Road trip to Rajasthan from Delhi with an infant !!
Two weeks on road in Rajasthan from New Delhi ended up at home today in Delhi..A first for me as I was travelling with Meher (my eight month daughter) and ,my wife Jasraman…What initially was an endless debate of whether to do it or not ended up being one of the most memorable trip…In between changing diapers, taking pictures,chasing peacocks, not missing being online ,preparing food,meeting some unsung heros and doing some 2000 odd kilometers on a road trip ,we once again realised how essential it is for us to do such trips..
A road along the desert,Rajasthan
Stopped by a Peacock
So folks have been asking us , how did we manage it ?
What all did we carry ?
What about the baby ?
First and foremost, we were worried on how Meher would take such a trip. But luckily she was quite a happy camper during the entire road trip. Even in the long distances for eg Bikaner to Shekawati, she was quite at peace. We also were carrying pillow and blanket , so made the back of the seat as makeshift bed while on the road.
Of course we were carrying a lot of stuff with us ( read here) , but luckily our Swift was quite accommodating and spacious for all .Though Jasraman was fantastic at planning and preparing for the road trip it still meant we had to fit it well within the car . We carried many utensils with us in order to cook on the road for Meher and make tea/coffee for us .
On the road, Fatehgarh
The best part of this trip was staying in villages , checking out Haveli, and visiting relatively unknown places around Jaipur and meeting a lot of interesting people. In Jaipur we stayed at a wonderful Airbnb ( more about it later) ,while in Shekawati we discovered a new small town called Churi Ajitgarh where we stayed overnight to some great hospitality .
Dundlod , Shekawati
My favourite part of the trip was Bikaner and around. Being closer to the desert it gave an old world charm . The NH 11 from Sikar to Bikaner is an absolute delight ( much better than Delhi-Jaipur highway I felt) .And Bikaner as a city has plenty of food options as well as interesting things to do around ( for example ra temple a Deshnoke)
Deshnoke is some thirty kms from Bikaner.
A Haveli in Shekawati
We did realsie the villages are alive and living life is an incredible blessing. And travelling with a baby can be much fun. Onwards to our next trip
A peacock crosses the village road in Siyana