Lemon Tree Premier
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Jaipur - the pink city ain't bad
We know that we are getting close to Jaipur when we pass the Amber Fort, which we are scheduled to visit tomorrow morning, and the Jal Mahal or Water Palace which sits in the middle of Man Sagar lake.
Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, …
... has eaten the last one. Lunch was taken in a garden of a restaurant and two biryanis later we were seeing the pink city of Jaipur. For those interested it is pink as the Maharaja whilst ruling it wanted to show some a allegiance to the British and pink is the colour of the empire (apparently).a quick visit to the Observatory reminded us of how little we know about astrology, it was actually very interesting and had the largest sun dial in the world ( it was big for sure) built ...
... we've known before, in particular their devout religious tendencies. Our tour guide at the Amber Fort simply could not fathom that we were not religious. He kept saying "if you don't believe in God, who do you pray to?". Admittedly, we've only been here a short while but it seems as though Hindus and Muslims live peacefully side by side which isn't what we'd expected. If Delhi and Agra had warmed us to India, Jaipur has won us over for ...
... but it does feel like you need to tell them every little detail about yourself . Anyway I'm rambling a little here but yes we managed to get a ticket for two of us on the sleeper train. The Map of Jaipur is extremely deceiving , we'll walk just down there we said it will maybe be a nice twenty minute walk , which turned into hour and a half, that doesn't seem like a long time but in heat of 37, its hell. We walked to the big main bazaar , which was full of shops ...
... for us. Eventually we got to the airport. It was actually pretty sad to say goodbye to our guide. He was the first friend and door into India that we had the privilege of meeting. He was very patient and kind with us. He had been taking pictures throughout the trip and said he would post them into the travel agency's Facebook page which is pretty cool. And he also handed us a packet with a recap on some of the things we did. That would have come into hand while writing this but ...