Some of the roads merge seamlessly into tendrils of the majestic Arabian Sea, the others, are bejewelled with stately palaces and bazaars, that have been abuzz with activity for over a century and half. Some roads are deluged in the naïve charm customary to small towns and some, traversed by unblinking buffaloes at infuriating intervals. Regardless, the length stretching from the City of Dreams to that of the Lakes, is an ode to India's best. The beaches are sweeping, the islands aquiver with the chatter of flamingos, the havelis echo with their historic pasts and the trail waits eagerly to be delved into and charted by travellers.
So charge your camera batteries, grab your friends, and psych up for a journey through timeworn temple towns, buzzing cities and impossibly blue skies.
The trip starts with a day spent in Mumbai, after which we ride down to Daman, that's around four hours away. Next up, we enter Gujarat with the historic town of Champaner and head to Pavagadh Archaeological Park on the fourth day. Our foray into Rajasthan begins with Mount Abu and ends at Udaipur.
This is a suggested route for the Mumbai – Udaipur road trip:
Mumbai – Daman – Champaner – Pavagadh – Mount Abu – Udaipur
This itinerary is spread across four days: