Anyone walking along the streets of India will surely notice a wide variety of animals. And not just the typical, run-of-the-mill domestic pets such as cats and dogs. The camel - also known as the Ship of the Desert - is a time-honoured vehicle of transportation in Rajasthan. However, during the construction of massive fortresses centuries ago, elephants were the principal form of transportation. As a result, many forts were designed with built-in elephant ramps. Today, people can still travel this way through cities such as Amber (northeast of Jaipur).