Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trip Report Jaipur

Jaipur has the honor of making up the third corner of the New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur triangle. OK, OK, there's probably more to say about Jaipur. Unfortunately, our tour was pretty much a whirlwind of sight seeing. Below is a sampling of the proof. Not pictured is the elephant ride up to the top of the Amber Fort, when some guy tried to sell us a quilt. At the end of the haggling he announced that the price he was giving was in US dollars, not rupees... so we promptly threw his $300 quilt back to him. Good luck on that one, buddy.

Amber Fort
Amber Fort
Jal Mahal (Water Palace), I was disappointed it's not open to the public.

Hawa Mahal (Temple of Winds)
We were a bit surprised to see that the Hawa Mahal is just... on a street... downtown, with traffic rolling by non-stop. Always expected it to be... less urban. Also, it's essentially just a screen. The queen and her daughters could climb up the narrow building and watch the street below without their being seen. 

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