We left for Jaipur at 6am via NH8. The total distance from Delhi to Jaipur is around 260 kms which is covered in 5 hours with a single stoppage. We recommend leaving early morning for Jaipur in order to avoid heavy traffic during the rush hours near Manesar. The roads are really smooth and you get an average speed of 80 km/hr. By 11 we had entered Jaipur City and it took us 30 minutes to reach our hotel. It was a budget trip for us, so after good research we booked FLUTE Hotel.
Flute is a boutique hotel, nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood on Prithviraj Road near C-scheme. It is 1.4 kms from the Jaipur Railway Station. The hotel offers stylish rooms feature modern furnishings, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini-fridge. All rooms provide tea/coffee makers and room service is also available. We booked a premier room at a price of Rs 3600 for 3 nights, pretty cheap! The room was surprisingly very tidy, though the reviews on trip advisor were not very appealing. The area of the room was not very big but was quite comfortable. There was a small single seater sofa, 2 lounge seats and one centre table. There was no compromise from the hotel side in providing the comfort. The room service was prompt and the waiters were happy to serve.
In the evening, we left to explore the city and its beauty. We had heard a lot about the rooftop cafes in Jaipur, so we decided to hit one for a quick bite. We did not want to go far from our hotel, so Zomato lead us to MAMU”s Infusion. It is a rooftop cafe built on 8th floor. This cafe provides you indoor sitting as well and is very beautiful. We had taken a table on the rooftop and ordered our food while admiring the Jaipur city view. We ordered a Chef Special Sizzler and Paneer Pizza, both the items were average in taste.
It was time to enjoy the night and have a dessert, so we went to BAR PALLADIO which is built in Narain Niwas Palace. Bar Palladio has been aesthetically designed and laid out. We were struck by its alluring interiors and elegant sitting. The interiors are extremely beautifully done and we couldn’t just lay our eyes off it. We sat for 2 hours and just admiring and talking about the drop dead gorgeous interiors and exteriors of this place. We also ordered a Chocolate Soufflé Dessert topped with vanilla ice cream which was quite average as well. Read more about Bar Palladio Here
Our day 1 ended on a very sweet note.