Friday, July 26, 2013

My Memorable Road trip!

A life lived monotonously 
has no value until and unless
it has experiences of adventure 

                                                                    -Simran Kaur

My mother is the most adventurous person in our family. She loves exploring new places and past histories. I, a studious or you may call a boring one who likes to sit at home and spend the whole holidays behind the books or other things but it has been my mother who helped me to raise my interest to know and learn about the life at other ends. She says, ''Tell me, how would be a life without experiences and that too lived monotonous?? ''
You're absolutely right mom!
Last year we planned our trip to the City of Lakes, Udaipur 

We were four members, My mom- dad, elder brother and myself. We had a train from Gorakhpur to Kota on January 16, 2012 and we reached there on 17th by late morning. We stayed at my bua's place, since they had a busy schedule so we decided to visit places by our own self rather disturbing their schedule. We had a car 
Honda Accord and by 2:00 PM 

we set on to visit the Gurudwara to have baba ji's blessing where the shooting of film Machis took place.
'Spirituality within says
remember the God always'
We had our langar there. The next was Chambal garden 

A statue at Chambal garden               
      'I have no speech but...yet I have my expressions that speaks better'
It is believed that the person who drinks the water of Chambal river develops a feeling of revenge!
'I am wide and flowing
always there to serve you 
with kindness and love!'
sunset scene at Chambal Garden
'A ray of hope shines 
Intertwine will and power 
makes wonder at times' 
We enjoyed the boating and the natural fascinating beauty of that place.
The next we proceeded to visit Balaji temple which is about 1 km from Chambal garden. The temple was so beautiful and that was the first time I visited to Balaji's temple.
'Dear God, you're the most close to my heart
the spirituality within me is devoted to only you
For it gives me inner peace and strength'

On the same night we had our train from Kota to Udaipur. We reached there on January 18th 2012 by early morning, there we stayed at my uncle's place. He is sweet and generous that he greeted us with a warm welcome and went along with us to see the beauty of Udaipur in his wonderful car Duster.

 As we had planned to stay there for just two days so we decided to not waste our time. I'd already gathered information about the places we had to visit and I was damn excited to see City Palace built by the Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559.
But before that we had our visit to few more places in the way...
Saheliyon- ki- bari , lies in the northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks built by Maharana Bhopal Singh.The thought was to form an illusion of rain dancing in cadence with dancing maids.
Saheliyon- ki- bari
'I peep out with soft rush to attract your sight
but you know what actually there are some reasons confines' 

The Kings used to enjoy around the pools and fountains of this garden.There is a small museum too exhibiting the huge collection of royal households.
'Lush of green
surrounds beauty and charm'


Lake Palace (Jag Niwas)

It was originally built as a royal summer palace, but is now a luxury 5 Star hotel
Mahedra Singh Mewar(the Royal
 Family of Udaipur),is the current ruler of the city.
Pierre Loti, a French writer, described Jag Niwas as "slowly moldering in the damp emanations of the lake."  
The king's palace
 aristocracy continues
 fascination of your thoughts
 are found realistic here

 Rajput hero Maharana Pratap 
Moti Magri or Pearl HillAtop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favourite horse "Chetak".
In pride with dedication
and an extreme believe 
to 'fight for  yourself and right'

Vivid vivacity 
Casting verve 
Engrossing me with its beauty and calmness !

Blooming 
                   Beauty

 The next day we set for City Palace
City Palace in Udaipur
The City Palace in Udaipur was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding
The royal heritage 
rolled with uncountable
histories of pride and dignity

my click from rope way

covered in mist and gloom

Beautiful miniature paintings on the walls and roofs of City palace

Since they were Suryavanshi they used to have their lunch after worshiping the Sun and on cloudy days they used to worship here. 

Beautiful view of Udaipur City from City Palace
I don't reside in a crowd
In fact, the crowd reside in me
An outlook of City Palace

Their kitchen

Chetak the favorite horse of Maharana Pratap had made to wear a structure similar to an elephant's trunk so that during the battles the elephants of enemies could not recognize and attack.
And we had our return on 19th
It was the most adventurous, exciting and thrilling trip I ever had and yet a perfect one !

This post is an entry to The Perfect Road Trip contest with Ambipur in association with Indiblogger. 



Image courtesy - by the Author of My Friendship

22 comments:

  1. A memorable journey!
    You have taken some wonderful shots!
    All the best!

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    1. :-)
      Happy liked my clicks...
      Thanks dear, Indrani :)

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  2. Its really a perfect trip...

    beautifully captured photos and nice write-up

    thanks simran...

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    1. Super glad after reading your comment :)
      thanks dear

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  3. Udaipur is a lovely destination Simran! Best of luck for the contest!

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    1. Thank you so much for the wishes :-)

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  4. Your mom says right! I can’t image what a life it would be without traveling or visiting places... just like you my mom also a home bird, only on my compulsion or no way leaving me alone she travels with me.

    Hope u haven’t drink the water of Chambal. Lol... It sounds really an interesting trip and you have captured some marvelous photos esp. I love the views, garden and palace. The elephant trunk on horse idea impresses. Btw. Thanks for this photo tour. Keep it up and bring more on your travel life :)

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      Hahah..Actually I had :D
      Glad you liked this photo tour :) :)
      Will keep sharing the adventures of my life time to time.
      Thanks for such a lovely comment.

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  5. Great post Simran! I like the places you chose, the car and the pictures. Best of luck with the contest :)

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  6. Wonderful post dear, loved the quote with which you started it.. And then went on to take us through a pictorial journey through one of my favorite places that I am yet to explore. Sending across all my best wishes to you :)

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    1. Reading your words makes me fly :) :)
      Thank you so much Arti dear for the best wishes...they are precious :)
      lots of love to u! <3

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  7. I am glad u shared your adventure with us :)

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  8. Nice read . All the best for the contest .

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    1. Glad you had a nice read :)
      thank you!

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  9. you really got me interested to this place Simran..
    I'll visit it someday..

    Keep writing honeybunch !!

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      Glad to do so dear..
      I'd say..u must! :D

      Best wishes and Care

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  10. Nice... i think u enjoyed a lot nice pixs...

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    1. Yes dear, it's the best trip I had so far :) :)
      thank you, Annamptla :)

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~Simran