The Amazing Race 1 Leg 8

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Leg 8
Starting Line Taj Khema Hotel
India Flag of India.svg
Pit Stop Laxmi Niwas Palace
India Flag of India.svg
Winners Kevin & Drew
Last Place Nancy & Emily
No Penalty
Distance 348.37 miles
Contains Detour.png Roadblock.png F-Forward.png


Taj Mahal

  • Agra, India Flag of India.svg
  • Distance: 0.27 miles

Teams' first task was to enter the grounds of the Taj Mahal and search for their next clue, which was hidden somewhere. Teams had to pay a hefty entrance fee to get in, and were prohibited from running while inside. The clue was located quite far from the actual building, on a bench on the southeast side of the grounds.

Jantar Mantar

  • Jaipur
  • Distance: +138 miles

F-Forward.png Fast Forward: Teams wishing to pursue the Fast Forward made their way to this large sundial, where they would have to climb up 33 steps to find the Fast Forward clue at the top. This task was unaired.


Palace of the Winds

Palace of the Winds
  • Jaipur
  • Distance: 138 miles

Teams had to travel almost 150 miles from Agra to find the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur. There, they had to enter the palace and find a room that was marked with a flag from the outside. Here, they would find their Detour clue.

Amber Fort/Jal Mahal

  • Jaipur
  • Distance: 4.51 miles/2.36 miles

Detour.png Detour:

Elephant: Teams made their way to the Amber Fort and got to ride an elephant up to the higher parts of the fort, where they would get their next clue form a holy man. The elephants moved slowly, however.
Nancy & Emily, Rob & Brennan
Rowboat: Teams traveled to the water palace known as Jal Mahal, where they had be rowed in a boat to the fort. Again, they would need to find a holy man to get their next clue.
Frank & Margarita, Joe & Bill, Kevin & Drew

Jaipur Railway Station

  • Jaipur
  • Distance from Amber Fort: 5.98 miles
  • Distance from Jal Mahal: 4.33 miles

Teams then had to travel by train from Jaipur to Bikaner, more than 200 miles away. Only two trains a day departed from Jaipur for the desert outpost.

Bikaner Railway Station

  • Bikaner
  • Distance: 169 miles

Karni Mata

  • Deshnoke
  • Distance: 15.4 miles

Roadblock.png Roadblock: Once teams traveled by taxi to the Karni Mata temple in Deshnoke, they found a Roadblock. Who wants to put on some extra socks? Karni Mata is known as a temple devoted to the worship of rats, and the chosen team member would have to enter the temple with no shoes on. They had to search through the rat-infested temple to find their next clue hidden away.

Margarita, Bill, Kevin, Emily, Brennan

Laxmi Niwas Palace

  • Bikaner
  • Distance: 17.1 miles

43px Pit Stop: This was a non-elimination leg. There was no penalty for the last place team.


Team TKH TM POW Detour.png JRS Train.png KMT Roadblock.png LNP PitStop.png Roadblocks
Kevin & Drew 4th Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th B A Decrease2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 3rd Increase2.png 1st Kevin 4, Drew 3
Frank & Margarita 1st Steady2.png 1st Decrease2.png 2nd Increase2.png 1st B Steady2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st Decrease2.png 2nd Frank 5, Margarita 2
Rob & Brennan 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Increase2.png 1st Decrease2.png 2nd A Decrease2.png 3rd Increase2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 3rd Rob 3, Brennan 4
Joe & Bill 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd B B Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Joe 5, Bill 3
Nancy & Emily 5th Steady2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th A Decrease2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th Nancy 2, Emily 6
  • An A indicates that teams completed the Elephant Detour, while a B indicates that teams completed the Rowboat Detour.
  • A bold team member in the Roadblock count indicates the team member who completed this leg's Roadblock.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg.

The Amazing Race 1
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