…To the Land of Sands (continued)

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…..So after the peaceful day at Bhangarh we headed to Jaipur for a night stay. We quickly sped to Polo Victory area where most of the hotels and lodges are located. After sufficient negotiation with Receptionist at various places we finally settled down at  Pink City Guest House which gave us an A/C room for 4  with Attached facilities at INR 800. We were determined not to spend a penny more than what is minimum required to spend in accommodation and things like that. They also gave our driver a small room at the cost of INR 100. He slept like a kumbhkaran after a long sleepless and continuous drive from Lucknow.

The morning at Pink City Guest House
The morning at Pink City Guest House

There needs to be a mention of what we had an amazing fun laughing, literally ROFLing  and watching Dinesh Karthik‘s 3 sixes in a row and then a sudden and awkward stumped out dismissal.I was desperately trying to prove the talent of this young batsman- wicket keeper and even got it almost approved when he had hit 3 sixes. But that was not my day when he got out in the most silly way one can. I don’t want to say anything more .. you can witness the fool yourself !

Beware … you are going to watch something which can lead to uncontrollable laugh riots which may lead you to death . I hereby, take no responsibility of any kind of mis-happening in any case.

Click on below link to watch his Awesomeness

Dinesh Kartik Awesome ! Slide down directly to 2: 30

We almost died the last night laughing, rolling and falling from the bed . Never would i attempt to bet so high on Dinesh, the awesome again. that’s for sure !

Anyways, talking about our trip we could not avoid paying a visit to Amer Quila also , because of the extra time we had. Although it was never in our plan to visit such place but we thought to reconsider it because we knew nobody among us will gonna come this far again. To our amazement, specially mine who had always seen Amber in the day light, the fort looked splendid in the night with a beautiful and pleasant light show spreading upon its huge walls.

The Amber Fort at Night
The Amber Fort at Night

Day 2 : So the next day we headed  for the place I have always been dreaming about for the last 4 years. The Sambhar Lake.  I always get mesmerized thinking about the vast plains the site offers us to walk, run, drive as fast as you can, listen to your favourite song, just lie down and think or  do whatever you want. The place is a huge piece of land with nothing but just salt. An amazing view of Sambhar Salt plains  awaits you when you go 80 kms after taking a right turn under the flyover at Dudu on Jaipur- Ajmer Highway. This place won’t ever disappoint you . Never !!

Delighted ...we were !
Delighted …we were !
A Marshy land ..filthy but fun to walk
A Marshy land ..filthy but fun to walk
hamare Pathak ji with his camera ...door ka shot lete hue
hamare Pathak ji with his camera …door ka shot lete hue
Tashani ;aundey
Tashani laundey !
A cool place to hang out .. Sambhar salt lake
A cool place to hang out .. Sambhar salt lake
A small Temple at the start of the plains
A small Temple at the start of the plains
The locals
The locals
Me and Rachit ...Pitch ka muyanyana karte hue
Me and Rachit …Pitch ka muyanyana karte hue
The wanderers
The wanderers
The Random Fun  continues
The Random Fun continues
Saini sahab ...not able to control his excitedness
Saini sahab …not able to control his excitedness
Aur hamare Maheshwari ji .. kya khoob andaaz!
Aur hamare Maheshwari ji .. kya khoob andaaz!

Phew…!!

It was nevertheless , one hell of a day i always thought of spending at place like Sambhar . Next time i plan to go out there on my own vehicle so that i can also do some test drive as they show in every car advertisement on TV.

At last while clicking all the beautiful pics around the lake … our dear pathak ji came up with some splendid snaps of silhoutte on the railways tracks . I love them so much !

Lost in the salts.
Lost in the salts.
Carriages of the abandoned Salt carrying Freight train ..splendid colours !
Carriages of the abandoned Salt carrying Freight train ..splendid colours !

and we called it a day while turning our Indica again on smooth roads of Ajmer Highway. Meanwhile, we had our dinner on some dhabha which was full of local spices in the curry we had, Ker Sangri and Sev Tamatar.

Ker Sangri
Ker Sangri
Delicious Sev Tamatar
Delicious Sev Tamatar

and so we finally slept in the back seats of overloaded Indica  almost unable to sense what was going on the roads, didn’t know how fast we were moving when finally the

BIGGEST

HURDLE OF

OUR  AMAZING JOURNEY

BOLTED IN !!!

… to be continued in next part !

Lord Huron, Irani Chai and Hyderabad

There has been so much happening in my life lately, and i am just acting as a stupid lazy ass not to write it down timely. And thus  getting them out of memory as they are passing away with time.

So this was just one day .. i was  thinking to jot  it down immediately when i get some new , all together different feeling, or amazing  kind of experience.

When i came to Hyderabad from lucknow, all i was thinking was about the special Biryani which i knew differs from the already tasted lucknow’s wahid biryani , of which i had been a fan of for the last two years. Even the waiter at wahid knew , what would i take , whenever i reach there and sat down on the second table on the left. But, No !! it’s not about the biryani i am going to talk .  I have already devoted a special space for it in my earlier blog. This particular affection is for three things i am going crazy about theses days which are trying to grab my mind out of everything which can try to pull me up . Okay, you guessed it right from the Title of this post. But let me explain how that can amaze  you too !!

English: Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani
English: Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lord Huron: Of Lately, one of the finest band from U.S. that i have listen to . When i listen to them , i can shamelessly say that i don’t understand the accent in which way they sing but i can surely feel the vibes. The jingling , the musical note, the freshness in vocals  all make you so happy and energizing  that you could actually be dancing to their tunes. Below is one of their song from album lonesome dreams. I am sure you will get it what i’ve been feeling all these days thorugh listening them.

Irani Chai : An INR 10 delight in any neighbourhood restaurant in Hyderabad. So perfectly cooked, perfectly added sugar, an apt amount of milk in it and some special ingredients which i have been trying to still figure out in my own way by asking the tea  maker at these restaurants. All i know is that i have got addicted to it right from the first day i have it when i landed in secunderabad early in the morning and had a sip of it with osmania Biscuit. My friend, recommends me to go to Nimrah cafe  at charminar which he says serves the best Irani Chai in the old city. I am just waiting for the time to let me go there once . I am dying to take a sip of it!

Irani Chai
Irani Chai

 

and finally Hyderabad : Hyderabad is some place which i suppose can take the place of Lucknow if i get a chance to solo travel it. It’s a city bustling with all the ingredient i ever liked. A perfect blend of food, places to go around, and highly rich culture. A thing which is highly turning me on is the use of Hindi language by the Hyderabadi People. Everytime i hear a Hyderabadi person speaking Hindi, i just learn that he should be innocent. A distorted grammar in own peculiar way is something creates an amazing thing to listen to.

DeLhI-6

If you are in delhi and you haven’t given a visit to Chandni chowk then it can be said that your trip was useless.The Best part-The typical Indian -can be found only at CC.The thing which we always say about india that India is Secular,democratic,social,and prosperous,religious,Yes all of these words make their meaning in Delhi-6 only.

A view of lal qila
A view of lal qila
Nai Sarak
Nai Sarak

Lots of people, lots of colours,lots of variety of foods,every kind of temple,every kind of taste,every kind of mind,every kind of fashion.Those narrow alleys with every kind of vehicle being parked in there and still children playing gully cricket in that congested area with dreams of becoming sachin Tendulkar.

Sheesh Ganj Gurdwara
Sheesh Ganj Gurdwara

we have  mighty RedFort and jama masjid(the biggest in  indian subcontinent, i think)showing their esteemed presence from every corner and then  Sheesh ganj standing tall at the chowk.And you never know what could be there for you in the electronics market.When you come to Nai Sarak ,the all time crowd makes it the Busiest Sarak i think with any kind of books and sarees.

and when it comes to  food ,you just name it  you’ll get it.Be it  south indian to North ,chinese to junk food .Non-Vegetarian can have a real delight here at Al karim ,the finest in its mutton recipes in whole delhi.

Special Thaali
Special Thaali

What I think of Chandni chowk is that it is the place which can truly depict the Real india an its people.Beacauseits not only the place …but the people and their behaviour toward each other that makes the heart of delhi.Different religions but still the one Chandni chowk …yes that is Delhi-6