Travel || Jaipur

After a four hour drive from Agra and a stop at the Monkey Temple, we made it to Jaipur! After an evening of rest, we spent the whole day viewing sights.

First we stopped at Jantar Mantar, the collection of astrological instruments belonging to one of the founders of Jaipur. We got to see the biggest sundial in the world! Then, we went to the City Palace of Jaipur to see the Maharaja of Jaipur’s family museum. After the museum, we drove to Amer Fort. This Fort was built in the 900s and our guide told us that some of the design elements of the Fort were even incorporated into the Taj Mahal!

After the sight seeing we got to the best part - Elephant Village! Here we spent the rest of the day feeding, painting, brushing, showering, and playing with Nena. It was my first, and probably only, time feeling an elephant’s trunk and feeding her bananas and bundles of grass. I will certainly never forget it (ha!).

The last leg of our trip is ten days in Pondicherry. I am looking forward to many days of lounging, reading, and swimming. Coming soon!