A Morning in Jaipur
I still do remember the time when I saw the pink city for the first time with it’s wonderful buildings and it’s historic palaces and I was gaga over them for quite some time. Believe me, they still do come in my dreams even now. Every time I think of the Pink City’s morning glow, my heart cheers up!
The Pink City is quite a cheerful place, with it’s rainfall receiving over 650 millimeters. But most rains occur here between June and September. Yes, Jaipur has a semiarid climate, but I advice you visit Jaipur at the time between January and March. The winters here get cold with temperature of 15-18 degrees though occasional cold waves lead to near freezing.
I get out of my hotel and go for stroll in this comfortable weather with my Nike shoes and Adidas t-shirt and shorts. The small run I take around this wonderful weather surely made me feel really good. Ad then sit down to a wonderful breakfast, I quickly leave the hotel for a stroll around this pink city to get some more.
I asked some of the local people there about the buildings and the planning of the city. And they told me that a Bengali Brahmin architect called Vidhyadhar Battacharya has planned up this city according to Indian Vastu Shastra in 1727. The people here mostly speak Hindi and Punjabi so Hindi gets me good along the way so I could actually interact directly with some locals than the guides. As you walk around and watch the city, Each street and market are East to West and North to South.
Jaipur also is one of the leading cities with good educational platforms. Manipal University, Amity University, Subodh College and many other colleges stand tall to boast of the city’s wide educational approach.
The local taxi waalas offered me a ride but I simply wanted to walk and see more.
I approached a few shops where there were some traditional pottery and some jewellery. Believe me, Jaipur jewellery does impress a lot of women.
I return back to my hotel at approx. 2 pm where I sat down to an traditional Rajasthani lunch. Dal Batti Churma and Missi Roti was the best of all. I really enjoyed travelling with a local tour guide.