my next stop for my trip to india was the pink city, jaipur. though accessible by land through train, i resorted on taking a flight at jet airways, a local airline company in india. my flight was scheduled in the evening and i took a cab from my hotel in paharganj to the indira gandhi international airport.
terminal 3 in delhi is ultra-modern
wi-fi access is available and free
grabbed some quick bite at mcdonalds while waiting for my flight
four square kilometers of space
i read that the airport has 97 of these automated walkways ( where i accidentally tripped over on my own shoelaces!)
met with these statues depicting yoga poses of sun salutation as i walked to my assigned gate number
i would want to try yoga, but.. will i be able to bend myself like that?!
the surya namaskar, meaning salute to the sun, more info here
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i arrived in jaipur airport and was picked up by ‘ashish sharma’ a local whom i contacted thru couchsurfing. ash made my jaipur experience a great one, acting as a ‘free’ tour guide in the pink city.
we went straight to a dandiya raas festival and i saw this crowd of people in colorful, vibrant ethnic costumes
dandiya raas is a traditional dance played with ‘dandiyas’, a pair of decorated sticks as they move in various hand and feet movements.
the celebration was marvelous and though i felt a little out-of-place (everyone was local and some were giving me a curious look!) i still managed to enjoy the experience!