Imagine yourself in a situation where you have two options to choose from, one is spending your new year trekking around mountains, but shivering in frosty frigid cold, talking to the interesting people you have just met, stopping for Maggie and Chai and feeling overwhelmed after reaching the top. Sounds exciting? Very.
Now consider this.
Roaming around a colossal fort, taking pictures at beautiful gates of different palaces, thinking about the non-frugality of Indian kings which might have led to the poverty we have, feeling the sunshine after long and off course talking to the interesting people who you have just met.
The first option of mountains sounds way more interesting unless
"Dilli ki Thand" comes into the picture.
Being a devoted lover of mountains, I could never imagine myself opting for the second option. But, since it was extremely cold in Delhi itself, warmer places like Jodhpur-Jaipur won the game.
It was an abrupt plan with no actual plan and bookings. I had three days, so I decided to explore Jodhpur and Jaipur and skip Jaisalmer.
I had explored many famous food joints in both the cities. To read the food blog, click here.
Sounds very cliche? Did to me too, but keep on reading to know why this was an amazing trip!
It was Friday and I had office till 6 pm. So, I took a train which starts at 11:50 pm and reach Jodhpur by 10 am. This costed ~ ₹379 per person. It was a sleeper ticket. I would suggest to plan a little early and try other available trains which leave around 8-9 pm so that you can reach early. Also, avoid travelling in sleeper class during extreme winters, unless you want to carry 2-3 blankets! I had just one :(
Taking a bus is another option but it will cost you more than the train.