Darjeeling

In August, after a few hectic weeks of work, I went to Darjeeling for a few days to rest. We took a bus from Jaipur to Delhi, then a flight from Delhi to Siliguri, then a cab from Siliguri to Darjeeling. It was my first time in East India, and completely worth it! It was …

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The Sound and Light show at Amber Fort

Last weekend was very touristic in Jaipur. Not only I went to the Birla Mandir, which I posted pictures previously, as I also went to Pink City and the Sound and Light Show at Amber Fort.

The weather in Jaipur is really pleasant these days. It’s not so hot, and in the evening it’s been a bit chilly, with beautiful clear starry skies. It’s a great time to check out this show placed just outside Amber Fort, which tells the 600 year (older than Brazil!) story of Amber Fort, in a spectacle of light and sound. Very good quality, and the view itself is already worth the visit. It costs 200 rupees, with daily sessions in English, at 6.30pm and Hindi, at 7.30pm.

I took the chance to test my new camera, taking pictures at night. Sadly, as I’m still a beginner at this photography thing, I couldn’t photograph properly all of the colorful lights, but the following pictures may give you an idea about the show.

Entrance to the Sound and Light Show at Amber Fort

Entrance to the Sound and Light Show at Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Still learning to use my new camera.

Beautiful lights!

Beautiful lights!

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

A cockroach climbed on my hand when I was taking this picture. I still like to think it was worth it.

A cockroach crawled on my hand when I was taking this picture. I still like to think it was worth it.

Birla Mandir Jaipur – Photos

This weekend I finally went to a place I’ve been wanting to go since I arrived. It’s the Birla Mandir in Jaipur, a hindu temple made entirely in white marble. This temple was made in the late 1980′s by the Birla group, which built several temples in India. It’s devoted to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. The curious part is that outside the temple, many historical characters and figures from all religions were carved in the white marble columns, including Socrates, Jesus Christ, Buddha and Confucius.

Check out the pictures:

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Columns in marble

Birla Mandir 10

Birla Mandir 10

Beautiful!

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I love the contrast of the marble, the blue sky and the construction on the back of the photo.

I love the contrast of the marble, the blue sky and the construction on the back of the photo.

roomates!

roomates!

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In front of the temple

In front of the temple

In front of the temple

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur – Photos

This morning I went to Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur with my friend Jatin, to enjoy the beautiful view of the city. I absolutely love clear autumn days, the light is so amazing!

Nahargarh Fort, in Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort, in Jaipur

And the landscapes of Rajasthan are just breath-taking. Perfect morning. Check out all the pictures:

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Lonely rickshaw

Lonely rickshaw

Color contrast

Color contrast

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Stepwell at Nahargarh

Stepwell at Nahargarh

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Cow contemplating the view

Cow contemplating the view

Peacock

Peacock

I love empty roads!

I love empty roads!

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Colorful jeep!

Colorful jeep!

Chand Baori

Today we went on a day trip to Chand Baori, in the village of Abhaneri. From Jaipur it’s less than a 2 hour drive on the road to Agra. Chand Baori is a stepwell built in the 800s AD, and it’s purpose was to keep water from the rain, because Rajasthan is a very arid …

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