Me-go: Around-the-World

Where I Slept: Jaipur, India


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Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India | 19 December, 2006 | $6.67

Jaipur was my first stop in what became a thorough tour of Rajasthan, one of the most popular tourist regions of India. After visiting a handful of similar forts I became a bit jaded and unimpressed—what a shame! This was my first Rajasthani fort though, and the town was lively, littered with carts selling fried treats and small shops stacked to the ceiling with colorful bangles.

While I was exploring town I came upon a movie palace and decided to take in a film, Indian-style. Patrons were dressed in their best and I enjoyed the beautiful art deco interior for its campy, art deco style. Oddly, one of the groups listed on the ticket window besides “foreign tourists” was “freedom fighters.” Of course, they received a discount.

More colorful photos from Jaipur can be found in the gallery.