The next day, we left our hotel to head to Jaipur.
However, we had one final stop in Delhi before we left. The stop was at the Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world’s tallest brick minaret. We didn’t spend nearly enough time there, but it was an incredible site.
It was a very long drive, but worth it. We spent a quiet night in the hotel and then set about exploring Jaipur.
It started off with exploring the Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors.
There are two ways to get up the massive hill to the fort: jeep or elephant. We chose jeep because we felt it was more ethical; however, both are an option for you.
The fort was beyond fun to explore.
The hall of mirrors truly lives up to it’s reputation. It was so intricate, yet symmetrical.
The next stop was the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory.
You walk through a stunning gate to get there.
It was also here that we saw our first and only snake charmer.
Finally we got into the observatory, which is in perfect condition, but do not allot a great deal of time for this stop. You can easily see it in two hours or less.
Then it was off to the City Palace, former royal residence, now a series of museums with an collection of miniature paintings, costumes, and armory. It is one of the best places to see why Jaipur is called the pink city.
Thanks for joining me for the second part of our journey. See you next week!