Dec. 2 Jaipur Still Delights

Onwards to Amber Fort for our elephant ride, certainly a high light, and a thrill of a life time!Jaipur, Elephants ready for us!Jaipur, Painted Elephant #1Jaipur, Elephants going down from the PalaceJaipur, Elephant Traffic JamJaipur, Painted Elephant #2

Jaipur, Our Elephant

Jaipur, Elephant with a view!

The Amber or Amer Fort is a blend of Hindu and Mugal architecture.  We explored the palaces and temples and gardens still unbelievable in their pristine condition.Jaipur, The Surrounds of Amber FortJaipur, The Amber Fort PalaceJaipur, Amber Fort ArchwayJaipur, Amber Fort MosaicJaipur, Amber Fort Inlay Ceiling

The Amber Fort was stocked with architectural and artistic wonders, like the mirrored rooms which glowed in the sunlight, the ceilings glistening silver and the inlayed semi precious stones radiating gem like colors.
Jaipur, Amber Fort Mirrored Rooms
Jaipur, Amber Fort mirrored ceilingsJaipur, Amber Fort, silver and gems

And the women “sweepers” composed a scene worthy of a painting…Jaipur, Amber Fort, Women SweepersNot to mention the gardensJaipur, Amber Fort, GardensJaipur, Amber Fort, Snake Charmers and finally, a visit with the snake charmers!!

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