From the moment I arrived in Jaipur I knew it was the beginning of a passionate romance with the Northern part of India. The Rajasthani region as a whole oozes character, charisma and charm. The streets are colourful and chaotic. The first day I took a tour and saw more animals freely roaming the streets than are housed in London Zoo. There were elephants and camels and goats and chickens and dogs and cats and cows and pigs!
The streets were crawling with life – sugar cane vendors on one corner, a makeshift barber shop on the next. There’s never end flow of blasting horns and touting street vendors, but somewhere amongst the hustle and bustle the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world.