This will be my third time to Jaipur.
I have stayed in several types of hotels and love the heritage homes the most. There is something special about a place run by a family. I searched and searched for a one bedroom flat to rent in Jaipur that was clean, close to the Pink City. Every place seemed to be a room in someone's house. I wanted a place to call my own, to cook what I wanted, eat when I wanted with a balcony to enjoy the outside. I came to Jaipur to study Hindi for one month.
After searching and with the help of some colleagues, I could not quite find what I was looking for. Then I fell on to this place. I emailed Meenxi. Another good sign. I got an immediate reply and she was helpful, kind. I asked to see the place.. I grabbed a Tuk tuk from where I was staying.
Drove on to Tonk Road, past the Glass Factory which is your land mark to find the place.
The Tuk Tuk will turn left between the Nike Store and Krishna furniture. Down a little lane almost to the end of the lane is a light blue with dark blue boarded building with the word Blessings on it.
I went inside and the first thing that came into my mind was how simple, spotless, uncluttered, neatly arranged everything was.
I met Girija who manages Blessing She sat with me in the common living area. She asked me what I was looking for. What I really wanted was a whole floor but I am happy that I took her advise. I really just wanted my own flat with a bed, living room, spotless, clean kitchen and clean bathroom with a balcony to sit outside.
I saw every room and they were quite large with walk in closets and spotless bathrooms. Each one was spotless and tastefully decorated with modern new furniture in each room.
I took room 201, a small room with a balcony, with in a separate area, on the third floor where I had access to the kitchen, dining room. One floor down the living area and office with a desk. The family lived on the ground floor and most of all the street was quiet with birds chirping.
I moved in February 22nd 2013 and I am staying her for the entire month of March. So I am writing this after being here for about a week now.
Being shy, I was so happy to have my own little space, own little kitchen and yet I felt at home with a family. Being a solo woman traveller, I also need to feel safe and un hassled.
Since I was there for a month, they sweetly made my floor the ladies floor and the second floor for gentlemen. Which made me feel safe. I have since met three lovely ladies. One who speaks no English but that doesn't stop us from communicating.
Karan the chef cooks breakfast for everyone.
He can make everything. He makes great pizza, potatoes paratha. He creates his dishes according to the market.
So he is there to make breakfast, lunch and dinner with notice.
If you need anything he will happily get it for you.
Only vegeterian food is permitted to be cooked in the house, however if you want to bring non veg from outside there is no problem eating it.
Not being a bigger eater ,not a really a bread eater, I often just make myself a salad, veggie, soup and when I feel . I enjoy going to the market myself and seeing what is available rather then have others do it for me.
Within a short walk
There is a huge department store and grocery store for anything you need from food, clothes, shoes, shampoos.
A wonderful cultural Centre is located very close by. I have already seen several things there.
The airport is very close by.
Tonk Road is a major street with the local city buses passing by ( if you are on a buget) cost about 3.00Rs ..00.00 Canadian lolol
A tuk tuk to the Pink City will be about 100 rupees 1.86$ Canadian
A tuk tuk ride for about 4 hours is a bout 400 RS 7.45$ Canadian
A called taxi to the Fairmount Hotel passed Ajmer Fort is about 750 RS 13.53$
If you are in Jaipur for a long stay, to learn Hindi, dance, music, textiles, the arts, for a festival, then this is a great place to stay. If you are learning Hindi, then you will have a family, staff and cook to practise with.
What I love most:
1. My balcony. In the morning I have my coffee and breakfast on the balcony to watch the sunrise and do my yoga. In the late afternoon I sit on my balcony to watch the sunset as I have my lime soda. In the evening I sit and count stars.
2. Taking a walk in the evening when it is cooler.
3. Absolutely love the entire family, who make me feel as if I am in my own home.
For Western Travellers:
The rooms are spotless, as are the beddings. Ask for extra sheet to sleep at night .
Rooms have both AC and Ceiling fans
Windows have mosquito nets so you can sleep with the window open for fresh air
They also have those plug in mosquito repellent.
Bathrooms have spotless shower heads with enough hot water for a good shower.
Rajasthan is very dusty, though they dust daily. Keep things in the cupboards especially laptops.
The house is equipped with properly cleaned and filtered water which is better for the environment then bottled water. However you can easily get bottled water if needed
You can get your laundry sent away to be washed.
More on my stay with photos at the end of my stay in March
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