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From the temple, I walked uphill to the entrance of the City Palace. It was built with a blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural design. Today, half of it serves as the residence of the royal family. The other half is opened to the public. The entrance fee is reasonable and worth it. However, one need not pay the camera/video fee as there is not much to photograph inside. The beauty of it is in the outside, which is actually free to see from the main courtyard. The small government museum attached to the city palace is worth looking out as it has some interesting artifacts. The price is small.
I left the comforts of the City Palace and headed towards the Bazar. En route, I saw the Clock Tower. I proceeded to loose myself around the bazar filled with everything imaginable. Most of the business here was geared to the local needs rather then the tourist trinkets. I then headed over to sunset point, where I climbed for about 30 minutes to a Hindu temple atop a hill. The view from up here was amazing with the whole city on one side and the tourist area around the lake on the other side. Although sunset was a dud again, the climb was well worth it for the views alone!
Nearing 8 PM, I headed back to Jagdish Mandir Temple to witness the Hindu puja ceremony full of lively music, singing, and chanting. The music was complemented by a guy playing an Indian drum. Puja was a great way to end the day :). I do have to warn you if you ever are there, stay away from the bells on the entrance for at the start they will ring the bell a thousand and one times. I'm sure this loud high pitch noise is enough to leave one deaf if exposed to it on a prolong basis!
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