More lakes, Palaces, and Forts
Another Indian city, another ineffectual citadel. The treasures of a civilization cannot be hidden, much less protected, by these barren formations. The point of creating such prisons is lost in the sands of time. They function as anachronisms of a painful past, enjoyed by those unburdened by such history.
Jaipur is more than just the Amer Fort. It has a rich culture and history and is fairly impressive for its size. The City Palace and Jantar Mantar next door are excellent examples of the city’s beauty and culture. Most landmarks happen to have fantastic high-end, authentic themed restaurants.
The Sheesh Mahal or Palace of Mirrors must have been beautiful when it was built but it does not have the enduring quality or the timelessness that the Taj Mahal possesses. Furthermore, there is a lot to disagree with regarding the subjugation and segregation that seemed all too common back then.