Jaipur - Boys in Truck

On the road to Jaipur, local boys wave from a truck, decorated with the ubiquitous Blow Horn sign on its tail gate, as if any Indian drivers need encouragement to blow their horn at all times.

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Jaipur - Wedding Horse

For Hindu weddings, the groom traditionally arrives on a beautifully groomed and decorated white horse. This one unusually has its hooves painted pink.

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Jaipur - Wedding Procession

Preceding a wedding, the walls of the house are painted with an image of  the wedding procession. Horses symbolise strength.

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Jaipur - Camel

Although there are many highly decorated camels, they are mainly for tourists. This is a working camel decorated with tribal patterns. Camels symbolise love.

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Jaipur - Elephant

This elephant  is decorated for the tourist trade. Wild elephants really  have an amazing memory.  Sometimes, they destroy roads under construction to get to a favoured spot which they visited 20 years previously. Therefore, elephant corridors are built to keep the elephants separate from this encroaching modernity. Elephants symbolise good luck.

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Jaipur - Fabric Shop

You know you are in Rajasthan when you see a mass of saturated colour ready to be made into saris.

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Jaipur - House Warming

When a couple or family move into a new house, a joyous and colourful housewarming is held. Many Hindu women cover their faces as a mater of course when in mixed company. The fine weave of the  saris make a very good veil.

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Jaipur - House Warming - Guests
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Jaipur - House Warming
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Jaipur- House Warming - Evening
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