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#61 Nov 28th, 2005, 13:28
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September is not the best month to visit Jaipur but it is certainly not the worst either! The days are warm but bearable in the shade and the evenings are pleasant, and the kids will love the pool.

The other upside is that most hotels offer good discounts (the five stars are actually affordable during this period), and the streets are not very crowded.
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Jantar Mantar - the astrological observatory... do you know of any good guides to explain in depth what this is all about... ???

thanks... (we'll be there around the 20th of December....)
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#63 Nov 30th, 2005, 23:37
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Most of the approved guides are quite knowledgeable. You will meet a few at the Gate and choose the one you like best.
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Thank you Lily, we will definetely choose an hotel with a pool and I am sure it will make things much easier!
Our plan would be to go to one or two places only (I thought Jaipur and Pushkar, but we are flexible and open to suggestions!), to avoid long distance travelling and bored children. Perhaps hiring a car and driver and taking small day trips. Do you think there is enough to keep us entertained in Jaipur for a week or so?
Any suggestions of things to do? Thank you again for your help!
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Weather in Jaipur - last week of December..

Curious if anyone knows what the weather is like in Jaipur around late December? We will be visiting from the U.S. and not sure what to wear. We will be in Mumbai also which I remember from years ago being quite pleasant and warm.

Also, what our night life options during the weekday.. we'll be there Dec 19-21st which is mid week. We are a young couple in our early 30's!
#66 Dec 3rd, 2005, 12:55
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The minimum at night may go down to 40F, the day temperatures will be around 70F. But if it rains, it can be colder during the day and the wind chill makes it appear even colder!

In short - it's quite cold. Do not compare with Mumbai where in my seventeen years I do not remember ever buying woolies.

For night life, go to Steam at the Rambagh or the Geoffreys bar at the Park Plaza. Jaipur is not much of a night life city!
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Yoga in Jaipur

Well, hello there, Lily! How wonderful to find you generously dispensing so much useful information to us!

Just a quick question re: yoga. I've heard of the Madhavanand Ashram (C19 Behari Marg, Bani Park). Do they still offer free classes? Is drop-in available anywhere else? What would you recommend?

I'm only visiting for two days so it may not even be possible w/all of the sightseeing but I really wanted to take advantage and experience my practice in India.

Can't WAIT to meet you on the 20th when we check-in

Many thanks and warmest regards,

~ Tamara
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#68 Dec 5th, 2005, 14:27
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bbbrrrrrrr it's getting chilly!

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Originally Posted by Lily Tracy,

When you take an overnight safari, you normaly stay in a tent at night where all your needs are taken care of - blankets, sheets, etc. are provided and are part of the safari cost.

Jaisalmer can be cold at night but if you carry a pull over and a windcheater, you should be fine.

Also, India has a world class, thriving industry in woolens and you will be amazed at the variety of designs available. So should you feel too cold, you can always buy a warm sweater without spending too much!
I don't suppose you could reccommed a good quality shop or bazaar where I can find some of these?

Also is the coffee shop run by teh British couple that you mentioned towards teh begginning of teh thread still running - I think it's name was rendezvous.
#69 Dec 6th, 2005, 09:43
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Tamara,

The Madhavanand Ashram is a five minute walk from us, and, if things have not changed in the last few months, offer free Yoga lessons from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM.

Beebah,

You can get them in any of the malls that have recently sprung up - Crystal Mall in Bani Park, Mall 21 opposite the Raj Mandir, - or in one of the many shops on MI Road.
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Hi lily I sent you an e-mail in regards to jasvilas. I hope you got it. I hadn't heard anything I figured either you are busy or didn't get it. Can you confirm? That e-mail is in regards to our trip jaipur jaisalmer and udaipur. Thanks
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Chosen One,

Most of the time our server does not communicate with aol (why?, I don't know!),. Perhaps there is a similar situation with your email provider, and we request you to send a mail to jasvilas@gmail.com.

We are never too busy to reply to mails!

Regards....
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Thank you ever so much, Lily. See you in a few weeks.

~ Tamara
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What is the malaria situation in Rajasthan? We are planning to take malarone while in the South of India, but would like to discontinue it when we get to Jaipur. The rest of our trip includes Jaipur, Pushkar, Shekawati, and? then to the Corbett Reserve for a few days. We fly out of Delhi.
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#74 Dec 12th, 2005, 22:50
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Malaria

The doctor knows best and I strongly suggest you follow whatever medical advice you receive.

Malaria is not unknown in Jaipur!
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Reputable Jewelry Shops in Jaipur

Lily. Thank you for the wealth of information. Can you suggest any jewelry shops where I don't have to worry about fake gems? I would like to buy a nice ring in the $100 range.
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