I remember the days a year back or so, as the sign board on highway ahead of Ahmedabad indicating Udaipur xxx kilometer, we were jokingly chanting in our mother tongue “चला उदेपुर ला जाऊ एकदा” (means let’s go to Udaipur one day). A real temptation..!! Finally the plan was on execution, out of mind and on paper. We decided to visit Udaipur to spend our Diwali holidays.
Knowing the fact that there will be too much rush during one of the long common holiday vacations of the country, mentally prepared for that and decided to go. We decided to drive our car as Udaipur is not far and can be a good experience of long drive for a beginner like me. Yes it was first time that I was about to drive car for more than 200 km.
I was prepared to put it as a simplest of effort without too much fuss. I decided to ask my parents to join as they visited the place approximately 35 years back. So I thought to take them with us so they can witness the place again to recall their memories. However my father was keen to join, my mother gave up the idea saying it would be tough for her to sit in car for such a longer period of time. Now again we started thinking and a thought of cancellation was on cards. Sad isn’t it?
No, no, nothing sad, as I had decided to ask one of our friend Jalpa, who is always a keen and curious traveler and will keeps on asking for trip plans. She willingly decided to join subject to permission and inclusion of her better half Tapan. Finalized..!!, without any further delay both of them agreed to accompany us on our trip to Udaipur popularly known as “City of Lakes”.
Day of 17th Oct morning