Why do people do it? They plonk their lazy western backsides on elephants, such as those at the Amer Fort. Walk up, enjoy being continually harassed by over zealous vendors. Get some exercise, but don’t use the elephants. They are trained harshly. Then they trudge all day up and down with lazy tourists.
The exertion is worth it. The Fort magnificent in the soft Indian light. Just lay off the elephants.