The Pink City
After a couple relaxed days in Delhi, we headed to Rajasthan, the land of the kings. Our first stop was Jaipur, the ‘Pink City.’ All of the buildings in the old city are a coral, terracotta pink. We visited the tall Hawa Mahal, a palace for the royal women to watch the city life below while still keeping purdah.
Princess Amelie keeping purdah inside the Hawa Mahal
Amber Fort Palace
An ornate old palace turned local artisan museum. Also lots of pigeons.
We hiked up to the beautiful Amber Fort, where monkeys steal your snacks and the rooms of the fortressed palace twist and turn around marbled courtyards. The gardens and fountains have been wonderfully restored.
Jaipur is nice but the paths are well trodden. After a Rajasthani week of playing princess, Arielle and I were ready to head north for something a little more rugged…