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Day 23 - Jaipur

sunny 27 °C

Today we are being taken to the three forts in Jaipur, Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort as well as viewing the Jal Mahal or lake palace.

Not feeling so good today and thinking it might have been a lack of water - so slept most of the car ride to our first stop the Nahargarh Fort.

Arriving at the fort at 9:55 we look at the view and surrounds. We walk up to the gate a few minute later and are told we have to wait 2 mins as the fort opens at 10:00 - to the second the guy look at his watch and only let us through after 10:00. The fort is nice, a little bit in ruins but that almost adds to the appeal. Over the hour we spend there we walk around the perimeter and into the residence. The rooms are well preserved and you get a sense of what it must have been like all those years ago as each area is well configured and serves in perfect functionality.

Next is the Jaigarh Fort which hold one of the first cannons ever constructed in India. It is seeming huge and we are told the lengths it took to transport it to the peak of the fort. The view from the top is pretty spectacular desert one side and Jaipur City the other. It's much larger than Nahargarh Fort but not as detailed and seems a lot more functional the decorative.

After spending a couple of hours looking around at the views we look to head to Amer Fort which is supposed to be the best of the three but a traffic accident and jam prevent us from getting to the fort. It's a bit disappointing but since I am not feeling great am almost kind of glad to be heading back.

On the way back through we see the Jal Mahal the lake palace. You can't go in - but it's is quite ornate from the river bank.

After returning to the hotel I have a sleep and later we head out to get some snacks in lieu of dinner.

Posted by lee_1986 12:38 Archived in India Tagged india views fort palace city jaipur lake_palace pink_city mammallapuram rajistan

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