Town of Jewels
23.11.2012 - 25.11.2012
After Pushkar, I headed to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is known as the Pink City. (Remember: I went to the White City (Udaipur) and the Blue City (Jodhpur)? Well, this is the third: the Pink City). Jaipur is a walled city with pink buildings. I didn't care for Jaipur nearly as much as the other destinations of Rajasthan. Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer along with Pushkar all blew Jaipur out of the water. The thing that did redeem Jaipur was its shopping for jewelry. I bought an emerald there, which was my big splurge. Jaipur is also fantastic for scarves. However, for everything else, Jaipur was just obnoxious. On the streets, I was approached a lot more than I had been in other parts of India. In Jaipur, they are so used to seeing tourists that they just hound you. Ugh, its so off-putting!
It was cool to see how they make textiles though. They use these stamps to create an elephant pattern for the textiles.