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Monday, 8 July 2013

Write Tribe contest no. 1 A trip to Jaipur

Last year we went to Jaipur. We were two families.We decided that instead of taking two cars we should hire  a  mini bus. Were twelve in all. We left Delhi on Friday at about 10.30 in the morning. The highway from Delhi to Jaipur is excellent, so travelling by road is a pleasure.It was the month of October . The weather was very pleasant. After we crossed the toll bridge the tyre of the bus got punctured. The Driver stopped the bus and took out the stepney . He started  waving to passers by for help.Two men riding a bicycle stopped. As luck would have it they were mechanics, working in a nearby  petrol pump. They changed the tyre and we moved.  We were carrying some snacks ,fruits and  some knick knacks. It was my  sister, Shashi's  responsibility  to organise the  snacks.  My  son Deepak started ,"Masi,we are hungry". All the other children started singing in a chorus, ' we are hungry, we are hungry'. She opened a packet full of namkins . Hunger is infectious. Every body demanded some thing to eat. The namkin packets were over in no time. Now started a music session. It started with two children and reached its peak  by involving everybody.  Every one was  singing wildly at the pitch of their voice. Hindi songs, English pop,Punjabi folk, and  urdu kawallies. Every one felt thirsty and  had  all sorts of juices, colas and Chach.  I saw some elders and children yawning and dozing off. We reached 'Midway," a resort. We all got down. We went inside from the lobby to a  small hall. Our attention was driven to a calendar hanging near the entrance. All of us burst into uncontrolled laughter. The calender was of the year 2009,   only three years old. We had our lunch, freshened up and started again. We told the Driver not to stop anywhere en route. It was already 3.30 and we had reached only midway. After this point the bus was fast. We crossed the Jaipur fort but did not get down. It was about 7'0 clock when we reached RamBagh Palace , a hotel ,where we had booked four rooms.  In the front garden a party was going on. There was a Mehandi wali in one corner and a bangle seller in the other corner. The  whole place looked like a fairy land. We were guided to our rooms. The rooms were neat and tidy, with sparkling lamps and a beautiful chandelier.  On one side there was a TV and a telephone and  on the other side there was an artistic writing table.  My daughter, who is a very curious  to examine every thing, found  several picture postcards of the places of tourist's interest in Jaipur and nearby places. She also found coins of ancient India in the drawer. She was very excited. On the wall there were beautiful hand painted photographs. All of us were tired.We had early dinner and slept. 
We stayed there for three days.We saw all the beautiful spots of Jaipur, did lot of shopping  and returned to Delhi on the third day.





Write TribeMy entry for the Write Tribe Contest  no.1



    29 comments:

    1. So not only the destination, your journey was memorable too :) Nice.

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      1. Thanks Leo. The trip was really wonderful.When we go out friends and relatives,we enjoy more.

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    2. Must be an exciting and joyful experience...:)

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      1. Thank you Tarang.The trip was really memorable.

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    3. Wow! What a lovely and a memorable journey!
      All the very best for the contest :)

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      1. Thank you Shilpa. It was a very enjoyable trip.

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    4. Sounds like a very nice trip! I always loved our family outings when we went with a whole lot of our relatives!

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      1. Thank you Roshni. . When we go out with friends and relatives an outing becomes very enjoyable.

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    5. memorable indeed! and esp with family it is all the more enjoyable!

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      1. Thank you Princess. It was very enjoyable.

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    6. Family trips are always fun-filled and memorable :)

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      1. Yes Reshma We really enjoy when there are more people.

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    7. Thanks for sharing a snippet of your life. Sounds like a lot of fun. I've never been to Jaipur but I hope I do someday.

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      1. Hi Suzy.It was real fun. You must visit Jaipur .It is a lovely city.

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    8. I had an enjoyable trip through your 'A Trip......'.Nice.

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    9. family outings are always enjoyable..all the best !

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      1. Thanks a lot Renu for your wishes

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    10. Had a nice Jaipur trip through your post...good one...

      Sreedev Soman @ KookyDom

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      1. Welcome Sreedev to my post. Thanks for the comments.Hope you enjoyed the trip.

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    11. jaipur was always my fav place. Its like living in history
      I went there in 2010
      GOod one usha menon
      ATB :)

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      1. Thank you Afsan for the lovely comments.

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    12. I am so willing to visit Jaipur but haven't got an opportunity yet...
      Nice post :)

      ATB for WriteTribe Contest!!

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    13. Travelling a large group, especially family, is always fun. Thank you for sharing, Mrs Menon and for entering the contest.

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      1. Thanks a lot Corinne. Outings with friends and family are really enjoyable.

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    14. Hi Usha, how are you?
      I have been to Jaipur and the roads are really good, though we didn't go from Delhi.From your blog, I can sense how much you have enjoyed this trip. When everybody is there, it is so much fun to keep on munching on something and talking non stop all the way.
      All the best for the contest.

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      1. Thank you Rama. I am sorry for responding late. Internet connection is very erratic these days.

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    15. That was a lovely arm-chair trip to jaipur, Usha. Traveling in a large group is always enjoyable.Enjoyed reading... :)

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      1. Thank you Panchali. Thanks for your words of appreciation.

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