Jaisalemer Fort, more commonly known as the Golden Fort or the Sonar Killa…
Along with a glimpse of the local market…
Day 2 : Ahmedabad – Jodhpur | 470km | 7hrs
Road Condition : 4/5
Ahmedabad – Pindwara – 4 lane , Excellent Tarmac | Traffic : No traffic at all after Palanpur.
Pindwara – Pali – 2 Lane , Hopeless road, Lots of invisible speed breakers. 4 laning work going on… | Traffic : Moderate
Pali – Jodhpur – 2 lane, Excellent Tarmac | Traffic : Sparse
Once you cross Mehsana, you start getting the feel of desert. Babool trees all around, dusty winds, sparse traffic, cattle roaming on road near water tanks or wells.
Thought to visit Mt.Abu, but thinking that I still had to cover a long distance ahead, refrained and went ahead to reach Jodhpur at around 6.30pm
Day – 3
Jodhpur – Local Sight – seeing
Umaid Bhavan Palace
The Rolce Royce in the Maharaja’s Garage 😉
Kaas…Well known as the Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra. But actually its a plateau situated near Satara, around 130km from Pune. Follow the link for the route to Kaas from Pune.
The best time to visit Kaas is particularly after monsoon. Late August & Septembar being the ideal season, Kaas attracts a lot of crowd during this time. So to get some isolation, try to make it on a weekday. A sincere request, if you are visiting this place dont stamp on the flowers please. A lot of tourist are doing so and destroying the natural wonder littering around and plucking the flowers. Be responsible and act like educated people.
Though the plateau is almost barren for the rest of the year, during monsoon, the plateau blooms up with of flowers, with a few rarest of varieties ever seen. The plateau is rich in minerals, which are necessary for these flowering plants to survive.
Enjoy the treat…