Jaipur City, India

Hola peeps,

A road trip from Gurgaon/Delhi to Jaipur aka a weekend getaway – sounds interesting..? YES.. πŸ˜› definitely it was one of the best road trips ever!

Jaipur, often called β€œThe Pink City”, got its name in 1853. It is known for its rich traditional and vibrant heritage. It is said that king Sawai painted all royal & official buildings in sandstone color to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales & Queen Victoria.

From Gurgaon to Jaipur is roughly around 4-5 hrs. drive. The highway is just ok-ish even after years of construction/renovation there are still lot of diversions so the car picks up speed only in patches. Β We spent approximately 2 days in the pink city. Unlike Gurgaon/Delhi Jaipur usually SHUTS DOWN by 10:00 pm. People here are very helpful. Most of the sightseeing places also gets closed around 5:00pm. In a way it’s a good thing as you get lot of time to roam around local markets and explore the bazaars.

Stay & Must visit places:

  • Our stay at Ramada was very comfortable πŸ˜›
  • Townhouse Restaurant, MI Road – Upper gallery seating overlooks MI Road and gives altogether a different view of the street
  • Hawa Mahal – The high screen wall of Hawa Mahal was built so that the women of the royal family could look at the festivals on the streets. This was done in order to avoid the Royal women to be visible to commoners. The entire structure was designed to resemble the crown of Lord Krishna. One time visit to Hawa Mahal is good enough, there is nothing much to do.
  • Jantar Mantar – I was thrilled by looking at the instruments/yantra which were designed years ago with so much precision. These instruments are still accurate, just imagine the science & math that went into designing them. A must visit place.
  • City Palace – If you have time & energy you must go to this place as we took around 2-3hrs. to cover the entire palace. This museum boasts of traditional Rajasthani, Mughal architecture, woodwork, pottery, arms & armour & art gallery.
  • Amber fort – The light & sound show has been set up in a very exotic location. We chose for an English one which helds at 9:00PM. The panoramic view of the fort in night is magical.
  • Dinner at 1135 A.D. – Situated right inside Amber Fort, this restaurant serves an amazing food with a royal indulgence. Ambience is magical, perfect for chilly winter evening. Do not forget to try LAAL MAAS here.
  • Nahargarh Fort – The way uphill & downhill is fun. I took my car. It’s the same spot where β€œRang de Basanti” was shot. One can see the entire Jaipur city from those lil windows.

Thank you all for your support and wonderful emails & queries every day 😎 Pictures for inspiration below. Do not forget to follow me on Instagram & Facebook. Till then keep smiling πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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Mesmerising doors!

Mesmerising doors!

1135 AD - A must visit place!

1135 AD – A must visit place!

Pictures are worth more than a thousand words!

Pictures are worth more than a thousand words!

One of the most visited places in Jaipur!

One of the most visited places in Jaipur!

Pictures are worth more than a thousand words!

The Jantar Mantar – UNESCO world heritage site!

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Cannon of yesteryears!

Cannon of yesteryears!

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The palace cafΓ©

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So many colors!

So many colors!

Humongous Antique lamps!

Humongous Antique lamps!

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The Peacock Gate :)

The Peacock Gate πŸ™‚

Happy faces :)

Happy faces πŸ™‚

Roads less travelled!

Roads less travelled!

 

Hidden steep staircases!

Hidden steep staircases!

Legacy of the era bygone!

Legacy of the era bygone!

If only I could capture the real beauty!

If only I could capture the real beauty!

Posing away!

Posing away!

Glass Mojic Lamp!

Glass Mojic Lamp!

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Mansi,
    Been a while, so let me start of with this. You have done wonderfully great dear and all the best for your future endeavours. Just amasing to see someone do something that is so unique and niche. A Lifestyle Blogger.

    It would be interesting to hear your journey from an executive in some firm to a very creative free lancer. Make that a part of your blog too. We will all be interested and also I bet it will be inspiring.

    Travelling makes people wise. And the amount you have been doing lately must be overwhelming for most of us. The photos in your blog come out real good. And you photograph well. Do you have a team which includes a photographer too or is it the hubby or some stranger near by who takes your photographs.

    When I was in Jaipur, I loved the food there. Especially Niros. Would suggest you that place if you haven’t visited.

    Would love to see a lot of activity on your blog. Expand the reach and become influential.

    **ps, in case you have forgotten, We were in IBS Chennai together πŸ™‚

    • Hey Ravi,
      Of course I remember you and I’m glad you liked the blog πŸ™‚ Makes me so happy and satisfied when someone talks about it. As of now I do not have a team. Photographs are either clicked by me or my husband and YES “Niros” is on my list πŸ™‚
      Much Love,
      Mansi

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