April 04, 2019


And here it is, India Part 3! This post is more about the most 'Instagrammable Spots' around Jaipur and Udaipur.

If you've been around long enough, you would've known that I've been to India back in 2017 and I've been wanting to come back ever since! Dan and I finally came back to India, because we love the energy it gave us. The people, the bustling cities, the many colours and scents made us feel alive. We woke up everyday excited for the day's adventure and we fell asleep with smiles on our faces. We met like-minded people during our journey and new friendships were forged. India will always hold a special place in our hearts and now I can't wait for you to read on and explore the places that we did! 



We started our first morning in Jaipur with this incredible sunrise. Doesn't this place look like the Great Wall of China India? We hiked up here at about 6am and we waited for the sun to peek out from the horizon. The unobstructed view from the fort is incredibly stunning, it overlooks the city of Jaipur. 


We planned to shoot inside Amer Fort the moment it opened, as this place is known to have tourists all day. There are elephant rides up to the fort and I really hope that tourists would be more mindful about riding these gentle giants and opt for the jeep ride instead. The entrance fee for Amer Fort is 500INR.


There are beautiful chatris right outside Amer Fort that are surrounded by hundreds of pigeons, you can buy bird food from the locals to feed the birds too.


If you're planning to shoot at the Step Well, it can be a little tricky. Our friend Puneet talked to the security guard and we paid him a little tip to shoot on the steps. There are also monkeys around so please look out for your belongings while you're shooting! The steps lead down to a well, but you're not allowed to swim in it. 


Inside City Palace, there is the beautiful Blue Room which is part of the Royal Tour. You will not be able to access the Blue Room if you're not part of the Royal Tour, so make sure you purchase the correct ticket! Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of City Palace. For the regular ticket for foreigners, it costs 700INR and for the Royal Tour, the ticket costs 3500INR and 2000INR with a student discount.

Below are the beautiful gates of City Palace, each gate represents different seasons. 
The Lotus Gate which represents Summer

The Peacock Gate which represents Monsoon
The Green Gate which represents Spring


This historical site is a special area for funeral for the maharanis or the royal ladies. It is located on the Amber Road near the Jal Mahal (Water Palace). Puneet told us that a cenotaph was finished with a roof structure only if the queen died before her King and it would remain unfinished if she died after the death of the King. 


The Patrika Gate is my favourite place is Jaipur, it is bursting with color and intricate details. If you look closely, both ends of the path are different. There is no entrance fee to the Patrika Gate, but I do recommend going early as the light streams in during the afternoon and there will be lots of shadows and uneven lighting. 

Just 20 minutes from Patrika Gate, you'll find yourself at the beautiful Albert Hall. This place has the most pigeons I've ever seen in my life, way more pigeons than the Duomo Di Milano. We didn't get a chance to explore the museum itself as we had a flight to catch.


Samode Palace is an hour drive away from Jaipur. It is actually a hotel and if you would like to visit the premises, the entrance fee is 1000INR per person if you're not a guest. The entrance fee of 1000INR is also inclusive of a lunch at Samode Palace's restaurant. You can order whatever that is within your entrance fee.

We had a great 3 days in Jaipur with Puneet (our Airbnb host turned friend). He brought us around and we had so much fun, laughter and meaningful conversations daily. If you ever need a guide or photographer in Jaipur, be sure to hit Puneet up! You won't regret it, promise! 

(All photos of Dan and I are shot by Puneet Yadav)


We said goodbye to Puneet and Dan and I headed off to Udaipur on our own. We roamed the City of Lakes and got lost among the bustling streets. Shopping is so fun in Udaipur and I couldn't resist the colourful embroidered purses! Udaipur is also known as Venice of the East, there is a rooftop restaurant/bar in every hotel. We had a late lunch at this beautiful rooftop restaurant that so many of you were asking about! 


This restaurant is located at the rooftop of Jagat Niwas Palace. It is a hotel situated in front of the lake. You can walk almost everywhere in Udaipur, every hotel is walking distance from one another and if you have time, you can check out all the rooftop bars and restaurants in Udaipur!


Similar to the Maharani Ki Chatri in Jaipur, this is another historical site in Udaipur. There was no one when we visited this place, and it was very peaceful. No entrance fee was required here too.

We had a very short time in Udaipur and we wish we could explore more. I've come to the end of this post and I hope you guys find this helpful!

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  1. Though I m from India, I have not gotten the chance to visit Rajasthan yet.
    Such an amazing blog and pictures that I want pictures exactly like u guys😅
    Going to make sure I follow ur tips on which places to visit at what times.. thanks for capturing the beauty of India such perfectly 😀

  2. I've been dreaming of exploring India, and your surreal sojourn makes me more dreamy!

    Picturesque photos, exuding with love (the couple shots are so sweet and serene). These places are prolly my future honeymoon destinations. India is love!

    Would definitely check the other posts about India!

    Xoxo ��