November in Jaipur -4. Jal Mahal

This is the last post on these few days in Jaipur, in November. I chose to highlight each structure separately, because I felt that each needed separate treatment, that each deserved special treatment. The one structure that I have crossed many, many times, but never entered, is the Jal Mahal. In the English, this would translate loosely as “Water Palace”, because it is located…

November In Jaipur – 3. Nahargarh

The Nahargarh Fort makes up, in a way, the third of the hillside forts in Jaipur. Starting from the Amer Fort, you move up to Jaigarh Fort, and then finally upto Nahargarh. This was built, on the top of the Aravalli Hills around Jaipur, in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai JaiSingh II. While it did offer some good protection to Jaipur City, one of the…

November in Jaipur – 2. Jantar Mantar

We actually started the day in Jaipur at the Jantar Manta, which is right next to the City Palace. ¬†We didn’t have the time that day, else we probably would have gone into the City Palace as well. I have been into the City Palace actually, but that was years and years ago. I was accompanying a bunch of really rich blokes. They were…

November in Jaipur -1. Hawa Mahal

I was back in Jaipur after a gap of many years. I did make the attempt to get to the city in August, but the traffic was so bad that I only made it to the outskirts of the city. That was the time I ended up in the Amer Palace. This time, we were smart. We took the train. I do, I think,…

The Old Road Trip. First Stop. Jaipur And Pushkar

This old road trip takes me back to 1996, to early October in 1996, to be precise. Oddly, I am physically much fitter now than I was all those years ago. It is strange how you discover the importance of good health late in life. The drive to Jaipur was much better those days, and we got through relatively quickly. It was indeed a…

At Amer Fort

The road trip that I did in August was not just a drive to and back from Jaipur. We had originally intended to get into the city. I was keen to shoot the Jantar Mantar, but we decided to leave that for another day. The traffic was bad, and the weather did not look upon us kindly. So, I suggested that we stop over…

To Jaipur And Back

Over the next weeks, I shall take a jog down memory lane, and shall relive some of the trips that I have made into Rajasthan. Rajasthan is one of the tourist hot spots in India. It is on the western boundary of India, and has many old castles that are still intact. Several of these have been converted into hotels, and for those who…