Rajasthan diaries : Jaipur'ed for a day!

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Photo of Rajasthan diaries : Jaipur'ed for a day! by Lalitha Chinmayee

I was always fascinated by the beautiful, majestic palaces and landscapes of rajasthan as a kid as well as growing up. The cities of rajasthan like jaipur,udaipur have been on my bucket list for a really long time and year 2016 is when i managed to take them out of my already overflowing bucket ;) !

Thanks to my cousins for a great company and for the fun time i had exploring the cities on foot, rickshaw etc , eating the local cuisines and much more!

Accommodation :

Day 1

We stayed at a beautiful property called Umaid mahal - A three star heritage castle with good amenities. The hotel provided a clean , well decorated room, decent breakfast buffet and transportation facilities. The manager of the place was a polite guy and provided assistance whenever needed.

A picture at the beautiful lobby of umaid mahal

Photo of Hotel umaid mahal, 1st Avenue, Lal Bahadur Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lalitha Chinmayee

Our first stop was the Amer fort, around 20 km from the city center. The fort is really huge and beautiful and it takes around 2 - 3 hours to cover most of the areas of the fort.

Amer fort

Photo of Amer Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lalitha Chinmayee

Amer fort on a rainy day!

Photo of Amer Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lalitha Chinmayee

We ended our day at jaipur with a visit to Chokhi dhani, a rajasthani village themed park! Chokhi dhani has restaurant offering sumptuous rajasthani thali with unlimited dal, bati and churma, dal paratha and much more. It also has mehendi stall , gol gappa stall, puppet shows and we also enjoyed dancing to rajasthani music played by the locals there. Overall chokhi dhani is an evening's experience in itself if you have a fun gang to enjoy with!

Restaurant serving Rajasthani thali

Photo of Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lalitha Chinmayee

A local lady applying mehendi

Photo of Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lalitha Chinmayee

A stage well decked up for folk dance!

Photo of Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lalitha Chinmayee

Mehendi on my hand :)

Photo of Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lalitha Chinmayee
Day 2

Next morning, We bid adieu to jaipur after a visit to the famous LMB sweet shop which offers some really tasty and varieties of sweets!

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