Jaipur Local Customs

  • Amber Elephant & Mahout
    Amber Elephant & Mahout
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  • Steep  Climb to Fort at Amber
    Steep Climb to Fort at Amber
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    Jaipur - India
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    Most tea or coffeehouses are...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Most tea or coffeehouses are for men, it's best not to enter when you are a women.

    You also have to dress carefully. Please, wear long sleeves, trousers/a dress. Women have to cover their chest extra.

    This picture was made by Roel Koehoorn.

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    Privacy?

    by solopes Updated Feb 16, 2013
    Jaipur - India

    Public toilets are available in Jaipur, but their privacy is... none.

    We saw everything, even people defecating in the walkways. In those hard conditions who cares about privacy and cleanliness?

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    Road hotels

    by solopes Updated Feb 16, 2013
    Jaipur - India

    Along the roads it's common to see several stalls with sleeping places.

    Comfort is absent, such as privacy, but in a so populated and hot country, this must be the cheapest "civilized" solution.

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    Flower petals

    by grets Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Flowe petal decoration

    All over Jaipur, as elsewhere in India, different coloured flower petals were used for decoration by creating beautiful art on the ground outside or inside.

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    Sadhu

    by grets Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Sadhu

    By a small shrine alongside the elephant ramp on the way up to Amber Palace, we saw this sadhu, or holy man crouching. The white lines on his forehead mark him as a desciple of Shiva.

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    Spice seller

    by grets Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Salesman

    This man had set up his stall selling various beautifully coloured spices, lentils, rice and other exotic wares in Jaleb Chauk - the courtyard within Amber Palace.

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    Carpet Workshop # 4

    by grets Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Removing burnt bits

    Once the excess knots or loose threads are burned off from the finished carpet, the rug is then scrubbed thoroughly with water, soap and a stiff brush to remove any unsightly burnt bits.

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    Carpet Workshop # 1

    by grets Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Spinning

    We visited a carpet workshop where we were shown every stage of the process of making beautiful Rajastan carpets.

    Here you can see the early stage of spinning the wool.

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