The drive from Agra to Jaipur is another 5 hours which I tried to sleep off in the car after taking some medications to feel better, but still felt very awful. After we arrived in Jaipur, I just went to my room and crashed. We would start seeing the sites of Jaipur in the morning. We then were able to stay out the next morning until it got just too warm. In the evening the guide had the driver take me to a place called sunset point, which is actually a cafe on the hill above Jaipur. There I would be able to do some sunset shots.
The next morning the guide took me on a tour at Amer Fort. After that, I just had the driver take me back to Delhi so I could lay around and feel awful in peace.
This is the largest sundial in the world and is accurate down to 2 seconds. It is part of a group of astrological monuments called the Jantar Mantar. There are 14 total geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking star and so on. Not only used for Hindu astrology predictions down to a child's birthday to 2 seconds, but an astronomical wonder in all the various monuments and what they do. They were all built by a genius king in which the title Sawai was given, meaning "genius".
Rather than just get another photo of the Hawal Mahal, I liked how these 2 men struggled with the weight on their bicycle on this slight uphill. It was fully loaded and must have weighed quite a bit. Their background is the Hawal Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. The red sandstone is local and is seen in quite a few buildings. The actual purpose of the building was to allow the women of the palace to observe daily life on the street below them. At the time, they had to have full face coverage and the builing contains lattice work which the women can see out of but people can not see their faces.
This is one of two silver vessels that are at the City Palace. They are 5.2 feet long and weigh 750 lbs. It is said that they melted 14000 silver coins to make them. They were built to carry Ganges River holy water for the Maharajah of the time to take to England with him as he was a devoted Hindu and could not drink foreign water.
I love the reflection so took a photo of it. It would have been a selfie, but my reflection ended up right in the handle.
A sitar student. They have an outside pavilion where children can come learn dancing or musical instruments for free. It was great to see them dancing traditional dances or playing their instruments.
This is Jaigarh Fort.