Aashish Hotel

Opp: Hathroi School, Ajmer Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001, India
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Travel from Agra

by flora100

Hi, Does anybody know the quickest way to get from Agra to Jaipur either by train or flying. I can't seem to find any details on direct flights.

Re: Travel from Agra

by bkarjee

Agra to Jaipur by road is not more than 3-4 hrs. The train link between Agra Cantt. Railway Stn / Agra Fort Railway Station and Jaipur is not so good. There are few trains like Marudhar Express, but it takes more than 6-7 hrs to cover this small distance because the route is not straight. Normally people would'nt travel by train in this section. Travel by road is more popular and you get lots of Govt run buses which are dirt cheap to private run very comfortable buses. I doubt there is a direct flight from Agra to Jaipur because of the short distance. Please check the official websites of Indian Airlines or Air Sahara or Jet Airways. http://www.airsahara.net
These are the three well known air service providers in India. For Indian Railways, check this web site http://www.indianrail.gov.in
If I am not mistaken, there are share taxis also available from Agra to Jaipur and vice versa. Probably you can check it up at the hotel in Agra where you are staying. Avoid going thro' unauthorised travel agents.

Re: Travel from Agra

by radz

Best mode of transport from Agra to Jaipur ,by car .It took 3 to 4hrs.If try to take flight also you have to spend same time.(it never takes of scheduled time these places:)))


Re: Re: Travel from Agra

by flora100

Thanks for the info - you've explained why the train journey seemed so long. I will go by car as suggested.

Re: Travel from Agra

by KRISHNA2000

Bus route 5 hrs
from Sheetal Lodge Bus stand (Agra) take a bus for Jaipur. A/c and Non a/c both available

Travel Tips for Jaipur

Amber Palace V - The Ganesh Pol

by pchamlis

One of the most intricate and decorative gates within the confines of the Amber Palace is the Ganesh Pol. Dedicated to the Hindu elephant-god Ganesh, this was the spot in the Palace where - it is said - that the queen would await (actually hidden above behind a lattice-work) the king's return from battle. She would sprinkle the place with scented water, flowers and would also "wear something nice" as we'd say in the west.

The stonework and decorative design of Ganesh Pol is very pleasing and an excellent place for special photographs to share with your friends back home.... you know, the "we went to India" photos. :)


by MM212

Nestled in a deep gorge between two mountains, Galta is a sacred Hindu complex east of Jaipur. The complex is built on the site where a Hindu religious figure named Galav once lived, and now many pilgrims visit. It contains a number of temples, shrines, baradaris (monasteries) and kunds (water reservoirs). Locals believe that this area was once very arid, but the sage Galav meditated for a hundred years until natural water springs in Galta miraculously appeared. The most important religious edifice is the Temple of Galtaji, known as the "Monkey Temple", which is built between two cliffs and contains holy water reservoirs fed by water springs. Pilgrims routinely bathe in the reservoirs as part of their pilgrimage (see attached photos). A large number of monkeys roam the site freely and are venerated by the locals. Upon entering the site, the first two buildings on either side are baradaris decorated with beautiful, albeit fading, murals. Galta is rarely visited by tourists and it could be skipped if you are pressed for time, but if you do manage to make it here you will be rewarded with perhaps the most authentic, non-touristic experience in Jaipur's vicinity!

For photos of the baradaris, take a look at the travelogue: "Galta's Baradaris."

divine thaali

by j-san about hmm

This was part of a tour and there were plenty of other tourists at the same place... when in doubt and rather hungry then just order a thali. A thaali is a metal plate, with bowls arranged on top here you can see, from bottom right going anti-clockwise: a rice and veggie dish, a paneer (cheese) dish, a lentil dish, a vegetable dish, curd, a sweet and a salad in the middle. It all tasted wonderful, each little dish totally unique! Had some favorite garlic naan on the side.

A palace that is half underwater?

by PeteG

The Jal Mahal has been built right in the middle of a lake which has been formed by a dam. The lake is still dry in the summer and a furthe 4 floors can be seen then.

These pictures show it in the period after monsoon when some of the floors are underwater.

On the roof is a garden which is currently under reconstruction.

Jal Mahal


by mariocibelli

Hawa Mahal

The Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds was built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh for the ladies of the royal household to look out to the outside world without breaking purdah. It is actually a facade consisting of five tiers made up of arches, balconies, and perforated screens or jalis set into the palace walls along Jaipur's main street. Pratap Singh was a devotee of Krishna and dedicated the Hawa Mahal to him.
In her book "A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharini of Jaipur", Gayatri Devi describes her first visit to the Hawa Mahal-circa 1940.

"…the zenana ladies were led by the palace eunuchs through a labyrinth of dark tunnels and passages and up and down ramps to a gallery that overlooked the main street…Through the lacy, carved marble screen of our own pavilion, perched like this on the top of the palace wall, we could get a clear view beneath us of…the streets of the town."
Today, along with the Taj Mahal, it has become a recognized symbol of Jaipur and India. Climb to the top of the Hawa Mahal for a view over the city.


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