08.04.2014 - 08.05.2014 90 °F
We arrived early Monday morning in Jaipur - aka the Pink City. All the prominent buildings here are painted In a pink/orangish hue. We ended up scoring a really good deal on an apartment so we are living in pretty nice style for the next few days. We have our own kitchen and the kids each have their own room. They apartment has an agreement with the hotel next door so we can use their pool and other facilities. The temperature here is about the same as Amritsar I would guess but the humidity is dramatically lower, making it much more tolerable.
Yesterday we toured the City Palace Museum and the Jantar Mantar, an observatory consisting of various large instruments built in the early 1700's. They look like giant abstract sculptures in a park-like setting. Madie wasn't feeling so well last night but seems to be better today. I think the pollution is making her throat sore.
Today we toured the Amber Fort which is about 7 miles outside of town. Really stunning place. I didn't take this photo (left the ipad in the room) but here it is:
We will be here in Jaipur until Saturday at which time we will take the train down to Kota, then by car to Bundi. We plan to stay in Bundi for a few days and take in the annual Teej Festival.
The kids amaze me at how well they have adapted and jumped right into all of this. I am so glad we are all here together at this moment. Can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.