Destination: India Diary. Welcome to the Maharaja City Palace complex in Jaipur. See silver urns as big as a room, the biggest silver objects in the world.
Today we are back to Rambaugh Palace now a hotel run by Taj Hotels. The former home of the Maharajas of Jaipur is now a hotel, but the palace grounds, quite extensive, are part museum, part living quarters for some of the family.
We see the biggest silver urns ever made. The Maharaja who ruled in the late 1800's had them made from coins and silver jewelry melted down to create giant urns to contain fresh water. He traveled to London to attend the coronation of King Edward VII. in England in 1902, and did not trust the cleanliness of the water in Europe. Now they are exhibit pieces. Luckily!
More detail of the water urn to show the large scale.
We toured the grounds and out lying buildings, then had lunch at the palace cafe and continued on the see the palace outside and inner court yard.
There was a very large photo on the wall at the Café of Jackie Kennedy, visiting with the family with the then Maharaja, who just died last year.
I took a quick shot but you have the reflection of the window. Hope you can see it.
Then it was time to rush back to the hotel. The next day, the festival of Holi, the festival of color. People sell and buy powdered paint that is mixed with water and thrown on passers by.
We have decided not to participate and will spend the day resting at the hotel and on the hotel grounds.
A good day of rest, will be very appreciated. We need to be safe from paint being thrown on us for Holi even if it is a symbol of good luck.