Actress Geeta Basra, an Indian actress who has appeared in Bollywood films like Dil Diya Hai(2006), The Train(2007) opposite to Imraan Hashmi shares her holiday experience with us in the Pink City!
Q: What does a holiday means to you?
Geeta Basra: A holiday, to me, means a time when I can relax and be with myself. I meditate during the holidays and do things that I would not be able to do during the normal working days due to the hectic work schedules.
Q: Tell us something about your latest trip?
Geeta Basra: I went to Pink City, Jaipur, about two months ago. I love the city because it captures the taste of the Rajputs and the royal families and it always transports me to a state of tranquility.
Q: Whom did you go there with and how was the experience?
Geeta Basra: I went there with my family and friends. It was quite an exciting experience.
Q: Where did you stay in Jaipur and how was the stay?
Geeta Basra: We stayed at the Oberoi Rajvilas, undoubtedly the most premium hotel in the city. It offers a unique way of experiencing Jaipur, with its exquisitely-crafted rooms that offer breathtaking views. They offer the best of international and Indian cuisine.
Q: Did you meet interesting people during your trip?
Geeta Basra: Not quite, but Jaipur was a nice place to unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can just get away from the madding crowds of the metros by visiting this place and reviving your energy and spirit.
Q: Did you go shopping in the Pink City?
Geeta Basra: I did not shop as the hotel was far from the city. But during my visit to the Ajmer Sharif dargah, I picked up small artefacts for friends.
Q: Can you give our readers us some sightseeing recommendations?
Geeta Basra: Pushkar, one of the most sacred Hindu towns in India, is worth a visit. It’s replete with temples including the only Brahma temple in the world. The Pushkar Fair and a camel safari in the Thar desert are also a big attraction there. The Ajmer Sharif dargah is also close by.
Q: What travel tips would you like to give to the travellers?
Geeta Basra: I recommend that everybody should travel light. Carry mineral water with you, apply sun screen if you are venturing into the sun, be safe and have everything planned out from before as to which places you’ve to visit.
Q: What have you learnt from travelling?
Geeta Basra: Since I love travelling, I have learnt that each place teaches you something. The people, the culture and the heritage sites, all combine to form a unique experience that you can cherish.
Q: Which place would you really love to visit?
Geeta Basra: I really want to visit Kashmir for its extravagant natural beauty.
Q: What do you like about Jaipur?
Geeta Basra: I love jaipur for the way it captures the Rajput way of life, the city’s regal palaces and bustling bazaars, the unique experience of staying at the Oberoi Rajvilas and the shopping avenues.