Left the resort 11:15 am for Jaipur airport. This is a distance Of 114 kms to be covered in 4 hrs by car.
Arrived Jaipur airport at 2:45 pm. The resort had packed us boxed lunches which included - 2 cheese sandwiches, 2 boiled eggs, and Slice. The cheese sandwich may not have been good, the warm temperature in the car contributed to it. F
Jaipur International airport is the only international airport in the state of Rajasthan.
The new domestic terminal building at Jaipur Airport was inaugurated on 1 July 2009. The new terminal has an area of 22,950 sqm, is made of glass and steel structure having modern passenger friendly facilities such as central heating system, central air conditioning, inline x-ray baggage inspection system integrated with the departure conveyor system, inclined arrival baggage claim carousels, escalators, public address system, flight information display system (FIDS), CCTV for surveillance, airport check-in counters with Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE), car parking, etc.
The entrance gate, made of sandstone and Dholpur stones along with Rajasthani paintings on the walls, give tourists a glimpse of the Rajasthani culture. Two fountains on both sides of the terminal, dotted with palm trees, maintain normal temperature within the airport premises. The transparent side walls of the building have adjustable shades that control the passage of sunlight into the airport premises, thereby cutting down heavily on electricity bills.
We had a very long wait at the Jaipur airport but the airport was very comfortable and time passed by quickly. During our wait Kuldip called us to thank us for what he referred to as "generous tip", and also to make sure everything went fine. The manager of the Jaipur office also called us, nice touch.
The personnel at the airport were all helpful and polite and the scan of my suitcase showed that I didn't misplace my used batteries. Very good service through security and boarding.
We were on Spicejet, which is considered a budget airlines, it provided good clean service with dinner available (for purchase). I had the biriyani of course and though a bit more spicy than I like, it was very good.
Fell asleep and woke up with landing announcements, landed shortly at my home town Kolkata, I felt the familiar sense of exhilaration and nostalgia that I have always felt, even after all these years.