Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Josh Trip 6 - Jaipur JAI HO!!


Mama hum kahaan ja rahe hai.. Siddharth we are going to Jaipur, Mama wahaan pe mausam kaisa hai.. Siddharth jaise yahaan hai.. to phir wahaan kyoon ja rahe hai..

So this is how the josh trip 6 started, i call them josh trip as they are not planned  much before, we had long weekend so picked the car and drove...

Siddharth aapko fort dekhna hai ya hotel ke kids club mein Mazza karna hai.. Mama dono was the reply..

Here we are at the fort Jaigarh at Jaipur...


The main attraction in the Fort is the World Largest Canon, Jaivana cannon is the largest wheeled cannon ever constructed, located at this Fort. Cast in 1720, during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur. The formidable strength of its builder, the scientifically inclined warrior Sawai Jai Singh II, lay in the large number of artillery and copious supply of munitions which he maintained. Jaivan rests on a high 4 wheeled carriage. The front wheels are 2.74 m in diameter and the rear wheels are 1.37 m in diameter.The length of the barrel of the cannon is 20 feet 2 inches and it weighs 50 tons
The eight metals, Silver, Gold, Aluminium, Steel, Raanga, Copper, Brass and Iron were used to make this Canon.. It was a magnificent look. It was played only once till date..



    We three with the world largest canon..


This Fort is Still with the family of Raja and is run by their own management, The interesting fact was you can know whether the Raja is present in the city or not by looking at the flag..As the flag will be there on the fort if king is present in the city...



 
The Boundary wall spread in an area of 12 km around the fort, In previous times it was filled with water and crocodile.. If someone attempts to cross the crocodile will have it for food. Vivek says, if someone can climb so high to the mountain then they can climb the wall also.. 


The old age water cooler

There were swings on the trees, and Siddharth had fun and Mama was clicking...

In Jaipur, there is Jaigarh Fort, And Amer Palace to Visit, Both these places are adjacent.. The another interesting place is outside the City Palace...

A place of pigeons, as Siddharth calls them pigeon friends.. It is considered to be a auspicious place.. There are shops who sell Dana for these pigeons.. Pigeons are there for the last 70 to 80 years.. Initially there were two shops.. as the family extended now there are 10 shops



Siddharth with Pigeons.. i call this as my best shot


Hurray, pigeons has flown..


Like Father like son
After  back to hotel, Siddharth had shower in the fountain of the Garden...







Moments Son having fun with his father and water...


 This picture is for Neha... 


Dil Dhoondta hai phir wohi fursat ke raat din...........


ps: watch out this space for the Josh Trip 7 and the major one..... :) 

16 comments:

Neha said...

:)))))))))))))))))))
lovely pics swatantra, and amazing information too...and a special thanks for the pic...I didn't know you would remember me as i had mentioned this...how sweet...thanks again...awesome threesome you guys are...touch wood...

take care :)

SG said...

Excellent travelogue. Nice pictures. We have never been to Jaipur. Next trip to india, this is a "must" for us.

The unsure ascetic said...

Hey, what a lovely trip you've had. These are awesome photographs esp of your son.
I like the info on the canyon and the water cooler. This concept of the flag marking the presence of the King/Queen is found in Windsor castle also.

NeHa said...

wooww....

one happy family :)))
tuchwood god bless u :)))

lovely piks... :))

Nazish Rahman said...

Wow was lovely!! Amazing pics and beautiful pictures.Ya i have heard about the canon. U know i liked the family pic was a pic to b framed and the pic of Siddharth with Pigeons was the best . I loved that ...as i like photography a lot n this was a pic that says a lot.
Nice to see all u guys enjoying...god bless u'll!!
tc

Mumukshh Ki Rachanain said...

आपने तो हमारे जयपुर का काफी मनमोहक सचित्र वर्णन कर निश्चित तौर पर उसकी खूबसूरती में चार चाँद लगायें हैं. बेहतरीन प्रस्तुति का नमूना पेश किया है आपने.

आपका हार्दिक आभार और बधाई.

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Nona said...

Jaipur is the right place for a Josh Trip from Gurgaon! The highway is also one of the best. So you don't feel tired after the journey!

Thanks for posting these picture as it brought back a lot of memories.

On afterthoughts, the giant cannon was a waste for the ruler because it was fired only once. On the other hand, you could always claim that the enemies never attacked fearing the cannon!

Is this your first time to Jaipur?

Mama Zen said...

Great pictures! That wall is amazing.

A Childhood Journey said...

Wow! this looks to be your travel year of sorts. Nice pictures.

sm said...

like the pics
i like the name josh trips.

Apanatva said...

Beautiful pitures . Wish you many more josh trips in future.

Tomz said...

It brought to my mind the memories associated with my Jaipur trip in 2007. We went to these forts and I still rmbr how that police man guide narrated the story of ancient palaces inside it. He showed us the sheesh mahal, where many films like Amitabhjis and bhul bhulaiyya were shot..and also I rmbr a magic flower on one of the walls, It could be seen in different ways if we cover certain parts of it using our hands. if i want to tell all those incidents associated with my Jaipur trip, I have to write a special post. ANyway if u like, u can read about my Amritsar trip and my Kalka to New Delhi train journey in my Vanity Moments.

Sumandebray said...

hey,
great description of a great place!
The moments are well preserved in the lenses.
The Pink City ... no pink monuments caught in the frame.
It is definitely a place to visit .. so we shall wait for the next Joshila moment
Happy Dusserah to Sidharth and all of you

Novice Writer said...

Seems like you really had a great time! Nice pics, especially liked the one you called the 'best shot'..An informative post too..:-)

Kavi said...

Lovely pictures and great descriptions. I am now more than keen to visit Jaipur all over again !

:)

Rush said...

awesome pictures and complete fun Swatantra...one of the best ones..dil dhoondta hai...singing along...