Jaipur is a real city compared to Agra. However, bigger city means more people. There was no place I would go without being stared at. I actually asked my guide why that was and told him I thought this was a rude and inappropriate behavior by both men and women. He explained that a lot of people come from the village and have never seen people from another race. I replied that surely people who live in Jaipur are used to seeing tourists all the time. He just smiled when I said that, so I guess it’s just a normal thing.
Actually, I was asked twice by Indians whether their whole family could take a picture with me. Did they mistake me for some American celebrity? I always thought I did a good impression of Beyoncé so why the hell not. However while the pictures were being taken I couldn’t help but notice the curious stares and laughs. I have never been to the circus but I very much felt like I was the attraction of one. Needless to say that after that I refused all the picture requests. Well, one. One other request but still. That being said, I never felt unsafe or threatened. Just hugely uncomfortable.