take us on his own tour of the old city - Richard and I are hopeless and before we knew it we were clambering aboard and trying to levitate at the same time to ...
Technically, the Indians call Jaipur the pink city. However, I am of the opinion that it is more of a peach color. And, by everywhere, I actually mean everywhere, the walls, the buildings, everything seemed peach colored, baking under the 104 degree sun. I woke up this morning with every fiber of my body screaming that I need more sleep. The other thought that was also strong in my head was that three more days, technically two more and then I am out of the country, hurray! I ...
... explained and demonstrated to us the various purposes of these instruments.
While I listened occasionally because I was way too busy running around taking photos, I learned enough to say that these people back then were very much intellectuals to have constructed such precise instruments.
Plus, the museum held the world's ...
... been at least thirty
of them. (those who know me well, will understand that I am slightly prone to
exaggeration) They were without doubt a happy bunch, all smiling cheerfully and
imitating everything that we said.
One small and understandably exhausted looking young woman
was introduced as his wife. She was also full of smiles and chatted to Ashwami
in animated fashion. He did not share with us any detail of their dialogue but we
... good for the diet, every cloud has a silver lining.
So, up bright and early the next day, we were ready for Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and according to our Lonely Planet guide:- ‘an enthralling historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state’. Now, Graham and I have long been fans of Lonely Planet guides but I have to say we were becoming less and less enchanted with their guide ...