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Travel tips: Beautiful tourist place: Find, discover and love it

Updated on September 9, 2014

Malpura Dadabadi

Jin Kushal Suri Dadabadi at Malpura near Jaipur. A famous pilgrimage center.
Jin Kushal Suri Dadabadi at Malpura near Jaipur. A famous pilgrimage center.

Where are you planning to go this winter?

Vacation is nearby and you may be thinking of a tour. You may want to travel beautiful tourist places. However, it is very difficult to plan a tour this year. The entire globe is facing economic meltdown following American recession. All Tom Dick and Harry are in problem with their mortgage, cash and credit. You may have a fear of unemployment or jobloss. In this particular situation, it is very difficult to plan a tour of your dream place. I can give you a tip that may help you to find, discover, travel a beautiful place. You will surely love my idea.

Normally we plan a distant trip of our choice. Americans plan for a trip to European or Asian countries. English thinks of a tour to Africa or Canada. Japanese go out for Australia, France or US. An Indian may like a trip to California, Geneva or Mauritius. We generally think of a tour to foreign countries. Some times we plan for a distant place in our own country too.

However, all are difficult this season. You have to pay a lot for airfare, train or bus ticket. In addition, of course, there are bills of hotel, food, shopping and what not. This may be a never-ending list of payments. You have been managing all these since many years but what about today? Your credit card may not support this year!

Pungalia Jain temple, Jaipur

What to do and where to go?

So what to do? Are you thinking of canceling your trip? Do you like to suppress your emotions? Do you want to say sorry to your children? The situation this year suggests that.


How to be hopeful during this tough time?

Is there any way to make a trip very very cheap? Can you plan an economic tour that does not require an air ticket or booking a cruise? A trip that is well within the means of your pocket yet enjoyable.

Yes, you can do this. I have a unique idea for you.

Think of a place near by. There may be a beautiful place in your near vicinity that is a tourist place. A spot where many foreigners are coming to witness its beauty! There may be a place that has found its place in world’s tourist map. It is quite possible that you have not gone to that place. You may have ignored it. This happens with every one.

Kite flying in Jaipur, India

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Take an enjoyable yet economic tour

Let me disclose a personal secret. Hawamahal is a monument in Jaipur. It is an icon of Jaipur city. Many times Jaipur is symbolized with Hawamahal. Millions of tourists have been coming here to witness the beautiful architecture of the palace. It is just half a mile away from my residence and I have never been there! I have passed by the monument thousands of times but never been inside.

Surprising! But true.

This is the right time to make a trip there in your near vicinity. You may discover that it is too beautiful to ignore. You may be astonished with your idea. You may think why were you not there so far.

It is better to think of the same right now. Go there and sit under a huge tree. Enjoy a stream of river small yet beautiful or a colorful flower that you have ignored so far. Just watch a hillock that needs your attention. You have ignored it because of the Himalayas, Alps or Mt. Fuzi. Go to a temple, church or mosque nearby that is so peaceful. You may rediscover charming birds, jumping kangaroos, playing kids of deer or velvet grass.

Over all cost of the trip will be negligible. You need not an air ticket. There will be no airport tax or visa fee. You will save a lot on train or bus fares. You need not to book a cruise. You may take home cooked food to avoid some extra expenses. A trip to near by destination will also help you saving a lot in shopping.

What are you thinking now? Get ready to take the tour and enjoy this winter.

Maharani Gayatri Devi

Portrait of Maharani Gayatri Devi, thethen queen of Jaipur
Portrait of Maharani Gayatri Devi, thethen queen of Jaipur

You may choose Jaipur as your destination

Jaipur, the pink city is a nice location for tourists. You can get all facilities with in your budget. There are international and domestic airports, Railway stations and bus terminus that let you choose your travel mode. Hotels are available in all ranges normal to super luxury. Jaipur offers delicious food especially you can enjoy vegetarian Rajasthani food.

Jaipur is a historical city and you can visit large numbers of monuments including forts, palaces, gardens and museums. Jaipur is also a shopping destination and you can buy gemstones, jewelry, carpets, handicrafts, paintings, garments etc manufactured in Jaipur.

(I have posted some videos about Jaipur. There are links to articles above. Some are in the link section. I added all these to give an idea about Jaipur, the Pink city. Jaipur is also known as Emerald city and Paris of India. View the videos and hubs and enjoy!)

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Jaipur heritage tourism video


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      Anupam Singh 8 years ago

      Fantastic. Off beat. Nearest place, discover it! is awesome. Yes, there is a beautiful place within five KM from my residence and I do not visit that place.



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      Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Amit,

      Thanks for posting comment in my hub beautiful place discover it. I wish you good entertainment in your nearest place.

      Thanks again,

      Jyoti Kothari

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      Amit Sahney 8 years ago

      Dear Jyoti,

      Wonderful idea. We normally forget the near and dear. We forget the fragrance of a flower near by.

      You have hit the nails on its head.

      I will certainly love to visit some areas in near vicinity and re-discover beauty of the place.

      Thanks for a fascinating article.

      Thumbs up:

      Amit Sahney

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      doshi nilesh 9 years ago

      very good idea from jyotiji,your mind is briliant,thanks.........

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 9 years ago from New Zealand

      Well from Perth it would have been cheaper to fly to Asia for the holidays - instead we are taking the expensive option and drviing to Adeliade and returning on the train - the train fares (2 adults + car) is more than return return fares to KL!

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      justmesuzanne 9 years ago from Texas

      Interesting thoughts, Jyoti, however, my traveling is limited to how far my feet or bicycle can carry me! I do drive to the nearest town once a week to buy a few groceries, but that's about it! Still, for those who can go somewhere - good advice! :)