Rajasthan Part 2: Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanassi Feb 2012

Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the state of Rajasthan.  It was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named.  Jaipur is a major destination filled with attractions such as the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, etc.  I wished we could have stayed longer here.

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Rajasthan Part 1: Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh Feb 2012

Rajasthan, which translates to Land of Kings, is located in the north of India.  It is filled with majestic forts and opulent palaces of the maharajas of a bygone era.  The best way to get a taste of Rajasthan especially on a tight schedule is to join one of the luxury train journeys.  We took the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels which is an upgraded version of the famous Palace on Wheels.

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