Travelled : 280 kilometres from Delhi to Jaipur by coach
Visited : The Amber Fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal and Jantar Mantar.
Stayed : Sarovar Portico Hotel, Jaipur
Having not really recovered from the long flight followed by a full days touring in Delhi, its an early start…
Whilst we were told our bag would arrive in Delhi at 4am, it had not arrived at the hotel by late morning so we will do our tour of Jaipur with just a change of cloths each. As you can imagine Pam is not happy. Every hour that passes reminds us of something else important packed in that bag.
The traffic to escape Delhi take 90 minutes to get through. It’s mind numbing, probably made worst by the constraint sound of horns from all the vehicles around you. Finally we escape onto the motorway.
Our travelling companions are all seasoned travellers and we have plenty of experiences to share so the time passes quickly. We arrive safely enough with enough time to drop down to the local bazaar before dinner to pick up a few extra things for Pam to wear.
I could prattle on with another 20 interesting photos, but then I would never get the blog done. So we journey back down the hill passing numerous hawker and beggars back to the safety of our little bus.
I think I can say we are all very tired. Another 10 hour day of doing this and that, come 5.30 we have all lost interest. There is a mini-mutiny and we tell our guide we have seen enough. With the late afternoon traffic and the locals all out walking the narrow streets and lanes it takes another hour to return to the safety and comfort of our hotel.
So that’s Jaipur…another long drive to Agra tomorrow.