India Day 7: The Amer Fort, Jaipur
We wake in Rajasthan and arrive at the base of the Amer fort, get loaded up on elephants and ride up to the Amer fort to the sound of drums and song, just like the ladies of Raja Man Singh I would have in the 15th century. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style of Hindu elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates, and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake upon which a saffron garden once grew.
Our tour concludes with a lovely lunch of Valentine's Day pizza and local cuisine on a rooftop courtyard where we happened to watch a group of teenagers training homing pigeons. After a brief respite back at the hotel, we dress in our Indian finest for a special light show and history lesson at the Amer fort and lovely buffet meal in one of the palaces.
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