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Old 8th January 2020, 16:21   #16
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Great thread, Shreyas! Thanks for sharing.

The OYO debacle is alarming. I mean, how can they still run business if they are having such an approach. I normally stick to Goibibo for my hotel bookings most of the time, but given how these hotels are responding to the aggregator bookings, I think we should start calling the hotels to reconfirm the booking in their records before starting a journey. Such a sad state of affairs.
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Day 3: Kumbhalgarh to Anand.

It was a cold night at Kumbhalgarh. There weren't any facilities like a heater and extra blankets were chargeable. However, we opted for two extra blankets.

We woke up at 0630 and started driving to Anand at 0700. During our back journey, we wanted to avoid Udaipur. We decided to go by the longer but faster route via Palanpur.

It was a pleasant morning.

A lake at Kumbhalgarh.
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Outskirts of Kumbhalgarh.
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We had to catch NH27 but before that, we passed through some of the amazing areas full of green fields and mountains.

Before NH27
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Before NH27
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The road to NH27 passed through some of the remote villages. There wasn't any kind of food joint or fuel bunk. We left Kumbhalgarh without breakfast, so all of us were Hungry. Once we reach NH27, we stopped at a local Dhaba for much-needed breakfast.

At a Local Dhaba.
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After breakfast, we maintained good speed on well-maintained and smooth NH27. Somewhere around Sirohi, we toyed with the idea to have a quick visit to Mt. Abu. But for all of us, the next day was a working day and it was advisable to reach home and take rest to face the next working day.

Somewhere around Sirohi.
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Road to home.
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We reached home at 1800.

Overall, we had an amazing road trip and covered some of the remote parts of Rajsthan ( Mewar Region). Ziva too had a great time and enjoyed the trip to the fullest. Yes, We missed some sights and attractions, but We are sure that, we are going to come back to Udaipur.

Rajasthan is a big state. Historically it was divided into many regions like Mewar, Marwar, Dhundhar, Shekhavati, , etc. based on different languages, cultures, and traditions. I want to see and explore Rajasthan based on these regions to get the exact idea of this amazing state. In this trip, we (tried to) covered the Mewar region. The next could be the Marwar region, which includes Jodhpur and the districts of Barmer, Jalore, Nagaur, Pali, and parts of Sikar.

Some tips for Travellers:
  • Spare at least 2 nights and 3 days for Udaipur city to do proper justice to this amazing city.

  • Use two-wheelers or local auto-rickshaw for sightseeing inside the old city areas. Auto-Rickshaws guys give package on the base of sights and hours.

  • Hiring a guide is a good idea but bargain well before finalizing. They"ll take you to some handicraft shop and force you to buy something from that handicraft shop.

  • The best time to visit the Udaipur city is during the winter season, ranging from September till February. However, Please avoid Diwali and Christmas Holidays.

  • Vintage Car Museum is an awesome place for us BHPians.

  • Try local food, its amazing.

  • In the case of the Palace or Fort visit, you"ll have to walk. Always wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk.

  • Don't Discuss Padmavat movie with Locals. Especially in the Mewar region.

  • Don't miss Sound and light show at forts. They are amazing and full of information.

Good write-up with all the details about it... Take a few notes about the hotel booking as well.
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Great thread, Shreyas! Thanks for sharing.

The OYO debacle is alarming.
Thanks, R-Six.
Yes, it is, OYO's Social Media pages are full of these kinds of complaints. I raised my compliant to the highest authority. They are going to process the refund of my payment. I am not going to use OYO anymore.

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Good write-up with all the details about it... Take a few notes about the hotel booking as well.
Thanks, pd_scorpio.
The name of hotels are mentioned and detailed reviews are posted on Google and TripAdvisor.
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Overall, we had an amazing road trip and covered some of the remote parts of Rajsthan ( Mewar Region)
A great write-up, thanks for sharing
I had gone to Rajasthan with my folks as well, during the Christmas holidays. And I could relate to some of the experiences that you have outlined

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Hiring a guide is a good idea but bargain well before finalizing. They"ll take you to some handicraft shop and force you to buy something from that handicraft shop.
Very true. And what we found out later, that the guides will have some pre-decided arrangement with the shops. But, I guess, this practice is omnipresent.

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Don't Discuss Padmavat movie with Locals. Especially in the Mewar region.
You have nailed this one
The local guys have a big grudge with Shahid Kapoor also. One of the guides even said that their own local "boy" is taller, more handsome and looks the Rajput part much better as compared to the chotu Shahid!
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Thanks for reviewing this. Wanting to visit Rajasthan for long time.

BTW why no thar desert ?
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Superb writeup Shreyas. Great attention to detail. Lovely pics. Totally enjoyed reading it.
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A great write-up, thanks for sharing

Thanks, Joshmachine.
In my case, I got an aggressive guide in Chittor Fort, who was not even ready to listen to anything about Padmavat movie.

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Thanks for reviewing this. Wanting to visit Rajasthan for long time.

BTW why no thar desert ?
Thanks, D33-PAC.
As I mentioned above, I am planning to cover Rasthan region wise. The Thar Desert is Jodhpur, Pokhran, Jaisalmer and surrounding area. I am planning to do it in the next phase.

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Superb writeup Shreyas. Great attention to detail. Lovely pics. Totally enjoyed reading it.
Thanks, smileline. And welcome to the forum.
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