Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jaipur, India

Last but not least. The "Pink City" of Jaipur was our final stop in our chauffered tour of Rajasthan. And I gotta say, we could not be more relieved that the whirwind has come to an end. It was a convenient way to travel, to be sure. It was really easy and relatively hassle free. But, it was also incredibly rushed. Over the course of our travels, we have never really spent less than three or four days in any one place (preferably, at least a week). For the past two weeks, we were onto a new town every day or two.

I can say, traveling with a driver is the ONLY way to do so much in India in such a short amount of time. We are definitely grateful that we had the opportunity to see so many beautiful and interesting places within three weeks of our arrival. We are also happy to be picking up the pace again after two fairly stagnant months in Egypt.
But, we are also really excited to create our own schedule again. Much like our day tour of Delhi, we felt like we were racing around the region taking pictures without really getting a feel for what any single destination was like. Part of me regrets the superficiality of the experience. The other part is just excited to see what's next.

Anyhow, check out our Jaipur photos HERE. You'll find a visit to the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory with massive sculpture-like instruments dating back to the 1700s. And Nahargarh, yet another impressive fort.

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