Thursday, August 2, 2018

Amer Fort, Jaipur

Amer Fort is of the famous tourist attractions in Jaipur. Recently I visited this place with my cousins after a long time. It was a most amazing day of last India trip and one of the most tiring one too. Extremely hot summer day, temperature had crossed scale of 45 degrees and bright sun.
Me and my cousins planned to explore Amer Fort of Jaipur, one of the historic and tourist place of Jaipur which was residence and proud of royal family of Jaipur Rajgharana (Royal Dynasty).

We had started our journey with Taxi of India aka Auto, we managed to convince autowala to manage Six people in one auto and planned to visit every historic monument on that day but because of extremely hot weather we canceled everything and ended up with just Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort which turned out be not at all disappointing and turned out to be amazing beyond the heights of temperature.

Amer Palace also consist of Jaigarh Fort and both are located on the Aravalli range of hills and they both are connected by a subterranean passage (tunnel) which was a escape route at the time of war for royal families and others to Jaigarh Fort.

Amer fort was constructed from red stone and marbles and it was residence of many Rajput Maharaja and their families. It Consist of Diwan-i-aam (Hall of public audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of private audience), Sheesh Mahal, Mahal for Maharani, Temple of Goddess Sila Devi.

We used tunnel from Amer for Jaigarh Fort which was around 1.5 Km and when my cousins asked me for that I agreed and excited but it's was too difficult for me as Jaigarh is on high hill and it was just like climbing mountains.

Jaigarh Fort was build by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort. The Fort was highly fortified with thick walls of red sanstone and it was located on the peaks of Aravalli hills and from there it provides a beautiful view of Aravalli hills and Amer Fort and Amer City.
Jaigarh fort is on one of the top most place of mountain range  which can't be reached by enemies easily during war situation. This was also used for storage and production of weapons. This Jaigarh Weapon Factory created a Canon named "Jaivana" which is the world's largest Canon on wheels till date. It was so terrifying that it wan never used in battlefield because enemies used to run away if they find that king is going to use "Jaivana". This is the real example of "Name is enough".


Our trip was ended in full circle and that ended up with negotiating again with autowala to take us back to our home in a reasonable price and for this we stood in a hot summer for at least half an hour and at last we ended at a price what he asked because we didn't had any other option.

If you go to Jaipur anytime then I would suggest to visit this place which is historic and at the same time pleasant as well.

You will get the full glimpse of Aravali Range here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bapu Bazar, Jaipur

I am from Rajasthan and one of my favorite place since childhood in Jaipur aka Pink City, and being this is a capital of Rajasthan this place is always busy with economic and political activities.

Personally the most lovable place for me in Jaipur is Bapu Bazar. Every time I visit Jaipur I would definitely go to Bapu Bazar at least once for about 4-5 hours for window shopping and this time also I am visiting here and today also it is as beautiful, colorful as always been and gives lots of options for shopping. This place never disappoints me.

Jaipur is known for its royal families, forts and havelis and shopping of traditional handicraft items. Bapu Bazar is situated right in the heart of Jaipur City, in Johari Bazar at Sanganeri Gate and this market also resemble the pink color of historic and royal Pink City.

Bapu Bazar is known for all the traditional outfits, handicrafts, antiques, footwear, jewelry pieces and beautiful decorative items. I am very fond of road side shopping and this place offers a vide variety of stuffs at road side.

Bapu Bazar is a major interest not only for localite but also for the tourists from  all over the world. I have been visiting this place since childhood and used to buy anklets, footwear, t-shirts and earrings etc.

This place is hub for many beautiful and colorful stuffs. Authentic and traditional kurtis, bedsheets, Jaipuri quilts, textiles, skirts and T-shirts with Sanganeri Print, bagru print, traditional block print and bandhani work in beautiful colors are available at great and affordable prices.

Bangles and Jewelry pieces of gemstones, kundan meena, chunky neck pieces, earring, bracelets and anklets are lifeline of Bapu Bazar.  If you want to buy something good and traditional items then Bapu Bazar is one of the best go to place. I would highly recommend visiting this place whenever you get a chance to go to Jaipur.

Whole street of Bapu Bazar is full of vibrant colors red, pink and green which is eye catching and gives a view of authentic colors of Rjasthan and Pink City, Jaipur. Moreover it is connected to  all the major roads and markets of Jaipur City.

If anyone is tired with shopping then you have plenty of refreshment options like Pani Puri, Lassi, Juice, Kulfi or Chaat items and many more. If I write then one page will be full of those options. 

Lots of options in Mojari (traditional Rajasthani leather footwear) and other comfortable and flat footwear and all are at very reasonable price. Lots and lots of handicraft items like puppets, bandhanwars, wall hangings and white metal articrafts and home d├ęcor which gives a unique and different looks to a home.

Every time  I visit Bapu Bazar I have to purchase either a pair of anklets or wallets or something which is colourful  and sometimes I buy items which I already have plenty because every time I see these wallets or anklets have something in unique. This time also I purchased bangles, pair of earrings, anklets, fridge magnets. You need to know the art of  bargaining while buying something. I love bargaining with shopkeeper and Shopkeeper also know that customer will bargain for sure hence these people keeps a price little higher than their selling price to provide scope for bargain. I bargained with shopkeepers for decorative items got a little discount which is more satisfactory then going for 80% sale in a mall :):).  But few stuffs are so beautiful that I want to buy even those even if vendor don't give me discounts:)

Amer Fort, Jaipur

Amer Fort is of the famous tourist attractions in Jaipur. Recently I visited this place with my cousins after a long time. It was a most...