2 Days in Petra , Jordan

crusader castle
literally on top of the world!

Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

We spent 2 days in Petra, Jordan. It was Petra that made Sanjeev plan the Jordan trip. And I have to say that I’d still take a few more days to soak up the beauty of the place. The whole time I was feeling as if I was dreaming and there is no way a place like this could exist on this earth.

We started our trip from Dead Sea and a made stop at the Crusade castle.“The castle was built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem during his expedition to the area where he captured Aqaba on the Red Sea in 1116. Originally called ‘Krak de Montreal’ or ‘Mons Regalis’, it was named in honour of the king’s own contribution to its construction (Mont Royal). ” There is also a Monetral Hotel which is actually a cave. It was world’s smallest hotel because it has just one room. People do come an stay there overnight. πŸ™‚ There were warrior-clad people at the castle. They look us to the little room and showerd their hospitality on us by serving us tea and some good laughs. I shared a pic on my instagramΒ HERE. People in Jordan are some of the nicest and warmest I have come across. There are so many nice memories I am taking back from here. πŸ™‚

The next visit was a drive to our beautiful lime-stoned hotel , Beit Zaman. It’s pretty much like loving in an ancinet castle. I wish the rooms had that old world charm too but nevertheless it was a great stay.

The first day to Petra was a long walk to the treasury. “The face of the structure is marked by hundreds of bullet holes made by the local Bedouin tribes that hoped to dislodge riches that were once rumored to be hidden within it. ”

The second day, we got ourselves dressed in our comfiest shorts and sport shoes and left for a long trek of 950 staircase…up to the Al Deir monastery It was tough, tiring and insane. Not many people do it but we did it. And we loved every bit of it. Β You may read more about Petra HERE

Castle Crusader / shobak castle
Castle Crusader / shobak castle
montreal crusader castle
My knight in shining armour πŸ˜‰
strolling with the guard of the castle!
strolling with the guard of the castle!
First view of petra and then there's a long walk! : )
First view of petra and then there’s a long walk! : )
almost there ; )
almost there ; )
petra treasury
That’s exactly where you have to reach – the treasury. Indiana jones was shot here : )
Perfect!
Perfect!
crazy travellers : D
crazy travellers : D
can't pose enough infront of this  : D
can’t pose enough infront of this : D
Dream come true : )
Dream come true : )
walking ahead!
walking ahead!
matching the rose gold of the rocks with my jewellery
matching the rose gold of the rocks with my jewellery
some history!
some history!
zip , zap , zoom!
zip , zap , zoom! (the naturally made water channels on the sides)
light at the end of the tunnel!
light at the end of the tunnel!
Kajrare naina! : D
Kajrare naina! : D
making way for the carriage
making way for the carriage
taking lessons about the place from our guide
taking lessons about the place from our guide
Day 2 - started our long climb of 950 stairs to reach the monastery.
Day 2 – started our long climb of 950 stairs to reach the monastery.
Got invited for a humble meal by these lovely ladies on our way up!! People really shower you with their love in Jordan!
Got invited for a humble meal by these lovely ladies on our way up!! People really shower you with their love in Jordan!
pretty lady! : )
pretty lady! : )
a heartfelt sight! : )
a heartfelt sight! : )
you poser, you ; )
you poser, you ; )
just  a few more steps!
just a few more steps!
petra monestary
the larger than life monastery!
pic time!
pic time!
and pic time ! : D
and pic time ! : D
customary pic! : )
customary pic! : )
Riding back on Bahaar!
Riding back on Bahaar!
and he said ' have a good and great life wherever you go. ": )
and he said ‘ have a good and great life wherever you go. “: )
waiting for tired customers
waiting for tired customers
these little black holes were the real houses of people in ancient age.
these little black holes were the real houses of people in ancient age.
did the camel ride. My camel's name was Elian! : D
did the camel ride. My camel’s name was Elian! : D2 Day

Outfit Details :
Skirt : Etsy
Top : Zara
Bag : Chanel
Earrings : Zariin
Shoes : Mango

Also Read:
Jordan : Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, St. George’s Church Madaba

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34 Responses to 2 Days in Petra , Jordan

  1. Mishti says:

    I love the skirt you are wearing :)…. and what a good morning did I have. I opened my laptop n luckily opened faux pas. And here it is another awesome post *GRIN* Seriously, Petra is beautiful, even I wanna go now. And what you wore with the skirt is a crop top???

  2. RenΓ© says:

    What an interesting place! The people sound wonderful and the pictures are amazing!

  3. sravanthi says:

    Rati Di, how you are maintaining in that hot weather? plz break down your secrets, how to look good as ur looking in hot weather plz plz

  4. jomol says:

    The pics are breathtakingly Awesome!! The place is unbelievable and huge and you have captured the essence of the place perfectly Sanjeevji……awesome photography *bows down*

  5. NehaS says:

    you are looking pretty in skirt and crop top!!!! lovely πŸ˜€
    Jordan seems to be very intersting place.. lucky you πŸ™‚

  6. saee says:

    Just pure gorgeousness

  7. Aru says:

    You guys are travelling to really interesting places. Think my husband would love such places too. I like it too but i am more like ‘get down from car/bus. Walk for about 45 mins , take a few pics to show i was there, buy souvenirs, get back πŸ™‚ if i am in one of those moods then take many breaks but walk the 12 or 15 kms eventually and see evetything hahaha:)

    Hats off to you guys for doing the 950 steps. Amazing really.

    • Rati says:

      haha!!! I am sure you’d love it too. Needs a bit of motivation to do such a long climb but you know if you are curious and are really wanting to explore that place, you just keep going. thank you. how are your trips going on? πŸ™‚

  8. Sumathi says:

    The pace looks amazing πŸ™‚ You make me want to travel the world more and more πŸ™‚
    It looks really hot. Hats off to you guys for covering 950 steps in this hot weather.
    I have climbed 1000 steps for a temple before. It’s not at all easy. Especially if it’s hot.

    • Rati says:

      yeah it was touch but the gorgeousness of the place kept us going. we met amazing people on the way. It was worth every bit of it. :)) thanks :)) you should!

  9. Bhumika says:

    I just lovedd ur crop top and skirt ! combo looked fab ! And as usual..amazing pics πŸ™‚

  10. bee says:

    wow. this looks so amazing….. full of life πŸ˜€

  11. Nikki says:

    Indiana Jones was there!!! I would just want to go there for being a die hard Indy fan.
    Did they allow you inside the monastery?
    Amazing photos as usual!

  12. Sabrina (Sandra) says:

    Wow, Rati, what awesome pics in this post and the previous one. Seems like a really beautiful place, do enjoy your holiday and keep us updated with more such superb photos. I like how you really soak in the beauty of each place, visiting all the tourist spots and enjoying the sites and history. Take care and have a great trip. πŸ™‚

  13. Preethi R says:

    You guys are World travelers !!

    Breathtaking views. Enjoyed the photography ( Nice work, Sanjeev) and you look awesome as ways.

    Petra is spell-bound. Thanks for taking us on a journey. It’s been a while since I commented but you have no idea how many times I check this site :-))

  14. Sania Kapoor says:

    Wowzers!! This is defo a hidden surprise. I never thought Jordan – out of all places- will be this beautiful. I am totally loving all the architecture here. I am so jealous that you are getting to experience so many things – the culture, the food, the history… must be amazing !!! Looks like I will have to plan the same πŸ™‚ Do check out my blog as well.

    • Rati says:

      I myself dint know what to expect when we started this trip but this has been one of the most memorable trips of my life so far.I’d check it out. thank you :))

  15. Soundarya says:

    Lovely Place..Awesome pics..u r literally glowing Rati!!! Never Read about Jordan much.and now im interested!!

  16. mitali says:

    I LOVE your travel posts Rati di!! So very much! πŸ˜€
    And this Jordan trip..had a different meaning to me.. I had studied about Petra in my History of Architecture subject..and being a to be Architect..i have a travel obsession too.. That’s what I want to..travel the world.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      then you MUST travel to jordan mitali. For two days I kept wondering if what was around me was for for real or not. It’s stunning. :)thank you :))

  17. Manasi says:

    Loved your pictures dear!! I like your crop top!!

  18. that crop top has become my fav πŸ˜€ how do you even pull that off ? last time I tried one I looked so weird πŸ˜›
    the whole outfit in shorts and those T-shirts are so cute <3 you look so pretty in them πŸ˜€ !!You know what you are temptin me to take a week off and go for a vacation πŸ˜€ I always wanted to see Jordan <3

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