Our visit to Jaipur involved the by now standard long, careening, honking drive to get to the city, followed by a well organized and exciting tour.

Jaipur, located southwest of Delhi, in Rajasthan, is the home of the Maharaja of Rajasthan, a now ceremonial role. Jaipur is known as the Pink City because of the color of its buildings as shown below.

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The Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds.
This is a one room deep structure to allow women
of the harem to see the street while remaining covered.
Detail of the Hawa Mahal. Each women would get a single window
to watch the crowd before heading back to the harem.

Preferred (?) method of riding up to Amer Fort - a once in a lifetime
experience - in other words, after the rocking and rolling
of this ride, no future elephant rides are necessary

Amer Fort, now a World Heritage Site,
formerly the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur
Famous Americans at Amer Fort
Interior of Amer Fort

Detail of interior building at Amer Fort

Indians visiting Amer Fort Interior hall at Amer Fort

Spencer checking his watch against
the sundial

Interior of our next stop: City Palace in
downtown Jaipur

Sundial built 350 years ago and accurate to
within 2 seconds
Entrance to City Palace
the city home of the Maharaja
Interior of City Palace People of Jaipur

This was the 2nd to last stop of our trip leaving us a final day, in Delhi before the long plane ride home

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