IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever!

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Day 1

The Haunted Daulat Castle.

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Yes, this place is in Gujarat!

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

This post is about the most memorable and craziest trip ever to this mesmerizing place Idar in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat.

What if I tell you that I spend a night in a Haunted Place on a hill with my friends.

Idar Hills and Daulat castle as seen from the highest point.

Photo of IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever! by Umang Dave

Yes, I am not joking.

I was really excited when my friend Nyk suggested this ''Amazingly weird and crazy New Year celebration'' idea. The idea was to travel to Idar, trek up to the highest point, stay inside the castle on top of the hill and welcome new year in most amazing and crazy way!

Cake cutting inside the secret chsmber of castle.

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

I started my journey from my place Mahuva. A long travel from Mahuva to Ahmedabad in the state transport bus was wonderful.

First time really enjoyed the funny and weird songs of 90's and MAHADEV serial on the TV screen of the bus. I was eagerly waiting to join my friends who were already there in IDAR. The excitement was getting higher and higher as I entered in IDAR.

It was very cold. I got down at the Idar Bus stop. My friend shreyansh was there to receive me. We had tea and some homemade snacks and went to nearby market to buy snack for our other friends. Every celebration is incomplete without cake. We ordered a special "HEART shaped Wayfarer's Cake".

I was surprised when Shreyansh showed me the ''Secret Chamber'' In the DAULAT Castle. The castle is a four story abandoned building with huge windows and scary walls.

Day 2
Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Huge and scary windows of Daulat castle.

Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Abandoned castle.

Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

We put all the stuffs in the one of the chember and started our trek towards A Derasar ( the sunset point).

Within 20 minutes we reached near the Jain temples and met other friends there.

Jain Temple

Photo of IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever! by Umang Dave
Photo of IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever! by Umang Dave
Photo of IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever! by Umang Dave
Photo of IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever! by Umang Dave

We witnessed a breathtaking sunset views from there. Cold wind was blowing and it started getting dark.

It was such a beautiful view from the hill when it was all dark. Only the tiny lights of the Idar city were visible from the top, which was creating a wonderful Scene. Away from all the tensions, there was peace!

Day 1
Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Sunset Point

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Idar city at night.

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Capturing the sunset beauty!

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

We started our trek back to the castle.

Following the instruction "stay close,keep singing", everyone was singing funny songs and the Energetic Hanuman Chalisa.

JAY HANUMAN!

We cleaned the room after reaching to the castle and gathered wood for fire.

WFC - Wayfarers Club

Photo of IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever! by Umang Dave

After the arrangement of Fire, the first thing came in everyone's mind was FOOD. Other two friends arrived at Idar bus stand at 9:30 pm to join us in the celebration. Shreyansh and Aditya went down to receive them and somehow they managed to find PAU BHAJI and THUMS Up for dinner!

All were happy. I mean, What else do you need ?

We had our dinner. Soon the countdown begun and at 12 we welcomed the new year by cutting the cake.

The squad!

Photo of IDAR Trip - Craziest New Year Celebration ever! by Umang Dave

After the cake cutting now the plan was to play Card game, but unfortunately Aditya forgot to take the cards. So, plan B was in action.

''Gangs of Wasseypur'' on the laptop.

Finally,I slept at 4:00a.m.

On the new year day after a stylish photography session we started the journey, trek to Roothi Rani Mahal. This palace is the highest point. All of us were excited to see the view from the famous TEMPLE RUN WINDOW.

Day 2

Trek to Ruthi Rani Mahal

Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

He is crazy!

Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

View from the highest point.

Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Circle shaped lake and Pavapuri Tirthdham.

Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Fun time!

Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar Fort, Sabarkatha, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

The big rock.

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Our very own The Temple Run Window!

Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave
Photo of Idar, Gujarat, India by Umang Dave

Here in Rani's palace, we shot some awesome videos.

Finally after 2 hours of easy descend we reached to Idar bus stop. With some special memories in our heart, we returned to Rajkot.

IDAR...The views, whether it be the sunrise, the sunset or the night city view, beautiful trails, haunted castle, old palace and ancient Jain temple. Everything about it was awesome!

I will never forget those two days spent with dearest friends.

Nearest city: Idar

Nearest Major City: Ahmedabad (98 km)

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Photography, etc

Amenities: Fort is near Idar city. One has to get down from fort and go to city for food or other services.

Attractions: Idar fort, Daulat Castle, Pawapuri Jain Temple, Ruthi Rani Mahal.

Polo forest is also near Idar which is also an idea place for camping in jungle.

One can plan a trip to both this place from Ahmedabad. Message me for more details.

Contact: www.facebook.com/wayfarersclub

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