THE ELEPHANTS OF THE AMBER FORT

There are 3 ways to the top of the Amber Fort, walk (it is long), a jeep up the side streets (our method) or an elephant ride that wanders up the hill.

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I jumped in front of this one as it made its way back down the hill.

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The road up and down the hill is packed with jeeps.  Elephants randomly walking into the middle of the street do not speed things up.

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Neither do the random cattle. Wandering free and completely unafraid.

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I had a chuckle at this sign. Not an issue.

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This fellow was moving much, much faster than we were.

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It was very hard not to jump out of our parked vehicle for some authentic popcorn. But the rule was clear, no street food, no matter how seemly innocent – not even popcorn.

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Never a dull moment.

Comments

  1. I love the colours on the man on the white horse, very regal

  2. Also, is the “no street food” rule yours or your guide’s advice?

    • Hi Elaine, no street food is everyone’s advice about India – unless you want to be doubled over. Reality is that the food has different microbes in it than our food. Even with our cautious approach to food and taking pro-biotics and eating a ton of yogurt, 3 of the 4 of us got quite ill. Only Narda didn’t get ill – because she is doesn’t enjoy meat .. so sticked to veggie dishes. I only avoided getting ill by eating 30 pepto-bismol tablets one day :)

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