Now when you are on a mission to cover as many places as possible in a given time frame, you can easily kiss goodbye to any dream of having proper meals. After having fruits for lunch, we headed to Sisodia Rani Gardens. The Royal Garden is bit far off from the city. Surrounded by hills, the garden is a quiet and beautiful place. Our next stop was Birla Planetarium.
The show at the Planetarium was at 6 pm and we were in a hurry to reach there as it was already half past 5. Mini was busy giving me directions and I was busy trying not to miss any turns. That's when we crossed a roundabout (circle). I remember Mini telling me, the circle has unusually less traffic today and I agreed with her saying maybe because it is a Sunday. Little did we fools know what was awaiting us. And that's when we saw a policeman waving at us to STOP. My heart was in my Mouth, I had broken a signal!
Never in my life have I been caught for breaking any rule and to get caught in an unknown city isn't actually comforting. They took my license and at this stage, no words were coming out of my mouth. So you can imagine my state when one of the fellows told me that you can collect your license from some xyz police station ( I don't even remember the name). Luckily, Mini was in her senses. She explained how we both are tourists and will be leaving Jaipur the very next morning so there is no way we can collect the license the next day. Fortunately one of the policemen understanding our plight let us go after paying a nominal 100 bucks.
After we left the place, we did not speak till we both burst out laughing. We managed to get a challan in an unknown state. And yes, we made it to the show too.
We came back tired but overjoyed over the fact that we could complete all the spots in the list. That night, we treated ourselves with authentic Rajasthani Thali. Our first proper meal of the day!
The next morning was particularly a lazy one but a crucial one too. I was in love with the company of this new found stranger and certainly did not want her to go back. I had to convince Mini to stay for another day. But will she stay? Or will I have to cover the rest of the places alone?
That's a tale to be told some other day. Until then, let me know your views about the Blog post in the comment section below, share the post and stay tuned to know about the rest of my Jaipur trip.
This post was originally published on Ekla Chalo.