We arrived in Jaipur at 10:00am. The flight from New Delhi only took 45 minutes. Jaipur is south of New delhi, and is also known as the “Pink City.” It is 283 years old, and is the capital of Rajasthan. The population of Jaipur is more than six million, and it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
After dropping of our luggage at our hotel, we have decided to go and check out the Hawa Mahal, which is where Jaipur gets it famous name “Pink City.” It is a five-story structure, and was built in 1799. The exterior is quite unique, for it can be compared to that of the honeycomb of a beehive, having 953 small windows called “jharokhas.”
For a late lunch, we ate at Copper Chimney, and sat down for some traditional Indian dishes. I ordered a somosa, with a side of rice and vegetables.
Back to our hotel. We are staying at a heritage hotel called Ramgarh Lodge for our first night in Jaipur. It’s very nice. I was also able to snag one of the four rooms that has a view of the Rambarh Lake. Such a beautiful scenery.
We heard some commotion going on outside of our hotel, so we decided to go check it out. There seemed to be some sort of traditional dance performance going on. It was a Kalbelia dance. The dancers had long black skirts with silver ribbons embroidered. They spin in circles, and as the performance goes on, the rhythm became faster and faster. Their dance movement is said to resemble that of snakes. Back to our hotel room where we fell fast asleep.