Finally, the last day of the trip. We packed our bags, bid adieu to our jolly owners and the heavenly abode and set out to visit the Royal Umaid Bhawan Palace. Food is something, all of us are particularly enthusiastic about. Hence, we decided to have an epic lunch before our visit to the palace. Zomato suggested a place called Kalinga restaurant, located close to the city railway station. Moments after we slid into our chairs and ordered, an enormous platter of food was served. Paneer gravy served in an earthen pot melted in our mouth, kadhi had an apt amount of salt and sour texture to it while daal tadka served sizzling hot with desi ghee was very tempting. Heavy-eyed yet utterly satisfied with our afternoon meal, we gathered energy to go one last mile.
Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family, Umaid Bhawan palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage and houses a fascinating family museum. Its location at the top of Chittar Hill provides guests with phenomenal views of the city of Jodhpur, while its golden edifice (it was constructed from Indian sandstone) and huge acres of gardens leave the visitors flabbergasted. For an even more memorable experience – and one that’s certain to appeal to car lovers – there is spectacular show of vintage cars outside the museum. Simply put, there’s no other place quite like it.
Jodhpur, has its share of craziness and calm, experience and unfamiliarity, heritage and modernism which makes it all the more special and unique.
We started our journey back to Gurgaon around 3PM, a hub of engrossed and pre-occupied lifestyle, racing cars, restless and anxious personas. However, this serene city will always be cherished in our memories!!