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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jaipur Cycle Tours

Jaipur Cycle Guided Tours – Bicycles On Rent In Jaipur, The Pink City

Are you in Jaipur for the holidays? Then do check out guided Jaipur Cycle Tours. Do you want to view the charismatic beauty of the pink city on bicycles? Then it is ideal for you to take guided Jaipur cycle tours. Then get on the saddle and ride through the city on a bicycle & take a plunge into the royal history of the pink city. Take the guided Jaipur Cycle Tours. However, “The question is where do you get bicycles on rent in Jaipur?” I have been into the cycling domain for over 3 years in Jaipur now. I have seen every nook and corner of cycling in the city. In this post, I will share the details of the top shops, startups, & cycling places who give bicycles on rent in the city. Take a ride on cycles with the guided Jaipur Cycle Tours.

Let’s take a look at the options available in Jaipur for bicycles on rent when it comes to Jaipur Cycle Tours!

So when it comes to renting cycles in Jaipur, I have narrowed down for 4 most popular options.

1. Jaipur Cycle Tours with Bikepacking India

Nikhil with his tour group.

Nikhil (Nick) has extensive experience in organizing and leading tour groups. An adventurous by heart and wanderer by soul he has cycled and lead tours in the country of Oman for a year. He likes taking his tour group to offbeat places around Jaipur. If you are in to exploring trails, hidden alleys and grand festivities unbeknownst to any travel guide book, marvel at the architecture of the walled city and visit speciality food shops to sample delicious pakode(fritters) and chai-tea, then connect with Nick.

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2. Jaipur Cycle Tours with Le Tour De India

Kushal Rathore, the director of Letourdeindia.

Le tour de India is a venture by Kushal Rathore who is the director of the firm. Along with Umesh who is a triathlete, they have turned this startup into a sizzling venture promoting ecotourism in the city. They have a good knowledge of the city as they hail from the pink city, and got a fleet of geared and non-geared bicycles at their disposal. Their major tours are within the city limit for tourists who wants to enjoy the traditional city routes and culture of Rajasthan.

Kushal proudly flaunts his ecotourism venture on his website, the “about us” section is enough to get yourself enrolled for one of his Jaipur Cycle Tours.

“A well-qualified team of People who are born travellers, people who bleed adventure, people who lust for the road never tread, people who find peace in the company of gods most feared creatures and environs, people who feel at home on wheels. We are the freaks, enthusiasts, roadies, trekkers, cyclists, walkers, wildlife buffs, overland travellers, a different breed of travel companions”

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3. Cyclin Jaipur Guided City Tours

Eléonore & Ophélie From Cyclin Jaipur’s Team

Cyclin Jaipur was started by two French friends. Eléonore & Ophélie dazzled by the rich culture and heritage which the pink city had to offer, decided to open guided tours for tourists on cycles. Their venture kick-started in the year 2013, and since then they haven’t looked back. A variety of city guided tours are available on their website. You can even make the bookings inquiry right from the website itself.

Furthermore, this is what they have to say about their great Indian tale.

“We are two French friends, Eléonore and Ophélie, who created this initiative in collaboration with young Indians guides who want to make a difference and create something new here. We founded the first guided cycle tour of Jaipur in 2013 and kept on developing new activities in the Pink City”

So if you are new to the town and looking for a guided tour, do check cyclinjaipur out. Their tours are perfect covering every essential of the glorious pink city, without putting a dent in your pockets.

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4. Pooja’s pink pedal

Pooja with Cycloshot tribe members.

Before even I start telling you about this amazing venture. “Let’s give a shout out to all ladies out there. Yippieee!” They are sure moving up in the world and giving tough competition to men. The pink pedal is an amazing startup by Pooja Vijay. Pooja’s unique idea, yet so elementary is dragging every section of the society to nearby parks and gardens.  Furthermore, with the pink pedals now participating and supporting every event, they sure are a “talk of the town”. The pink pedals provide cycles on rent at nearby fitness parks and gardens on a very nominal price. So if you are into fitness or not into fitness, doesn’t matter! Do check out the pink pedals by Pooja Vijay. Everyone rides for a greener tomorrow.

Their vision is simple and their moto worth following which makes its way on their website elegantly.

“Pink Pedals, where cycling is a habit, is a bold initiative towards society in which we are working to provide all age groups a better idea of how to be fit, healthy and happy with minimum efforts. Pink Pedals is for everyone, men, women, and children”Presence: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Summing Up

With the pollution on the rise and our ecosystem in danger, most noteworthy that cycling is a sure-shot way of being fit and contributing to the environment in a positive way. So In case you are headed to Jaipur, do check out these Jaipur Cycle Tours options. There are a lot of other renting places, but the above mentioned 4 steals their way to the top 4.

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