Date Nights – An important fact post – marriage

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Going on a date is probably the most beautiful thing a couple experiences in a relationship. The sweet nothings around you, the beauty of the world that encompasses you and the feeling of being with the one you love, makes you feel complete. Dating, at one point, was perceived to be a thing you did only before tying the knot. However, with changing times, the meaning of this term has also changed. Today, more married couples look forward to date nights to make one feel special and to bond with each other.

Dating is not impasseand brings a couple together post marriage too. We get so embroiled in our day to day lives that we forget the small things that once brought a smile on our face. The importance that we gave each other and the lamp that kept us burning through day and night while courting each other is…

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Date Nights – An important fact post – marriage

Going on a date is probably the most beautiful thing a couple experiences in a relationship. The sweet nothings around you, the beauty of the world that encompasses you and the feeling of being with the one you love, makes you feel complete. Dating, at one point, was perceived to be a thing you did only before tying the knot. However, with changing times, the meaning of this term has also changed. Today, more married couples look forward to date nights to make one feel special and to bond with each other.

Dating is not impasse and brings a couple together post marriage too. We get so embroiled in our day to day lives that we forget the small things that once brought a smile on our face. The importance that we gave each other and the lamp that kept us burning through day and night while courting each other is also an important fact post marriage. We live only once and we are the ones that can make everyday special through special times that we spend with each other. Dating post marriage is not restricted to discussing only things about our everyday life, the nuances of our lives and how things were before marriage. Dating post-marriage is a chance to connect with your partner on a different level altogether. You can enjoy a movie night with a dinner to get away from the hullaballoo of a mundane day or you can enjoy a long drive with your partner talking about things that you cherish the most.

It is imperative now days for couples to realize the importance of a spouse and the effort that goes to keep that spark in a marriage alive. Escaping every now and then to spend a special time with your partner not only brings you closer but also helps you realise the small things that you were probably missing out on by thinking about it and not doing anything about it. Sometimes the addition of a child in the family takes away that precious your-time away as your energies are completely focused on paying attention to your child and their needs. However, it is important for the parents to realize that taking time out from your child just for yourself is not a bad thing at all! You can keep yourself energized and bring a different perspective to your marriage by indulging in a Date Night once in a while.

Dedicated to all the couples who may have forgotten themselves and their partners along the way of marriage and parenthood- Go out, let yourself lose and forget your woes by being there for each other too. Cherish every moment that you get now, as you will not have this time again in your life. Don’t bog yourself down by telling ‘we have a lifetime to do things we did not do now’; the fact is that you Do Not have a lifetime to do all the things you did not do now.

Women- make your guy feel special and give him a surprise!
Men- Make your woman feel that she is not left out of your life and that she is still an important part of you post marriage.

Don’t feel guilty to take time out, you need these special Date Nights to be with one another forever… These are the memories that will go a long way to make you smile and lift your spirits at the time when you need it the most

A time to be with one another
A time to cherish one another
Its a time to enjoy some special moments
Its a time to just stay together…

Royal escapade to Amer Fort – Jaipur

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India is a country with an interesting history and many dynasties that have left an impression on this very land. There are times that I wish I could get acquainted with history in person by visiting the various monuments, forts and palaces, castles and lands that have an indelible mark in history. Though I may not be able to visit all of them but seeing one of them was truly a beautiful experience. Amer Fort in Jaipur is one such historical landmark of the state and country that attracts tourists from far and wide to experience the royalty that still encompasses this beautiful palace. I had an exquisite opportunity to visit the very realms of the fort along with my family that took me back to the time where the Kings ruled and the Queens enjoyed the luxury of a palace. Amer Fort was originally known as Ajmer fort and over the years the name changed to its present state.
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It is surrounded by an artificial lake with a beautiful Garden in the middle of it. The exquisite carvings of the palace and a perfect mix of architecture from Indo-Muslim era is a piece to enjoy. Once you enter the fort, you will be taken from the Moon Gate which was reserved for Queens to enter from and the other side is Sun Gate which was reserved for the Kings to enter from. Though the gates are identical however its significance is far too intriguing. Once inside the fort, you are greeted with a beautiful courtyard harbouring many chambers that were once reserved for royal guests and acquaintances.

We then started taking a walk around the palace premise and were quickly brought upon the King and Queen Chambers. This very fort was completed by three generations of Kings – Man Singh, Sawai Jai Singh 1 and Sawai Jai Singh 2. Though palace is symmetrical in built but one can see glimpses of the taste of these three kings in its architecture. While touring the chambers of the Kings and Queens we learnt that the King has 12 Queens and about 222 Harems or Mistresses whose mention in history is obviously unknown. Each of the queens had their individual chambers with a complete living area, bedroom, Kitchen and bathing areas. Another interesting aspect about these chambers was that they were located in one courtyard and in line with each other. Though there must have been some animosity amongst the queens however they seemed to have stayed together in harmony. Each of the Queens chambers was guarded by a Guard every night so that the King could visit and spend the night with any Queen he desired without any knowledge to the other.

Once we finished looking at the chambers we were taken to the Sheesh Mahal or the Chambers of Glass where an entire structure is made of glass of different colours and it still shines in Moon light and Sun light. Our guide gave us an insightful tour of the palace and also showed how the light reflected light. It looked absolutely like little twinkling stars. Though the main area is cordoned off for tourists but a glimpse of it around was more than enough to give us an idea of how it actually looks. 20140202_154914
The thick interiors and carvings of marble and beautiful frescoes on the walls, gates and pillars of the Palace are worth watching and feeling. The Palace exudes every bit of royalty even today. The best aspect of the palace is that even during those times the kings maintained a high standard of Hygiene with full ventilation and drainage system and recycling system that ensured nothing was wasted and every natural resource was utilised and maintained in a proper manner.

The Palace is surrounded by a 12 km long wall which resembles the Great Wall of China but only shorter. You can also get an opportunity to view the Jaigarh Fort which is currently the Army Headquarters, from the premise of Amer Fort. After touring and clicking innumerable snaps of the Palace and its surrounding we started our descent down towards our Jeep and were caught in awe by a typical snake charmer. I personally have never seen a Snake Charmer before, so this was a beautiful experience to see a snake live and to get an opportunity to touch it too! It felt eecky but it was definitely a worth it. After that we took our daughter to show a traditional Puppet show with traditional music humming in the background and the puppets being moved so gracefully around. My daughter was super excited and ended up buying two puppets as souvenirs too 🙂

Post this we proceeded to Jal Mahal en route home and were astounded by the way the Palace was constructed and its placement in the middle of the artificial lake. The aura around it is truly astounding. So in case you are planning a trip to Jaipur, you must visit a these beautiful places and many others!

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