With its imposing forts in the hills and old palaces, Rajasthan is at the very top of everyone’s list, and I was undoubtedly the same. This year, I decided to spend a few days away from working and visit the state’s ancient desert. My friend who’d previously been on tour with Thrillophilia recommended the company to me. Following a careful reading from the Thrillophilia review on their website, I decided to go on their sightseeing tour in Jaipur along with Ranthambore. The time was only five days, but it was perfect for my needs.
I made my booking online via the website and got immediate confirmation for my reservation. In mid-March, I set off to go on a life-changing journey by myself.
The journey started in Jaipur. When I arrived at the airport, I was welcomed by a tour guide who accompanied me towards my accommodation. The tour put the hotel booking in place, and all I had to do was check-in. The day I arrived was utterly unaffected by any activities. I sat in the morning and got some sleep at the hotel and then dined at lunch.
In the evening I decided to take a quick excursion around the city. The first stop of the evening was Birla Mandir, a beautiful stone in a white Hindu temple located right in the centre of the town. After paying respects and praying, I made a trip to Choki Dhani, an ethnic resort known for its performances. I viewed a puppet show on the stage at Chokhi Dhani and decided to eat a traditional dinner there, too.
The next day I met up with the remainder of the tour group the following day. We were eight altogether and were divided into two vehicles when we travelled through the city. Our first full day of travel was cruising in the vicinity of Jaipur. We explored the top tourist attractions during the day.
The first visit was to The Amber Fort and Palace, and then the royal cremation grounds of Gaitore. When we returned from Gaitore, we stopped at Man Sagar Lake. Man Sagar Lake and decided to see the stunning Jal Mahal that sits on the lake. The day concluded with Jaipur’s City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, two of Jaipur’s most influential architectural marvels and heritage sites.
The next day was the second day of our journey – the trip to Ranthambore. After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, we headed off to Ranthambore via automobile. When we arrived, we checked into the resort we had booked and then snuck in an amount of relaxation.
In the evening, we made an afternoon visit to the grand Ranthambore Fort. It is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Ranthambore Fort is quite a sight to behold. We hiked to the top of the hill, in the vicinity of an ancient Ganesh Temple. The fort is located on top of the mountain is a great spot to watch the sunset. It’s something I’d highly recommend to anyone revisiting the city.
The fourth day of the trip was a thrilling one. We started early to go on an adventure in the jungle of Ranthambore National Park. The group was picked up at Shilpgram, which is the point where the safari begins. A group of people greeted us from the Park who gave us a briefing on the rules and regulations during the safari.
After loading our jeep, we set off on an adventure. If you are a fan of wildlife, then you’ll be awed by Ranthambore. There’s a lot to see and do here. Tigers are often seen, while panthers, jackals, sloth bears, and other birds are often seen. Additionally, the entire long-distance of Ranthambore is littered with temple and fort ruin sites that are worth a short trip. The safari took the bulk of the morning, and we slept through the evening.
The following morning was our last day. After an early breakfast at the resort in Ranthambore, we left for Jaipur to mark the conclusion of our trip. Being a solo traveller, I was concerned about many things, such as where I’d stay and how I would travel, organize my itinerary, and other things.
As the Thrillophilia positive reviews had said, the package appeared to take care of everything. When booking the box, I was required to pick one of the hotels I preferred, and the staff took care of everything else. The sightseeing excursions were accompanied by an experienced driver, who doubled as our guide and entertained us with an innumerable number of entertaining stories. Furthermore, all hotels and vehicles were cleaned regularly, which made travel during pandemics secure. The Jaipur trip with Thrillophilia proved to be much better than I anticipated, and I am eagerly waiting to see what else I can do with the group!