Day 9 Jaipur


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January 27th 2012
Published: January 27th 2012
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outside our rooms


Breakfast in the courtyard restaurant – our hotel was once a wealthy family home – and then off to explore the City Palace. Within the palace there are two silver vessels filled with holy water from the Ganges (see photo) which were taken to the UK for the coronation of Edward VII .



Part of the palace now serves as a museum – weaponary and armoury . The curator of the armoury gave us a demonstration of putting on his turban – not easy as it is 10 metres in length. The red turban indicates he is of a ‘warrior’ caste, as are pink and purple. Farmers et al use white and orange coloured turbans.



We drove up a very steep winding road up to the Summer Palace. It was built in the 18th century when the population of Jaipur was 8000 and the Summer Palace could accommodate both the Royal Family and all the populous in case of invasion – which never happened. Population of Jaipur now three and a half million!



Late lunch then to carpets… and textiles. A family run business - all the work is done
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what a mosaic to make
by hand in the surrounding villages. The business has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for a carpet with the highest knots per square inch – 4224 (see picture).



Please don’t worry if no blog tomorrow – you will see from the map we are going to Jojowar which is remote and between Jaipur and our next port of call and probably does not have internet connection.


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street view
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silver vessel
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if empty vessels make the most noise, this must be absolutely deafening
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Unravelled
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He's got it all wrapped up
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Getting knotted
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Fastening the dye by washing
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Singing the back of the carpet - good test for a synthetic!
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never mind the quality, feel the width
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This is it - the carpet in the Guinness Book of Records
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Road to Jojowar

6 hour journey tomorrow....


27th January 2012

have just found blog column !
Hi Guys, have replied to your blog but i must have sent it to your email. City palace looks amazing, hope all well! weather in the UK is pants love R&A xxx
1st February 2012

coucou, hello
Damaste, Quel beau voyage tout en couleur. Le city palace est majestieu, on se sent tout petit meme a travers une photo. L a vue de votre hotel a udaipur est magnifique. Bonne continuation big kisses
31st July 2012

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