My name is Anisha Goel and my friends call me a travel bug! Being on the wrong side of forty I find myself hesitating before I visit new places. As a professor I always ask my students to step out of their comfort zone and try new things. So when it came to planning my family vacation I decided to try the same. Travelling with family is not cheap and so finding a holiday destination at an affordable price proved to be quite a task but I finally ended up deciding on Jaipur! The Pink city has many tourist spots like the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort Jaipur and one thing I was sure that it was something my family would just love!
As a nature lover I greatly enjoyed the Amer Fort Jaipur. This fort was built by Raja Man Singh many years ago but to this day it is just as beautiful as it was then. The fort looks out towards the Maota Lake and it has so many large courtyards that are all connected through passages. The interiors of the Fort are intricately designed to reflect the culture of the people of Amer. I was able to understand much about the Fort’s history and also about the people who lived in and around the fort from a vintage book store in the city.
I purchased many books about literature and history that I could take back home with me. Throughout my stay in Jaipur I was able to soak in a lot of information regarding Rajasthan and its people. For my kids this was a great opportunity to learn about new culture and their way of living and they found that the fastest way to understand them was through the local food!
There are so many exquisite dishes in the Rajasthani cuisine and I tried to bring back home whatever I could in the form of books and recipes but I believe that only by going back will I be able to relive all those moments!