Jaipur - The Land of Maharajas !!

Tripoto
3rd Oct 2015

Jaipur :)

Photo of Jaipur - The Land of Maharajas !! by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)

Some call it a weekend gateway from Delhi, while it's a land of palaces for some. Many of us call it a pink city Jaipur and for some of us it's a gateway to see royalty. Some go there to know about Rajasthan - the state rich in it's heritage and culture while some of us call it a heaven. 

Yes Jaipur, a small city covered within gates, surrounded by forts, palaces, rich in heritage and culture with tradition in it's life blood, what else does a traveller needs?


Photo of Jaipur - The Land of Maharajas !! 1/3 by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller) 

 We were tired of our regular office routiene and decided to go for a weekend gateway. It was friday when we finalised our plan for saturday (i know it's not pre planned, but there is a fun in this too) and we booked our train tickets. Me and my friend reached railway station saturday morning and reached Jaipur by afternoon. We checked in our hotel, got ready and started our journey from Lakshmi Narayan Temple commonly known as Birla Mandir. We spent there an hour and headed towards Central museum. Next destination was animal and bird sanctuary where we spent about two hours, tried different street food over there and all this was covered in a single Auto rickshaw ride.
We took another auto and Arjun, our auto driver was our guide for the city. We visited Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and Amer fort for our dinner in that auto and he told us all stories about Jaipur, royalty, culture and about some haunted experiences too at Jal Mahal. The complete ride was amazing and we booked a taxi and headed towards Viraasat restaraunt which serves best Rajasthani Thali in the city.
Next morning we woke up, took a taxi and visited City Palace Museum followed by another Auto ride and obviously our travel guide too and headed towards Jai garh fort. Journey to Jai Garh fort is very scenic and enjoyable as you can see complete city of Jaipur from the fort situated on hill.
Photo of Jaipur - The Land of Maharajas !! 2/3 by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller) 

After Jai garh, we headed towards Nahar garh fort famous as Nargarh ka kila and we recreated memories of famous bollywood movie "Rang de Basanti." One of the most mesmerising and beautiful place where you will be lost in scenic beauty and will get peace of mind.

Photo of Jaipur - The Land of Maharajas !! 3/3 by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller) 

 Next destination for the day is Amer Fort which is located at another hilltop and you have to walk through stairs to reach there. Well designed and one of the biggest forts of Rajasthan, experience here is superb. You will come to know about the royalty and heritage of Maharajas at this fort and is must visit for people who visit Jaipur.

We came back and checked in at Rani Mahal, a palace in Jaipur which was another sign of heritage.

People in Jaipur are pure by heart and you will fall in love with the place if you visit it. So pack your bags and head towards Jaipur for a weekend gateway and trust me it can be covered over a weekend if you want to do it !! 




Beautiful temple and a place to start your journey from if you want to explore Jaipur. You should visit there and try street food from vendors, outside the temple and Pao Bhaji is the best thing served by these vendors.
Photo of Birla Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
When you will visit Birla Mandir, you will see a temple of lord shiva at the hilltop. This temple is opened only once a year and that too for a single day. Some localites call it a provate property and some of them have different religious stories associated with it. If you are heading towards Jaipur on Shivratri, must visit there :)
Photo of Mystic Temple of Lord Shiva by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Mystic Temple of Lord Shiva by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Mystic Temple of Lord Shiva by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Beautifully designed palace with another amazing story. The palace is built in shape of Lord Krishna's crown and has numerous windows in it. This was constructed for women to have a look of outside world as they were prohibited to go out in earlier days.
Photo of Hawa Mahal by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Central Museum by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Central Museum by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Amazing place to visit to have an instict about wildlife where you come across almost all species of animals. White tiger was the best to see ;)
Photo of Animal and bird sanctuary by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Animal and bird sanctuary by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Animal and bird sanctuary by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Animal and bird sanctuary by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Surrounded by water from all sides and a beautiful palace where you can spend about 2 hours. Must visit here at night to have an ultimate view of the palace.
Photo of Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Well designed fort which was constructed in order to protect city of Amer or amer fort. Fort was build for the security but you can see complete city of Jaipur at once if you are here.
Photo of Jai Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Jai Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Jai Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Jai Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Jai Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
The place where few scenes of Rang de basanti were shot and one of the most beautiful forts of Jaipur. The structure of all rooms is almost similar and is a good place to relax upon. You can see many scriptures, old doors and vast gates and this will make your visit to jaipur more enthusiastic.
Photo of Nahar Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Nahar Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Nahar Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Nahar Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Nahar Garh by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Come here if you want to know complete history of Jaipur. Different museums which showcase weapons used, clothes, paintings, stories and darbar i.e. meeting place of Maharajas. You will come across many heritage games and facts which are an eye opener for every traveller. So come here to know everything about Jaipur.
Photo of City Palace by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of City Palace by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of City Palace by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of City Palace by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of City Palace by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Best fort in Jaipur and one of the largest one of Rajasthan, Amer fort is a place must to visit. Home of Raja Sawai Jai Singh II who discovered Jaipur, and a fort protected by Jai Garh fort over it's top is one of the best destination in Jaipur. You can explore whole fort and have a look about garden, dark stairs, hidden paths and royal rooms made for the king. Amer is a place where you can experience the technically and beauty of construction all together and it will leave you speechless. You can also go for camel and jeep ride at Amer fort.
Photo of Amer Fort by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Amer Fort by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Amer Fort by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Amer Fort by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
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