Day 8 – 18th December, 2016
On final day, we left Puskar Baug at 9.30 am. It was a confusing ride out of Pushkar on the way to Kishangarh on NH 8 highway but eventually we made it. On the NH 8 towards Kishangarh we had to take the deviation towards Makrana, the town famous for marbles. The entire stretch till Makrana was filled with marble shops on either side. Crossing Makrana we had a quick tea stop and our next destination was Sambhar. Sambhar is famous for the salt water lake named Shakambari Lake. This place was the highlight of the entire trip for me. I had heard that Kutch is the only place with vast dried salt lands but Sambhar was very similar. The road that lead to Sambhar was a narrow patch with salt pans on either side. As we kept riding, we found a way to get down to the lake bed. We went crazy seeing the sight of unending stretches of salt trails and struggled to keep our eyes on the horizon. I tried some mischief by speeding at 100kmph and then hitting the rear brake suddenly to make the bike drift dusting all the way. The rear view mirror was completely blocked due to salt dust that blew up at every spin of the wheel. This visit was a cherry on the cake for this entire tour.
After Sambhar lake, we rode 50 kms towards the highway and headed northwards to Jaipur. The ride ended in triumph with the RE dealer in Jaipur greeting the riders with a tika, garland and a marwari turban. It was an emotional moment for all of us. After being together for all these days, we were to part now, hands were shaken, hugs were exchanged and I could see the overwhelming emotions in every one when they knew it won’t be the same day tomorrow. But in all assurance, this will last only till the next ride to come.
Route:- Pushkar – Kishangarh – Makrana – Kuchaman Road – Sambhar – Naraina – Dudu – Jaipur.