Amber Palace/Fort in Jaipur = Elephant ride and more!

I had 2 highlights in Jaipur:1. Matilde and her sister stayed at the same BnB as we did (so that was a nice surprise since we hadn’t realized we’d overlap in our travels at all!)

2. Riding an elephant up to the Amber fort, which our guide assures us should really be called the Amber palace, since the piece we tourists see is really the home of the Maharaja and his wives.  The elephant ride was very fun (and yet bumpy) and has a great view as you go uphill. The palace/fort is beautiful with lots of inlay, a famous mirrored ceiling, and lots of ornate carvings and stone work. Many of the elephants are also beautifully decorated as well, with colorful swirls of flowers painted on their faces and rumps.

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Jill and me on an elephant

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