Boarding the Raipur Fort escort vehicle for the drive to Jaipur
One is writing this from the cool comfort of one's garden facing room at the luxurious Pratap Bhawan Homestay at Jaipur in Rajasthan. After having trekked through the Himalayas extensively including Garhwal, Kumaon, Ladakh, Tibet, Nepal and China, it is difficult to believe that 10 km. away from Jaipur, there is a small hillock in the Aravallis which can rival the beauty of these Himalayan giants. The Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan stretch from New Delhi to Mount Abu. One has just returned to Jaipur after completing the trek through the bridle path leading to Galtaji located 2 km. from the hill. One can find yellow coloured heritage houses, shops selling gemstones and narrow streets with heritage havelis and several traditional Rajasthani dhabas at enroute from Jaipur to Galtaji.