Showing posts with label Jaipur. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jaipur. Show all posts

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Christmas 2016

The plan was to travel to see the remaining places in Rajasthan during Christmas of 2016.

Following itinerary was followed for this trip.

The distance covered was  5476 kilometers. Approximately 3000 rupees of tolls were paid during the journey and approximately 550 liters of diesel was consumed. This was the first trip after the demonetization so the cash expenses had to be kept to a minimum.  All the fuel expenses were done electronically by credit card and most of the toll expenses were done using FasTag. Wherever FasTag was not working, PayTM was used.
I had booked quite a few hotels with Hotels.Com. Couple of those booking were with Hotel LemonTree in Jaipur and in Hyderabad. Both of these hotels called me and wanted me to tell them my credit card over the phone. I refused to give the card because I was not sure who called it. Both the hotels told me that they would cancel my bookings.

Day 7 -- Jaipur to Agra via Bharatpur

05:45 AM We started early from our hotel, the plan was to spend the whole day in Keoldeo National Park, Bharatpur and then reach Agra for the night.
08:15 AM Reached Keoldeo National Park Bharatpur.

Finally, we left the park around 5pm. Since we hadn't had any lunch, we stopped at this pizza place just outside the park.
The place serves  reasonably good pizza. Here is my review of the place.
6:30 PM We started from Bharatpur towards Agra. There was huge traffic jam on the toll gate just outside of Bharatpur. No management was in place. It took 20 minutes to get out of that toll gate.

8:15 PM Reached The Gateway hotel in Agra. Here is my review of the hotel.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Day 6 -- Binaker to Jaipur

10:20 AM We decided to leave little late after breakfast.enroute to Jaipur. The place was newly opened and toilets etc were clean.

Drive for three hours and stopped at Hotel Royal Palace

We decided to directly go to Amber Fort and check-in to the hotel later on. Since Jaipur was just an enroute stop for us, we did not have detailed plan on visiting Jaipur. we just decided to roam around the Amber fort and then check-in to the hotel.
3:30 PM We reached the Amber Fort.


View of garden from Amber Fort

Seesh Mahal

Mirabai Temple
We finally reached the hotel at 8:30 PM and checked in. My review of the hotel is here.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Christmas 2013, Rajasthan Road Trip

Christmas 2013, we decided to undertake a road trip from Bangalore to Rajasthan. We had 21-December-2013 to 01-January-2014 at our hand to undertake the trip. Looking at the road conditions and time at hand, we decided following route.

The trip was split up in following fashion.

The trip was total of 5,637 Kms with total of approximately 88 hours of driving involved. Total of approximately 440 liters of diesel was consumed. Total amount of tolls paid was Rs. 4113/-. The details of all the tolls are here.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Christmas 2013, Rajasthan Road Trip, Day #8 of 12 -- Jaipur to Bharatpur

10:03 AM We left the hotel towards Bharatpur.

10:24 AM Stopped at a petrol station to fill up. The reason that I mention this is that this was the pump which first time in my life offered tea while I was filling up my car and insisted on me taking it.

11:20 AM Crossed Dausa city.
I found the drive after Dausa very scenic. The highway is lined up with mustard fields on both the side of the road, the road quality is good and traffic is comparatively low.

2:30 PM We reached the Hotel. We had booked in Hotel Surya Vilas Palace on the Bharatpur Agra road. My review of the hotel is here.
We had lunch, got ready and went straight to the Bird Sanctuary. Keoldeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary is really a fantastic place. I liked it for multiple reasons. This being the season, there were a large number of migratory bird and one could see many of them coming. Unlike many other national parks where one is confined to you vehicle, this bird sanctuary is different. You can walk on trails and go around at your own pace.