Our Travel Plan
For the great driving challenge we have charted out a route to suit the requirements of the challenge. The carefully planned 3000 km route to spread over 10 days that we propose to take is Mumbai – Valsad – Ahmedabad – Udaipur - Kota – Ajmer – Jaipur – New Delhi – Agra – Gwalior – Ujjain – Dhule – Nasik - Mumbai Detailing our plan a bit, we envision beginning at Mumbai, the Maximum city onto NH8 towards Valsad. After a short dip at the local Tithal beach and passing past the numerous banayan trees of Valsad we would reach the totally Gujarati city of Ahemdabad. Exploration of the city of Ahmed Shah and a good fill of authentic gujju thali and we will be all kicking to shoot the famous and attractive chestnut brown Asiatic at the Rann of Kutch, one of the largest wildlife sanctuary (With our point and shoot Digi cam of course!). The next destination will be Udaipur, the city of lakes and Venice of East which was very recently voted the world's best city for travellers in 2009 in an online poll. The palaces’ architecture and the lakes will charm us enough for us to hold on longer but the journey will only get exciting as we will drive towards Kota, the education city and to us the place to gorge on the world’s best Pyaz Kachhoris! We will then drive towards Ajmer, paying our respect to the Almighty at the Dargah to help us win the Challenge! The next in line will be the pink city which is a misnomer because of the splash of a riot of bandhani colors that meets the eye at Jaipur! Shopping for some Leheriyas and Kundan jewellery at the local meena bazzar and we will be echoing, Delhi ab dur nahi! We’re sure, that the aroma of alu tikkis and chole bhature will fill our senses even before we cross the tolls of the grand New Delhi A quick bite there and our recent marriage will get to witness the wonder of Taj, made immemorial by lovers like us across the world pining to glance at it lost in love. Now onto NH3 we would halt next at the strategically located Gwalior in the northern grid to appreciate the Mughal Architecture and the rustic old town. Driving further down we will next step into the holy city of Ujjain onto Dhule and then to the wine capital of India, Nasik to drive back to the city of our dreams, Mumbai!