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2 Day Train To Jaipur and Jaipur City

Jaipur, India

The Train back up to Jaipur was a couple of days and as there were no 'Sleeper' tickets available my only option was a first class one...as traveler I've learned that these random set backs or 'problems' are often the best experience's you have and the ones you remember...! as it happened I ended up sharing a carriage with Abraham (dude) and was looked after by Loken and his team...(pictured) These guys were awsome company and made the journey memorable...! Thanks Guys! :-)

The train journey up was fantastic and showed me just how beautiful India's countryside is...with farmers, Villagers and children playing there were lots of thoses 'Zen Moments'...

(Videos below)
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, (to the west of Delhi), the city is marked for its grand palaces, massive forts, museums and lush green gardens. In 1853, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted pink to welcome him during the regime of Sawai Ram Singh.
When I herd this I had to see this for myself...! Although the pink wasn't as 'pink' as I had imagined... Jaipur's many street's and avenues were a joy to walk around and it definitely changed my opinion from Delhi...!

I met a fellow a traveler, a name obviously so complicated I can't recall it...?! We walked around the city and managed to see a couple of Forts and from Nahargarh Fort we just caught the sunset...! After demanding a biker loose two of his passengers and assist us in getting there before sun down...! the race was on but we made it...! Definitely a highlight of my trip in India... At sunset...this was the only city in the world where you could here the people even though they were so far away...!

I was Greeted in Jaipur by the infamous Girish...Who helped me around the City and took me to some Royal Weddings with whole families and friends marching through the city streets with the Groom riding high on horses or elephants...booming Music...Stunning dresses and stick lights it... provided a real spectacle...! at one point I got pulled in to the crowd... it was crazy and I loved it...! Thanks Girish, you the man..!

permalink written by  willrob on February 18, 2010 from Jaipur, India
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