With Dasara holidays for my son from today for a week, we wanted to go somewhere for a small vacation. My initial plan was to go to Bangkok – idea was to combine it with a business conference there and then extend it for next few days for vacation. Unfortunately, that conference got cancelled a week back and I was left scrambling for options. With only a week left, the usual international locations got mentioned and dropped due to lack of time to plan and book – including Nepal (maybe next time I will do this), Malaysia & Singapore (we have been there), HongKong (I am going there for few days this month-end) and Dubai (there is no sightseeing apart from shopping I was told). So it has to be within India.
We have been to many places in South India including almost all the favourites. Our memorable once were those to Mysore (especially the Palace), Kabini, Hoysala (Hasan), Kumarakom & Coorg. So we wanted some other place, the only condition being it got to have something that interests a 5-year old (my son). So after many arguments between myself and my wife over the places (Sikkim, Shimla, Darjeeling, Andaman Islands, Gwalior, Goa featured in our deliberations) we picked up “Rajasthan” and managed to get rooms booked with “The Trident” in both places. So finally we have started our trip today to Jaipur and then to Udaipur.