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The Terracotta City

Jaipur is known as the pink city although I’d call it terracotta myself.

This is the Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’. It was designed in a way that air circulates the rooms and corridors to keep the building cool. Natural air con at its best.

I have been excited about visiting the Amber fort since reading about it during a very boring shift in my old bar job months ago and it was just as beautiful as I’d imagined. We walked up side my side with elephants, an amazing start the day.

I find Indians people so photogenic, they have a beautiful way of holding themselves. It’s hard to believe that this photograph wasn’t set up but I promise it wasn’t. I just caught this lady enjoying her short break from sweeping.

Rajasthani men are not shy when it comes to facial hair but even they thought that Luke’s beard was getting a little out of hand. We took a visit to a local barbers where he had the chop and was given the face massage of his life, I thought I had lost him to this local man for a second.

Monkey temple.

A visit to Lassiwala 312 is a must if you are in Jaipur. Lassi is a yogurt drink popular here but Lassiwala makes it so much more than that. Churned freshly in front of you and served in terracotta cups that you smash afterwards is all part of its charm.

I don’t think I’ll ever get used to seeing elephants and camels being used as goods carriers.

Jaipur’s gems – the home of semi precious stones.

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