Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is likely to be one of your first destinations when you visit Jaipur, and who can blame you ?  Located just around the corner from the City Palace, a short 5 minute walk to reach it whilst doing battle with the shop keepers camped out along […]


Gaitore is a royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput kings and the members of the royal family. It’s located right on the edge of the city towards Amer Fort, so can be dropped into your itinerary at any point really. I arrived quite late in the day […]

Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves are 18 miles North-West of Aurandabad, so unlike Ajanta caves you won’t have such an early start in order to get there for opening time. I would recommend getting there early to once again try to avoid the hoards of tourists and school parties. Ellora represents […]


This is a longer excursion from Jaipur than Abhaneri, the 168km journey will take you at least 3 hours. Whilst it can be easily achieved with an early start from Jaipur, I would recommend an overnight stay so you have plenty of time to wander around the streets […]

Nahagarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills directly overlooking the pink city of Jaipur. Surprisingly for me, I found this fort more interesting than it’s neighboring and perhaps more publicised fort of Jaigarh. Along with Amer and Jaigarh, Nahargarh fort once formed a strong defence ring […]


Some places just have a feeling about them. It’s not something tangible, nor easily articulated, all you can do is go there and experience it for yourself. Galtaji is one such place. Although just 10km away from Jaipur in the small village of Khania-Balaji, you could easily think you […]