Drive to neemrana – A memory for 26th Jan

Posted: January 27, 2010 in Friends 4 Life

Only a day before my bestest friend had called, while we chit chatted our ways to glory, there popped an idea in her mind. Lets hit the road, its 26th Jan winters, awesome weather, and i couldnt stop myself from knowing more :o)

So well. Finally it was decided.Neemrana Fort Palace it is. It is known to be Rajasthan’s closest palace from Delhi, & is among India’s oldest heritage resorts.
Only 122 kms , situated on Delhi – Jaipur Highway. The best getaway we could think of for a day trip !!

We had our company ready, the 3 musketeers were back again :-)

And since i love driving, it had to be my car :-| ( not to mention : Also cuz mine runs on CNG :P ) So it was decided, i pick up musketeer 2 from Ashram and we pick up musketeer 3 from Gurgaon and we are on our way to the palace.

So as decided, I leave at 8 am, and woahh.. it doesn’t get any foggier than this . I swear,the only thing that was visible to me that time was my car steering and NOTHING beyond it, not even the car bonnet, forget about the road . I thought it was a bad idea to leave that early but it was 26th Jan, the roads were deserted. My chances of hitting another car on the road was abt 80% less than on any other usual day :) However, the real challenge lied in figuring out where the road really headed !!
So ya, pretty much about 10 kms of drive at a speed of 5km/hr and i was still in delhi without any musketeers to accompany. Arghh, the day had only started.

I could see a lil now, sunshine is a bliss- i realized that moment !! Almost reaching ashram to pick my musketeer 2 and woof .. got a flat tyre. God’s way of telling- If you can’t change your punctured tyre, Life wont be any easy, not even on a national holiday :)
Dragged my car to the nearest gas station, found a puncture wala to my surprise. God bless his family, my musketeer had reached there too. God bless his too :)
It was 9.30 and as scheduled,i should have crossed gurgaon by then. God’s way of telling – Guys, schedules don’t work on a republic day !!
So tyre done, musketeer 2 in the car with me and we are on our way to pick musketeer 3 ( the brainchild of the neemrana plan ).
Fog had come back now, like a revengeful evil. But we had 2 pair of eyes to beat it , little relief.
Somehow managed to reach Gurgaon by 10.30am and musketeer 3 was furious already. The only way to calm her down was..well… not that difficult .. just ensure you are entirely stupid and cracking the sickest jokes ever and it would keep her happy and busy :)
The drive was fun, the cold breeze added the flavor.
And just when everything was going good and at a pace of 110 km/hr , out of nowhere, a little puppy popped out on the middle of the road. God’s way of telling – Guys, It may look small but it will screw you hard :)
My car brakes and all the filmy skits came into action and yayy !! it was no less than a feeling of feeling like a hero ( after some shock and crazy heartbeats ofcourse!! )
The fort was here – beautiful, huge, silent, old and serene.

Couple of hours, and we had clicked all the possible angles and inclinations of the fort :) We loved the palace, and were starving. Lunch per head costs 1100 Rs, are you kidding me ? God’s way of telling – there are no free lunches in the world, and guys, you would need a credit card for this one :)

The day was well spent, and the drive back was even more fun. Just when we started calculating the exact time we would take to head back, struck a horrendous traffic jam which was uptil some 4-5 kms ahead of us. My musketeers’ devil minds back in action again and my Santro turned into a shocker proof SUV , diverting on the parallel under construction road. Since it was a national holiday, i guess the workers weren’t there and we managed to freak out every possible vehicle stuck in the jam seeing us passing them by in a flash of a second!! And in no time, we were back in delhi with a heroic glow on each of our faces.

“As they say, the real fun lies in the journey itself and not the destination.”


  1. Ruchi says:

    Interesting read, so must’ve been a very interesting trip as well.

    Keep writing..good work, hon!

  2. kanikasapra says:

    thanks ruchi. glad u liked it. the trip was indeed very interesting !! ;)

  3. Gaurav says:

    Interesting narration…! sure it was as fun as it reads.. good going

  4. mohitsbook says:

    add one more musketeer if u have space… :P

    really went thru the motions as you described them… kudos… :)

  5. Sakhi says:

    Came over form Mahak’s blog… welcome to WP! :)

  6. Came here though Mahak’s :D

    wow! heard about the fog, must have been tough..but hey, must been fun trying to drive in it ;)

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