For someone who was averse to studying History all through school years, my recent visit to Jaipur and Udaipur was a pleasant reminder about how interesting History could be! A better late than never sort of realization. Visiting this desert state of India during the off-season was one of the best decisions I have made. Yes, it was hot! But isn't temperature relative?! For a Bangalorean, yes, it felt sweltering. Once I got past that temperature shock and told myself that complaining was strictly not allowed, I began to enjoy my trip!
We spent 4 days in Jaipur and 2 days in Udaipur. In both cities, we rented out rooms in home-stays via Airbnb. At Nahar Singh Haveli in Jaipur, it was the comfort of a hotel combined with the personal touch of interacting with the host who is so passionate, knowledgeable and rightly proud about his state! At Udaipur, we experienced a very gracious host in Mrs. Harinder.