Category Archives: Jaipur

Rajasthan Textiles

Is it even possible to go to a Rajasthan textiles and handicrafts store and not see something so beautiful you can’t leave it behind? Besides, I’m a sucker for information. Give me enough information and I’m liable to buy just about anything. They started us off with how they create wood block prints, here a […]

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Amber Fort

We set out for the Amber Fort on a clear morning, everywhere beautiful vistas of rolling hills and tranquil waters, accompanied by Aparna’s intriguing tales of history. For those of you put off by tales of travelers who were miserably hot in India, that is not the India we enjoyed. The weather was a spectacular […]

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City Palace in Jaipur

Upon leaving Hawa Mahal, the afternoon continued in romance mode with a tour of the opulent City Palace in Jaipur, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. City Palace in Jaipur I’ll always remember the fabulous giant sterling silver urn. I’m not sure why any […]

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Science and Romance

Young man

India is replete with strange pairings such as science and romance, cows and religious observance, beauty and squalor. No afternoon visit held greater disparity than ours when we moved from viewing the Jantar Mantar Observatory to the Hawa Mahal. Never mind that the Jantar Mantar Observatory is a well-preserved, giant-sized physics lesson from the 18th […]

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Jaipur of the Golden Triangle

Mother & child

The city gates to Jaipur of the Golden Triangle added a sense of drama to the day as we entered. Gates restrict, enclose, protect. Our imaginations bloomed as we approached them. I had assumed Jaipur was called the “Pink City” because of a local building material, which is partially true. Many buildings are made of […]

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