Street Food near Abmer Fort, Jaipur
While in Jaipur, I noticed that the place is not only colorful, but people behave differently too. I needed to withdraw some money from the ATM. So the auto driver, Gopi took me to one. I wonder what is your experience of taking out money in India but in NCR (National Capital Region comprising of Delhi and its nearby areas) there is almost always a security guard around and it is one person at a time. I know that is how it is probably world over. But not at Jaipur. The door to the ATM was open and you could queue in right inside the ATM behind the next person and no one seemed to be bothered in the least. So that is how I took out money in Jaipur, standing behind a person while he was doing his transaction and someone standing behind me when I took out my money. Can you imagine that in Delhi?
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Actually, that’s exactly the way it’s done here too. I don’t have an ATM story from Jaipur. But I agree with you – people are completely different than in other parts India. I mean, India is so big and people are different everywheren, but Jaipur was special, even the way man aproached me :-). Only good memories, though.
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Fida is it done the Delhi way there? I am glad to hear you eoyed Jaipur.Ravi, I would give it a try sometime soon.
No photo of the queue infront of ATM?
Should i guess? Was it SBI ATM?
Shrinidhi, I for got as I was gaping at the scene :DMadhukar, you are close, it was State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur 😀
I am reading this blog in 2021 and must say refreshed some memories of my Jaisalmer visit towards the end of Dec 2017. Surprised to say that nothing seemed to have changed even then.
🙂 in the US, we do not have guards as back in India. Plus it is quite an open area to withdraw money.
Here in Britain, people are obsessed with the queue culture. There’s a queue everywhere – shops, bus stops, trains, tube, everywhere. ATMs are no exception, just that people are courteous enough to stand two steps back from you when you’re operating the ATM. Btw, an ATM is called a cash machine here. And Barclays Bank prefers to call it ‘Hole in the Wall’.
Doli, thanks a lot for telling me about the US ATM culture, have never been there.Anuj, thanks I have seen the hole in a wall concept in Oxford, only these bankers are leaving a hole in the wallet these days for everyone!
It’s done the Jaipur-way; it’s quite open, some even accessible from the street – same in Switzerland.
Thanks once again Fida.
ll get to know a lot if I read ur blog, Interesting:)