Himalayan View Retreat

Malla Ramgarh, Nainital, Uttarakhand, 263001, India
Himalayan View Retreat
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Bus from Bharatpur To Jaipur

by lokeyh

Hi,

I am planning to travel from Bharatpur to Jaipur by bus.

1. What is the earliest bus that leave Bharatpur for Jaipur?
2. Where can I take the bus?
3. How long is the journey?
4. What is the frequency of this bus service?
5. Do I need to book the tickets in advance and how much is the tickets?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Bus from Bharatpur To Jaipur

by Anjan123

For luxury buses , wait for sme tour operators to help.

Otherwise normal buses should take about 3-4 hrs to Jaipur and should be available every hour in the day time. But normal buses are different than what you are used to in Singapore. So also check out the 'shared' taxi option

Cheers,

Travel Tips for Jaipur

The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur's Palace of the Winds

by pchamlis

The Hawa Mahal - which means "palace of the winds" - maybe be Jaipur's signature building. Almost any travel brochure that includes a stop in Jaipur has the image of the Hawa Mahal on its pages. Built in 1799 by Sawai Singh, it was intended as a safe refuge for the court women to view the outside world without themselves being seen. It's a common thread in much of the Mughal construction of the time, a wall with many small openings that allows an easy peek outside, while blocking the view from the street down below. Basically, the front wall of the Hawa Mahal is a perforated screen made of intricate stone work.

The Palace is some five stories high, and in reality, it's just a wall....not so much a building or palace. It wasn't meant to be living space, it's more of a viewing platform.

One interesting thing with regard the the screen design of the façade.... in addition to limiting the view from below, it also offered an 18 - 19th century version of airconditioning. Servants would throw water onto the screen so that the breeze passing through the lattice work would be cooled and thereby more comfortable. From what I've experienced of October in Rajasthan, ANY attempt to cool the breeze is a good idea.

We did not visit the inside of the Hawa Mahal... as I say, it's more a viewing platform than anything else. If you do choose to visit, entry is 5 Rs. Taking in a camera will cost you an additional 30 Rs, and a video camera fee is 70 Rs. HONESTLY, I can't imagine what, of any great interest, you'd be able to video from inside the palace. The better view is to be had for free from across the street. :) I set up to take a few photos of the Palace of the Winds from across the street. Being India and Jaipur being a large city, there was a LOT of traffic. I began to think I'd never squeeze off a photo without the backside of a lorrie in the corner of the shot. But all of a sudden and like magic, I had a few seconds of peace. You see the result of this pause down below. :)

Galta (I)

by Nprawira

Galta is 10 km southeast of Jaipur hence you can stop here if you're coming from Agra. It is an 18th century religious site with well-preserved, colorful temples and water tanks, fed by natural spring water.

Train to/from Udaipur

by atufft

We took an overnight train to Udaipur. Our driver drove with most of our luggage while we skipped the hotel for a night and shared a room with a British couple. The trains in India are quite interesting and old fashioned. I didn't sleep too well, but then given the luxury we had the rest of the trip this was OK. At one point, the train stopped in the countryside and everyone climbed out to stretch their legs. I took a couple of photos. I believe that we had to wait for a freight train to pass in an area where there was only one set of tracks. I highly recommend the trains, and the staton in Jaipur is not at all an unreasonable place to be, but my understanding is that ticketing can be complicated. Our agent in Delhi arranged this for us upon our request. The countryside near Jaipur is dry agricultural plots of land with the occasional well pruned tree.

Pink City

by nepalgoods

Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls.

Gorgeous City Palace

by PeteG

The City Palace covers a large area within the Pink City part of Jaipur. It has many different buildings within it including a museum, art gallery, beautiful courtyards and more ceremonial rooms.

It was original built by Jai Singh between 1729 and 1732 and has been added to since then.

As well as the beautiful buildings, the fabric museum is facinating, and so is another museum within the complex which amongst other things has a brilliant collection of old photos.

More details on my City Palace page.

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