After Covid, Lockdown, Mask, Sanitizer, time had come to celebrate Xmas and New year at a spot where you may bid farewell to 2020 with peaceful heart!
25th Dec 2020
The thought of travelling to Rajasthan came in my psyche in the First week of Dec 2020 and my trip began on Xmas evening (Well long Corporate Holidays). I chose to go by my car and started my trip from the Pink City of Jaipur. Technically given the distance between Gurugram and Jaipur it should have been a quick and smooth ride of 3-4 Hrs. but because of farmer’s protest, it took 8hrs. to arrive.
Since Chokhi Dhani was in my plan to visit in evening, I booked a hotel near Chokhi Dhani but couldn’t do Chokhi Dhani because of late arrival at Jaipur. (If you are doing Chokhi Dhani then book your accommodation near that place given the fact it is on the outskirts of the main City)
26th Dec 2020
I started bit late the next morning and decided to start with the famous Amer fort first which was worth seeing (It looks precisely like its pictures).In my opinion leave your vehicle near Fort entrance (Parking spaces are available) and walk, trust me you will save a great deal of time. There is huge footfall post COVID and thus waiting in your vehicle hoping the traffic to move is an idiot move in itself.
After seeing the fort, the time had come to relish some good food thus, the next stop was the sunset point at Nahargarh fort which is on the same route as Amer.There are numerous things you can do, from Segway to enjoying food/Drinks with a magnificent sunset view and additionally Madhavendra Bhawan is delight to eyes as you can see the whole city being lit up at night!
27th Dec 2020
My next destination was Udaipur (The city of Lakes) and it took me approx.7 hrs. from Jaipur to reach there. Roads were smooth as butter. I reached around 6 PM and as expected there was a night lockdown from 7:00 P.M. onwards`therefore, I was unable to visit any place in the evening.But as they say when life gives you lemon make lemonade therefore, I enjoyed dinner at rooftop restaurant of my hotel with an astonishing view of the City Palace.