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Offbeat delicacy in Pink City Jaipur


What is so special about color "Pink"?
Everyone says it is a symbol of universal love, charm and understanding hospitality. In the year 1876, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh had painted the city of Jaipur in Terracotta-Pink to welcome, then visiting Prince of Wales, Prince Albert to show him the Brand India hospitality. The tradition of Indian hospitality is unmatched till date.
Thereafter a law was passed by the state of Jaipur in 1877, requesting every new building to be painted in colour of Pink. That is how Jaipur became Pink City and Jaipur is still redefining the standards of royalty and hospitality.

Every step, every lane is worth giving a feel of being a Maharaja to whomsoever visiting this Pink City. Along with other noteworthy tourist attractions like forts, monuments and temples, Jaipur is also one of the preferred spots for destination weddings. If you are also planning to get married in this city and are looking for wedding banquet halls in Jaipur, then WedMeGood would be really helpful for you.

Jaipur is always full of visitors, be it any time of the year. Amidst so many spots, in fact all of them popular with tourists, are there any Offbeat spots in Jaipur? I was thinking the same while enjoying the Nahargarh Fort. While moving around, I saw two monuments lying at the foothills of Nahargarh fort, which were not at all crowded. Well, I was able to locate the rare offbeat spots in Jaipur; Garh Ganesh Temple and Gatore ki Chhatriyan.

So without wasting any time, I reached the entry spot for these spots. As all good things should begin with prayers to God, so Garh Ganesh temple was the preferred choice to start. From here you just need to start climbing these stairs, however the size of stairs, will test your stamina to the extent. 

Garh Ganesh Temple is also a favourite spot for devotees. Once you have reached the hill top temple, take a breath and pray to Lord Ganesh. This is the only temple in India where Lord Ganesh is not having his trunk and is worshipped in his child form. (इस मंदिर में गणेशजी के बाल रूप का पूजन होता है, गणेशजी की सूंड नहीं है). 

After praying, look around for beautiful valleys and pigeon eye views off Jaipur. I can see Jal Mahal in the view.

While returning do not take stairs but another way to see panorama view of Gatore Ki Chhatriyan, another offbeat spot in Jaipur. This path is very secluded but provides a wonderful bird’s eye view of the monument, surrounded by green hills in the valley of Nahargarh Fort and Garh Ganesh Temple. This is what I saw from Nahargarh, not the view from the bottom:

Gatore, correctly pronounced as ‘Gaye ka Thor’, means 
resting place of departed souls. It was the royal crematorium for the majestic rulers of Rajasthan.
The unique design of every Chhatri is based on the taste of the king in whose memory it was built. The name Chhatri is because these cenotaphs have been shaped like Umbrellas.

Most beautiful and grand cenotaph here is of Sawai Jai Singh. Constructed in white marble:

It is engraved with carvings from chapters from Hindu mythology and others. Like, Samudra Manthan:

Lord Narsingh killing demon Hiranyakashipu and Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan:

We can see a fort wall connecting Nahargarh Fort and Gatore, a safe passage used by the rulers for commuting between Nahargarh Fort and Gatore.

One of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in India, Jaipur has an impeccable list of attractions likewise; Mighty forts of Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amber, temples like Govind DevJi/ hill top Garh Ganesh temple/ Birla Temple, Festival celebrations like Teej Mahotsav, noted buildings like Hawa Mahal, scientific observatories like Jantar Mantar, antiques’ shops at Badi Chaupar and authentic eating options like Dal Bati Churma, Pyaj & Mawa Kachori.

Not only for tourism, Jaipur is a destination to celebrate every phase of life, be it welcoming the  guests, birth or a special royal wedding, the way Maharajas used to. Good thing, you need not own the city for celebrating these special moments. Someone has rightly said “Moments make Life worthwhile”. Think of memories cherished by getting hooked in the Pink City, with elephants giving a royal salute.
Forgot to mention, Albert Hall which is the oldest museum in the state of Rajasthan was constructed and named in honour of none other than visiting Prince Albert. Hospitality goes beyond a lifetime.

Keep exploring Guys.

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3 comments:

  1. Very Informative Post. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you Raghav for dropping by. Your words are real motivation.

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  3. I loved Jaipur whenever i visited it. Lovely palaces.

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