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Travel Blogs from Rajasthan
... going tour of Jaipur. Today we headed to the beautiful Amber Fort. We ascended to the fort on the back on elephant. As we headed up to the point on which we embarked the elephant we had to pass a group of very persistent and annoying hawkers selling the usual tourist tat. It was one of the worst we'd seen as poor tourists were being stopped from moving forward, which allowed our guide to jump the queue. John got stuck behind and frustrated, so he decided to have some fun and ...
... 6 kms. She was a beautiful, softy spoken lady with the nicest smile I have seen so far.
We stopped off at the private school, it has about 50 children. It's not about a better education it's about people doing their bit if they can afford to pay - what a good idea! I had bought sweets from the UK for the kids as I knew that giving money was not good and they lined up one by one, patiently while I gave them sweets. Their faces were a picture, they were confused because they ...
... actual border is 20 kms away.
The jawans at the post were happy to chat with me and narrate war stories. So few visitors come this way.
I had mixed feelings in the place - glad that I came, respectful of the sacrifices made by the armed forces in the war , awe at the way men live today in extremely inhospitable terrain and also sadness at the absolute futility of war.
... Santa. This turned out to be most of us and was great fun.
The following day we celebrated Christmas by visiting the wonderful Amber Fort perched on a hill high above Jaipur. We rode on elephants up to the gate and on entry were dazzled by the shimmer of silver and glass decorations. Paul caused a bit of a hoo-ha by deciding to walk down to the bottom of the hill instead of travelling by jeep back to the bus with the rest of us. Unfortunately, we didn’t go ...
... the bazaar entrance through which you had to walk through to reach the Dargah. Distressingly it was full of beggars, either women with children or many men without limbs rolling on the floor. I had read about this before as well as many other cash scam stories but was still pretty shocking. Unlike my Dargah fail experience in Delhi, this time I was prepared with no bag, just flip flops and covered my head to fit in. Which worked just fine.
Inside were scenes ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free parking