Before coming to the whole itinerary and all, I want to talk something about this trip.This trip was not supposed to be a solo one.Actually I was never sure about going on a trip alone.I had never done this before.So my friend and I sat down to plan for a trip which would be a long one and bit far away from home.We discussed about many places.But one night the idea of Rajasthan trip came into my mind.I got excited as well as little bit scared.I planned a tentative itinerary of the trip and showed it to my friend.He was surprised that I chose Rajasthan.He expressed a little doubt about handling the technical aspects of the trip.Yeah! that was a valid concern.I was doubtful too.I was going through several blogs and plans about Rajasthan trip. Suddenly one day, I was full of determination that I would definitely do it.I sat with a pen and my diary to plan the trip.I decided to keep all major locations of Rajasthan in my trip.But one thing was bothering me,THE BUDGET. Then an idea came to my mind.I did a research about the distance and availability of trains on my route.And I decided that we should explore the city at day and travel at night.In this way we would not have to bear the expensive hotel costs and we could visit many places in lesser times.So,time and money poblems were taken care of impressively.Yeah! I was definitely impressed with myself.Luckily,I got the favourable train schedules.And we would be doing our early morning freshening up session in the 2nd class waiting rooms of the respective stations.My friend also became excited after hearing the whole plan.Everything was sorted and planned.I reserved tickets of five trains.Booked only two hotels; one at Jaisalmer and the other at Abu Road.The whole trip was going to be to the cities of Rajasthan connected by Indian Railways. Udaipur was left out because it was difficult to reach there from Jodhpur.So it went like this-
It was all set beautifully.Then the destiny happened.My friend told me that he could not go on the trip because he got an important exam during our traveling days.I got really upset.Such a large trip, 9 days of traveling.How could I handle all the things alone?Then I decided to honour the plannings and researches which I had done with so much care.I was scared but I needed to give this SOLO thing a go.I cancelled his bookings and began to be prepared for the challenges a Lone Traveller faces.