A Day in Jaipur
The Pink city, Jaipur was the first stop on my week-long lighting trip through Rajasthan had a lot of leaves and they were going to lapse like always so thought of using them up this time, no one from the group could get leaves this time around so had to do it solo this time.
I was starting my journey from Delhi so I caught an afternoon bus from Delhi at about two from Sarai Kale Khan ISBT for Rs 280 and it took about 6 hours to reach Jaipur. The Journey was fun and had met a new friend Hemlata who was a student preparing for the Rajasthan state exam in Jaipur. We met at the Delhi ISBT but the buses had stopped plying from there and no ply from Sarai Kale Khan ISBT. So we took a Rickshaw from Delhi ISBT to Sarai Kale Khan ISBT for Rs 150 there were a few buses too but we were already getting late. So once we boarded the bus the journey was smooth and the roads smoother. The scenery changed slowly from the tall buildings of Delhi to the Barren deserts of Rajasthan. The bus stopped at a local Dhaba where we had so tea and Bhajiyas before proceeding to Jaipur.
We reached Jaipur at about 8:00 I was a day earlier in Jaipur so I booked a room in a hostel through the booking.com app, got a room for Rs 200 at Khandela Guest house. It was a 50Rs rick ride from the bus depot.I reached the place, the place was ok not so great minus an AC.The Dinner cooked was good though it was cooked by the caretaker there. The next day was stored for sightseeing and I took the number of my night Rickshawwala he was supposed to show me the place for Rs 700. But I did Just Amer Fort, Jal Mahal and the Jantar Mantar with him cost me Rs 300.
Coming to the spots the First spot was The Amer fort was some 11kms from the city, it’s one of the biggest forts in Jaipur and overlooked by the Jaigarh Fort. The entry to the fort is Rs 100 cameras and guide charges extra. I took the guide thought it would be good but once they come to know you aren’t going to buy stuff from the shops they’ll kind of rush through the place. So its kind of better to get the headset and take your own time visiting the place. There are many places to see here other websites have a lot of info on these places so I wouldn’t be covering it here. It took me about 2 hours to visit the place after which we headed to the Jal Mahal I reached there in the afternoon so I couldn’t enjoy the lights nor the sunset.
After chilling at the Jal Mahal the Rickshawwala took me to some shopping center where it sold various types of local goods from organic painted clothes to toys and showpieces. After shopping for some gifts we headed to Jantar Mantar entry Rs 30 had various devices that were made by the Maharaja to study time, months and days. I think this is the place you need to get a guide or everything there is going to go bouncer for you After trying to understand the contraption at Jantar Mantar the next place I headed to was Hawa Mahal, Didn’t go inside as was short of time so just clicked a few pictures and caught a share rickshaw to the Albert Museum and looked at the various artifacts and history of Jaipur there.
My next stop was back to Khandela Guesthouse where I Packed my bags as I had to leave for Jaisalmer that night. Before leaving Jaipur went to meet a friend at one of the malls in Jaipur had some Dinner there came back to the guest house booked a cab to the Railway station, it was a 10 min ride to the station reached the station only to find that the train was late by an hour and a half so started my wait for the train. Finally, the train arrived at 1:00 am got my seat and slept to wake up in my next location Jaisalmer.
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