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ScouseLeeM on Tour
28th Dec 2008 - 29th Dec 2008
Fatehpur Sikri/Jaipur

After a far too early start for my liking, we stopped at Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur. This is a palace used by early royalty before relocating to Agra, very impressive in size. The harem area was notably large - home to 300+ birds, the Maharaja was obviously a busy man...then an all day drive to Jaipur, and a desperate rush to t find somewhere showing Liverpool v Newcastle. Finally found a hotel with ESPN - in black and white with no sound, I could just see clearly enough to know we won 5-1, and were still top of the league.

Next day was very busy, we stopped at the wind palace and water palace (possibly my favourite sight in India apart from the tigers!), plus the royal observatory and city palace. The bulk of the day was taken up with a trip to the 'Amber fort'.This is a huge complex on top of a hill, which requires an elephant ride to reach. Quite a sight to see around 100 painted elephants parading up and down the narrow paths, with locals running alongside promising to take tourists photos and sell them the pictures when they get to the top (which I did). The Fort has its own 'great wall' that seemed quite comparable to China's, a terrific sight at sunrise.

Once the sightseeing was complete, another long drive to Delhi for the final stop.



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Previous: Agra


Diary Photos
28th Dec 2008  Fatehpur Sikri

29th Dec 2008  Wind Palace

29th Dec 2008  Sunrise Jaipur

29th Dec 2008  Amber Fort

29th Dec 2008  Wildlife in Japur

29th Dec 2008  Japur transport

29th Dec 2008  Amber Fort artwork

29th Dec 2008  Great Wall...of Jaipur

29th Dec 2008  Elephant pile up

29th Dec 2008  Monkeys playing - Amber fort

29th Dec 2008  Karma Sutra

29th Dec 2008  Amber Fort

29th Dec 2008  Road transport - Jaipur

29th Dec 2008  Water Palace

29th Dec 2008  Libra monument, Royal Observatory

29th Dec 2008  City Palace

29th Dec 2008  City Palace 2

29th Dec 2008  City Palace 3

29th Dec 2008  Royal Armoury

29th Dec 2008  Just like Hannibal...

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