We broke the dawn at Pali and by the time we finished visiting Om Banna, Sun was in its full swing already. As far as mornings are concerned, Pali is a beautiful place with quite a scenic view on both sides of the road. There’s a river following you on one side of the road while you are entering the place and this adds to the view to an extent especially when you are a solitary vehicle on the road.
Like its said, ‘Every clock that matters ticks continuously.’ Keeping this adage to its respect, we left the place where we actually aimed to be. All I can summarise about Pali is- it’s a beautiful place as far as mornings are concerned!
It was almost 7 in the morning when we bid adieu to our first on journey destination and forged ahead towards Mount Abu. And let me just tell you that the scorching sun was already promoting the Rajasthan tourism and was chanting Padharo Mharo Desh! Eyes which were wide open since the last 24 hours starting succumbing to the pressure of dozing off. For keeping that at bay, we decided to open the windows and allow the breeze to blow the yawns away. It worked for us but only for a bit of time till we found a station to break our fast and start our day. The break was again for an hour before we started for nonstop drive to Abu. We danced our sleeps out inside the car and played some games to make sure that all the companions are very much awake.
For me, traveling does to sorrows, what bloating paper does to Ink!
The essence of road trip is only when you get some good roads to drive upon and Rajasthan proves the point. If you have to travel from one place to another in this largest state of India considering the geographies, it will at least take you to drive some 200 kms. But the roads are so relenting and saviour. It hardly took us some 2 hours to reach the foothills of Abu and sooner we started elevating. The place is full of Indian langoors and one has to drive quite warily keeping the wildlife in utmost consideration. Alas being in the state of Rajasthan, one can spot more vehicles of Gujarat at this place, being one of the most approachable place for the people of ‘dry state’ to have some ball. Anyways, the elevated roads took some 45 good minutes for us to reach at the destination. It was Dussehra and City was all quite in prep for it.