Explore the ancient and royal Jaipur in a go..
JANTAR MANTAR - CITY PALACE - SISODIYA RANI BAGH - CHOKHI DHANI
Started with Jantar Mantar, the astronomical marvel, bought entry tickets for Rs.50 each being Indians and fought through the Jaipur heat to see the ancient instruments used to calculate time, months and year. There were instruments to position and study the planetary bodies as well. Such precision and scientific approach was awe inspiring. Though i couldnt comprehend it all in details, but felt proud of our ancenstors.
City Palace, the abode of King of Jaipur was our next stop, being right infront of Jantar Mantar. Magnanimously built, adorned with intricate designs in the pink color of the Pink City. Here one gets to see the old adornments of the Royal family. Also one can feel the larger than life lifestyle the Royal family then enjoyed.
Moving on we enjoyed our meal at Nibs Cafe.This cafe is way contemporary in the land of ancients. Above expectation, ambience and food were delightful.
From here we quickly strolled through the Sisodiya Rani bagh, which Raja Jai Singh devloped for his 'Patrani' for evening walk. Away from city's hustle bustle right infront of lush green Arvali range, the garden is well maintained for a peaceful nature walk.
Now we moved ahead for our final destination of the day 'Chokhi Dhani', the place not to be missed, as it is the perfect amalgamation of great rajasthani culture. Right from cultural dances, songs, performances, shopping, story telling to unforgettable hospitality at the dinner area 'Khao Sa', this place is complete in itself, one can spend 2-3 hours here with so much to do around.