Trip Start Dec 15, 2012
8Trip End Dec 27, 2012
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Unlike Delhi, Jaipur was a city catered to tourists. It had a beautiful city scape with colorful houses, vibrant markets, gorgeous sites-and the locals took full advantage of the tourists as well. It was almost impossible to use a washroom without someone in there asking for tips. Photographers asking for money by taking your pictures. Too many merchants coming up to you to sell things you don't need...
But overall, Jaipur's beauty made up for the lack of it at Delhi. Very dry, sunny climate with clear skies and awesome architecture. On the afternoon of arrival to the city, we drove up to Nahargarh to get a breathtaking view of the city. We were pleasantly surprised by the nice hotel with a heater and decent wifi in the rooms.
The next morning, we rode elephants up to the Amber Fort and Palace. I've ridden elephants before, but this was unlike my previous experiences because you were going with beautiful views down below of the city as well as outstanding architecture along the way and above you. The fort itself was also amazing. Then we walked down and drove to the Jantar Mantar which would be a playground for nerds interested in sundials and astronomy. The city palace was also worth my time with a lot of history and details. Then we walked around the markets at night time where we viewed perfumes, camel leather, tourist gifts, and vegetables being sold on the streets. Jaipur is a city I would recommend to all tourists.
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