First time in Jaipur

This new video trailer tells about my first trip to Jaipur in India where I visited one decade ago. Jaipur is located in the state of Rajasthan and it takes few hours to drive from Delhi to Jaipur. The attached video gives a quick glimpse into this Indian travel destination known also as the Pink City.

Traveling to Jaipur from Delhi

The journey from Delhi to Jaipur began early in the morning when the sun had just started making its way to the sky and the streets of Delhi were deserted. We had rented a driver with a car for the entire trip, which is a normal way to travel in India. According to my experience, taxi drivers can mostly handle well the India’s complex traffic and they even spend the night in their own car while on a trip. Read what I wrote about the complexity of Indian traffic in 2006 and watch the following trailer video about the Jaipur trip I mentioned –

Trip to Jaipur


The drive to Jaipur was mostly low flat terrain with green trees on the horizon. It was not until Jaipur approached that the higher hills and mountains became visible. As we drove on the mountain slopes in Jaipur, one was able to see the high drop and distance to the ground in-between the concrete barrier stones. It can cause dizziness on the most sensitive persons. See the stones on this video trailer.

The thali plate shown in this video stayed in my mind as the spiciest meal served in India, since they really didn’t save their spices in Rajasthan.

Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state Rajasthan and the traffic in the city was busy both during the day and in the evening. However, it was nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city to my hotel, which had a lush peaceful courtyard with its plants and flowers. You’ll see a glimpse of it in this video too, but I’ll tell more about the hotel later for my subscribers and readers.

The trailer video gives you also a quick look of Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort and Jal Mahal, which all are Jaipur’s most famous attractions. These attractions can be seen during one full day and are enough to give a comprehensive picture of the history of Jaipur, the Pink city.

Local people in Jaipur, India, in 2010
Local people in Jaipur, India, in 2010


Check also my digital music-enhanced photo exhibition of Jaipur’s most beautiful attractions – find it at the link below.

If you want to hear Indian live music from around the Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur, click on the link above.

The street musician, whom you get to see in this trailer video, became also part of the Demo Exhibition, which has been in the air for the past six years. You can check that also from the link.

This video and the post were the latest update to my digital work Trip to India, which you can read, watch and listen in the link attached!

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The sound of Jaipur in the night

Truth is stranger than fiction and Bollywood can be everywhere, when you travel in India –

I stopped by to photograph this beautiful building, the palace called Jal Mahal in Jaipur, which was surrounded by water, together with its beautiful reflections, and fantastic singing was echoing from somewhere. You can hear it in this short video, the music playing in the background.

Later on, back in Finland, I made a short video of some of the photographs I took from Jaipur and composed my own music to the background. You can see that video and some of the visual delights of Jaipur, the Pink city in India here.

This article is part of the Indivue’s Travel Opus to India in English. Find the Travel Opus in Finnish here.

You might also be interested in all the blog articles I’ve made so far about Jaipur in Finnish here.

 

 

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