Tourists Watching Sunrise At Jal Mahal Jaipur

With November almost over, Jaipur is experiencing a transition in the weather system. Winter is almost here with a slight chill in the air during the late evening and morning. The Sun still continues to shine; however, it’s strong and harsh during the day. The Jal Mahal or the Water Palace, as it’s popularly called by the foreign tourists, gets shrouded with the fog during the early morning.

Jal Mahal shrouded in the fog. Skywatch Friday!

October to March is a peak tourist season in Jaipur as well as the rest of the Rajasthan. Even though there are many tourists here in Jaipur, they are finding it tough due to the recent demonetization of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes in India. Two days ago, they could only exchange Rs 2000 per person. This limit was doubled recently. I feel sorry every time I see foreign tourists standing in a long queue outside banks waiting for their turn to exchange the defunct Rs 500 and 1000 notes with valid currency notes. It is a waste of time and energy of the tourists in what could have been usefully spent exploring the tourist attractions. Quite like getting caught in a crossfire, with no fault of their own. I’m sure with a  better plan & efforts some arrangements could have been made to cut this pain!

The following picture captures foreign tourists who were out to capture the beauty of the Jal Mahal during the sunrise. I did come across some more tourists too. Everyone was waiting for the Sunrise. And it did…..

Do you know Jal Mahal is one of the most popular places to experience a sunrise in Jaipur?

Foreign tourists enjoying the beautiful sunrise at Jal Mahal, Jaipur.

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60 thoughts on “Tourists Watching Sunrise At Jal Mahal Jaipur

  1. two things here…. yes its a B nuisance with the problem over the Rupees and whilst I guess the Tourists should have to queue with everyone else, its a shame because this stops them either coming altogether or spending money when there. Tourists are an important part of the economy for you ( as well as UK) and if they are kept away then this economy fails and has a severe knock on effect. I hope this can be settled soon and thereby allowing tourists to do what they came to India to do – spend money

    Regarding the photos, they are simply stunning. Very mystical….
    excellent stuff 🙂


    1. Thank You Jackie for your inputs. Its a universal fact that people travel to enjoy and experience and any “roadblocks” are bound to have ill effects. As I mentioned, its my personal opinion too that tourists should be spared of any inconveniences. There are some wonderful incidents too which depicts how some people have gone out of their way and helped tourists during last few days.
      I’m sure this is a minor irritant and won’t last long.In any case, at least the group travelers are spared of these issues since everything is taken care of by the tour operators.
      Thank You for appreciating the pictures and sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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  2. Lovely pictures, as usual arv and I appreciate your concern for the tourists…I wonder if anyone is really concerned about people…the lines outside the banks speak eloquently for the kind of leaders we have and much has been said about this “monumental mistake”!

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    1. I do think that in a longer term this step sounds good. Even economists are divided, some on the methodology or decision itself. Fact is none of us can judge the final outcome. Personally, I think some sections should have been given a breather specially the tourists who are no party to the country. They are our brand ambassadors and we must ensure that they are not harassed in any way.

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    1. Conelia, Indian Government has scrapped Rupee 500 and 1000 notes to put an end to fake notes being pumped from Pakistan and parallel economy. Anyone holding these notes need to exchange them from Banks as these are not valid currency anymore.
      Yes, Jal Mahal looks mysterious quite like an abandoned building. Thanks for commenting and appreciating! 🙂


    1. Lidiia, don’t get disheartened by the recent troubles faced by tourists. Its temporary. The government has scrapped off Rs 500/1000 notes to put a curb to parallel economy and counterfeit notes being supplied from Pakistan. Everyone holding these notes need to exchange them with banks. This problem should sort out in coming week or so.Those who have booked their tour via tour operators are not facing this kind of issue as everything is paid for except shopping 🙂

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  3. What a beautiful sunrise photo Arv 🙂 I really love it and what I like most about them is the effort one puts in getting out early enough to see it 🙂 The same thoughts about the demonetization crossed my mind too, what are the tourists in India doing during this time? I feel bad for them and hopefully it will get sorted out soon.

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    1. Jennifer it’s not compete demonetization. it’s a wrong word actually. The government has withdrawn only rs 500 and 1000 notes and they can be exchanged in banks. it’s a peak tourist season here.
      Thank you for appreciating pictures Jennifer 🙂

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    1. Its an important tourist attraction Cheryl although one can’t visit inside the palace since its embroiled in a litigation. it looks stunning during the evening as it faces the west direction.

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  4. First and foremost , thanks tons for visiting my blog and appreciating my poetry and reblog.
    I know Jaipur. First visit in 1982, then in 2013, actually in November , followed by another visit in 2014. I clicked some memorable pictures of the Pink City, visited the area where marble statues are sold and ravished on yummy Jaipuri cuisine. I ❤️ JAI.
    You capture the beauty of this exotic land with your camera.
    Your pictures are awesome.
    Remain blessed

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    1. Thank you for the kind words of appreciation. The lane you are referring to is called Khazane walon ka rasta.
      I guess Jaipur is surely one popular place among the travelers and tourist…Everyone has their own reason for liking the city. I’m happy that you enjoy visiting Jaipur…everytime! 🙂


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