We've just got back from a lovely weekend break. The hubby & I drove down to Kesroli, Rajasthan for a few days. It was a mini road trip of sorts. We stayed at the amazing Kesroli Hill Fort Resort and used it as a base from where we took in some of the sights nearby.
It was a magical weekend and a much needed break for both of us, and one that I've been looking forward to for ages. We were to do this trip in February, but ended up cancelling because I was stuck in bed with a bad back. So I held my breath and crossed my fingers until were on our way.
The drive to Kesroli was lovely, except for a tiny traffic jam on the dreaded NH8, just after Hero Honda Chowk. But once we got on to the Rajasthan state highway, the drive was a dream. After the toll at Bhiwadi, it was blue skies, smooth roads and golden wheat fields that brought to mind Sting's Fields of Gold.
"Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold"
The words of this song has been buzzing in my head since the moment I first laid eyes on the golden wheat fields that went on for as far as the eye could see.
I'm going to share all the lovely sights we saw on this trip soon, as well as all the images I clicked of the lovely Kesroli Fort, a beautiful heritage hotel that's part of the Neemrana group. But before all that I wanted to post some images of rural life that captivated me on this trip.
I fell in love with the wheat fields that were tinged golden under the rays of the sun. And I went a little crazy clicking pictures in a desperate attempt to capture that feeling of contentment that I felt as I gazed on them. It's funny that so often when we travel, we get caught up in the itinerary, ticking of the places on our list we planned to see. But sometimes it's the journey itself, the random sights that we come across while on our way to our 'destination' that end up making the trip unforgettable.
[All images- Shalini Pereira]
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