23rd December 2017 – The year was about to finish and everyone was going on a trip to celebrate. I had no plans. And then I decided that the Jaipur was the best place to wave goodbye to the year 2017. So I packed my bags and left New Delhi. I stayed there for over a week. During my Jaipur visit, I covered some of the major attractions of Jaipur, the pink city. However, it was my first time and I had nothing on the schedule. I didn’t chalk out anything. I didn’t make any list and no map. All I had in my mind was to roam freely like a nomad. I never thought that I would come back again to celebrate my Jaipur anniversary at Amer Fort the next year too. My idea of wishing goodbye 2018 from Jaipur was on the track. Since I love solo traveling, so I usually find myself on the roads alone.
22nd December 2018
The year 2018 was almost finished and everyone was going on a trip. As a travel lover, I was also excited to hit the road. I saw it again and was restless where to go. Earlier I thought of traveling to Triund but I had got construction work at home so I couldn’t think of anything far off. I still had to decide where I wanted to go to wish goodbye to 2018 and nothing came to my mind. One fine day, I saw an Instagram feed about an art exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur where one of my knowns was also participating. I thought nothing could be better than this thing. So Jaipur again, the same route, same broke situation but yeah, I wanted to go. Since I wanted to greet and wave goodbye 2018 from Jaipur, I decided not to lose the chance.
Goodbye 2018 from Jaipur – I visited Amer Fort second time
I had to go to New Delhi that day. I reached the bus stand to go to Delhi but I saw a bus to Narnaul and boarded in. From Narnaul, I took a bus to Jaipur and reached there at night. The next day, I booked an Ola bike to Jawahar Kala Kendra and spent the day here. And then unfortunately I got fever since I only had put on a normal t-shirt. When I woke up the next morning, I found myself burning like a stove and unable to move. I was totally bedridden for days, for around four days I guess. I felt like I would not be able to retrace the path I was on last year in 2017. Those four days were really dull, being in bed, medicines, and no proper sleep. On the fifth day, I finally took the decision. However I was weak and still had a fever, I left to be, took shower (didn’t for three days, yakkkk), and got ready for Amer Fort. I could have gone to Nahargarh Fort as well, but I chose Amer Fort to say goodbye 2018 from Jaipur since this fort is the most famous fort in Jaipur.
Sometimes, life gives you lots of chances to ruin everything. When I reached Amer Fort, I found that the tickets were only sold for cash, ATM was not accepted. However, I booked e-ticket online and saved my day. But, the disaster was waiting for me already. I reached the main compound, the diwan – e – aam, and turned on my camera. Oh hell! Both the batteries were down. I charged last night itself and I found them totally drained. Well, you could manage with a smartphone camera if your main device cheated you. But again, I had my phone’s camera damaged and the only the monochrome camera was working (Motto G5S+ has a dual camera set up, the primary camera and the secondary camera which is B&W). So, the primary camera of the phone was damaged and the black and white camera was working and also the front selfie camera. So I managed with the monochrome and front camera somehow since I didn’t want this moment to pass by so easily. For waving goodbye 2018 from Jaipur, I had gathered enough strength to walk to up the fort though I got exhausted while climbing up the stairs.
While I was on the way to Amber Fort, I crossed Hawa Mahal and got lost in the same vibes I had in the year 2017. Finally, I was retracing the same path in the year 2018 too just as I did in 2017. I had a hard time enjoying at Amer Fort since I wanted to be alone and it was damn crowded, more than when I came here for the first time, also I wasn’t feeling well. I roamed around and spent some hours there. From there, I overlooked at Jaigarh Fort and wanted to go there as well but my condition didn’t allow me to go.
So, this is how I again embraced the year-end of 2018 just like I did in the year 2017. I made my way back home when I got strong enough and recovered a bit from the illness. The journey was chaotic and disturbed due to uninvited circumstances which I didn’t plan for.
I tried Jaipur metro for the first time in this journey however I have been to Jaipur several times previously. While I was there in the pink city, I visited a couple of places to hang out. I was recommended to have some quick bite at JBT (Jaipur Burger Truck) and it turned out to be a wrong choice. I was told this place being a nice one and a favorite one among the trendy crowd. From there, I headed to Kafe Kone Wala which was better than this one. I just had to change the mood and needed something else to feed to my taste buds. This was a good choice and saved me.
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