There is a certain charm that a tier 2 city carries that is probably missing in the metros. As the cities try to strike a balance between heritage and modern, an old world way of life on the cusp of embracing the fast paced life of the metros, the resultant chaos is beautiful and heartwarming to say the least.
One such city is Jaipur, famously known as the pink city! As you wade through the ever increasing traffic, that comes with influx of more and more workforce, passing by old havelis and colorful pagdis, you know this is going to be one experience that you will cherish.
How to Reach
The best thing about Jaipur, unlike most tier 2 cities, is the connectivity. It is extremely well connected by Rail as well as by Air from almost all cities and every metro in the country. But if you stay in the NCR or are visiting the NCR, the best thing to do is to hit the road. Booking a seat in a volvo or hiring a vehicle, in case you don't have access to a car or do not want to drive, is easy. Why the road you ask? Because you don't want to miss the piping hot Gobhi Parathas with huge dollops of butter from the numerous Dhabas en-route. Leave at the break of dawn, stop by at one of the roadside Dhabas for a lazy breakfast and Chai and you'd still be in Jaipur well within noon, with the entire day at your disposal!