We saw so many things here that we do not have at home in Colorado. Jaipur is the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan. This elephant is waiting for attention from a tourist.
This young lady is petting the elephant’s trunk. Later she gave the elephant a snack. And if elephants on the steet wasn’t enough, look at this.
A camel cart. We have seen horse carts, donkey carts, and now a camel cart. Not even for tourists, but a working camel cart. Here, in front of the Rajasthan craft center, you can see many forms of transportation.
The man is riding his elephant. A man on a motor bike is driving on the street. Also, a person pushing a cart of merchandise is working toward his destination. And, of course, cars are driving on the street. But this is India, and what animal is famous for being on the streets?
Here behind our hotel, Soapy’s mom is enjoying seeing this cow. The cow is holy, so it is not working. We were walking back from another craft center. We purchased some items of beautiful white marble. Marble from the same mine as the marble for the Taj Mahal. On the edge of town, we stopped at the Amber Fort.
This fort/palace was the ancient capital of Rajasthan. The view from the top is beautiful, with views of the nearby mountains and lake. We rode an elephant to the fort. It was summer and it gets hot here in the desert, so the elephants do not work after 11:00 a.m. We were surprised, but we like the elephant so we don’t want him to get too hot and get sick. Unfortunately, this is where we had camera difficulties. So, we will not be able to show the pink facades of old town. Jaipur is known as the Pink City. The market was interesting also. We will see if we can get our camera adjusted. We don’t think it is broken, just needs an adjustment. We really like Jaipur.