Here’s another one from my book of #TravelDiaries. To tell you the truth this is where it all started.
It was in the month late May when I decided to explore Rajasthan with my girl friends but as it turned out the plan was getting called off due to their prior commitments. The plan was going on and off since quite a long time so I finally decided to go along with my mother. Something for the Mother-Daughter time ha ;) !!
I was lucky enough to drag one of my bestie in this plan of mine and by lucky means she helped a lot in planning as we had decided that we will plan this on our own without any help of Travel Agents and it was my 1st trip, out of state, planning on my own.
It was June when we actually started deciding what to do and where to go and what to see. Rajasthan is a huge state with lot of history and royalty so we decided to visit Mount Abu – Udaipur – Jaipur.
It was not easy to get trains as you need to book tickets 2-3 months prior if you want to visit any touristy place in India as trains get full pretty soon plus if there are continuous Holidays on those dates then it’s even more difficult . So our plan to visit Abu 1st was all because of the availability of the train (that too we had to change train from Ahmadabad )
We decided to book a room through Oyo Rooms as it was our 1st experience as planning on our own and we did not want to take any risk regarding our security. As it turned out it was a pretty good room that we booked (not to mention the Hot Bellboy that we had at our service J ). Oyo Rooms and Goibibo have Tie-ups with many hotels in Abu so you could easily get good rooms online. We hired a cab to help us roam around as travelling to Guru Shikhara is quite hectic.
Places that we visited were
Nakki Lake and Market
Achalgarh Jain Tirth
Bramha Kumaris Garden
And FYI - DO NOT keep all your mobile phones in car and visit the Dilwara Temple. When we went to visit the temple we came to know that Mobile and Cameras were not allowed inside or you have to submit them at the entrance, so we left all our belongings in car and when we returned we couldn’t find our driver or the car. This place is always crowded with tourists and has parking issues. We were unable to call our driver as the mobile was in car and we could not remember his number. But the drivers there had pretty strong network so they were able to identify our driver and his car by the feeble description we provided.
Lesson Learned !!!