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Visit to the Pink City of Jaipur – Travel Trips in India

Area wise Rajasthan is the biggest state of India and lies in the northern India. The state covers 342,239 square kilometres area of India. The largest city which is also the capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur. Jaipur is also called the Pink city of Jaipur.

In this blog, we will explore some places of Jaipur and find out why it is called the Pink city of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Shares its boundary with Indian states like Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Neighbourhood country Pakistan. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan shares its border with Haryana.

Jaipur is well connected to almost all the parts of India and can be easily reached via road, air and rail.

How to Reach Jaipur, The Pink City of Rajasthan?

Jaipur by Air:

Jaipur airport is Approx. 7 Km from the city and all the major cities of India is well connected. It is also connected to some of the overseas countries. Daily domestic flights to Jaipur are from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune and Indore. The International regular flights are to Muscat, Dubai and Sharjah. Some flights are available via Delhi.

Jaipur By Train:

By train Jaipur is well connected to most of the part of India. One special and Luxury Train known as Palace on Wheels connects you to all the major destinations of Rajasthan Including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar.

Jaipur By Road:

Jaipur is well connected to Delhi and all other parts of India via Highways. To reach Jaipur Via Delhi You can take Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses. There are AC and Non-Ac buses available and it takes approx. 5-6 hours depending on the traffic to reach Jaipur bus stand.

Why is Jaipur Called the Pink City?

Once you reach Jaipur, you will at once catch why this city is called Pink City. The markets, Houses and buildings are coloured with Pink, which is a historically represented as welcoming and hospitality.

After Prince Albert visited the city, the city stayed pink because of the favourite wife of Maha Raja Sawai Ram Singh, whose favourite colour was Pink.

A Law was passed in 1877 to keep the colour of buildings in Jaipur Pink.

Places to see in Jaipur

You will find the forts quite fascinating in Jaipur. Here are some list of places you can visit in Jaipur

  1. Amer Fort
  2. Nahargarh Fort
  3. Jaigarh Fort
  4. Birla Temple
  5. Jal Mahal
  6. Ram Niwas Garden
  7. Govind Ji Temple
  8. Anokhi Museum Of Hand Painting
  9. Masala chowk
  10. Akshardham Temple, Jaipur
  11. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  12. City Palace
  13. Digamber Jain Mandir
  14. Sisodia Rani Garden
  15. Jawahar Circle
  16. Samode Palace
  17. Hari Mahal Palace
  18. Raj Mahal Palace

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What to Pack on a Trekking Trip? Let’s Find Out

Every time I plan a trip, I am so excited that I always forget to keep one or two essential things. Well, this is normal and happens with every one. The excitement to leave for a trekking destinations makes me forget your present and my head keeps on planning random things on my travel.

Making mistakes and forgetting essential things makes you a pro traveler as you learn from your past experiences. From my last trip I have learn what Important things you must carry on a hiking or a trekking trip. I so do not want to be again in a middle of situation where I am thinking If I had this thing it would have been better. So, I have made a list of essential items which I surely carry on my trekking trip.

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Munching Items
  3. Bag Pack
  4. Torchlight
  5. Hand Sanitizer
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Trek Pants
  8. Cap or Hat
  9. Power Bank
  10. Rain Coat
  11. First Aid
  12. Water Bottle
  13. Sleepers/Sandle
  14. Undergarments
  15. Toiletries
  16. Dry Fruits/ Chocolates / Protein Bars

These are a list of some item to pack when you are leaving for a trekking.

Share your list of items that you pack when you go on a trekking trip.

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Movies that Will Inspire You to Visit Ladakh

Ladakh, the land of passes is one of the beautiful places to visit in India. It is famous for the breathtaking views, the clear skies and thrilling adventure activities.

Can’t visit Ladakh due to COVID-19 lock down? Why not watch some movies that are shot in this beautiful region administered by India as Union territory.

1. Lakshya

Lakshya is a story of aimless young man, Karan who quits Indian army seeing the tough life of a soldier. He later rejoins the Indian army to make his girlfriend proud. He aspires to conquer the peak 5179 against Pakistani troops with broken leg. He finally conquers and flies the Indian flag at the back drop of Ladakhi mountains. The mountain views and the terrain shown in this movie are breath taking.

2. LOC Kargil

This is a historical war drama film based on the 1999, Operation Vijay and Battle of Tololing. This is a multi-star Bollywood movie highlighting the relationship of a soldier with their loved ones at the time of war as well as the patriotic spirit of the Indian army. The final war scene of the movie is shot in Leh and Ladakh.

3. Dil Se

Dil se is a romantic thriller movie based on the insurgency in Northeast India. The lead roles were played by Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala, while it was a debut film of Preity Zinta. The shooting location of this movie was Himachal, Assam, New Delhi, Kerala, Bhutan along with Leh. The song “Satrangi Re” was shooted near Thikse Monastery, pangong lake and the mystical Basgo Monastery Ruins.

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4. Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Jab Tak hai Jaan is romantic drama with Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. The film was shooted in multiple locations including Laddakh.

5. Bard of Blood

This movie depicts the journey of a spy who is alotted a mission to rescue 4 intelligence officers who were captured in Balochistan, Pakistan. The lead role in the movie is played by Imraan Hashmi and Sobhita Shulipala.

6. Road to Laddakh


You can even notice the shooting location by the movie trailer. The sand of laddakh and picturesque views have been beautifully captured in the movie. The story revolves around a mysterious smuggler and a reckless woman Sharon. The lead role is played by Irrfan Khan.

7 Best Netflix Travel Shows to watch Right Now

This lock down due to COVID19 has house arrested many travelling souls.

Well, for now travelers have to follow the local orders and must not hang around for tourism purpose. Until then you can watch some amazing travel series on Netflix, which will surely make you feel good.

1. Dark Tourist 2018

It is a documentary on Netflix based on dark tourism. For people who do not know the meaning of dark tourism, Dark tourism is a defined as travelling involved to historical places associated with death and tragedy. The series is presented by David Farrier, who is a journalist from New Zealand.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%

2. Departures

Departures is 2008 Japanese drama film. The film is directed by Yōjirō Takita. The film is about leading character Daigo Kobayashi, who follows his profound and his journey with death. The character uncovers the meaning of life and living, Joy and wonder.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%

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3. Unbranded

Unbranded is a 2015 documentary movie and is directed by Phillip Baribeau. You will see how group of four friends go on life-changing journey on a Mustang.

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%

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4. Street Food (2019)

Street food is a 2019 documentary where you can explore “street foods” from the world’s most vibrant cities. You can explore street food of different cities from Singapore to India just at the comfort of your sofa. The highlights of this documentary is on the perseverance and culture that gives life to the cuisine’s from different country.

IMDb Rating: 8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

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5. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

This is a British documentary where you will see architectures of unique residents. The couple travels far and wide to explore such residents. From house made of recycled material to houses at unusual locations are featured in this documentary.

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes:
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6. Long Way Round

This British documentary features two motorcyclist, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and their journey from London to New York on Motorcycle. You will love to watch this tale of two motorcyclist.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes:
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7. Night on Earth

This British documentary is based on nature and is narrated by Smira Wiley. You can watch about animals that are active during the night. You will find this documentary series mind-blowing and outstanding.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%

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Jim Corbett tiger Safari

Your Handy Guide to Plan a Visit For Jim Corbett National Park

Situated in the state of Uttarakhand in Northern India, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the main tourism attractions of Uttarakhand. Being counted as a major wildlife sanctuary of India, many wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts visit this place every year with a great zeal and joy. Planning a tour to Jim Corbett and jeep safari in Jim Corbett jungle is a must do thing in the list of active travelers. To serve the ever-rising tourist inflow, the Government of Uttarakhand has also improved the transportation to Corbett effectively in a way that it now offers a smooth journey to tourists. The whole region of the Jim national park is divided into four different zones called Durgadevi, Jhirna, Bijrani, and Dhikala. 

 

Jim Corbett Jungle Safari Packages

You will find several dealers offering jungle safari packages. If you book your package online you will get a jeep safari in around INR 4500 for 6 people.

Before booking for any safari do extensive research on the price and packages provided online.

Popular Corbett national park safari packages available online are:

  1. Corbett Jeep safari
  2. Corbett Canter Safari
  3. Corbett Elephant Safari

You can either take the government lodge or forest rest house which is in the Jungle area or you can plan your stay in beautiful resorts outside the jungle area in nearby villages.

Dhikala is a popular zone with a forest rest lodge. Night stay in the lodge is compulsory and you can not go outside at the night. The experience is worth if you plan your stay in this zone.

Another popular zone with the facility of night stay is the Bijrani rest house. You can plan a stay in the lap of nature in the middle of jungle.

You can get a stay package along with Jungle Safari Online easily.

It is spread over an area of 540 square kilometers.  The national park is a complete package for flora and fauna. Tourism is only allowed in the appropriate areas of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in order to maximize the diverse wildlife living in the park and viewing its splendid landscape.  Every year there is a dynamic increase in the number of visitors. From the different parts of the country and abroad more than 70,000 visitors come to the park in the peak season.

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Nature lovers and Wildlife lovers prefer this oldest national park as compared to other popular national parks in India such as Kaziranga National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Kanha National Park, and many others located in the various parts in India. The popularity of Corbett national park is due to the captivating landscape for the delight of nature lovers and the presence of the Royal Bengal Tiger in abundance.

General Information :

Corbett Tiger Reserve Area: 1318 Square kilometers.

Jim Corbett National Park Area: 520 Square kilometers.

The altitude of the park : 385-1100 m above mean sea level.

Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm.

Temperature range: During summer upto 42 degrees | Winter upto 4 degrees Celsius  

When to Visit Corbett National Park :

Don’t expect any forgiveness in the savage heat during the summer season while planning to visit this place. It has to remain from April to June months every year. During this time the temperature varies between 35 and 47 degrees Celsius so the more light clothes you wear the more light you will feel. Light-colored cotton T-shirts are most preferred in this season. Along with light clothes, you must carry sunglasses, a scarf, a cap or hat, water to protect yourself from the sun rays.

How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park : 

Nowadays Tourists in national parks choose many modes of transport to reach Corbett.

Reaching Jim Corbett National Park:

Ramnagar is the town near to Corbett National Park. It is famous as a sanctuary for Indian Wildlife. Ramnagar is well connected via road to Haridwar, Dehradun, Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, and New Delhi. 

The distance between Dehradun and Jim Corbett is 163 Km and it takes approx 5 hours to reach.

Important Road Distance from Jim Corbett National Park

Nainital – 66 km

Ranikhet – 112 km

Delhi – 260 km

Lucknow – 145 km

By Air: 

The nearby domestic airport to Corbett National Park is basically a 50,60 km away from Park at Pantnagar, Phoolbagh. If you tell about Delhi then it is 300 Km from National Park because the closest st International Airport is in Delhi. Then the major air link for tourists coming from basically the northern part of India is at Lucknow and  Dehradun.

Mostly passengers availing flight from India or the other parts of the world. They should land down either to Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI International), New Delhi or either to the domestic airport (Palam). Both the airports have well advanced and smoother air links within as well as outside India.

By Rail:

The nearby railway station to Corbett National Park is Ramnagar, where people can come from all over India. It is 12 km from the Corbett national park Park. Ramnagar is basically the depot of the Delhi-Moradabad-Ramnagar broad gauge branch of the North East Railway.

Days of Run: 

All 7 days Class Available: 2A/C, and Sleeper

Nature lovers who are in search of a serene retreat can also have peaceful walks, Enjoy camping and tours along the river bank. If you’re wondering what to do in Jim Corbett, then there are lots of fun, educational and engaging activities that you can enjoy and visit there.

Her ancestral home – The Haveli

Like every year, this year too we were looking for a place to spend our winter vacations.
Don’t know what made my mother suggest us go to her ancestral place in eastern U.P. Maybe, she was missing it a lot. We all, without giving a second thought to her suggestion, agreed. The place was approx. 900 Km away from Delhi, so we had to take a train.

Eventually, the day arrived and we all boarded the train, it took approx. 13 hours to reach Gorakhpur, a well known station in east U.P. I could clearly see the inner happiness reflecting on my mother’s face. We grew up, hearing her childhood stories that revolved around her native house. Her childhood stories sounded like a fairy tale to us.

We were told that her ancestral house had many rooms up and down. Many servants were engaged to do the cleaning part.We both sisters were very excited today to see that huge mansion through our naked eyes.

We booked a taxi from the railways station to her village. It took 2 more hours from the station to reach her village. While dad was unloading the luggage, I noticed a feeling of contentment on my mother’s face. She looked at the huge rusted gate, touched it as if she wanted to feel and relive her childhood. She felt nostalgic while entering the gate. Today’s mansion looked silent and grey unlike her childhood days.

As we were busy taking rounds and enjoying the grandeur of the haveli, a lady in veil came touched my mother’s feet. She washed her feet in a big steel dish which my mother told was the tradition of that village. Though my mother’s uncle was taking care to maintain the haveli, but he financially becomes helpless, as huge building needs a good amount of money to be invested for the maintenance.

The big area inside the gate which ones was full of beautiful flowers, had nothing than long gray grasses. The garage was full of extra things piled up. My mother told me that there was a time when this garage was maintained, as her father was crazy for owning up good cars. Ambassador was his favorite and was kept in that garage.

It was 7 pm, when we were called up for dinner. Too early, but in villages people have their dinner early only as they believed that early to bed and early to rise, keeps a person healthy wealthy and wise. The dinner was served in a traditional way. We were made to sit on the ground to have it. The meal was served in a different way which was very tempting, full of pure ghee, spices, pickles and salad. We had a delicious dinner and went to our granny’s room, which still had some antique furniture and a big double bed in it. The furniture was covered with white sheets for protection. A servant came and made bed ready for us to sleep. While lying o

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A fellow Passenger

The train slowed down at Aligarh station for stoppage. The noise of the passengers boarding the train woke me up. I noticed a woman in pink chiffon saree with blue border fitting her luggage on the luggage rack, right above my head. This beautiful woman seemed to have a perfect waist size. She had 2 big size American tourister bags, a medium sized duffel bag, a backpack and a black color Puma handbag with her. I wondered, if someone was accompanying her in the train, but couldn’t find anyone. This beautiful woman sat alone on the train beside me at the aisle side, and took a deep breath. Untied her ponytail, detangled her hair, passed a smile towards me. After a while, she took out a water bottle from her hand bag, took a sip, kept it back into her bag and zipped it up. While she was doing those stuff, I noticed her hands, long fingers and long nails perfectly painted with purple nail paint. She bent down towards her backpack which she had kept beside her chair on the floor, and took out a book, “The wedding”. She was so skinny that even her backbone was visible, she got up and twitched her saree pallu back which came on my face. This made me realized I was staring her intently. I quickly changed the focus of my eyes towards the seat handle and slowly turned towards the window, acted as if I was thinking something. Till today, whenever I think of that saree twitch, I wonder if it was intentional or natural. She started reading the book until the T.T.E came and called her name,” Sneha Arora could you please show me your ticket.”