Friday, January 09, 2009

Jaipur to Jaisalmer ..josh trip One !

This new year started with a trip to Jaipur, the plan was to go on the weekend before new year, but could not go as we all got busy into work. So it was postponed to next weekend, as it was destine to have the twist in the tale so it was postponed. The twist happened when we just reached Jaipur, we took one wrong turn to the way of resort at Jaipur and that turn became the turning point. The drive to the road was so beautiful that we decided to move further and the thoughts came to my mind let’s drive further and go to Jaisalmer the desert city… Vivek was like are you crazy it is drive of another 500 km or more .. I was convinced as we have four days off we can do it and let’s go… The car was stopped at one point and we did some search on the google, thanks to internet which made the plan successful and added flavours to it… first checked about the distance, then decided to have a halt at Jodhpur and move further..

Day 1 : 1st Jan On the way to Jodhpur
The sun was going for the day, and it made the view so beautiful... We stopped for a while ... It was amazing and after driving the car close to 600 KM we were not feeling tired and Siddharth and Vivek has all the energy to climb on the mountain of stones and cactus…they are looking so fresh in this photo..
Reached Jodhpur stayed at one of the heritage property Karni Bhawan, very good resort good food and good ambience and celebrated our first 600 km with the good music of rajsthani sitar….
















Day 2: Jodhpur city
Second day morning was so fresh., visited the Mehrangarh Fort ( meharn means the citadel of sun) this was the first fort we visted together , quite useful and learning.. Siddharth wanted to play with the Top machines, he was so curious to see a big fort.. The another amazing fact, from the fort you can see blue house, in the old time King use to paint the house of Brahmin with the Blue color so that he can know from his fort looking at the color of the house, this tradition is still continued and gives us a magnificent view. Siddharth remembers this in his own way the people to whom king lovedhe painted their house with blue color.. On the walls of the fort there are few paintings still there called as fosil paintings. After the grand visit to the fort the journey towards Jaisalmer was started, to the way to Pokhran the city of birth for the nuclear atoms in INDIA, and started the way to desert.. Siddharth first step on the sand, on the way we saw the fields of Sarsoon in the desert, gives an example of hope and opportunity… We saw huge windmills on the way… and finally reached Sam dunes our final destination.. we were just 60 KM away from India Pakistan Border……

Day 3: 3rd Jan Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Fort,

the only fort in INDIA where people are still residing inside the fort. There are shops, hotels and homes, temples inside the fort. There is a tradition, whenever someone gets marry they print their name outside the house and the same is written till the next marriage in the same house. We had a wonderful visit to this fort.. and started towards the sand dunes… Siddharth was excited for the ride on camel… We were going in our own tune.. and just forget to get the fuel for car.. the car stopped .. Siddharth sat on the driving wheel and Vivek was pushing the car… got the lift from one of the local person and got the fuel for the car… On the camel ride Siddharth was getting uncomfortable and he decided to walk with the camel man.. it was quite funny me and vivek were on the camel and Siddharth was walking… It was good time at sand, watched the local dance, the sunset at the Jaisalmer…

clicked at sand dunes..
Moments of Siddharth excitement to see sand everywhere...
Day 4: Back to Gurgaon
Early morning started out the journey for Gurgaon. Someone suggested it is better to take Bikaner route on the way back and it was right suggestion, the road from jaisalmer to Bikaner was too good no traffic single road but straight …
Celebrated back to Gurgaon with the Gajar ka halwa in the winters here….. Yes the memories of the fun are still alive……
our first steps together at sand .. jaisalmer
yadein rah jati hain.........

2 comments:

kavi said...

Awesome !! Awesome !!

And it is very inspiring to seek out and go for such trips. This seems to have been one heck of a trip.

And, i am very intrigued at the wrong turn that took you to the right vacation !!!

Fantastic !! Thanks for sharing

A Childhood Journey said...

Sounds like a real fun road trip! The last picture of the footprints in the sand deserves to be framed.