Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... Gandhi wanted all the cows gone from the streets so all the unemployed were given 2000 rupees to pick up the cows and take them 50 miles outside the city and many of those cows found their way back to the city. Cows store water in the hump in their back. Temples have spirals which is to reflect a mountain peak and Hindus have named all the mountain peaks in the name of a goddess or god. If there is a flag on the spiral, then this temple is ...
... 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 ...
... It's just not. I can't handle it.
It feels a lot more provincial here and the smell of the markets is amazing. We ran into a friendly guy called Rashish. He struck up a convo with us and showed us the inside of his temple. Ha - sounds rude - but seriously he showed us his temple.
"Why are european travellers so distant to Indians?"
"Well Rashish, we love the country- don't get us wrong - but you can't walk down the street ...
... a museum called the Albert Hall (the maharajah really liked Albert) which was very beautiful although it was a museum of rocks so we did make the decision to move on (nothing against rocks!)
We then stopped at the Hawa Mahal which is an absolutely stunning building in a lovely pink colour with layers of engraved brick, very impressive. Unfortunately you cant go in but still took some nice pictures from the ...
... sans-serif; line-height: 17.920000076293945px;">We had tea on the roof, where we had a view of the Taj Mahal, well the very top of it anyways. me and beth attempted some chicken, but it was a bit chewy. Won't be having that again, best to stick to chickpeas I think, however the garlic nan made up for it.