Jaipur The Pink City: Travel Diaries
When you are absolutely tired of all the regular stuff; just can’t work anymore; bored of your monotonous life; TRAVEL!!!!
Travelling to Jaipur was always on my wishlist. Finally, I made it to the Pink City a few days back. Who says you can explore Jaipur in a day??? Trust me when I say this, you need two complete days to explore this beautiful city.
My journey started from Gurgaon, unfortunately, I waited 2 hours for the bus. It took me 4 hours to reach Sindhi Camp, Jaipur. My hotel was just 1 km far, and I managed to reach there at 5:00 am. While I was on the way to, my hotel, I realized it was quite cold as compared to Delhi at 5. As they say, Rajasthan has warm afternoons and cold nights.
The Hamston Park
The Hamston Park is a beautiful 3-star property. Although it was 5 in the morning, I could see the guard awake and all alert. :p The moment I entered the hotel it had this huge chandelier, which looked stunning.
I had got a Club Room which was quite spacious and had a huge window pane beside my bed. I could see the Pink City from my room itself.
Next day started with an amazing breakfast, they had so many options that I couldn’t stop eating. The picture that you see is just a glimpse of what I ate. RIP diet !!
I boarded my cab for Amer Fort, which was built by Meenas, and was ruled by Raja Man Singh. It was a palace for Rajput Maharajas and their families. It had a series of the cobbled path made of red sandstone and marbles. Not to miss the very famous restaurant situated at the top of Amer Fort, 1135 AD. This place is a must try, if you are visiting Amer Fort. From the carvings on the wall to the velvet rugs, everything was beautiful. Since this place was overly expensive, I opted for a cold coffee.
The next Fort which was close to Amer was the Nahargarh Fort, divided into 2 parts, one for the Queens and one for the Kings. I could see the entire Jaipur the pink city from the windows of Queen’s fort.
While going back to the hotel, I shopped for Juttis and had the very famous Mawa Kachori from Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar. God, it was full of nuts and khoya.
Chokidhani: Jaipur The Pink City
After few hours of sleep, I went to explore the famous place of Jaipur, Chokidhani. It;s a perfect place to experience Jaipur’s culture. I got to see everything from puppet show to rope dance, from Magic show to Rajasthani Dance. The Rajasthani Thali is for those who have a good appetite, unlike me. I couldn’t finish even half of the dishes on my plate. These people have two different places to have food, you will find a long queue here. Finally, the first day in Jaour came to an end.
Next morning I had to get up at 8 since I had my bus to Delhi at 12:30. After having my breakfast, I checked out from the hotel and went to Bapu Bazar, which is one of the very famous markets in Jaipur. I bought few Kurtis, and Bandhani Suit Pieces. I couldn’t leave Jaipur without trying the special Lal Maas from Spice Court and Pyaaz Ki Kachori from Rawat Mishthan Bhandar. Can’t stress more on this, you have to try these delicacies before leaving Jaipur.
I wish I could have one more day to explore Jaipur the Pink City.