Treat yourselves to this secretive getaway NAZAR BAGH near Jaipur.
A view of Nature FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.
The write up will be updated in a while. All Good things take time, so hold your breath as I will unveil this treasure in the midst of Rajasthan, India.
Nazarbagh is located in the pristine rural countryside of Rajasthan about 5.5 kms off the Jaipur-Ajmer Highway at Jaisinghpura.
It is strongly recommended to walk the the last mile if you wish to be soaked in the Enchanting countryside that encompasses this discretely located Palace.
The picture below reveals the unique lansdscape of the region with interesting Shrubs and biodiversity unique to the arid lands of Rajasthan.
Luxurious and plush Nazarbagh is unveiled through Trees and the bounty of Nature that surround this Palace.
A lovely Lily ( commonly and incorrectly refered to as Lotus) Pond surrounded by Flower beds ( do see the blog titled ICE DAISY athttp://www.enchantedforests.wordpress.com) and Trees far in the Horizon soothe your eyes.
A view through graceful arches at the Porch
For me Nature leaves signs to show if an area ,home or Palace is conducive to human well being.
If Birds , bees and butterflies inhabit a region it indicates that all is in harmony with Nature. Nazarbagh gets a big approval as it is located in the lap of Nature.
See the picture below which reveals a Bird’s Nest seen from the amazing marbled Verandahs of the Palace.
A Birds Nest
The lovely Rooftops with the typical signature Chatris ( literal translation is an Umbrella) reveal two contrasting countrysides.
As you shift your Glance you will be fascinated by an arid and parched land along with an ancient River Bed which would have been the Original Landscape prior to the Introduction of Water through modern Irrigation methods.
The Flora and Fauna in both both the Green and Brown Lands would be interesting to compare and detail.
I did hear the tell tale bird calls of the Partridges ( English), Teetar ( Hindi) or Grey francolins( Scientific Name) at Nazarbagh.
As we descend from the Rooftops adorned by Chattris and walk around the Sprawling Green Periphery of the Palace am spellbound by the Avenue of Neem ( Scientific Name Azadirachta Indica) trees.
Neem is an endemic tree native to India which works as a natural Bio filter of Air as well besides having numerous Germicide properties.
Nazarbagh Palace was a wonderful date with Nature , away from the crowds that thronged the Jaipur Literature Festival at Jaipur.
Am sharing with you and writing about one of the most “delightful annual events” .
It has for several years become an intrinsic part of my itinerary: 5 days in January every year are “reserved exclusively” for the Jaipur Literature Festival.
I prefer to travel by car as it permits me to discover,explore and eat at the dhabhas (wayside restaurants) . .Flexibility of time and no restrictions on packing are additional benefits that accrue.
The weather is superb in January , making it one of the times to visit historical and colourful Jaipur (5 hours & 250 kms from Delhi) . Hold onto your seats, we are going to have a blast.
Had I gone by train or by air, would have missed the stop at the gas station and thus the lovely monument in the background. While i filled in gas in the car, my friends ducked in for a coffee break.
For places to stay in Jaipur, you can be spoilt for choice.From large hotel chains to Palaces and Havelis you have it all.
I choose a small peaceful get away from the frenzy of the city. A quaint little home run by an adorable carefree lady.
If you love horses you are in for a surprise treat .As you sip your bed tea. they can be seen frolicking across the rear wall of the house. Watching them roll in the sand was delightful.
Clock towers are an ” intrinsic heritage” of most towns/cities of India. If you locate them you can be sure you are close to the heart of the town as well.
I spotted the majestic clock tower at Jaipur while driving to the Diggi Palace , venue of the happening Jaipur Literature Festival ( JLF)
The historical Diggi Palace is located at the end of a narrow lane and runs as a family managed hotel round the year.
The graceful owners of the venue welcome you in their colourful and beautiful best.
Do not miss the scrumptious “masala peanuts” ( seen in a basket; bottom left of the picture) which is paired perfectly with masala tea served in earthen cups.
These are some of the flavours which make the JLF a unique and delightful event.
The Literary Festival is a wonderful place to witness Books come to Life as the authors talk about their experiences, debate various issues and answer your queries. Its a wonderful place to interact with hundreds of authors from across the world who are so easily accessible.
There are multiple venues and many events unfold simultaneously, thus it is best to make a plan before you arrive at the venue.
A talk at the Durbar Hall was my inspiration for travelling to the Mahakumbh ( held only once in 12 years) . What will inspire you?
The story of the Vijayanagar empire and the ruins of Hampi remains my personal favorite.
Shopping, Drinking, Eating & Music are naturally woven into the festival. The festival starts and ends with Music.
My friend Babar takes the FUN route, flirting and shopping ( in order of priority)
Do plan your trips now. To have an amazing fun filled Coccktail, TRAVEL WITH ME.
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