Rajasthan Trip – Week 1Posted: November 18, 2015
Day 5. After a few busy days, today we all met up a bit later and went in our first tuc tuc’s of the trip and headed to the Spice Market and Babu Bazar a popular shopping area of the city. After a few hours shopping and exploring the area we then headed back to the hotel for tutorials and to do some sketching in the garden. Later on this evening, a few of us went to the Anokhi shop which sells a wide variety of handprinted products from clothing, home wear to accessories and so reasonable compared to shops at home.
Day 6. Today was our last full day in Jaipur with a full itinerary of things to visit before we catch the train to Udaipur. We started off by visiting the Jantar Mantar a 17th century stone Observatory.
We then headed to Jaipur City Palace, I really enjoyed wondering around the section of the grounds that were open to the public as they were full with some many lavish details. In the grounds are a few museums/galleries open, showcasing different royal items. My favourite being the textile and costume section. Inside the grounds there is also a hall, which is home to a selection of artists all appointed by the royal family. Who demonstrate there skills to tourists, with the opportunity to purchase. We were lucky enough to be given a miniature drawing tutorial which was incredible, seeing the skill and time that goes into each piece.
After a few hours at the place we then heading to our final stop of the day, the Albert Museum. That really reminded me of the V&A museum in London and was quite similar in design, with each room having a theme filled with cabinets of artefacts. I really enjoyed wondering around the museum and was really impressed with the architecture and attention to detail inside. For example archways were just so ornate and detailed.