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Jaipur

Few hours in the Pink City. Finally Rajasthan.

I had hard time to persuade Irene to go to Jaipur. I donít like big cities, and Irene likes them even less, and so big city of Jaipur, being one of the typical organized mass-tourism stops in India, was definitely not the place she wanted to see. I also wasnít very excited to go there, but once that we were so close, I wanted to see if itís all just hype of if Jaipur actually has something to offer. Plus it was my first stepping into famous state of Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, so I thought it would be a shame to miss out its capital.

We arrived there very late and in the morning we had only 2 hours to see it before we had to move on to our Pushkar daytrip, but I proclaim that yes, Jaipur has something to offer. Finally we both liked it. The Pink City is indeed pink, itís nice and itís probably the only city in India which has been urbanistaically PLANNED. The streets are wide and perpendicular, the old town is surrounded by walls and gates, facades on the main streets are al pink and quite tasteful. Quite different feeling from typical India. We didnít have time to go inside the famous royal palace and Amber fort, but from what we have seen we liked Jaipur. Iím glad we went.


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