Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Road Trip

Its 2 AM in the morning and you are not able to sleep, what to do?

I faced the same situation few days back, me and my roommate were chatting on different topics late in the night and none of us was feeling sleepy at all when he came up with an idea to go to Jaipur on my bike and me without thinking twice said yes to that outlandish idea. Now why this idea was outlandish; it was so because Jaipur is 235+ kilometers from Gurgaon, I had never driven more than 60-70 kilometers in a day, my bike is more than 8 years old and has already done 50000 kilometers and its 2 AM. But human mind has a tendency to go for outlandish ideas and we went ahead and hit the road.

Jaipur-Delhi NH 8

On reaching Jaipur we decided that we will go the place where movie “Rang de Basanti” was shot and thus started our quest. The first  fort was Amer and it is the largest fort I have ever visited. The fortification walls of Amer will surely remind every one "The Great Wall of China". The view from the King's palace was absolutely magnificent. I highly recommend everyone to visit the Amer fort in case they visit Jaipur. 

The Great Wall of Amer

After Amer fort we visited JaiGarh fort, the home of so called world's largest cannon. It is situated at the top of a hill from where you can get the panoramic view of city of Jaipur.

Jaipur City

The next place we visited was Nahargarh fort, we were tired by then and were in no mood to give up on the quest so we started asking every one over there about the "Rang de Basanti" spot, some said it is in Nahargarh fort, some said it isn't there, but finally a guy gave us the exact directions to the place. So after visiting 3 forts and roaming around for 4 hours we were finally able to find the said spot. The place was perfect example of neglect; the water was dirty and was full of plastic garbage. I had decided to click so many pictures of this place in mind but clicked only one and that too from angle from which the garbage is not visible. I don't think any restoration work has been done after the movie was released and road leading up to the spot was totally damaged. 

The RDB Spot

Although I wanted to visit the famous Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal & Jantar Mantar too but decided against that as it would have been difficult for sleep deprived me to do that. But now after traveling close to 500 kilometers in a day, getting a chance to see awesome locations, All I can say that it was one of the best trip on which I have ever gone.


Bhavna said...

what an amazing post...loved the pics, which part of rdb was shot in amer ? can't remember properly was it where they have the auditions or so my bad memory even the pic couldn't are having those good old boyz days where you spin the globe pack your bags and ride on the bike.....enjoy it

keep blogging and have fun

Skywalker said...

@Bhavna: The song "masti ki pathshaala" and "khalbali" was shot over here, it is the place where the group of friends in RDB used to meet and sit, where they wrote a graffiti on wall "inquilab zindabad"

Saru Singhal said...

Lucky've the privilege of doing such things. Lovely post and super pictures. Relived your experiences. :)

swati said...

some superb clicks here.. :)
and good, u made up the decision , no matter how outlandish or freakish it may sound!! smtyms, its about doing the most weird things just to give you that happiness :) :)

Skywalker said...

@Saru: I got the chance to do something this crazy after a long time :)

@swati: I get happiness doing weird things only ;)..may be m weird...:P

Vivacious said...

I like it... :) Masti ki pathshaala hai aapka blog to... he he... nice way to put ur words though... keep it up.. :)

Skywalker said...

@Vivacious:Thanks for appreciating my attempt :)

sowmya said...

so enjoyed with your trip
nice to read & see new place :)

Skywalker said...

@sowmya: I enjoyed scribbling it down too :)

swati said...

me too actually.. :P