We took a 2.5 hour flight to Jaipur, in northern India. Jaipur is also called “The Pink City” because hundreds of years ago, the king had the whole city painted pink to welcome a foreign dignitary. They’ve been painting things pink ever since. These are the gates to the city.
On the drive to our hotel, we noted quite a few differences between Bangalore and Jaipur. The Auto Rickshaws mostly had black tops and they also had the original type of rickshaw – the bicycle with two covered seats in the back.
In Bangalore, you always see cows wandering around and an occasional ox-cart. In Jaipur we saw a camel-cart. Camels!! I was so excited to see them. If fact, we got to ride one!
The weather in Jaipur is significantly more humid than Bangalore, making touring around a bit uncomfortable. The main attraction in Jaipur is Amber Fort. The Fort has a low wall all around it and houses a military barracks as well as palaces and court buildings.
More about Jaipur in the next post.