So here I'm back with my Day 2 tale at Jaipur.
I'm feeling fresh and energetic with ready-to- explore attitude.
Till now, we have covered 4 main tourist destinations. I'm not advising anyone to follow our process but if someone does he/she can save lots of time and money without bothering to hire any tourist guide. So here is what we did :
Amer fort or Amber Palace is the one which opens earliest at 8 am. So we took ride to Amer at 8 in morning and it was just 15 minutes away from our guest house. The entry to the fort was free till we reached the main gate at the top of fort. There we bought ticket of Rs.100 each to get access for view from the top of fort. There are numerous foreigners visiting this place daily. Also the interested people take Elephant Safari for better experience or those who cannot walk up the stairs. We did lots of photography and got amazing shots of this great fort.
Spending an hour or two are enough to enjoy the beauty of this place.
Then we headed to Nahargarh fort which is around 11 km from Amer fort. We returned on the same road from Amer and took right turn towards our new fort. Nahargarh fort opens for tourists at 10 am so there is no benefit to reach there earlier. At 10 am we bought tickets of Rs. 50 each at entry point. There are Wax museum and Sheesh Mahal as well for which they charge separate fees. We didn't show interest in these so we just wandered in and around the fort. After spending around 45 minutes we felt hungry and searched around for food court. We ate Maggie and had some fruits as well.
From Nahargarh we rode to the third Fort which is called Jaigarh Fort. Entry fees here is Rs. 70 per person. We found this place more interesting than others. Though Amer is the most beautiful among them but Jaigarh has some uniqueness within it. We saw the world's largest cannon named 'Jaivana' here. There is a war museum where ancient war materials like different canons, arms, armours, etc. can be seen. Beautiful views of the Amer fort is also available from here. We spent 1 hour exploring this great Fort.
The next one in our list was Jal Mahal which was very near to our rest house. We had photoshoot over there and also bought some traditional craft materials from local vendors.
So now we are left with 1 important destination which is Hawa Mahal. I think we should cover that by tomorrow or tonight. Let's see, all depends on mood now.
The thing I liked is that we didn't take different routes for 3 forts. All these are located on same road. When we took path to one fort we automatically came to know about other 2.
So, the important point here is to have prior knowledge regarding the opening time of sites for tourists. So plan and explore on your own.
You can comment if you want to know anything about these destinations.