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Tour of India – Jaipur, The Pink City (Expat Week #046)


Adventures of an American Traveler

I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.  ~Lord Dunsany

The Pink City The Pink City

Our much anticipated tour of India trip began in the Northern city of Jaipur. The visit spanned two days. Day one included the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and the Amber Fort. Day 2 took us to the Gantalji Monkey Temple and Chand Baori, an amazing step well.

Jaipur was noticeably cooler than Pune, cooler on the order of 10 to 20 deg F. As such, the locals dressed differently frequently wearing head wraps and shawls.  This was a style donned by both female and male residents.

We took our tour via a rented car with driver. For me, the best way to navigate the insanity of India traffic is to…

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