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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.

View of Amer Palace at Jaipur, Rajasthan

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.

The jeeps available here are kind of sharing ones and accommodates a maximum of eight people. Although the distance to fort was short, it took us more than half an hour to reach since the path leading to fort was narrow and all jeeps and/or other vehicles had to follow a single a queue in the route.

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.

Soon as we got off the jeep and started walking towards the gate, we could spot numerous hawkers selling ice-cream and handcrafted items such as pen, umbrella, bangles, footwear and Rajasthani turban.
There were also quite a number of small food stalls and shops. Besides, we could also find some Rajasthani’s playing musical instruments(not sure about the name of instrument) which was quite pleasant and soothing.
Truly a Masterpiece, Amer Fort, Jaipur

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

Having reached the base of fort back through jeep, we had light lunch arranged by the organizing team itself and then headed for museum(don’t exactly know which one of it). However due to excess traffic on the way to museum, the plan had to be dropped off. Later, upon having snacks we left for some street shopping at Johari Bazaar.

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.

We were already tired by the time we finished with shopping and then left in rickshaw at ₹20 per head to be back to our room.

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.

My father-In-Law Glimpse of felicitation function

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.

Despite a short trip, the time spend together with near and dear ones, is what makes this journey a memorable one.
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  1. I was recently thinking to plan a trip to Jaipur but, wasn't sure if it will go well. But now after seeing your blog, the desire to visit the place has risen once again, and this time I am sure it will work out as, I will be following your given itinerary.

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