I always wanted to visit Rajasthan but some or the other way the trip got delayed or canceled due to family,date issue or studies.I was always fascinated about the pink city Jaipur with forts and palaces around the Pink city which described our ancient culture,traditions,our ancestors lifestyle and how local people colorful dresses.
After reading in my school books and my relatives,I found that I should make a plan with my friends in december winter break to have a group girl tour together to explore Jaipur,Udaipur,Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.We booked the tickets in Shatabdi train for our start journey and it took around 5 hours to reach Jaipur.We had a very warm welcome by the hotel staff with their traditional folk dance and music in local language.I received flowers and smiles from their staff and the locals were very friendly.
First morning in Jaipur,we rented a cab Tata Safari from hotel for the day and asked the driver to take us to all the popular attractions of the city.During the day,we visited Hawa mahal and Jantar Mantar city palace.Right next to Hawa Mahal,there are so many shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts wooden items crafted with elegance and handmade.We bought so many of them for our friends and relatives.
Late night we had an awesome camel ride and had an traditional Rajasthani dinner which was very spicy and delicious.
Next day around 9 pm ,after having the breakfast, we packed our bags and went to Udaipur.another popular city in Rajasthan known for archaeological sites,historical gardens and famous lakes.While traveling ,I could see houses and buildings designed using red sandstone and marble.We visited Maharana Pratap memorial where there is a statue of Rana Pratap Singh and has a big lawn with fountains and ponds. Also the City Palace is a tourist attraction with so many paintings and artifacts dating back to time when our Hindu rulers ruled the kingdom.We did not stay in Udaipur and directly travelled to our next destination Jodhpur.
We visited the Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur famous for its building style,architecture and its museum with vast variation collection of paintings,weapons and shining heavy swords.There is museum where we can buy handicrafts and local toys like stuffed animals and birds and wall paintings.
After travelling for hours and 4 days catching amazing structures that includes the forts,lakes and camel ride,we finally boarded our train from Jodhpur to Delhi and had a very enjoyable memorable trip which will last in my memory forever.