Amber Fort

The palace of Amber Fort in Amer

Amber Fort in Jaipur is another UNESCO World Heritage site in India’s Golden Triangle. The palace of the Rajput rulers is also known as Amer Fort and Amber Palace. Along with Jaigarh Fort the palace is located immediately above on the Hill of Eagles. The Amber Fort is a vast complex with so many rooms and areas that I forgot the names of […]

Alsisar Haveli Hotel

Alsisar Haveli Heritage Hotel

The Alsisar Haveli heritage hotel in the heart of the Pink City in Jaipur is grandiose. Alsisar is an exception to the boring corporate 5-star luxury hotels. Five star hotels are like Michelin stars in Hong Kong. Great for business but boring and uninteresting. Imagine waking up and not being able to tell where you are […]

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Tomb of Akbar the Great

I didn’t realise the true significance of the tomb of Akbar the Great (1555–1605) until I visited Fatehpur Sikri in Agra. Akbar was the third Mughal emperor and according to Tartary tradition he planned his own tomb and selected this site in Jaipur. Unfortunately the Akbar was unable to finish it so his son Jahangir completed the […]