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Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur March 14th 2019

Day 3 arrival of the Jaan (the groom) ,the ceremony, a royal dinner and on day 4 the reception... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur March 12th 2019

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur March 11th 2019

The Jaipur Wedding has kicked off with a bang!!! The Palace is jaw dropping and the events have been just magical... First Night... Welcome Party, Next afternoon... Mehendi Mela (translated.. combination of Indian bridal shower and carnival) ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur March 7th 2019

Hi everyone, our driver took us to his friends jewelry shop and as expected we had the hard sell and succumbed to buying a reasonably good priced pair of earings.I tried to stop Pat buying but unfortunately failed 🤗😂 Decided to go to the local bazaars and market. Not for the meek and mild! As soon as we exited the safety of our car we had to cross a busy main road and I mean BUSY. I think we were a source of amusement for the locals as we stepped off the pavement then changed our minds at least three times before taking our lives into our own hands and committing to go. As always every stall or shop owner wants to drag you into his shop. You have to be tough ,smile and walk on. ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur March 7th 2019

The Rajasthan trip was not a sudden plan but after lot of inquiry and web search on places and hotels. We took off on a bright September 2018 afternoon to Jaipur directly from Chennai. Jaipur also called as the Pink city is with many palaces and forts. There is a pink wall in the heart of the city around the market place and covering the old city hence the name pink city. The first day was just a local sight seeing and visit to the city palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Jal Mahal , Albert Hall and the Abhaneri step well. The summer heat was still strong and the tourists have started flowing in to Rajasthan, Its a favorite destination to many Indians as well as to over seas tourists.The first batch of tourists were already ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur March 6th 2019

Hi everyone, we have just had a very exhausting but interesting day sightseeing. Temperature in high 20’s today. Started off going to Amber Fort in Jaipur where one of the tourist attractions is an elephant ride up the long steep road to the fort. We did not do this for the sake of the poor animals. There are 150 elephants giving rides in the mornings and then as it begins to get hotter the elephants go back to elephant village to rest. It is quite a sight seeing so many elephants in one place. Next we were taken to the palace of winds. Then we went to a carpet workshop where we spent about an hour trying to think how we could escape without purchasing a very beautiful rug or carpet. The carpets were amazing. Something ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur March 5th 2019

Hi everyone, At 6.15 am we set off for a 3 hour safari. At this time of the morning it’s pretty chilly so we wrapped up and took blankets and hot water bottles with us. It was so cosy. After more bone rattling roads we were delighted to see two more tigers. What a result. After a late breakfast we moved on to Jaipur. It had warmed up by now and the sun was shining. The route was different so we avoided the horrible unfinished roads. It took 4 hours. On the way we stopped at a community run Craft project aimed at getting women earning for themselves by making all sorts of different crafts. It was very interesting and their work was so inspiring. As we proceeded to Jaipur we passed wild boar sitting and ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur October 29th 2018

Today was a travel day and there’s not much to say. I lounged around the fancy hotel and took a walk around the substantial grounds. There is a multi-day Indian wedding in progress so there were decorations and intermittent music, dancing, and people gathering. In the late afternoon I flew to Mumbai, where the airport code is still BOM for the city’s former name, Bombay. Tomorrow I have a full day of touring, so I’ll report more then.... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur October 28th 2018

Today I toured Jaipur. Our first stop is considered the main attraction of the city, Amber Fort. It is the former palace of the maharajahs of the Jaipur region. (The current maharajah lives in the City Palace downtown - we’ll get to that in the afternoon.) Amber Fort is built on a hill and there are elephants that carry tourists up to the main courtyard. I didn’t do this - I’m still recovering from my camel ride in 2015, lol. The palace is impressive and I particularly liked the little rectangular garden in the center. After that we drove to the center of town where the other sights are. I visited Jantar Mantar, the celestial observatory built by one of the maharajahs in the 1700s. He built it on a monumental scale, apparently believing that this ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur October 26th 2018

With whatever momentum the trip had gathered thus far, the next port of call was Mumbai, the nation's largest city, and the beating heart of India's economic engine, synonymous with Bollywood, and one of the best examples of the legacy which remains from the British colonial era. The city is best described as an urban sprawl, and although a metro network is under construction, the evidence appears to be that it is a much-needed part of the city's transportation network, given the extent to which Mumbai's infrastructure creaks under its own weight, a city where the population count has created a few social shortcomings in its wake. A city tour of Mumbai can prove to be really insightful, especially if the tour involves exposure to both extremes of the social scale as mine did. Famous landmarks ... read more
Amber Palace; Jaipur; India
Jain Temple; Mumbai; India
Albert Hall City Museum; Jaipur; India

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