Hotel Amer View
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- Continental Breakfast
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Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan - was painted pink in honour of the Prince of Wales visiting in 1853 to welcome him. However, we thought it looked a bit orange! Jaipur has many forts and palaces with a rich historical background - much of it linked to the British colonisation of India. We spent a whole day visiting the Amber Palace, the City …
... the government, so all rides stop at 11AM. Elephants may no longer wander the streets unattended as was formerly the case. We took the back road up and arrived at the entrance courtyard to see our fellow tourists entering atop these lumbering beasts and dismounting. Perhaps I am getting too old, but a 15 minute drive in an air conditioned van is much to be preferred to an hour in the hot sun lurching and swaying all the while atop a pachyderm. Like the palaces we ...
... On a lighter note, at the place we had dinner tonight, there was a guy outside with a PUPPET SHOW! A traditional Rajasthan puppet show!! Complete with a tent stage and a drummer to provide the music! The puppets danced for us and it was HIL-ARIOUS!! But also the stuff nightmares are made of. Think along the lines of clowns....not 'Sooty and Sweep' adorable puppets, but wooden (or paper mache?) heads on brightly coloured material bodies (see pic)! One even had a detachable ...
... stared. It was hard to actually talk to the charmer but what we gathered was that the snake which is normally isn't poisonous because it gets either milked of poison or is missing the poisoners fangs....he didn't speak much English. But we did find out his snakes were called Julie and Carlos which had us laughing for a good while. After setting Liam off inside the fort it was like chasing a child in a lolly shop, he was going into all the little passageways and anything that looked like ...
... on and the damage caused by the monsoon was everywhere with many roads washed away. The dust was making me cough violently and making me feel ill again. The countryside was really just desert scrub until we were close to Bundi when we encountered a few hills. Still the poverty everywhere was severe, and the few towns we stopped in were dirty, full of livestock and excrement, piles of rubbish and covered in dust. I was wondering what Bundi had in store for ...