Sometimes, unplanned trips turn out to be the most memorable ones. On the weekend, me and two other co-fellows, Bhoomika and Lekshmy, had ventured out on one such trip to Jodhpur.
I rushed to the local bus-stop at Bikaner to catch a bus after completing my work at double productivity and booked a home-stay at a village called “Salawas”, 25 km from Jodhpur. Our host graciously accepted to pick us up from the NH 62 highway as we were going to reach late in the night. The girls reached the place at 2 AM in the night and all three of us headed to the host’s place. After a never ending gossip, we decided to sleep at 5 and not miss out the morning fun.We got up to this wonderful view of the place.
After having the tasty home-made paranthas with lehsun ka achaar, we headed out on a village safari. The first place we went to, was a house of a local farmer who had 17 bigas of cultivated land.
After this “educational” visit, we headed out to a local pottery house
After buying few goodies, we visited the local house, where block printing is done.
We headed out on spotting a black-buck. After a long and tiring search, we could finally spot one. We tried a great deal to get a snap of this rare beauty. Also, a famous celebrity had apparently hunted a black buck in this village and the villagers staged a protest after the incident.
We headed out to a local woman’s house to see the authentic thatched huts after spotting the blackbuck.
We went home for lunch and had the local Rajasthan cuisine which had bajri ki roti, kadi and kair sangri. I learnt the true Rajasthani style of eating where you crush the roti and mix it with kadi. The food tastes great when you chuck the elite way of eating. After the lunch, we went to our rooms to pack our bags and check out and then we spotted this. It was just the icing on the cake.
We headed back to Jodhpur to catch our return buses. We left the place with beautiful memories, witnessed the best hospitality, and yes snakes of course.