I always wanted to tick off the Desert state of India : Rajasthan from my bucket list. I have heard a lot of things about this state. So now it was time to discover those places on my own. And there can't be any better time than this. It was early January of 2019. New year just had started. And after doing some research, I planned the long waited Rajasthan trip with my Parents and my sister. Since this trip was with my parents, I wanted to organize everything before hand. So I pre-booked the trip through Rajan Bookings that included accommodation, transportation & meal plans (only breakfast included in our package). First city that we explored on our trip was Pink City of India -Jaipur. Here, I will share my experience of Jaipur.
Finally our journey started on 9th jan from Bhubaneswar to Jaipur by Indigo Airline at 1 PM. After 6 hrs journey (as it had 1 hr lay over at Mumbai Airport), we reached Jaipur.
In the Jaipur airport itself, you will get the Rajasthani feel as everywhere the hoardings are placed with Rajasthani sayings written all over it like "Padharo mare desh" (Come to my land). There is something in the atmosphere of Jaipur that brings joy as soon as you set foot in the city.
This state attracts lot of foreign tourists every year because of its grand architecture, rich culture & royal history. Most of the foreigners add this state to their itinerary. I think because of the Royal feeling they get in this state, the story of 100 year old Kings they listen, it attracts them most. After all I was so happy as finally I made it to the most visited state of India : Rajasthan.
Our cab driver was already waiting for us outside the exit gate. He took us directly to the hotel. Our tour organizer had booked hotel Ram Vilas for us. What a coincidence : My name is Purusottam and I was going to stay in Ram Vilas. Isn't it interesting.? :D
After check-in we entered the hotel rooms which were very clean and spacious. The rooms were decorated in traditional way to give the guests Rajasthani feel.
After freshen up, we went to the restaurant which was located in the ground floor of the hotel. We had our dinner and went to the sleep.
Next day we woke up at 8 AM. It was our first day in Jaipur. I was so excited to explore the capital of Rajasthan. Within 2 hrs, we got ready and had our breakfast.
The cab driver was there waiting for us (he generally gets ready by 9 AM). In the excitement, we jumped into the cab (only me ;)) and left the hotel for exploring Pink city.