Hotel Mandakini Castle
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... stood the test of time. What made it different though was the fact that in 1876, to welcome the then Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII, the whole town was painted pink, the colour of welcome, and it is now law that all these old houses retain their pink colour. We visited the City Palace, while not quite up there with Jodhpur or Udaipur, was ...
... hard and managed to get it for 60. There was a brief moment of concern when we drove off the main road and took the back way to the hotel, but we arrived safely. Raghu met us back at the hotel and took us to one of the main squares to see the local market. We climbed to the top of a building for a view of the city from the rooftop. We then went down one floor and we're surprised when Ragu told us that his family owns the entire building block and we were visiting ...
... say, the Juntar Muntar is a sixteenth century observatory with some very simple but yet ingenious instruments. By far the most imperative impressive was a giant sundial that could tell the time accurate to just 2 seconds. It took into account the latitude of Jaipur and everything! There were instruments to calculate the positions of the various planets, when the equinoxes were, the latitude of Jaipur and a host of other things. All from the position of the ...
... used to tell the time, determine the position of the stars or to simply tell your fortune.
Before heading back to the hotel, we had a short drive around Jaipur which showed us a very different side of the city with wide boulevards, government buildings and ceremonial routes.
We then returned to the hotel for a welcome drink before heading out to dinner at a nearby ...
... over run and just relaxed for the rest of the day. Our second day in Jaipur we dedicated to seeing a movie. You'd think seeing one movie should not need a whole day, but you'd be very very wrong. We visited four different theatres throughout the day, walking across much of Jaipur in our pursuit to find The Hunger Games 2 in English. We spent many hours simply looking for internet to look up show times and languages. I have ...