Altough one of the corners of the Golden Triangle we don't like much about Jaipur: it's dirty (also in Indian terms), there are limited touristic sites and if the people don't want to rip us of with overpriced tuk-tuk rides or silk shawls, they just stare at us sternly. What we like however is the Jantar Mantar, a kind of park with huge astronomical instruments which were built on the Maharajahs order in the 18th century. These devices should help the king calculate the dates on which the cosmic energies for spiritual rituals are at their best. Besides that, the time could be read as well. Besides that there is the city palace and the Hawa Mahal ("palace of the winds") with its 953 little windows which were built for the women of the palace to observe the street scene without exposing themselves to the public. That's exactly what we sometimes wish for. A short ride outside of town we visit the Amber Fort which is home of many beautiful gardens and wall paintings and are looking forward to continue our journey...
Astropark des Maharaja - Astro Park of the Maharaja
Die Festung von Amber - The fort of Amber
Unsere Strasse: Jaipur ist ein Drecksloch - Our street: Jaipur is a dirt hole