Jaipur Pink City
From Dehradun, we took long bus trip. Around 12hours overnight drive, we slept/not slept in flying bus. Why flying? Roads of India contain many defects. So, you in lie position literally fly with each jump. After arrival to Bus station, take rickshaw to Old (Pink) city for Rps 60. Bargain.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state. Since morning till end of the visit, It was beautiful. The Pink City has easy explanation of why the pink. Many building, largely the historic places are cover in the pink paint.
Definitely, you must see Hawa Mahal as a history, City Palace for its craft, and minaret for great view. First day, we spend only in the old city. And next morning, we went to Amber palace, hand printed museum, and the market with view at Jal Mahal. In Jaipur, you may need two days to see most of it.
Where to eat? Streets of course. And beside it, if you want to eat at top roof restaurant, dinner at Sweet dreams (also it’s the hotel) tastes yummy.
Where to sleep? Only one place, we can recommend for the budget. Hotel Kailash in old city, Rps 650. Small, clean, and with hot water bucket on a request. Near to monuments.
Be aware! As always bargain with rickshaw drivers. In Jaipur, there is very well organized market. Check prices before you buy. They’re making money out of the ignorance.