Some people would find this a long story but one must read it as to how we made our four day trip to the titled as Pink City Jaipur a fun filled, crazy yet a very very lazy vacation.
It was March 23rd 2016 when after fully enjoying the festival of colours “Holi” and completely tired me and my brother were going to bed at 3 in the noon. Just before mr brother was about to sleep I told my brother that we have still 5 days until our next sessional exam so lets plan some trip. As he knows that i always talk about going on a trip he casually said “we’ll think once we wake up. Just take a sleep now.” Thinking about weather he will go or not i went too sleep. To the curiosity i woke up at 5 in the eve and awaken my brother ( for which i had to make tea the best way to wake him up). Luckily, he woke up and agreed for the trip. Now, the question was Where and When to leave and transport.
As i was a lot excited somehow make him and the family agree to leave the same day in an hour i.e around 6:30 PM the place was yet to be decided.While on the way to bus stand (kashmere gate, Delhi) we agreed to reach the bus stop and take a bus going to anywhere in Himachal or Rajasthan. On reaching we found that the ticket counter for Rajasthan was closed and shifted to other bus stand which was about an hour from here.Also the person at the Himachal counter was not present and no one was there to answer were he is.
So meanwhile waiting for him to come we searched for some hotels in Manali and Jaipur and found manali to be expensive because of huge tourist going there so we finalised Jaipur as our destination and left for the other bus stand ( Bikaner House). When the rickshaw driver dropped us we were a bit frightened because it was quite spooky and we could not see any buses on the so called bus stand ( There was a government building named bikaner house which did not turned out to be the bus stand). After a little exploration we entered a street and luckily found the stand. Took the tickets for the last bus that is at 12:00 AM so as to reach Jaipur by around 6 in the morning. Waited 2 hrs. to board the bus and reached at 4:00 AM whcih we were avoiding.
Day 1 in the Pink City Jaipur
So finally we reached. First we looked some hotels near the Sindhi Bus stand where we were dropped which were shown by a local dealer roaming there but didn’t find what we were looking for. So booked a hotel on makemytrip , called a cab, went to the location as per google map and adding to our adventure we entered a dark street full of low class houses and there was no hotel. So to save our money on cab we asked him to leave on the main street.
After walking we found what we were looking for but no rooms were available. We walked for another 20 mins saving ourself from a herd of street dogs and finally at 5:30 AM we found what we had earlier booked online ( Maziz prime). It was a nice decent one and we paid 1000 bucks for that with complementary breakfast. Slept, woke, breakfast after freshen up and checked out of the hotel. Visited Hawa Mahal, city palace. Had lunch at nearby Dhaba.Visited the planetarium. By the eve we looked for a new hotel and booked online. Reached hotel at 6:00 PM. After a little rest went down for dinner at Thali Wala restaurant which was unlimited for 150 bucks and tasty too. After little exploring the market we went back to the rooms for rest to face the next days adventure.
After heavy complimentary breakfast we left for the a visit to the Ice world and it was a nice experience in -6॰ celsius. We were done by the noon after shopping and had a burger to spend less and with nothing to do we went to the airport which was 1 km from there. Just for fun we asked at the counter for cheapest flight from Jaipur. Their response was lucrative GOAAAA but price was not at 8000 bucks. So we quietly left and came out of the airport. Booked a hotel close to the previously booked which we decided the previous night( OM Tower ) at 1400 bucks . Checked in and after a mean while had dinner in the hotels revolving restaurant. The food though was costly ( 400 bucks for a dal ) but not savory.
We had no intentions of returning back with still 3 days of holiday left. So after a nice breakfast we checked in to another hotel . It turned out to be the best part of our journey. Had a luxurious stay at hotel Royal Orchid (4 star property) that too just for 1200 bucks. Enjoyed the dominos pizza late in the noon for lunch as the restaurant was too costly. Satiated so much by the lunch that had to skip the dinner. Spent the eve on the rooftop pool with amazing views.
Woke up. Looked for a new hotel nearby. Went for breakfast as time was running and then headed to the pool. Checked out and headed to other hotel ( The Theme ) for merely 700 bucks executive room With breakfast. Spent the day in the room having spectacular view of the airport. One can even treat their shopaholic-ness for which Jaipur is much famous for. Here’s your shopping guide to the streets waiting for shoppers like you. Party in the eve. Checked out at night to return back as next day was the exam else would have stayed more as we still had money left. Took a bus at 11 PM after dinner at the same Thali Wala we previously had.
Overall it was a nice experience exploring all new city without any prior plans that to luxuriously in a low budget. I know we didn’t explored much and kept it a very leisure vacation but unlike us you can have a great time exploring its heritage monuments, forts and also relish some folk music as you sit for a Rajasthani Feast. For a complete guide to what all can you do in Jaipur, check out this article on Top 10 Places to visit in Jaipur.
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Great post! What you paid for last two hotel was quite a bargain
Well all thanks to makemytrip offers..
I know it was raining ooffers in MMT and goibibo 🙂
really informative article
The pink city of Jaipur is a regal wonder. Its culture and architecture is so charming. I am sure you had a great experience.
What an interesting adventure you had. And the Pink City of Jaipur looks fascinating. The snow place looks like it’s a big hit to the locals.
Ya its a big hit to get away from schorching heat of sun
Pink city Jaipur sounds awesome .. great article
Thanks and keep following for more such stuff upcoming
Japiur seems like a great place to visit. Ive always been worried about going to India but blog posts like yours is what makes me really want to visit, I also love how you took the time to explain everything you did in detail with info about how to go 🙂
Thanks. You must plan a visit to India. Its full of vivid colours and culture.
Jaipur is a fabulous city. Once you visit it’s easy to see why it’s called the Pink City. My favourite spot in Jaipur is the City Palace, for its lovely architecture.
What an itinerary! I’ve never been to Jaipur. Why is it called the pink city?
Its called so because most of the buildings in the old jaipur are pink in color
Unfortunately I didn’t make it to Jaipur when I was in India but I have heard great stories about it. Thanks for sharing this and hopefully I will make it there some day!
Sure. Most welcome to visit again
Lovely, I’d LOVE to visit Jaipur, probably because I’m really keen on India. -Bollywood’s fault maybe? Haha no, I know that’s not real. –
Whixh aew the top 5 cities you would recommend to visit? 🙂
Great article by the way!
Well that depends on what kind of Trip you want an adventure, historical, nature. India is full of places with a lot variety to explore.
That city looks fascinating, i´ll consider it for my next trip! Great post!
What a fascinating city and experience. I love the detail of the information and would love to visit.
Have not been to this part of the world yet so really enjoyed reading about it. The city seems quite magical and worthy of a visit. Thanks for sharing the useful information and the photos.
I wonder why they call juiper the pink city? I love doing spontaneous trips with out reservations ahead, you can sometimes have the best fun and experiences that way! nice story, it sounds like you had really enjoyed yourself! 🙂
Its called so because old jaipur is all made of pink color stone and paints. And ya we had a great time there.
Spontaneous trips are usually the best. Sounds like you had fun with your family though. Never heard of makemytrip so I will have to look into that. Thanks for sharing.
Ya it was fun with my cousin
Based on what I understand you guys just took an out-of-the blue trip with the destination decided along the way. I’m like wow, that’s really cool. So far, I haven’t gone somewhere without a destination in mind. Even if I go alone, I have to know already where I’m going. So this is something that I haven’t tried yet, ever. What’s cooler is that the family went along with it. Usually when there are other people involved, this is hard to pull off because everyone has an opinion. I must say, good job. And it looks like your trip went out pretty well.
It was not the whole family and just me with my cousin.
The spontaneous trip to the pink city Jaipur is a great choice. I am glad you and your brother made it and had a great time exploring. It is definitely an unforgettable experience.
I love Jaipur & the Pink Palace. Do you know about the Ancient Observatory? That’s my favourite place in the history, the guides there really bring the place alive with the history & science.
No we didn’t make it to the observatory but now i think I’ll have to plan it om my next visit
Jaipur is beautiful, and hope to caught the sunset from the fort in Jaipur it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.
Ya its so full of beauty
Iceland in Jaipur seems interesting, reading about it for the first time.
You got some good deals for the hotels, I need to search out such deals when I get there.
Spontaneous trips usually mean cool adventures! Jaipur is a place I would like to see by myself but being in Europe should be planned a long time in advance. Lucky you!
Ya thats true…..
Planning on a trip to Rajasthan in 2017. Hopefully I’ll be able to add Jaipur in that list. Thanks for sharing.
Ya you should add it. Jaipur, jodhpur and udaipur are main attractions of Rajasthan amongst lot others
Jaipur is a charming city with a lot of history and pulsating culture. It is also a great place to enjoy some real, authentic Rashthani cuisine.
Jaipur is a beautiful part of India. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and enjoyed all the pink buildings. The architecture brings out the character of the region, attracting visitors to delve right in.
I’ve never been to India mostly because I travel solo and am actually still afraid of going there on my own. 🙂 would you say it’s safe to visit India as a solo female traveller?
Nice Adventure! Sometimes going out and visiting a random place without any plan is really exciting. I’m glad that you enjoy your trip in this city! It looks awesome!
thanks…and its definitely awesome
Intriguing story about your time spent in a city j don’t know much about! Do you know why it’s called pink city?
Because of the pink color of building in old jaipur
Love the way you’ve described the city. Its one of our favorite cities as well and looking forward to visiting it again:)
Thanks and for sure no matter how much one visits Jaipur there is still an urge to visit again..
I visited Jaipur a long time ago & it’s on my bucket list to visit again!!1
Ya mine too… Stiil left with lot to explore
Very informative post and intersting. Japiur seems a wonderful city. What agood experience u had
Yes, indeed one of the best trip I had
I visited Jaipur long time ago when I was a kid. So don’t remember much now. But will definitely try to visit it once again.
Definitely give it a visit
I would love to visit Jaipur! From your description it sounds like you had a fabulous time! I’m not sure I would have coped very well in -6c temperatures at ice world!
Dnt wrry you will cope up after few minutes… but enjoy it
How Cool !! Never knew this ! Thanks for sharing
Glad you liked it
What an incredible trip! It sounds like a beautiful place to visit and now added to my bucket list.
Thnks ….and you will love it
Sounds like you really had a great trip! I never heard of Jaipur, but from your photos it seems to be a very interesting place. And luxuriously in a low budget sounds exactly like my way of travelling too 🙂
Ya it was a great time over there…
I went to Jaipur years ago for a day but I have alway wanted to go back and send longer. Your post has definitely made me more than ever want to return. Great tips in your post by the way
Thanks a lot…. good to see that my posts grew your interest towards Jaipur..I think it’s time to give a visit before it gets hotter there
When you say bucks, you must mean Rupees? The -6 degrees must be great in the heat! Id love to visit it, I didn’t know it existed. Jaipurs looks amazing from your photos!
Thanks and yes by bucks I meant rupees. The snow world was definitely a relief from the heat
What a neat place. We have not ventured to India yet, but it looks like a really colorful place to visit and we think the kids would really enjoy!
Definitely…as your blog name says educational tourists…I am sure your kids will learn a lot about Indian history
I will be visiting Jaipur for sure. That is really a great place with wonderful sightseeing spots and delicious food.
Yes and not only Jaipur but the whole Rajasthan has a lots and lots of spots to visit..
This was such an interesting story! I love random travels, spur of the moment adventures and The Pink City looks and sounds so lovely to visit. Thanks for sharing your story!
Thanks for the appreciation…glad to meet a new friend with the same taste
Liked this. Unplanned travels sometimes turn out to be the best plan.
yes…and so far my most of the trips have been unplanned and went very well
OMG! That’s one heck of a trip. Esp how you woke up you bro is wild. If I do it to any of my family member I’m sure to be killed! Lolz!!!
Hahahah….he usually don’t wake up so easily but let’s say the lick was with me
Great itinerary on Jaipur. I wanted to visit Jaipur for years as I have read so many books that mentioned it and I’ve seen lovely photos. Definitely looking into it and trying to make an itinerary of my own. Will use these tips!
I visited Jaipur back in 2013 an thoroughly enjoyed me time there. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked, but did get to see the pink city and many of its charms. Hawa Mahal was beautiful when we visited as a tour group. Palaces in India are just stunning. I hope to get back to India someday!
Oh…glad you had a great time in India…and yes you definitely have to visit a lot more trips to see the while lot India has to offer
It is great to travel with spontaneity, and lucky for you that you get to have these experiences with your brother! Keep traveling!
Spending trips with our family is absolutely awesome. Even though frustrations might arise sometimes, it is still okay. Things spend together as family is worthwhile because it is not every time we can always be together for a trip.
I am glad you spent 4 days in Jaipur. we spent a little over 3 days and we left carving for more. We also covered hawa mahal and around on the first day while we went to amer on the second day 🙂 Wonderful city for sure
Ya its a wonderful place and lot to explore
Did you miss out on the forts and the Jantar Mantar? I personally, always feel short of time in Jaipur…there is so much to see and do
Yes we did miss those….specially the Amer Fort
It looks like you had a great holiday. Jaipur seems to be a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.
Ur most welcome…glad you liked it
I would love to visit Jaipur one day cause many of my indian friends told me about the “pink city “. Your photos are convincing me even more. The architecture is really something else , love it.
Oh…good to see you liked it..Would definitely love to know your experience..I too am planning to make a visit again as still lot more left untouched
I’ve long to visit the “Pink City” ever since I saw a friends photos from there. Sounds like the way you spent your time there was leisurely instead of rushed which is always nice. Now… to build a house that looks as pretty as this! 😉
Hhahaha…..Ya we were there for complete leisure though we explored too…and ya wish it would be that easy to build one
great itinerary for one of the most visited cities in the country. It’s amazing how much it has to offer and some real hidden gems that you have mentioned.
thanks..glad you liked it and there’s even than what I showed here
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Jaipur,Rajasthan has always been on top of our bucket list.Hopefully we get to visit the place soon.Thank you so much for sharing!
I hope for the same… there’s still a lot left to be explored