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Published: February 17th 2007
Jaipur City Life
Checking Up On The News
I'm catching a train in a couple of hours so thought I'd update this..
I'm going to Jaisalmer the golden city tonight, the train leaves at 11.57pm and arrives at 1.30pm so going to be a long journey but on a sleeper train so that will be good.
Think I have seen the main sights in the Pink City, my favorite place that I went to would have to be the Tiger Fort over looking Jaipur. The fort itself isn't really that big but the area the border wall covers is very long. Once inside the building it is still in pretty good order and all the colors are still there as well considering it is around 300 years old. The fort took some getting to as my driver said there was no road up so he dropped me at the base of the hill and I had to walk up. Man was I fooled; there were cars all over the place once I had gotten all the way to the top!!
Next I went to the Amber Fort and it is huge the border line is 20k long and was first build in 1036. I spent many hours walking
Where I Got Dropped Off
around that place getting lost in tunnels and stuff. Most of the old Fort has been remade and they were doing a fair bit of patching up when I was there as well. It didn't really look good though where they have patched it up.. Kinda looked all new and not the way it was and should look now.
This morning I went to the City palace which wasn't' exiting at all. Think I was there for about an hour and had plenty enough time to see it all. It is the most expensive place to get into and properly the most boring. You have to pay to take a camera in which is fair enough but your not allowed to take photos of the old weapons and clothes which were the most enjoyable this to look at! Man they had some mean looking tools back in the day!
Next was the Pink Palace which was interesting and then onto the Water Palace that has no water at all. It is the dry season but in the monsoon season it would look brilliant I imagine.
I have enjoyed Jaipur heaps more than Delhi and Agra, it is way
more relaxed (so that means it is only flat out) and the people are less pushey to get you to come in and have a look at there shop. Except the tuk tuk and rickshaw drivers they are just a pain in the ass they really are. I have to be kinda rude to them so they dont try and take me to a shop and tell them 5 times where I would like to go. Also there seems to be more beggers here like on the streets kids come up to me pulling my clothes with there other hand going towards there mouth and wanting money even mothers come over holding there newborns.
The city seems cleaner than the other on the golden triangle and haven't got lost as near as many times than in the others.
Still managing not to get the tummy bug but not half way through the trip yet so much can happen in that time.
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