It was Republic Day weekend thus tourists had thronged to
the tourist town of Udaipur. We were confident in finding a car that
will take us to Kumbhalgarh next morning so did not bother to book the
car in advance. We had reached Udaipur at around 11 at night and Udaipur was
freezing at around 5 degree Celsius thus we dared not to venture out at night.
Even though we got up early in the morning a quick stroll around the town
revealed that all cars were booked and no travel agent could get us a car for a
day trip to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Due to the distance auto would not dare to
Our next best option was to hire a two-wheeler and since I have done regular long drives on my Royal Enfield Thunderbird, thus riding constantly for long hours would not be a problem for me. In Udaipur, you can get two types of bikes on rent one would be the Royal Enfield, which would be around Rs. 1200 to Rs. 1400, and Scooty, which you can get around Rs. 400 to Rs. 500 depending on the season.
By the time, we reached Chittorgarh station from Jaipur it was around 11 PM and outside the station was almost deserted. Only a handful of auto’s and some street vendors shutting shop. We were hungry and we had to also reach our hotel, which we had booked online. I first called up the hotel and was informed that they were waiting for us to arrive, we were also informed that there were no restaurants or food joints open at that time of the day near the hotel so we better have our dinner and then arrive at the hotel.
It was for the very first time that I was traveling with my family which included our two-year-old daughter on a long trip. To be precise for 7 days we wished to cover Rajasthan as much as possible. Due to our work schedule along 10 – 15 days complete Rajasthan tour was an impossible feat which we cannot even think of so we decided to split our Rajasthan adventure into sections. The biggest chunk of holidays that we the people from Kolkata would normally get is during Durga Puja where the city comes to stand still and the whole city is in a party mood. The streets become choked and the best possible means of transportation would be to use your legs to travel from one place to another. So it’s quite common for people to actually go on a vacation during this period and the same applies to me.
I had visited Jodhpur as a part of my grand trip of Rajasthan covering Jaipur ->Ajmer – Pushkar ->Jaisalmer ->Jodhpur. In my previous blog, I have already shown you the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort so in this blog I will take you to some of the other tourist attractions in the city.
My visit to Jodhpur was part of my grand family tour of Rajasthan covering Jaipur ->Ajmer – Pushkar ->Jaisalmer -> Jodhpur. This was my last leg of the journey in Rajasthan and after travelling so many places we still had enough energy to push on. Our train from Jaisalmer was at around 5 PM which reached Jodhpur at around 11 PM. I had booked a home stay at Jodhpur and the owner was quite cooperative and gave me the detailed direction and approximate cost that the Auto might take from the station to the home stay.
It was our last day in Jaisalmer and I had already started missing it, there were few more places that I wanted to visit but the shortage of time meant that I had to go to my next destination and perhaps one day come back again. My visit to Jaisalmer was part of my grand Rajasthan tour covering Jaipur ->Ajmer – Pushkar -> Jaisalmer -> Jodhpur.
My train to Jodhpur was scheduled in the late evening and I had a good time from morning to evening. Initially, I wanted to visit Desert National Park and was discussing the travel arrangements with the hotel owner and suddenly he popped up the idea of visiting Longewala.