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Jaipur - the pink city - had surprise surprise a fort too. However in this city of flamboyant architecture the fort is known as the Amber Fort. After a few hours of wandering around the various buildings and ramparts, taking a few hundred photos of the stunning murals and ceilings we set off in to town to see some of the local crafts. A speciality of the area is block printing, whereby the colours are layered ...
... We survived unscathed but we did tread
rather gingerly on the way out.
The following morning we had an early rise for our visit to
the Jaipur fort. We are not particularly fans of the tourist trap type of event
but in the price of our tour was an elephant ride. This was it. We appeared
through a small gate onto a platform where an elephant was handily parked. We
sat in the “howda” latched ourselves in and were immediately off up a huge ramp
Last night we went to a theme park called Chokhi Dhani, which means "special village" and it was amazing. There were elephant rides, camel rides, a magician, a huge maze, a giant slide, lots of dancers, and that's just naming a few. Included in the theme park was a thali buffet. In my opinion , it was not very good. After we ate, my mom, Félix and I got henna. It looked like melted chocolate! Henna is generally for girls but Félix ...
... saree, spice, and food sellers and everything in between. It was a good thing we hit that restaurant, we were ready for the break!
The next day we opted to take a full day guided bus tour. We made this decision based on the number of sites that Jaipur has to see and the distances between them, which were kilometers. As it turned out it was a wise decision, probably one of the few we made! lol
The tour started at 9:00am ...
... to them for almost one hour. Finally we departed at 10.00.
The journey from Agra to Jaipur belonged to the shorter ones – only 6 hours. We shared our compartment with an old Indian lady who was currently living with one of her sons in New York and was just visiting her family in India.
After our arrival in Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, we refused to take a taxi or auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) and decided to walk instead. Our map ...