Thursday, December 1, 2011

On the Road: Jaipur

Thank you, Rajput Maharajas, for the beautiful palaces of Jaipur!
We've visited the Lake Palace (top photo, above) and the City Palace, both of which were breathtaking. We photographed the Palace of the Winds, or Hawa Mahal and explored the wierdness that is Jantar Mantar, the brainchild of Savai Jai Singh II to aid him in his astrological explorations. 

And today, our students got to do what they were waiting and hoping for all semester: they rode elephants up to the gates of the Amber/ Amer Fort! 

Rajasthani culture is colorful, the food delicious, and the elephants (and camels!) in traffic are a humorous reminder of India's great past and tremendous future.

Next stop, Agra!

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