It's a zoo!
Much like elsewhere in India, Jaipur is abundant with fauna. While camels and elephants are used for transport, the rest - cows, monkeys, squirrels and sheep - roam the city quite freely, particularly cows which appear to have the right of way in the middle of busy thoroughfares! If you add the large variety of birds, including peacocks, then Jaipur seems like an open zoo!! Attached are a few examples, and for more photos, check out the travelogue: "Jaipur's Fauna".
Discover the magic of...
Discover the magic of Barathpur Birdpark. Besides a lot of birds you will also find monkeys and a tiger here. You can cycle through the whole park, it will take you about four hours at least to do a complete cycletour around the park. More about Barathpur Birdpark you can find in my TRAVELLOGUE!
If you're after a change from eating the local food then there's always McDonalds! This one is located on the corner of MI Road and Punch Batti near Niro's and Natraj. It's a very popular place with locals and tourists alike. McDonald's only sell chicken and veggie burgers as beef is a strict no-no in India but they do quite a few different types of each.
Ancient Observatory or Modern Art?
This was one of my favorite places in Jaipur because the ancient astronomical instruments were beautiful and fascinating. Kids were using them as a jungle gym but I was struck by their architectural beauty. I'm not particularly fascinated by astronomy so while impressed, I didn't spend the time to understand every instrument but I still loved the place.
'Within the city walls'
Once inside the walls and apart from The Hawa Mahal,spend some time wandering around the streets (Tripolia Bazaar,Johari Bazaar and the side allies and roads).It is here you will find the real life.The main streets are packed with cars,bikes,buses,carts,dogs,goats,cows...all life,but apart from this you will see amazing colours in the fruit and veg.,flowers,cloths,shoes and products on sale both on the streets and under the ornate arcades (that keep you out of the sun).
The streets are split into areas that specialise in specific things,for example you may find yourself in an area devoted to kitchenware are stone carving...amazing!!..its what you come to India to see.