One of the many luxuries that travel brings with itself – is the gift of time. You could wake up at your own leisure. Go, take a walk, come back, rest some and then leave for the sight seeing. There’s just no better way to relax than this.
Well, no. Wrong! While we might have all the time in the world over the course of a 3 day holiday (weekends included), the world doesn’t work that way. The museums, monuments and mostly all attractions open at a certain time and close by 5 or 5:30 in the evening.
You see we didn’t know that until we left from our hotel around 4 pmin Badami thinking we will spend good two hours in the caves. It was only when we put on the maps to the caves, we realised that the visiting hours end at 4:30. And then, we ditched our car and ran. Because we had only that day in Badami & we certainly didn’t want to miss the ancient glimpses. Well! You would think that ought to do it. But no! Old habits die hard.
So, when we reached Jaipur for the nth time the last time around, we mainly planned to visit Jaigarh and Nahargarh fort, in that order. But somehow still found ourselves on the road to the fort around 4:00. We reached Jaigarh at 4:30. And just ran across the fort because we wanted to reach Nahargarh in time to watch the Sunset.
And we did. We did watch the Sunset. It was gorgeous. It made us look beautiful. And we were able to capture that moment in the time capsule.
The best part about Nahargarh is the many arched doors that lead you to beautiful, small rooms meant for the King, Queen and the maids. The wall art is extraordinary. And I absolutely loved the multi-color theme.
While the doors lead you to the colored insides of the fort, the windows give you a view of the outsides – the real Jaipur city. How Nahargarh fort was built is an interesting story, actually. But I am not going to tell you that just yet. How about you pay a visit to the forts and hear the story for yourself finding you way through the doors, across the floors & catch yourself lost amidst the hues of the Sunset from the terrace of the fort.