Prime Place Visited : Amer Palace, Amer Fort, Johari Bazaar, Nasiyan Jain Temple, Ajmer
Day1: JAL MAHAL, Jaipur Read blog here : https://selftravelitinerary.co.in/asia/india/rajasthan/shree-kutch-gurjar-jain-makpat-samaj-jal-mahal-rajasthan-trip-day-1/
Day 2 : Amer Palace, Amer Fort, Johari bazar
The day started off early with doing Seva Puja(Jain Ritual) at temple, built within the premises of Arihant Vatika, in morning at around 6:30 AM. This was then followed by breakfast after which, at around 8:30 AM, we boarded buses from outside our apartment to reach Amer Fort, also known as Amer Mahal.
Upon alighting from bus which led at the base of fort, we hired jeep in order to enter the fort. Other options to enter fort include walking(an approximate distance being one kilometer) and elephant ride.
Moreover it was peak time with a number of national and international tourists visiting Rajasthan during this season contributing to excess crowd and increase in time to reach the fort including the waiting time for jeep as well.
We entered the fort through the Sun Gate into the main courtyard where ticket counters were located for entry to the palace. Entry ticket to the palace was ₹100 for Indian tourists and ₹500 for foreign tourists.
There are two stairways from the courtyard, one that leads to the main palace and another to the temple of Siladevi. We first visited temple and then bought tickets for visiting the main palace. Upon exploring the fort and clicking some pictures we then left from there.
Johari Bazaar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Unlike street shopping in Mumbai, street shopping in Rajasthan was quite a different experience for me. The market hosts a number of shops including jewellery, sarees, embroided lehngas, bedsheets and soft quilts known as Jaipuri Rajai. However, we could not find any food shops(must be handful in number if any) while shopping here.
Although our energies were already drained by this time, the excitement for the day was not yet over and there was felicitation function at night for the sponsors of this trip at area near our apartment itself.
Finally the long tiring yet, joyful day came to an end.
Day 3 : Nasiyan Jain Temple, Ajmer
Gold view of Ajmer Temple
This day was planned for visiting Nasiyan Jain Temple, made with real Gold, all the way from Jaipur to Ajmer. However, due to health issues, I had to stay back at our room in Jaipur on this day. Later, in evening I accompanied a group of my cousins to Dhaba (kind of small road-side restaurant) near Arihant Vatika for dinner.
Day 4 : Last Day At Jaipur, Return Journey to Mumbai
It was our last day at Jaipur and we had our train to return back to Mumbai at around 2:00 PM from Jaipur junction. We were provided ample of time for packing our luggage in morning which was then followed by breakfast and finally boarding bus to reach Jaipur station. The next day at 7:00 AM we reached Mumbai biding adieu to our journey to Rajasthan.