Right now I am in capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur the ”pink city’. I am on continuos move in search of locations for exploring, from the day one. In past 2 weeks I spotted 3 places for the purpose. Two of them are in the city itself and another one is 1 and a 1/2 hour away. But what ever knowladge I have been able to collect for the places is as different and intereguing as the places themselves.
Place one is in a posh colony. In the core of a busy street, yhere stands a house which was once owned by a Bengali tantric. There is a small temple of mother goddess in there. The owner dead long back, children all settled abroad, now the house reamins empty. The night guard once called the police in mid night saying that there is someone in the house who is shouting badly and when the polive arrived the empty house was searched but nothing was found. Similarly once or twice sound of anklets was also heard on few occasions.
The another location in the city lies in the oldest part and is said to built when the city was founded, nearly 275 years back or so. This is an old haveli or mansion which was inhabited till mid 90s by the descendents. Some parts are falling down but still the building is in condition to inhabitate people. First it had open area around it, in acres but as the residents started moving out of there, they gave away some of the open lands to people who wanted to start up something new. Still the premises of the mansion has two or three houses and rows of rooms remained, where the maids with their family and workers and the supervisors lived. Basically, it was a staye house. One of it the famous company for auto lights, was started here and they still thrive their believing it to be their luckiest place.
Third place situated 1 and a half hour away from the city os again the ruling chief palace and is said to have some nicest wall murals of that time and the paint is still shining and its said there is lot ro see in that place. Its totally empty and abandoned. There are lot of stories making rounds, which I think can be known after we visit there.
I will try to cover the places before I leave Jaipur. And will try to cover as many places I can. Will start shoot from tomorrow. Hope I will not disappoint you.