After spending an amazing day at Agra, adi_totp's In India story continues to the Pink City. The Pink City? Of couse, it's Jaipur! Say hello to Jaipur, the famous Pink City!
Taking an early morning from Agra to Jaipur was really hard because I have to fight with my tired eyes. Oh well, that’s the risk of travelling with a little amount of time but it was totally worth it! I arrived at 9 in the morning and it was so sunny in Jaipur!
I met Ali ‘The Crazy Autorickshaw Driver’, sorry for using the word “Crazy”. I mean he’s really really enthusiastic and a fantastic autorickshaw driver. Also, he talks too much and talks about everything around Jaipur and that made me laugh so hard during my travel. That’s what happens when two crazy people meet! Yeah, I’m crazy and Ali is crazy too so we had a crazy time in Jaipur.
Traveling around Jaipur in an autoricksaw and Ali as the driver really really is an experience I will not forget. It’s fun when you talk with someone who is enthusiastic and talks a lot. First, Ali brought me to the Central Museum.
If you’re in Jaipur and you must go to Hawa Mahal. I spent hours in Hawa Mahal and indeed Hawa Mahal was a very beautiful palace. A nice place to relax and enjoy the street view of Jaipur.
After Hawa Mahal, I went to Isnari and saw Jaipur from a bird’s eye view. WOW!
But before I reach the top of Isnari, I have to walk hundreds of steps on the stairs. Totally worth it!
After walking hundreds of steps and taking hundreds of photos, I was hungry! So I went to this restaurant and ate alone. Good times!
A belly full of delicious food and the wind hitting my face, I was totally sleepy in the autorickshaw. Suddenly, Ali sang a song “DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY AND EAT CHICKEN CURRY!!”, he totally nailed it! He sang that song all over again and I sang along with him through the streets of Jaipur. “DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY AND EAT CHICKEN CURRY!!” Now I realized the lyrics should be “Don’t be sleepy, be happy and eat chicken curry!!” Haha.. Fun!
After our sing-along, I didn’t realize that I have already reached Royal Gaitor. At that time, there was no visitors and I was the only one there.
After that, I walked hundreds of stairs again to see the view of Jaipur. I forgot the name but I think the name is the Sunset View. Here are some shots!
From Royal Gaitor, I went down to the city again but suddenly…. Ali’s autorickshaw ran out of gas! That’s really funny! Why is that funny? Because we were joking around and talking about fun stuff then the autorickshaw just stopped! I wasn’t panicking but I decided to help Ali and push his autorickshaw, hoping that the autorickshaw would start.
We just walked through the streets of Jaipur and suddenly came another autorickshaw.. It was Syafiq, Ali’s cousin. A autorickshaw drivers as well!
Since they are cousins, Syafiq let Ali take his gasoline so the autorickshaw could start again. It was a funny experience! “Don’t worry and we got lucky”.
After filling the autorickshaw with gas, Ali took me around Jaipur, just sight-seeing the streets of Jaipur.
He dropped me at Jaipur Junction, the railway station. So I had a limited time but I managed to have these funny moments and it was unforgettable. Jaipur The Pink City and Ali The Crazy Autorickshaw Driver. So I made up these lyrics to sum up many moments in Jaipur.
“Don’t worry be happy and eat chicken curry!!”
“Don’t be sleepy, be happy and eat chicken curry!!”
“Don’t worry and we got lucky!!”
And that leads us to a classic line “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. Yes, you’ll be happy in Jaipur. Remember it’s Pink City not Pink Panther!
Your Lens Licker Friend, Adi