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Indian snake charmers.
Driving through Jaipur, also called the "Pink City." we passed the Palace of the winds. This is a huge structure in a terra cotta color. In the morning light the vibrant color really stands out.

Our main destination for the day was Amber Fort.  To get to the actual structure, you have to go via elephant back. It's pretty touristy but fun none the less. I've never been on a elephant before and have never seen one outside of a zoo. It's actually cool and pretty much what you'd think being on an elephant is like.

Amber Fort is pretty amazing. It was used as a citadel where the rulers would receive blessings. The structure has many rooms with intricate carvings of marble and glass, mirror and silver embedded in plaster. What's more amazing is that it was all done by hand. The Fort was complete with music blaring, bazaars and monkeys. Then we took a bumpy jeep ride back to the bus.

Next we stopped at the Maharaja City Palace. The flags over the palace were up, meaning the Maharaja was in. We also took a stroll in the historical and art museum.

Before going to the hotel, we stopped on the main drag where all the bazaars are. Here we were able to haggle and strike up some deals with the local merchants.
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Indian snake charmers.
Indian snake charmers.
Elephants
Elephants
Our Elephant driver
Our Elephant driver
Amber Fort
Amber Fort
Life at the fort
Life at the fort
Architecture at the Fort
Architecture at the Fort
Archways
Archways
Families at the Fort
Families at the Fort
Monkey
Monkey
Maharaja City Palace
Maharaja City Palace
Maharaja City Palace
Maharaja City Palace
Intricate work at Amber Fort
Intricate work at Amber Fort
Bazaar
Bazaar
The Palace of the Winds
The Palace of the Winds
Amber Fort
Amber Fort
Jaipur
photo by: oxangu2