7 of us had to be packed in 1 SUV, along with the tons of suitcases. No, we won’t take 2 cars, we want to travel ‘together’, so, off we went on a road-trip to the only place I’ve been going to ever year, right from my birth. Ajmer.
But, unlike the other 15 years, this year we also had to go to Jaipur, Pushkar and Udaipur.
Now, only one person, me, had to have the ‘disadvantage’ of sitting at the extreme back seat with the suitcases. Well, I think it was the best part of the entire journey for me. I lay there, with earphones stuck in my ears just looking at the stars and the mountains.
Staring at nothing, in specific, but everything at the same time.
We took a hault at Udaipur and we went to Fateh sagar lake for having the best coffee. Imagine the night to be cool and yourself sitting at the edge of a beautiful lake with the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had. The entire experience was a bliss.
By the afternoon of the next day, we reached Ajmer and the road-trip ended. And then began the festivities of Diwali. The usual worshiping of god, bursting of crackers, and all the things I disapprove of.
We went to the famous Khwaja Garibnawaz Dargah. Now, usually I don’t visit any religious place but since I had heard a lot about this place, I went in.
I won’t say it was any different from the others, but yes, it did have a special aura. It felt good being there.
We also visited the famous shopping hubs of the city and saw how Ajmer did function nicely without many malls and huge buildings.
Pushkar is famous worldwide for its mela. When we went there for visiting a temple, the preparations were on going with huge Merry-go-rounds getting ready. I didn’t find Pushkar to be that good though, maybe because it was just a temple and many ghats. But if you are a theist, the place is worth visiting.
After Pushkar comes the turn if Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the cities I love the most. It is the first planned city of India with beautiful heritage places and an awesome junction for foodies like me. We saw the Hawa Mahel in which we didn’t go (mainly because of my fear of pigeons), Amer fort, Jaigarh fort, Jal Mahel, Jantar Mantar, City palace and the mom-favorites, Shopping places.
If I am to describe each of these, I will have to write 2 posts but in all, these places can’t be left out in your bucket list.
Especially the forts. The secrets, the stories, the people, the light and sound show, the everything! It was all mesmerizing.
We also saw 3 things which have been mentioned in the Guinness book of world records. World’s largest cannon and the two biggest silver pots. The story behind both of these is Super cool!
It is said that the cannon, Jaivana, needs 100 kgs of gunpowder for a single shot! It has just been used once and that too for testing!
As of the two pots, the king who had these made only drank Gangajal (river Ganga’s water). Once he had to go out of the country and so he took these pots along with him for his drinking water!
Anyway, the trip came to an end with the road back to Ahmedabad.
I do, and always will love to explore and wander.
Keep Exploring 🙂
~Manasvi N. 😉