I haven’t travelled since March and I can’t wait to go on a proper trip. With things opening up in India – I have been tempted to plan a trip to the hills nearby. But with corona numbers still so high, I have had my apprehensions. To see if travelling given the current circumstances is a good idea – I decided to ease myself back into travel mode with a weekend outing to a Fort Palace resort. Me, my sister and my friend decided to drive it to the Fort Palace which is about 3 hours drive from Delhi. The fort palace is located on top of a hill in the Tijara region of Rajasthan. The idea was to spend two days just relaxing in the palace and not head out anywhere. We weren’t expecting a lot of people since this resort is less popular than the nearby Neemrana Fort but boy were we wrong. The resort’s 50 rooms were more or less booked!
We arrived and after a quick temperature check were escorted to our room. Our room was incredibly cute and divided into two parts – a main bedroom and a smaller side room with a balcony. The fun part about the Tijara Fort Palace is that each room’s interiors have been done up by different artists and designers in their own unique way – so no two rooms are the same. Our room was designed by Rajasthani artist Nandan who did up our room to represent Jaipur.
We explored most of the palace during sunset and early morning to try and avoid the crowd.
The Fort Palace
I loved the break – I definitely needed a getaway. Staying at home for so long for someone like me that used to travel a lot has been a bummer. But it is extremely imperative to ensure you take proper measures if the country you are in is still grappling with the pandemic.
My Experience Travelling During The Pandemic: We chose to travel by our own vehicle which was quite safe. The hotel did do temperature checks of all people prior to check-in but obviously that isn’t full proof. During meals, we found the restaurants to be crowded and little to no social distancing being maintained which was scary. After our first meal, we made sure we were the first people in the restaurant so that we could eat and leave before other people showed up. People were obviously there to get a break and relax – so most chose to roam around mask less in public areas – which was kind of annoying. We too were mask less whenever we found a public nook just for ourselves but not if people were around.
My Takeaways: Road trips are the way to go to minimize contact. Definitely book your own private Airbnb/accommodation to ensure minimal interaction with people. If staying in a hotel, then avoid meals in the restaurants and order room service. Definitely book a good hotel with proper santization and cleanliness.
Have you travelled in the post pandemic world? Where did you go and did you find it safe to travel?
Stay safe and travel safer! ♥️
Disclaimer: *Travel is not a necessity given the current circumstances. But it’s okay to get a break if you can do so safely without putting people around you at risk.*
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