Thursday, March 20, 2008

here begins '08

After two and a half month I again set foot outside my territory. This time the place is Jaipur. The last one was Kovalam and what a place it was. The sweeping beam from the lighthouse on a teeming crowd in the bazaar-like-coast was all the more remarkable as 2008 was approaching that night. But that was last year.

Now I am in Jaipur - the pink city. Amber fort is colossal. Jaigarh fort is rich with heritage. However the one that impresses me most is Nahargarh fort. Standing on the roof top of Madhavendra Palace the visible spread of Jaipur city is truly awesome. Standing there, one feels like a king.

Another thing remarkable in our trip is not a monument or a structure but a family. We went to meet an old relative to their house. The way they treated us, I felt that they firmly believed in the saying - Guest is God. They ensured that we have a beautiful end to a regular trip.

Navin, my cousin from UK, is laughing all the way back from Jaipur to Delhi. He can not believe his eyes seeing trucks changing lanes like circus and even moving in opposite direction to us on our side of the road. He keeps joking about the civic sense in Indian masses. But he likes India.

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