Day 96. Pink City

Jaipur, the capital and largest city in Rajasthan is, without a doubt, one of the places I enjoyed the most, when I visited India.  Rajasthan, in case you’re interested, is located in the northwest; and it’s the largest state in the Republic of India.  Because it was painted pink to welcome Edward, Prince of Wales in 1876, Jaipur is also known as the Pink City.

And having been there, I’m not surprised that Jaipur is a very popular tourist destination.

Our stop there came at the beginning of a month-long trip.  We started in Delhi and went on to Agra where, among other things, we visited the Taj Mahal.  New Years Eve was spent in Samode, a small village not far from Jaipur.  We stayed in a heritage palace hotel, as we did throughout Rajasthan, and the News Years celebration they organized was nothing short of magical.

That deserves a blog post of its own.  But just to give you a taste of what we experienced, we dined, exquisitely, in a huge tent, with walls of silk panels, open at the top so we could enjoy both the starlit sky and midnight fireworks extravaganza; and  then partied with two brothers, Princes, whose family Continue reading