It all started with a wish to witness the U-turn of Chamba river - Garadia Mahadev, which by no scale of imagination looks like an Indian location. This place is near Kota (Rajasthan), about 9 hours (500 kms) from Gurgaon. Looking for some other places on the way, I chose Jaipur and Bundi as my pitstops. I did a little homework about the places, booked hotels, booked a car and just like that me and my family was ready for another road trip.
Day 1 - Gurgaon to Jaipur:
We started at 8:00 in the morning from my place in Gurgaon and our target was to reach Amer, see the fort over there and then see Hawa mahal before dozing off.
Heading out of the city, we had breakfast and then we kept on looking for the check post of Rajasthan RTO. Google said that it is near Shahjahanpur but we didn't find any. I tried to pay it online as well, but one transaction failure and then it will not allow you to pay again. So, we roamed in Rajasthan for 3 days without paying the commercial road tax. (Not suggesting you to do this if you want to avoid unforeseen problems)
Anyway, we reached Amer in the scorching afternoon around 1 pm. The parking guys offered us a Jeep ride right to the top and back for Rs. 800, but I chose to spend Rs. 200 on a guide instead. Believe me, the returns of investing on a Guide are too much, and walking that distance to the top was okay (if not fun).