Description :- You must visit the Ram Niwas Bagh or the Ram Niwas Garden. It was a garden built by Raja Sawai Ram Singh way back in 1868. The garden is magnificent and covers an area of 33 acres. There are many lovely tourist locations in the vicinity. The garden is a great place to visit if you are touring Jaipur.
During my stay in Jaipur, I tried to relish dishes of all types. Throughout my stay one thing which I enjoyed a lot was the Mawa Kachori of Jaipur. The kachori is considered to be a famous and one of the most dishes of the state. No other state serves Mawa kachori with such great taste. I was excited to try out the dish and therefore I went on to the street shops to enjoy these with more delight.
The The Mawa kachori is absolutely mouth watering and satiates the taste buds to the deep. I accept that I am an all time foodie and adding that I have a sweet tooth as well. My tongue always longs for foods that are sweet to taste and great for a snack. The mawa kachori is like a sweet dish prepared from maida which has the congregation of sugar syrup and mawa within it. The kachori is then fried deep with oil or butter. Sometimes the maw kachori is also fired with desi ghee. There are several restaurants in Jaipur which serve this delicacy and one cannot just get fully satisfied with all of these.
Apart from Mawa kachori, I also tried the pyaz ki kachori which is a fried dish kind of similar to the mawa kachori. But the later is salty to taste and is fired with onion and spice stuffing inside it. The kachori can be eaten with hari chutney. I tried onion kachori here as well. There is the special ghewar of Rajasthan which is yet another mouth watering sweet dish prepared fully from mawa and ghee. The simple fragrance of the pure butter used in the ghewar is bound to drive even the non-foodies into the food zone.
The Mawa kachori is quite affordable and is sold in small sweet shops besides the street. One of the top considerations of the foods sold in the street shops is the quality. No doubt they taste just heavenly and no other taste on the earth can beat it, but still I tried to eat from those corners where the food was served hot and was cooked right in front me. It was truly a delight munching Mawa kachori beside a street side food stall in Jaipur.
It was the seventh and last day of our stay in Jaipur. I was truly ecstatic about everything in Jaipur. I had managed to see almost every beautiful place of the city. However I knew I had missed several other places like Pushkar, Ajmer etc. I was happy that I was able to make it up to Jaipur and I was taking fond memories with me to back Kanpur. As it was the last day in the Pink City, I and all my friends unanimously decided to make a visit to the Shila Devi temple in Jaipur. The temple is known to be the finest piece of architecture that was built long time back within the Amber Fort.
The Shila Devi temple was built in the 16th century within the Amer. I had already visited the Amber Fort or Amer during my stay in Jaipur, but the visit was only near and around the fort and the gardens found inside it. I had missed the chance to go to the Shila Devi temple which is known to be the temple of the Hindu Goddess Kali. The temple is marked by its grandeur. Since it is found inside the Amber Fort, it accumulates a large crowd within it. Further the temple also has its own significance. During the festivals of Navratri, the glow in the temple for nine long days is a spectacular view. Millions of devotees from hook and corners of Rajasthan also many of them from outside states and foreign countries visit the temple to see the large festival being celebrated.
There is a daily routine practice that is done in the temple, just like all other temples. There is the ritual of morning arati then bhog in the temple. There are also some times when fairs are held in a large procession in the vicinity of the temple. The opening time of the temple is at 6 am and the temple remains opened till 10:30 am in the first phase. The temple opens again for the evening prayers at 4 pm and remains open till 8 pm in the evening. After having a very calm and pleasing visit in the Shila Devi temple we came back to our hotel to pack our bags back to Kanpur.
City Palace Jaipur :- The city palace of Jaipur includes magnificent other palaces like the Mubarak Mahal and the Chandra Mahal. It is a very common tourist location. I felt great to enter the premises of these palaces. The beautiful way in which the palace is created actually made me go dumbstruck. I loved the unique carvings on the walls of these palaces.
As I have been telling always that I have a great zeal for wildlife, it has always been a very good part of me. When I was a child I used to collect pictures of different animals whenever I visited a zoo. Now also as I was in Jaipur I wanted to make a visit to some zoo and what could have been more appealing than visiting the Jaipur zoo itself? I urged my friends to accompany me to the zoo. They too were excited and wanted to come along with me to visit the zoo. We started off from the hotel room at 11 am in the morning and reached the zoo in less time.
The zoo was opened in the year 1877 and is one of the oldest locations in the city. There is a huge collection of different animals, birds, reptiles and aquatic animals in the zoo. One can go inside it and stay there till evening as the area is quite big and more importantly the things to view in the zoo is also awesome. The zoo remains closed on Tuesday and therefore I had deliberately planned all other places of visit on the other days so that the zoo visiting day did not fall on a Tuesday.
As we went round the zoo, I could observe foxes, tigers, lions, jackals, hippopotamuses, rhinoceros, black bear, monkeys, sambar, panthers, leopards and several other animals. Among birds there were hyena, geese, pheasants, peacocks, emu, ducks, Lorries and few other residential birds.i could also spot some migratory birds that were kept in the zoo for the viewers. It is said that there are nearly 71 species of animals and birds found within the zoo. There is also a separate chamber for the reptiles to be kept safely. There is a unique farm that breeds crocodiles and therefore it is known to be one of the best places for the breeding of crocodiles in the country.
My visit to the Jaipur zoo was awesome. It was me who enjoyed the rides inside the zoo to the fullest content of the heart. We came back to the hotel quite late and I had captured loads of pictures in my lenses.
About Birla Mandir :- I always enjoy the visit to Birla Mandir. It makes me feel truly peaceful. There is an air of serenity in Birla Mandirs which I thoroughly enjoy. It is located on the Moti Dungari Hill of Rajasthan and is also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple. It reveals the modern architectural styles.
We had a truly amazing trip to the Elefantastic in Jaipur. Haipur has a lot of things to offer and they never end. My trip to Jaipur was short and therefore I had to plan everything quite hurriedly. It was the fifth day of my stay in Jaipur and it was the day for a visit to the Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace in the city. We tightened our laces and started for the mesmerizing place. The palace is located at a distance of just 10 kilometers from the Jaipur central city and so we took a bus to cover the journey and reach our destination. The palace is tucked up on the Jaipur-Agra highway and is beautifully located for every visitor to go there for a beautiful trip.
The Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh-2 as a mark of respect for his second wife in the year 1728. The queen apparently belonged to the Sisodia clan of Udaipur and which is why the name of the place has been dedicated to her birth place. The palace is also known as Sisodia Rani Bagh, which is just the other meaning of the English form of garden.
The garden is one of the finest creations in the city of Jaipur, There are beautiful fountains and extrinsic plants of flowers and other shrubs which adorn the place more beautifully. There are lovely paintings of the Hindu God Lord Krishna and his love interest Radha on the walls of the building. There are also several galleries where the portraits of the king and several other paintings of Lord Krishna are kept. The design of the garden is inspired from the Mughal architecture style and the presence of the Charbagh truly represents Mughal art style.
There are sparkling pools and pavilions within the gallery as well which are dazzling and leave the viewers speechless with its abundance of beauty. There are other images of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva at the entrance of the garden and palace which marks the entrance into the Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace. The location of the palace is in an idyllic and calm place which is quite away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Albert Hall Museum :- I am great fan of industrial arts. Ienjoy viewing different creations of local craftsmen. This could be one reason why I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. The museum was built during the visit of Prince of Wales to India. The museum is named after Prince Edward of Wales as the Albert Hall.
I had already spent three days in Jaipur. All the while I and friends were busy discovering the architectural fantasies of the city. The city is truly in gigantic in terms of heritage and preserving our royal past with so much care. We had been to the Amber Fort on the previous day and I learnt a lot about the architectural beauty of the fort. It was the day four and I was looking for some real time experience with the elephants at the Elefantastic. As the name recommends, it is the vis-à-vis with the elephants in a lively and fantastic way. I have a keen interest in wildlife and that was the major reason which dragged me towards making a visit to the Elefantastic in Jaipur. People also say that visiting this place is a must when you are at Jaipur, and if you have zeal in wildlife and especially in elephants, then you must visit it.
The view was up close and personal with the gigantic elephants. Not just I could see these animals quite close to me, but I could also sense these large sized animals being quite calm and pleasing in the approach. People can go there to learn how these elephants are trained by the Mahouts and how they live their lives. The glimpse of the training was also followed by an elephant safari which takes the visitors on a ride to the various parts of the place.
People w ho have their own elephants or who rely on the elephants for their livelihood are trained here on how to tame their own elephants. A bond of trust and undying spirit of friendship is embedded into both the Mahout and the elephant so that they tend to understand each other in better ways.
We went round the jungle on a safari after the sun set. It was like a ride into the jungle for visiting more such animals there. I could spot the Asian Paradise flycatcher, Golden Oriole and such rare species of birds while we were in the safari ride. We had a truly magical evening in the Elefantastic and the beauty of the place was worth it a visit.
We arrived at the Jaipur station on a Sunday morning and it was 12 in the noon. After a truly tiring journey of staying awake all through the night, we had finally arrived at our destination. I searched for some good hotels which could provide us budgeted accommodation. We interacted with few people at the station and a taxi driver recommended us about the hotel Abhiraj Palace, Jaipur. The location of the hotel was also quite close to the railway station and therefore I finally concluded on going there for the rest of our stay in Jaipur.
There are numbers of lookout out places in close vicinity to the hotel. Few of the major places of interest are Central Park, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Johri Bazaar, Rajput Palace and Jawahar Kala Kendra. The shopping places of Jaipur are also close to the hotel.The hotel is a decent property that consists of the vintage architecture amalgamated with the styles of modern amenities.
The hotel was much lavish to look at but everything about the hotel has impressed me from the very beginning itself. One would find a complete package of accommodation in the hotel as there were restaurants, salons, spas, shops, coffee and tea bars, parking facilities for each guest. The guests can enjoy he hotel to their fullest by availing all these services provided in the hotel.
Now coming to the rooms that were provided to me in the hotel, I must say that each and every room was unique and one of its kinds. Basically there are three types of rooms in the hotel that are categorized as the Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Family Room (4 bedded). The rooms of the hotel are contemporarily designed with warm colors in the interior. Each and every room of the hotel is equipped with modern amenities that provide ultimate sophistication. The luxurious rooms also contain dark wood furniture with wooden flooring and dim lighting. LED cable television, tea/coffee maker, intercom telephone facilities and Wi-Fi services add to the charm of your stay. Other conveniences offered can be listed down as twenty fours front desk assistance, travel assistance, ironing, laundry and dry cleaning services etc.
It was truly a great stay and all thanks to the hotel Abhiraj Palace Jaipur that gave us a comfortable accommodation in the city.