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Jul 22, 2019 - Jaipur - the City of Pink

Our B & B, not surprisingly, included breakfast. It was amazing...such a variety of foods and they just kept piling it on our plates. An eclectic mix of Rajasthani fare and Continental. Once we waddled away from the breakfast table we were ready to start our sightseeing day in Jaipur. The great benefit of having a car and driver is that when you want to go to a particular site you just tell the driver and go. No haggling over the cost, no worries about getting a ride back (or paying to have them wait) and best of all, A/C comfort to the...

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Jul 21, 2019 - Jaipur

On the road again. We are off to Jaipur! Oops, not so fast...our driver suggests that we stop in to "visit" a local cooperative where they sell high quality fabrics. In need of a new tablecloth or two to replace the ones we purchased 23 years ago in India, we fall for the bait. One tablecloth becomes two, and two becomes three, and pretty soon we need a duvet cover, and then...well, you get the picture. In fairness, the textiles were lovely and very reasonably priced. After several well spent hours we belatedly head off for Jaipur. Unlike...

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Jul 16, 2019 - Last day in Varanasi

Theo was sick during the night. Threw up three times. Not a great start to the day. It appears that the first real illness of the trip is upon us. We had gotten up early in order to see the sunrise on the ghats while floating down the Ganges River. Very romantic and one of those "must do" activities when you are in Varanasi. We checked Theo's overall health and it appeared stable, with no fever. He said he just wanted to sleep, so rather than force him to endure the unendurable we left him to sleep in our room while the three of us headed...

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Dec 7, 2018 - Jaipur

Next stop was Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan. Its red sandstone buildings definitely gave credence to it being known as the 'pink city'. The mixture of Hindu and Mughal architecture fitted well together in the 1592 Amber Fort built from sandstone and marble. The extremely impressive 5 storey, 953 window Hawa Mahal Palace got our attention. Ladies from the royal household were able to watch everyday life through the intricately carved honeycombed windows known as 'jharokhas”. The architectural astronomical instrument collection of Jantar...

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Nov 25, 2018 - The Pink City

Day 11: Jaipur The Pink City I know what you’re thinking. But no. Jaipur is not known as the Pink City because a boatload of gay men and 2 lesbians visited there. The real story is that it’s due to the pinkish color of the stone used in construction of all buildings. That plus the fact that the Maharaja in 1876 decided to paint the whole town pink to welcome Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales on their first tour there. Since then it’s become the law; no matter how many queens come over. The city’s “must see” sight is Amber Fort....

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Oct 24, 2017 - Bharatpur to Jaipur

Monday 23rd October 2017 Bharatpur to Jaipur Today we left our hotel in Bharatpur just after 9am and drove about two hours to Abhaneri where we visited the Chand Baori step well, supposedly the deepest step well in the world. It was constructed in the 9th Century and is about 100 feet deep and has a total of 3,500 steps over 13 levels. This place was totally amazing and could still be used as a well after it fills in the monsoon season. There was nearby a Hindu Temple (Harshat Mata) from which, over the centuries, the nearby villagers took...

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May 2, 2017 - jaipur

Today I woke up with my first mad dash to the bathroom. Mom, you jinxed me by asking about that haha. That's all I have to say about that lol. We woke up and agreed we had to get our next couple of days planned out.  We went to the train station with the intention of booking a couple first class tickets but they're mostly booked up so we are gonna take buses for most of them. Everything is a puzzle here and everything take like 5 times as long to accomplish. It's good because it really tests your patience and mental stability lol. We don't...

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May 1, 2017 - a Jaipur intro

Alright so the sleep in the Mumbai airport was the worst. We both took gravol and it hit us like bricks. We were in a different terminal than I was in last time. Last time it was quiet, and carpeted, and there were literally beds to sleep on. In this terminal? No. Hard cold rock to sleep on.. didn't plan in advance for that. So that was shitty. Moving on... we got to Jaipur, which is the capital city of rajasthan with 13 million people at about 7am and the temp was 31 degrees. We're staying in another roadhouse hostel and it's great We're...

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Nov 4, 2016 - Jaipur

We got an early morning start to beat the rush at the Amber (pronounced Ameer) Fort. Her we took an elephant ride for about 15 minutes to the Fort. That was fun. We had speedy Gonzales for an elephant ( not his real name). Dorothy's and I were the 8th group out and by the time we got to the top we were second as our elephant sped by all the rest as if they were standing still. If we would have had another 2 minutes we would have been the first up there. Immediately upon disembarking the elephant (and the bus on arrival for that matter) we...

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Nov 3, 2016 - Ranthambore to Jaipur

Today was another travel day as we made our way from Ranthambore to Jaipur. When we arrived in Jaipur went to the Jaipur astrological centre which had a number of structures built in the 17th and 18th century such as a very large sundial which we determined was 10 minutes slow, and then several other structures that tracked the astrolical signs. These were used to predict futures for the Maharajas that built the centre. After about 25 minutes we made our way to the Maharaja 's castle which was very elaborate. Unfortunately we were unable to...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Jaipur - Inde

Lien à l'album photos en ligne / Link to the online photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/rBcanXCbriUP1S6M7 Jaipur « victoire » et pur, « ville » est la capitale de l’État indien du Rajasthan et se trouve à 260 km de Delhi. On ne peut venir à Jaipur sans y voir le fameux «palais des vents» (Hawa Mahal). C'est un bâtiment construit au XVIIIe siècle et considéré comme l'une des merveilles de l'architecture rajput. Construit en grès rouge et rose, le palais se trouve en bordure du City Palace de Jaipur et s'étend jusqu'au harem royal. Notre arrêt...

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Jan 23, 2016 - Jai-poo-er

...you get the idea. I'll spare you the details, but basically, we slept for 18 out of 24 hours, and nothing brings two people closer than tandem food poisoning and one bathroom. Luckily, we were well enough on the first day to hit the bazaar, where we had to keep reminding ourselves "we only have one backpack each". I love bazaars, and could wander around in them forever. Unless you have the infamous Delhi Belly, of course. In that case, you stay huddled up in your hostel room, which is right above a busy intersection so it constantly...

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