This is the view of the Amer Fort from the monkey temple.
Jaipur is cool, it’s the capital and the largest city in Rajastan. It really is a big city complete with traffic, pollution and masses of humanity. We visited while they were preparing for Diwali by building massive gates within the city walls, these were, in typical Indian style, built by hand using bamboo.
Jaipur has a lake palace which reminds of Udaipur although it’s really not as big or impressive, although it is a lovely part of town.
My favorite part of Jaipur however is the monkey temple.
In Mumbai, on elephant Island the monkeys are aggressive and just plain mean, not so with these little teddy bears. The monkey temple is on the top of the hill and is average but the monkeys living on the hill are just so cool. They hold you gently and try to convince you to share the monkey snacks they know you have, the views are incredible and the variety of other wildlife just makes you smile. This place is a wonderful oasis in the madness which is India.
Jaipur worked for me kind of like a health spa.
I foolishly had ice in my Indian made rum in a small local bar, I know, I know! I was sick for three weeks and lost many kilos, slur loves the Jaipur plan diet.
But most of all, Slur loves monkeys!