We recently spent a wonderful weekend in Jaipur! We live in Mumbai and I can say that Mumbai is definitely exhausting. After a few months in its sweltering air, busy, noisy and dirty as the big city life is, you just need a break. And last weekend it was Jaipur we chose.
Jaipur is full of sights which are indeed worth being visited. But it´s not all about sights I experienced. It´s about the little things that make a trip special and for me Jaipur featured so many interesting people, colours, patterns and – compared to Mumbai – fresh air. 😉
I have a soft spot for colours and patterns, also for doors and doorhandles and I couldn’t get enough of this charming Jaipuri stuff. When I think back I clearly remember the highlight of our trip: a hot air balloon ride over Jaipur (with Skywaltz). When the sun was rising Jaipur city was dipped into beautiful light, from pale yellow into delicate rose and finally into luminous red. It was amazing and I just felt free, as if nothing could bother me ever again.
Like a little bird sailing careless through the endless sky. Watching Jaipur awaken from 300 metres distance was pretty special! Really nice was also the very clear and fresh air, it was even cold from time to time and I had to wear a jacket which I never had to wear in India before! I just took some deep breaths in and felt so vitalized afterwards I didn’t want the ride to end, it was such a wonderful experience!
The second highlight during our trip was the lovely view from Pearl Palace! This little stylish hotel is such a nice place and the rooftop just beautiful, the furniture, the decoration and of course the breathtaking view over Jaipur. This little peacock surely has the best view.
I am a very creative type and when in Jaipur I always felt like drawing or painting and just experimenting with colours because there were just so many there! And of course, ladies, we don´t want to forget about Jaipur as a little shopping paradise!
The street stalls sell really cute stuff such as elephant chains, beautiful textiles, simply adorable indian bags, textile stamps in all kinds of sizes and patterns, jewellery and of course loads of figurines – because one can never have enough Ganeshas!
If I would have to describe Jaipur I would say it offered many beautiful colours, patterns and a unique atmosphere which made our visit special. I loved Jaipur! Who´s going next???