A perfect road trip gateway - I must admit ! This is for those, who are in love with their four wheelers and are avid lovers of driving them.
Since the time (last month only) we have welcomed our amazing Ford Ecosports (a.k.a Wolfy) into our family, our love for travel has increased a million folds! Every now and then, whenever we get a week off, we made a point to party and then we mutually decide to leave Delhi for any other place we can practically drive and come back in a day or two. So, our first spontaneous trip was to Neemrana, since its the closest of all. Now if you ask why the trip was trippy?! Just read the lines above! So, like good citizens we didn't broke the law or risked our lives by driving under alcoholic influence but yes, the decision was taken under its influence only and was implemented later on!
Now for the info part, Neemrana is 120 approx. Kms from South Delhi and its on NH-8 which is beautifully painted with Aravalli hills and cool breeze and smooth road. We left Delhi around 10 P.M. and has managed to reach Neemrana by 12.30 or something after making few stops at dhabas.
One thing I was impressed was the quality of food served even at the roadside dhabas plus it was very economical and tasty. Since, it was a spontaneous trip, we called and booked a room at a hotel around Neemrana fort.
For the adventure part and strictly what we shouldn't have done was driving on the roads of Neemrana village at such an odd timing of 1 A.M. and beyond. Seriously, that village took the soul out of me as my threshold for fear is in negative! Our motive was to see Neemrana fort at night and then took a tour afterwards the next morning. But that motive turned out to be a really bad decision, as the more we were digging into the village roads, the more darker and scary it was becoming. As we were relying on Google maps, and it was showing only 1 km from the place we started, but after 10-15mins of drive, we were all lost in the mid of nothing but darkness! Suddenly we decided to turn back and leave for our hotel and the time we took to reach back was the most heavy of all since we were all scared as hell. Finally, we managed to get out of there and reached our place. What a ride it was! Man! Still lingers on my mind!
Well we all were damn tired, so slept and woke up and checked out to again go & check the village drive we had taken last night. So, this time in full daylight and some help from the villagers, we reached Neemrana where they told us the charges of 1700/- around per person for sightseeing the fort which included buffet lunch. But since, we thought it to be not worthy enough, we turned back and went on ahead to explore the surroundings. There were hills and villages on top of them and old time vibes which is totally different from the chaotic life of Delhi. There were herds of sheep, camels, horses and also a temple of ghost goddess! Apparently, they worship ghost goddess and it was my first experience of touring such a temple. It was hard to believe.
There were also roads on hills which served as an amazing off-roading track for our Ford ecosports.
On our way back to Delhi, we stopped at Anand restaurant and it was really well maintained and air-conditioned and the food was as explained earlier- tasty, high on quality and economical. It was really yummy! We ordered kadhai paneer, naan and lassi and bottles of water and all for 285/- for 3 people. But, NH-8 has Rao Dhabas to try and die for! Since we were dying of hunger, we stopped at Anand (which was also very good) but when on this route, one must try Rao Dhabas which are actually restaurants and were just few metres away from where we stopped. But anyways, there is always a next time!
So, like this we finished our 1N1D trip to Neemrana and it was quite fun and adventurous.