A trip , wished for so long. My friend and I wanted to visit Rajasthan, but no specific place was decided. Initially, we were planning to go for zip lining by Flying fox in Neemrana, but gradually the plan ended to Jaipur. We decided Holi holidays of 2018 to be dedicated to our trip. We booked the tickets in Tatkal for Mandor Express, since dates were decided at last time, that also before major holiday. Cost of ticket was Rs 1400 per person, but you can book it for around Rs 600 before 10-15 days. So we boarded the train on 1 march in evening after our office hours at 9:15 pm from Old Delhi railway station. We reached at around 3:00 am, next morning. Since it was a night journey, it is safe in train, rather than bus.
After reaching Jaipur railway station, we looked for hotels just outside the station, and our search ended on Treebo Raya Inn, which is on left to the station gate. It was a nice hotel, with room service and other amenities in perfect shape. Basically, I love treebo.
We left the hotel after having breakfast and booking it again, at around 9:30 pm. Then we took a e-rickshaw to Hawa mahal at 40 Rs total. But, when we reached there, we found it closed due to holi. We were not aware of this fact, that on holi, all major tourist places remains closed. A festival called “Dhulandi Festival” is also celebrated in Jaipur. So next time, when you visit, do not forget to visit on Holi and enjoy it with locals as well as foreigners. Jaipur looks so beautiful on holi. That day, we could visit only ‘Jal Mahal’ which is basically situated in lake, that you can view from roadside. Entry is not allowed. The amazing thing about Jal Mahal is that its four storey are submerged in water, which are visible only when lake is dry.