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Lockdown in Jaipur! The ugly truth as seen by my lens!

Before I start, this is not an attempt to mislead anyone. I am just clicking pictures and keeping facts in front of everyone. I am not in favor or against any political party. Sharing what I see happening around me and most of which frustrates me to the core. I stay in Jaipur, so I am going to tell you about the lockdown in Jaipur 2021 imposed by the state government. Lockdown in Jaipur today marks the 4th day when most of the things are shut. This article will also be synced with the lockdown in Jaipur news figures. Read more about Jaipur on my blog. So keep on checking this article for regular updates. Lockdown in Jaipur, timing is from, well usually starts at 5 AM and ends at 8 PM. Before I take you further, look at the alarming COVID-19 stats below.

Alarming COVID-19 Stats

Let us talk about Covid-19. Over 185,000 dead just in India. If we talk about the world that figure goes to 3,075,916 dead and counting. Check the real-time COVID-19 stats here. If you look at the % at such an immense level almost 0.01% of our country has been wiped out by COVID-19. The world has lost 0.4% of the population as an effect of this virus. Let us come back to the point i.e lockdown in Jaipur and the ugly truth.

Lockdown in Jaipur today

Today is April 23rd, 2021, as usual, I am going to my office. Most of you wondering why am I not following the lockdown. This is because I work in an IT firm. As per the last “Lockdown in Jaipur 2021 guidelines” IT companies and IT-enabled services/firms are exempted from this lockdown. For more detailed guidelines refer to this PDF I am embedding below that comes directly from the government source. You can download the PDF and share it with your friends so everyone is aware of the guidelines and work in tandem with the authorities.

So, now you know why I am out of my home during these tough times. So I got out of my house and drive towards my office. Due to this COVID-19 situation, I am avoiding going on my bike. I love riding the bike more than driving a car. I guess I need to wait some more time to get back on my Royal Enfield Bullet.

So, now you know why I am out of my home during these tough times. So I got out of my house and drive towards my office. Due to this COVID-19 situation, I am avoiding going on my bike. I love riding the bike more than driving a car. I guess I need to wait some more time to get back on my Royal Enfield Bullet.

Lockdown in Jaipur news! What media reports.

I hate these media wars. In other words, half of the news these days is just manufactured. Journalism is dead, sensationalism is what is prevailing in today’s world. Half of them are supported by the ruling party the other half by the opposition and they keep on spreading fake news and a very minute fragment of real news. Exactly, what is happening on the national level too.

The media’s narrative is a little different they just tell you about the lockdown in Jaipur its timing. Most of the news articles online did not mention the complete guidelines. No clue why?

Let me show you the truth, what’s actually happening on the roads of Jaipur when the lockdown is in place. Lockdown in Jaipur today or be it any days is a joke and authorities have completely failed at every narrative.

Essential Services to Stay Open

The government nodded and said yes for the essentials shops to be opened. I have absolutely no clue if “Alcohol” is essential too? Liquor shops are opened till 5 PM. It was quite inevitable since government gets a lot of money from liquor selling.

A big NO to the social distancing

This wine shop got my attention as evident there seems to be no concept of social distancing here. The government doesn’t care about you they care about the money they make. Wink 🙂 This is an essential service though, if not for you then I am sure for others.

Lockdown in Jaipur timing

The time of the lockdown keeps on changing every now and then. Starting Monday the essential services will be open from 6 AM in the morning till 11 AM. Rest of the time everything will be closed. There is another guideline that was released a day before.

What ever be the timings, people out side has no affect or fear of COVID as folks without masks can be seen very often.

Sitting in public transport without mask

It is lockdown in Jaipur today, I went outside to get some stuff and you can see people gathered in groups and not adhering to the guidelines set. Whatever may be the reason, these daredevils need to get their head in the right place. Coz if this continue they will end up in hospital fighting for their life blaming the government.

Lockdown in Jaipur News

News seems to be faulty and baseless. Authentic news is dead and what you get to read or hear is just made up news. Lockdown in Jaipur 2021 has made us realize that the problem is not with the government or the news. It is with us! Look at the images below and you see will see why COVID is spreading not because of government but us.

Seems like daily wage workers do not understand the seriousness here.

Daily wage workers are worst hit during COVID times. Most of the deaths that you are hearing about in the news is mostly with the people who work daily wages. They go out and work and are more likely to get infected. We should have prepared for this a long time ago. Complete system failure.

This madness needs to be stopped

Summing Up

The next coming days are going to be crucial. Wear your masks and avoid going in public. I would have to go out and work as IT companies are being exempted from this lockdown. Having said that not taking any chances the office premises is properly sanitized and we are keeping a strict check on the employees coming to office. I will be posting regular updates and my finding here about lockdown in Jaipur 2021 & timings. If you have any questions related to lockdown in Jaipur please let me know in the comments will try to answer them. Furthermore, be safe and stay at home.

Best Sunset Places in Jaipur

Are you on the lookout for the best sunset places in Jaipur or wanted to experience some epic sunset spots in Jaipur? Jaipur is famous for a range of forts, palaces, and temples that reside on top of the hills. You will find enhancing sunset views in Jaipur. I will guide you on reaching sunset points in Jaipur based on my personal experiences while cycling around Pink City. Let us get into the discussion of the best spots for sunset in Jaipur. I wrote about sunrise spots in Jaipur quite some time back on my blog. Thank you for all your support for making it the top-ranking article on Google. Now let us talk about the sunset points. Before we start do follow me on Instagram. Check out this beautiful sunrise at Jalmahal.

Sunset from Nahargarh Fort

Sunset as witnessed from Nahargarh fort in Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort is one of the epic places for sunset in Pink City. It is located on the hills above the city with an impressive wall lookout. But, you need to pay an entry fee for experiencing the interior view of the fort. It has easily accessible viewpoints and walls. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the city along with the sunset. You can also visit Madhavendra Bhavan, the restaurant, Nahargarh Fort Museum, and Padao bar inside the fort.

Two different paths are available to reach the Nahargarh Fort. One is through a long winding hill road that starts at Kanak Ghati. You can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to a destination. The second route is an old route from an old city area for pedestrians. The path almost takes 15 to 20 minutes for walking. However, the way costs a minimum, and you can see some beautiful views of Jaipur city while walking on this route.

Sunset in the pink city from Amer Fort

Amer fort during evening time!

I could say Amer Fort is also the most incredible place to enjoy the sunset in Jaipur city. The viewpoint comprises a series of alluring gateways and arches, spectacular ramparts, intelligent architectural towers, and courtyards.

You can take 20 to 25 minutes of travel from Jaipur city via road to reach Amer Fort. I suggest you start earlier to view the sunset point at Amer Fort. You wouldn’t be allowed to walk on the Fort, unlike Nahargarh Fort. In case you like a morning hike check out the Sagar trek near Amer fort. This place is amazing and very near to the Amer fort.

Sunset in the pink city from Amer fort viewpoint

Amer fort view point is amazing for sunrise and sunset.

You need not go to another distant place to view the sunset from Amer Fort. Because Jaipur Wall or Amer Wall locates opposite the Amer Fort, it is also the popular sunset spot in Jaipur. This sandstone wall resides along the Aravali Mountains. I call this as Amer fort viewpoint, read more.

I enjoyed the location and beautiful scenery of sunset by climbing the wall. You would also definitely admire the incredible views from its tower points. The picture is from the morning as I was unable to find an evening picture for this point. However, you can see how the Amer fort stands proudly in front of this point. Now imagine the sun coming down right in front of where we are sitting in the image. Watch the vlog for Amer fort viewpoint below and subscribe to my channel.

Jal Mahal is among the best sunset places in Jaipur

This place has amazing view of sunrise and sunset both! Don’t miss Jalmahal if you are headed towards the pink city.

Jal Mahal is the must-visit place for sunset in Jaipur because the view is impressive when I observed from the banks of the lake. To explore Jal Mahal’s interior, you should take a boat tour as it locates on the Island within Man Sagar Lake.

You need to travel 4 Km on Amer Road to reach the destination of Jal Mahal. Are you excited to see the best sunset point? Then, you should head on to the Jal Mahal and mesmerize yourself with its magnificent mountain backdrop during sunset. The lake beautified with the migratory birds in addition to the sunset view. If you’re a nature lover, please don’t skip the place in your travel list of Jaipur city. Do you love migratory birds? There is another place near Jaipur which is famous for bird sightings. Check out Chandlai lake near Jaipur, this place is awesome.

Sunset from Surya Mandir AKA Sun temple

Sun temple is a great place for sunrise and sunset!

Surya Mandir’s name itself resembles the sunrise & sunset point in Jaipur. This temple provides an excellent vantage point to watch the sunrise & sunset in Jaipur. When you go to this place, you will find a unified experience of peace and a fantastic sunset viewpoint. This sounds exciting to check out this article that I wrote on the sun temple. This place is as majestic in the evenings as it is in the mornings. Watch the Sun temple vlog and subscribe to my channel.

You will reach the Surya Mandir on the same route of the Galta Ji temple complex, and it resides on a 200-meter hill. If you want to visit the unique place in Jaipur city, this is the best temple viewpoint and letting you experience the devotion with its atmosphere. However, you can take darshan of Surya God and get some relief from stress due to personal issues or working conditions. The place helps you to gain positivity and feel pleasure when you visit this.

Panna Meena Ka Kund (Jaipur Stepwell)

The stepwell of Panna Meena ka Kund in Jaipur

Unlike other sunset spots in Jaipur, Jaipur Stepwell or Panna Meena Ka Kund is different from its unique landscapes and backdrops. It comes under the list of best sunset points in Jaipur and nearer to the Amer Fort.

I could highly recommend you to visit the Jaipur Stepwell for sunset to gain a unique experience. You can also capture the best shadows and symmetrical steps of Stepwell. Before an hour of evening in Pink City, climb the Stepwell and enjoy the epic view of the Fort and Aravalli Mountains.

Sunset at Statue Circle, Jaipur

Plus of statue circle is that besides the sunset you get spectacular Jaipur’s street food

You can also check out the impressive view at Statue Circle. Here, the location is beautiful when the sun is about to set. So, have a lookout at the sunset while traveling on the same route. Enjoy nature’s beauty when you visit this location during the evening. You are going to get amazing Jaipur’s street food here. So, this place is heaven for foodies and coffee lovers. This place is also famous in the running community as it is adjacent to the central park which is a runner’s paradise. Check out these places in Jaipur ideal for run and jog.

Hot Air Balloon to witness all the places to see the sunset in Jaipur

Jaipur Hot Air Balloon is not an exact sunset point, but trust me, it gives you the best sunset point with the hot air balloon ride in Jaipur. Here, the operators are professional and very attentive so that you need not worry about the risk of your life and let enjoy the adventure experience in the Pink City. Check out Sky Waltz Balloon Safari!

If you want to go, plan for a sunrise or sunset in Jaipur and experience the incredible desert landscape with the Jaipur Hot Air Balloon.

Sagar trek in Jaipur

To say frankly, I was not really aware of the very rich, beautiful, natural, and diversified heritage of Jaipur. But, once I came to know about that, I realized through my research that as tourists, we can simply sit at the foothill of Aravalli Hills. If you are heading towards the pink city I highly recommend Sagar trek in Jaipur. This trek can be done in the morning. Sagar trek near Amer AKA Sagar lake trek AKA Sagar hike in Jaipur is very popular among tourists. This place is heaven, especially during the rainy season. Especially the view of Sagar Lake near Amer.

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From that place only, we can enjoy the wondrous wildlife, scenic as well as floral beauty of the whole place. I found out that the Sagar trek in Jaipur usually starts with the Jal Mahal Place. When I further progressed and delved deep, I found out that there is a wonderful Sagar Lake in Jaipur. A ravishing jungle and a mesmerizing lake cover Sagar Lake in Jaipur.

A small glimpse of what the place has to offer. Now it is time for you to follow me on Instagram.

Overview of Sagar Lake in Jaipur

Once I researched a bit more, I got to understand that Amer is just another name of Sagar Lake itself. Thus this is to speak out to my viewers that, I eventually considered Sagar trek in Jaipur just another version of Amer Sagar Trek. As both were coming down to the same line. On the broadway of my journey, I found out that, the primary interest of this place was Amber Fort.

The trail to the waterfall is amazing and you get to see the beauty of Amer

My Experience in Sagar trek near Amer

Once, I had a view of Amber Fort, I just wanted to see more and more out of this place. It is a very soothing and comforting place for your mind and eyesight. After finishing with Amer Sagar Trek, I was all ready for my next tourist destination. I have found the sinking palace to be the most fascinating spot of this whole area.

Overview of Sagar Waterfall Trek –

Although, while continuing my journey, I wasn’t so sure about the Sagar waterfall trek as I didn’t find any source or reaching point towards it. But, however, I tried to continue. From the guidance of the local people and tourists, I understood that there is a watery place which is covered by greeneries and trees. Local people are not even sure about it, but still, they call trekking towards this place as Sagar waterfall trek. Likewise, I couldn’t even become certain about this.

My Experience in Sagar Lake Trek

Consequently, my thirst and desire to reach the place covered by greeneries and trees increased. I was quite hungry after finishing the trip to Sagar Lake in Jaipur but the way of Sagar waterfall trek was even longer from my finishing point. The road was stony and dust-filled. There were no such shops. Besides, all of this, I still wanted to carry forward because finally, I required to match my dreamy visualization of the place with reality.

I continued and when I ended the view which I found out was much more than spectacular. I can’t describe that in words. My difficulties were worth the view. However, still after returning back from that place, I am not sure that was it really the Sagar waterfall trek? However, that doesn’t matter anymore.

People’s conception about Sagar hike in Jaipur

Near the waterfall is a place where you can go for a swim

People generally consider the Sagar waterfall trek to be the Dudhsagar waterfall trek. Dudhsagar waterfall trek is in Goa and bears another dimension of beauty and charm. Anyhow, many people do not know about the existence of the Sagar waterfall trek. They can come to know about this if they once interact with the local people.

My understanding of the Sagar hike in Jaipur

Initially, during my research and study period about the Sagar trek in Jaipur, I understood that trekking in this will be hectic and strenuous. Furthermore, I couldn’t go with many of my friends as they were all busy with their works. So, Howsoever fewer friends I had got, I sat with them and chalked out the plan of Sagar Trail Hike.

Although, when I reached there, I discovered Sagar trail hike will almost cost us at least 5 Km of walk on a very complicated and tough road. Anyway, we never lost hope and accomplished success in that way. By the way, in our journey, we had some of the best fun and hilarious moment of our lives.

My other experiences around the Sagar lake trek

When I first reached Jaipur, I experienced the heritage and culture of this place to be very ancient. A very rich custom fills the place. One of the other wonders of this place will be undoubtedly its birds and lake ecosystem. We have come very close to the biodiversity of flora and fauna. We have walked through the dense and deep forests.

Eventually, we filled ourselves up with many visual stories and photographs. We are waiting also to bring them in front of our viewers.

The details of Sagar hike in Jaipur for Future Tourists

Here is the basic details, that what you will pass though for completing the Sagar trek in Jaipur. Let us have a look;

  • You will meet with your trek guide at the Jal Mahal Palace where he or she will describe the brief overview and instructions.
  • Afterward, You will progress towards the forest alongshore the valley which is just opposite the lake from your starting point.
  • In the journey, You will see many diversified and beautiful species of birds along your journey.
  • Then you will climb the hill.
  • While going through the forest, you will obviously have the provision of short breaks and custom intervals.
  • Gradually, you will reach the highest point and will have a view of the lake where the proud Jal Mahal is proudly floating.

My Recommendation

After visiting and thoroughly trekking in Sagar Lake in Jaipur, I can only say that it is a marvelous place for rest, mind refreshing, and travel. People will come to know about many secrets and wonders of nature around it. I suggest, once at least people can surely visit and trek on this place as this won’t even cost that much but bring back a lot of precious memories.

if you have any questions related to Sagar Lake near Amer, please leave them in the comment section below.

Charan Mandir in Jaipur

Throughout my entire life, I have always been an upfront and enthusiastic traveler as well as a travel lover. Whenever I had some extra money, I always used to travel in hills, seas, or jungles. But this time, I planned for a religious outing as this was equally important to me. I wanted to learn about Indian mythology by exploring the spiritual places of India, thus decided to first visit the Charan Mandir in Jaipur. Later on, I got to know that Charan Temple in Jaipur is an ancient Krishna temple in Rajasthan. It is a holy place of worshipping for Hindus. Charan Mandir at Nahargarh is a place where peace prevails.

When I delved deep, I discovered that the location of Charan Mandir in Jaipur is on the way to Nahargarh Fort. It is in the middle of Nahargarh Reserve Forest. Later on, my friends told me that what I discovered, that was only the Charan Mandir at Nahargarh. It is also on the way to Nahargarh-Jaigarh. My friends also told me that, I can see the footprints of Shri Krishna naturally inscribed here.

Vlog on the temple

You might know by now that, I make a lot of video logs on my YouTube channel. Here is the vlog for the temple. Hope you guys like it. Do share and subscribe, as it motivates me to make further vlogs.

My Agenda behind the Writing

It was the initial stage. In the next phase, I will discuss with you my journey and experience during the visit to Charan Temple in Jaipur. I am sure that readers and viewers will find certain help and inspiration from my write-up. Moreover, I am also hopeful that they will at least visit Charan Mandir at Nahargarh once in their lifetime. Besides, I feel truly glad and lucky to share my experience with you all. So, let us continue.

Reason to visit Charan Mandir in Jaipur

Inside of Charan Mandir

Charan Mandir at Nahargarh is a place, where peace, serenity, and tranquility reside. With the help of the local guides, I got to know that, this Charan Temple in Jaipur especially opens for the devotees at sunrise and closes at sunset. I found it to be quite an interesting fact.

Besides that, I became attracted to the fact that the Charan Mandir in Jaipur is the natural home-ground of forests. I was sure of the fact that I will get to see many species of wild animals and birds in Charan Temple in Jaipur from my research. Not only this but also the place is filled with marvelous bird watching points.

Charan Mandir at Nahargarh offers the best view of Nahargarh forest from the top. The sunrise at this place is also mesmerizing. Altogether, this place will offer you a very sober and refreshing experience.

Click here to see sunrise points in Jaipur.

How will you reach Charan Mandir in Jaipur?

Charan Mandir in Jaipur falls on the way to Nahargarh Fort from Amber Road. Moreover, Charan Temple in Jaipur situated exactly between Jaigarh and Nahargarh. With the combination of these two, you can easily reach Charan Mandir at Nahargarh.

You can easily reach Charan Mandir in Jaipur by car, taxi, or cab. You can also reach there by the mode of renting a bike or car from Jaipur. Although when I traveled, I reached there by the means of renting a car.

For your detailed understanding, here is the nearest bus stand, railway station and airport with their consecutive distances from the Charan temple in Jaipur.

  1. Sindhi Camp Bus Stand (15.3 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)
  2. Jaipur Railway Station (17.8 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur)
  3. Jaipur International Airport (26 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur

What can you do in Charan Mandir in Jaipur?

Drone view of the temple

In addition to the Nahargarh forest, you can also have a breathtaking view of the Jalmahal forest from the Charan temple in Jaipur. I have been an amused witnesser of this forest myself. Furthermore, this temple in Jaipur will offer you a very calm and peaceful environment around.

Likewise you can also remain a spectator of various wonderful and interesting places around Charan Mandir at Nahargarh just like me.

I am mentioning the tourist spots with their respective distances from the temple so that the mapping plan for reaching there remains easy and flexible for you.

  1. Nahargarh Fort (2.2 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)
  2. Jaigarh Fort (4.2 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur)
  3. Amer Fort (8.7 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)
  4. Gaitore ki Chhatriya (9.9 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur)
  5. Hawamahal (12.4 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)

The Speciality of Charan Mandir

Finally, once I have completed my visit to the Charan temple in Jaipur, I realized that it is not one of those usual temples of a city with its standard and general architecture and layout. Rather, Charan Mandir in Jaipur is well equipped with an unusual layout with a huge tower attached to it.

In addition to that, there are even complex and fortified walls situated at its perimeter. Charan temple in Jaipur also preserves a large water storage tank. Also for an instance, it is a commendable aspect that, I didn’t have to face any vendors, sellers of beggars in Charan Mandir at Nahargarh. This offered me an uninterrupted journey throughout the temple.

Marigold Sunrise in Jaipur

Fortunately, I was able to capture a moment from Charan Mandir at Nahargarh which is near to the Charan Mandir in Jaipur. I found out that, with the onsets of winters, the sunrise represented the sun in a very mild avatar. Mesmerizingly it replicated the color of a Marigold flower.

It was one of my very unique and exceptional memories from Charan Mandir in Jaipur.

Summing Up

In addition to these, there are also very many beautiful hotels, restaurants, and resorts where you can receive a very comfortable stay. Moreover, these places will give you ample time to chalk out your journey. I have shared the rest of the important details as per my capability.

I hope that these will help you and you will come out with more and more experiences to share. This way we can have a collective experience and acknowledgment. If you have any questions related to the temple, please leave them in the comments below.

Chandlai lake in Jaipur

Although everyone should like birds, only some people love them. If you’re one of them, Chandlai Lake is the best spot for you to enjoy the view of a massive number of birds by sitting at the lake. Chandlai Lake is more attractive for an enormous number of migratory birds than other small resident lakes near Jaipur city. Specifically, a rare bird species known as Pied Avochet can be viewed at Chandlai Lake Jaipur. Other bird species can also be founded. Birds such as Common Red Shank, White Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Rudy Shelduck, Black Winged Stilt, Brown-capped Night Heron, Common Teal, Pallas’s Gul, Ruff, and many more. In this article, we would look at chandlai lake history, how to reach chandlai lake, and know a little about chandlai lake dam.

Check out this image below on my Instagram.

Alone tree standing in between Chandlai Lake

Chandlai lake history

Under the development and protection of the Rajasthan Lake ordinance 2015, Chandlai Lake would be declared a protected lake. It has over 140-year-old inland water bodies of historical and cultural significance. Chandlai Lake will become the best tourist attraction in Jaipur city if approved by the government.

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Since 1872, Chandlai Lake Dam was established, and the waterbody is very ancient according to the official reports. The lake attracts over 1000 local and migratory birds based on the estimations of the environmental department. This is the second lake after JalMahal to be covered under the act of lake development. Various tourism-related activities would be inculcated for Chandlai Lake Jaipur. Activities such as boating, bicycling, horse riding, hiking, bird watching, fishing, water sports, etc.

However, the proposal can also focus on the conservation and preservation of soil and water, fish, vegetation, and other wildlife. This will be including any changes to the existing structure of the wetland. Additionally, the government should restrict the inlet of polluted water into Chandlai Lake. They need to maintain it and make it environmentally safe for its fauna and flora. This was a little about chandlai lake history.

How to reach Chandlai Lake?

A view from the lake

If you’re a local resident of Jaipur city, you can easily reach out to Chandlai Lake. It just only 30 KM distant from Jaipur Tonk Road, Rajasthan. It is located near the four-lane National Highway 12 from taking a right turn under the overbridge at Shivadaspura. Chandlai Lake is the best spot for birding and can spend half a day with the people who stay nearer to Jaipur city. This is the home for different migratory birds. The best time to visit the location is preferable in the winter season. At Chandlai Lake, various birds can be seen, and no doubt about experiencing the natural beauty especially for bird lovers. If you’re a nature lover, Chandlai Lake Jaipur is an unexplored place, and you would definitely love the destination for its peace and beauty.

Visit Chandlai Lake and seize into its Bird Spotting

If you’re the one who wants to enjoy the beauty of nature and spend most of the time with nature, Chandlai Lake is one of the best attractive destinations. This lake populates with different kinds of species of birds, and you would enjoy the birds chirping and soothing sounds. You can visit alone or with family or friends to see the massive number of birds at one spot. Having said that, these words would not be enough for describing the nature of Chandlai Lake.

Chandlai Lake is a heaven for everyone to look out on the rows of birds on the lake. Especially the nature lovers have a feast for their eyes and feel pleasure by seeing them. In February month, Flamingos visit this lake as migratory birds, and the scenery of birds at the lake could be an amazing view.

Members from Cycloshot tribe at Chandlai Lake

Chandlai Lake is looking like a quite scenic destination as it has dry forests and hills ringing around. The water seems to be uncontaminated and monsoon run-off from the wooded hills. The lake might give many surprises because it has attracted more vivid kinds of birds like Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Pintail, Pochard, Common Teal, Greenshank, Common Redshank, etc.

Chandlai Lake is the best destination to enjoy the nature of beauty along with the birds by sitting alone or with family or friends. It’s a very popular bird haven. This place will ensure to grab the opportunity to mind your own business without any bothering. The best visiting time for Lake is between November and early March.

List of migratory birds seen at the lake

From Jaipur city, it’s effortless to reach Chandlai Lake and have to experience the beauty of nature. It’s an eye feast for bird lovers to view the massive number of birds at one destination. There are various kinds of species of birds that have visited this place, such as:

  • Little Cormorant
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Common Moorhen
  • Purple Moorhen
  • Common Coot
  • Little Grebe
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Spot-Billed Duck
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Purple Heron
  • Grey Heron
  • Spotted Red Shank
  • Common Red Shank
  • White Wagtail
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • Ruddy Shelduck
  • Black-Winged Stilt
  • Brown Capped Night Heron
  • Common Teal
  • Ruff
  • Pallas’s Gull
  • Pied Avochet

A video journey to the lake!

Very seldom I go on a motorcycle to this place, this was one of those times

When you want to go to a place that should surprise you with its fantastic view, drive to the Lake. This lake is the best tourist destination for nature lovers and takes into a scenic of the Oasis of Flamingos in Jaipur city. You will enjoy the group of a variety of birds and feel pleasure at the lake while visiting the location alone or accompanied by your friends or family.

If you need to know anything more about Chandlai Lake in Jaipur or chandlai lake dam, drop in a comment. I will get back to your ASAP.

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Amer Fort Viewpoint

I was so surprised that there is no content online related to this magnificent place. The web section and the video section has nothing about Amer Fort viewpoint. Let me take you to a place where you get a spectacular view of the Amer fort. Yesterday, I along with few members of my triathlon group hiked up to this point. Before, I tell you everything about it, check out our fitness group in Jaipur which has a mix of cyclists, runners, and swimmers. So let us start and let me tell you everything about this point including the ways to reach Amer’s viewpoint.

You can join us on our adventurous mornings and evening excursions, just send me a request through my contact us page. Or else you can connect with any on the admins of our group on our group page, Cycloshottribe.

Video log for the entire route!

Video log for the hike up to Amer fort view point

How to reach Amer fort viewpoint?

Before I unveil everything about this spot, take a look at this image below on my Instagram. This was captured when were climbing to the top.

Captured by Nimit Agarwal on his GoPro Hero 7 Black

Isn’t the view above amazing? Yes right!

You need to reach Amer fort first in order to reach this place. Reaching Amer fort is easy and there are a lot of convenient ways. From the city center, you can take the below-stated mode of transportation.

  • Regular buses from bus stand and railway station
  • Hire a can (Ola/Uber) from anywhere around the pink city
  • Hire a tuk-tuk from the city, there are a lot of them
  • Walk or run if you are into fitness, the road alongside Jalmahal is fabulous for runners and cyclists.
  • Or you can connect with me and I can arrange a tour for you.

Reaching the Amer viewpoint is easy as it’s accessible from different parts of the city. You just need to reach the Amer fort.

So, we met around 6 AM in the morning in front of the Amer fort. By we, I mean all the members who wanted to take a hike up to this point.

Climb Start

The climb starts just in front of the Amer fort. A “Dargah” at the foothills starts your hike. From this point onward the evaluation kicks in and with each stair you climb you will feel your legs getting worked out.

With over 350 stairs to climb this does get you sweat-drenched, but the view up top is worth the climb.

Amer fort from the top

The view from the top of the mountain is mesmerizing. If you are looking for a place to visit from where you can see the sun come up the horizon this is the place.

Heaven for photographers

There are a lot of scenic spots in Jaipur, however, this place is just amazing. For me, this place tops the list of all the sunrise spots in Jaipur.

If you are a camera lover you will love this place. It is heaven for photographers. Lots of different angles and different perspectives.

Amer for in the back ground

Do not forget

Once you come down after taking a thousand pictures do not forget to have tea at the stalls in front of the Amer fort. There are quite a few restaurants as well. The food is simply amazing.

I like sipping tea looking at the majestic Amer fort view in the morning.

In case you want to see this place with our group on a cycle, do let me know. We do organize guided tours in the pink city as well.

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Best sunrise spots in Jaipur

Jaipur popularly called a pink city offers you beautiful historic forts, palaces, art & culture, and being a foodie I must say amazing and delicious Rajasthani food. This place attracts both foreign and domestic travelers. I got a request from a lot of travelers asking me about the sunrise and sunset points in Jaipur. So, in this post, I am going to take you to four amazing sunrise & sunset spots in Jaipur. I cycle a lot in the mornings, so frequent encounter with the sun coming up is not new to me. I like watching the sunrise from Nahargarh a lot, as it’s my favorite place to ride. However, there are other places too, So in this article, I am going to talk about sunrise from Nahargarh, Amer, Jalmahal, and Chulgiri.

Let us talk about each one of them in detail here.

1. Sunrise from Nahargarh hill

Ask any Jaipurite, Nahargarh is going to be the favorite for most of them. Not just tourists but this place get a lot of attention from the film and television industry too. Do not get surprised if you see movie shoots happening in and around Nahargarh.

You get to see the entire city from the Nahargarh Fort. Almost!

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But what makes this place so crazy and hard to miss.

Well, first of all, the Nahargarh fort is beautiful and depicts the rich culture and heritage of Jaipur. This place is liked by almost all the folks irrespective of age. However, you will find a lot of young crowd in and around Nahargarh.

There are two routes to this majestic palace. One is by taking a scenic road route all the way from Jalmahal surrounded by lush green plantations.

Feels like you are driving/riding to a hill station on this scenic route to Nahargarh.

The second way is through the cobbled way from the city interior.

Cobbled way to Nahargarh with a spectacular view of the pink city

Things to remember while traveling to Nahargarh Fort: Sunrise spots in Jaipur

  • Keep the mountain clean. Jaipurites won’t feel good if they find you littering around. Bring your trash and take it with you and dump it in a public bin later. KEEP NAHARGARH CLEAN. YOU FEEL ME!
  • There is a fee for motorized vehicles at the entry point and then in Fort and Wax Museum. Bicycles are exempted from the enter tax, however, tourists even on bikes need to pay to get the entry in the fort and Wax Museum.
  • Follow the speed limit, there have been numerous accidents. Yes, this is an accident-prone area as it has some blind turns.
  • Always give way to the vehicles climbing first. Keep the speed in control as there are a lot of cyclists on this route.
  • This is a protected area and there is frequent movement of police and army personnel. This hill holds the Indian airforce base. So, no-nonsense and no drink and driving. If you’re caught there are heavy fines with punishments.
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So, this was all about Nahargarh which tops the list when it comes to sunrise spots in Jaipur.

Sunrise view from Nahargarh Fort (Cobbled Way)

2. Sunrise from Jalmahal

Jalmahal or better called as water palace is another point from where you get a spectacular sunrise view.

This palace stands proudly in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.

Jalmahal at Man Sagar Lake

I love this place. However, the fun is when you go in the early morning. It is less crowded and more peaceful. When the day progress, it becomes more crowded and noisy.

It is a bliss to watch sunrise and sunset from this place.

Caught the sunrise one fine morning at Jalmahal

There are a lot of things that you can do at Jalmahal. This is also bliss for photographers. You will find plenty of people carrying cameras here trying to capture the beauty of Jalmahal at sunrise and sunset.

This place is generally crowded and fill with tourists in the tourist season.

The entry to the palace is closed for the public as if now. You can still go near the palace in a boat, however, entry inside the palace is not allowed.

This is an amazing place to visit and is one of the great sunrise spots in Jaipur.

Things to remember while traveling to Jalmahal: Sunrise spots in Jaipur

  • Jal mahal stands just 5 km from the city. You can reach Jalmahal by taking a cab/Tuk Tuk or rent a bike for that matter. In case you need help in renting a bike let me know, I will help you. Get in touch with me through my contact us page. WE RENT BIKES AND ORGANIZE CYCLE TOURS! Send inquiry to shutterholictv@gmail.com
  • You can rent a boat and get closer to Jalmahal, however, entry inside the palace is prohibited.
  • The lake gets a lot of attention as a lot of migratory birds come to this place in the month of November. So do not litter around and do not go on a feeding spree giving them the food you eat.
  • Do not throw garbage in the lake. Keep the lake clean, there are penalties if someone is found littering around. KEEP THE LAKE CLEAN.
  • Sunrise from Jalmahal is a bliss to watch, travel safe, and follow the instructions from your tour leader all the time. Let me know if you want me to show you around the pink city. Send me an email as we do organize the city tours.

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3. Sunrise from Amer Stair Way

Do not confuse this with the Amer fort. This sunrise spot is just in front of Amer Fort. There is a stairway that leads to the top of a mountain.

This is just in front of Amer Fort. Look at the picture below for reference.

The stairway you see in-front of Amer Fort leads to sunrise point

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From the top of the hill

To get to this place you need to have an average fitness level. You need to climb the stair all the way from the bottom and to the top. Stairs unlike you have at home, are centuries old and are a little tough to climb as their height is more than usual.

One thing that this place promise is a good leg workout every time you climb.

Things to remember while climbing Amer stairs: Sunrise spots in Jaipur

  • Getting to the top of Amer stairs required a moderate fitness level. Stairs are many and bigger than your normal stairs at home. So make sure that you are fit before coming to this place.
  • Carry water bottles as you are going to sweat a lot and you need proper hydration. I do not want you to feel thirsty when you get to the top.
  • Be cautious when coming down. Some of the stairs are broken and there is a chance that you may slip and injure yourself. Better yet see if you can get a company of a local like me.
  • When you get to the top the view is mesmerizing. The walls are small so be careful. I won’t recommend bringing kids to this place. If you decide otherwise, then do not let them go off your sight.
  • Lastly, keep this place clean, do not litter around.
View of Amer Fort when we started climbing the stairs

I am sure you cant wait to see sunrise from Amer after reading this, so get up in the morning and get some amazing leg workout.

4. Sunrise from Chulgiri

I wrote an article earlier about the Chulgiri temple. This beautiful Jain temple is located on a hill at Jaipur Agra road enclosed in the Aravali range.

This temple is a Digambara shrine, and is very peaceful and clean.

Chulgiri jain temple at top

To get to this temple you need to walk on an inclined road for about a couple of kilometers. Unlike Nahargarh or Amer, which offers you a greater challenge when climbing or riding to these places, this Jain temple is easy to reach.

You can hire a cab to get to the temple and back. You can even walk/ride to this temple and back. This is just 9 km from city center.

The reason why I like this place is because it gives you two spectacular views.

First is the Jaipur Agra tunnel.

Jaipur Agra tunnel surrounded by lush green plantations

And off-course how can you miss the sunrise from Chulgiri.

Sunrise from Chulgiri Jain temple

Sunrise from Chulgiri always is great for cyclists and runners. The sheer fact that this place even though just a couple of kilometers, provide tiring incline, and test your leg strength.

So in a nutshell, Sunrise from Chulgiri comes with a tough workout if you are not going via vehicle. So it is a delight for athletes.

Things to remember while visiting Chulgiri Jain temple: Sunrise spots in Jaipur

  • Photography is prohibited in and around the temple. Although the route and the temple are quite scenic, they would strictly advise you to not click pictures.
  • The way to the temple is a steep incline, so drive carefully and do not stop at any point on the way. People have a habit of stopping at each turn and looking at the view, which is not a good idea considering the security around.
  • The temple premises are clean and littering around will surely get you into trouble. Make sure that you do not litter around and use trash cans.
  • If you’re hungry do not worry, there is a canteen on the temple premises. They serve amazing breakfast and lunch.

Summing up the sunrise spots in Jaipur

So there were my favorite sunrise spots in Jaipur and I am sure it would be yours too once you visit them.

If you have any questions related to sunrise from Nahargarh, Amer, Jalmahal, and Chulgiri do let me know in the comment section below.

Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple in Jaipur

Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple is beautiful yet a difficult place to reach if you are riding a cycle. This is one of the iconic places on the outskirts of the pink city, Jaipur Rajasthan India. If you are going to this place on a cycle, you better be fit and healthy. The incline is steep and even in the low gears to conquer this incline, you will have to sweat a lot.

In case you need more understanding of gear shifting on cycle, read my post under the category cycling.

I hate waking up early in the morning, especially in winters. It’s less than 10 degrees in Jaipur these days. Winter is in full swing, with temperatures going down as less as 5 degrees in the morning at some places in Jaipur.

“I have been to Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple before and it was fun then, well what has changed now?”

The rules have become strict now, than ever before. We were advised to keep our cameras inside and not to click any pictures because few young guns fell while taking a selfie some weeks back. You cant even click pictures with our cellphones on the way to the temple.

“I mean really? This is exactly what happened”

I got up at 5:30 AM as we had to assemble at our meeting point. Three riders joined me at an iconic place of Jaipur, Birla Temple. My friends Saurabh, Nimit & Shreyansh, were all excited to be on top of Chulgiri hill. Primarily because Saurabh and Shreyansh were cycling Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple for the first time, whereas I and Nimit have done Chulgiri hill ride a few times before.

Route To Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple

We took JLN road and took a right turn from Trimurti circle and went riding via raja park and transport Nagar. Most of the way till “Ghat Ki Gunni” tunnel is inclined, which is a good workout flat road. From the tunnel, it’s quick decline, and all you have to do is sit on your bikes and enjoy. This leaves you right at the foothills of Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple mountain.

The Way Up

The way up is unforgiving, I mean cyclists with little or no experience have no chance of riding to the top of this hill. Even average cyclists have to stop and then catch their breath and then move further. This is because the incline of Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple hill is very steep. This is by far the steepest ride trail I have seen in and around Jaipur city. You would be surprised to know that the length of this stretch is only 2 KM from the Jaipur Agra highway.

STRAVA Details

Now there are two segments on this hill. The Chulgiri climb and the  Chulgiri downhill.

STRAVA SEGMENTS

I am also including specific details for these two segments, so the professional riders are aware of more specific terrain details.

Chulgiri Climb

Strava Segment – Chulgiri Climb

Chulgiri Downhill

Strava Segment – Chulgiri Downhill

Inside Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple

Now let me tell you the temple is beautiful.

Surrounded by Aravali hills, this place is literally door to heaven during the morning. In the year 1953 is entitled as the start of the Jain sanctuary on the slopes of Aravalli. Jain Acharya Shri Desh Bhoosan Ji Maharaj picked the Aravalli slopes for building the Jain sanctuary and named the slopes as ‘Chulgiri’ Building the Jain sanctuary in the Aravalli slopes was the best test before Jain Acharya Ji, yet as is commonly said, nothing can be fixed if the soul is valid.

“Note: In case you are wondering how did I manage to get the images for this place clicked, these images are from my previous trips when the picture clicking culture was still there”

Some More Vital Information

I did manage to extract some more information which was a little too internal for someone who wants to visit this place.

Nearby Main city: Jaipur city, approximately 6 km.

Contact Numbers: 0141-2170773, 5171100

Major Event: Annual Gathering on 28th May.

Temple Info: This Kshetra is located on the hill, with 1000 steps. Vehicles can reach the top after a 4km climb. Google Map shows the exact location of the temple, off Jaipur Agra Road, 11kms from Jaipur.

Management: Trust: Shri Digambar Jain Atishay Shetra, Parshwanath, Chulgiri Prabandh Samiti. President: Shri Sumerchandra Soni (0141 2372689) Trustee: Dr. Subhashchandra Kala (0141 – 2603251) Organizer: Shri Mahendra Kumar Shah (094131 – 57255)

Chulgiri Digamber Jain Temple On My Youtube Channel

I made a lot of videos before, some raw some edited. These days it is very difficult to make videos or click pictures as the security is too tough, for some not very logical reasons. However not commenting anything on it though. However, I made a video of my past Chulgiri trip which was uploaded to my YouTube Channel. Watch here and share if you like.

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