Travel To Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks….How?

Hello Guys,

The Response I got From you all In my Last Post Was Amazing.

So, I thought lemme WRITE A NEW ONE

AND

Here it is

I Started my Rajasthan Trip on the 8th Of March 2020 & I came back home on 22nd March in the Morning.

Which lasted for 14 days, in which I covered 7 cities and spent on;y #30 [3700 Rupee]

Before Starting my Rajasthan Trip I started Posting on My Social Media Handles about the trip.

In the Image, I’m basically asking people to host me at their place for a night or 2

A few people shared the post which increased the post’s visibility & I got in touch with 2-3 guys from Rajasthan.

Basically the first few hooks of a chain got connected & for the next 14 days I went on to stay with friends of those friends.

[That’s How It Works In india]

Find a Friend in a City & He maybe have someone in the next city you’re heading towards & they can host you

It was a Very Simple Pattern for me to figure out

BUT

What’s that $100 Thing?

Oh

My Rajasthan trip was a Challenge for myself in which I Tried to show those students who just appeared in 12th Board Exams that you can travel Cheap.

As I was Traveling with just $100 in my Pocket

WHY?

Almost 80-90% of the Students Don’t know what to choose as a career or even how to figure it out.

You guys might know that since I started traveling my opinions are vastly changed, something which eventually affected my behaviour.

Along with that, improvements in business/personal life also came.

And I’m advocating it If Students got to travel for 30-50 days after the Board Exams.

At least 50% of them will come back home with something that they would love to pursue in their life.

I want them to explore life:

  • Climb Mountains
  • Sleep at railway Stations
  • Stay In Slums
  • Observe Village Life
  • Go to Big Corporate Companies
  • Be a helping hand to Factory Workers
  • Travel In Train
  • Hitchhike
  • Work at a Farm
  • Spend Sleep-less nights
  • Have a 5 Rupee Tea

Most of them will be able to connect with the real-life & they’ll get a 360-degree view of it.

But as they’re students & they have budget issues

So,

Basically I took the challenge to show those students that you can travel for 50 days in a tight budget & try to find that “One Thing” which you would like to do for the rest of your life.

BUT

I had to “STOP” my journey in the middle due to corona virus.

Although I was able to Complete 14 days in a budget of $50

Before showing you my Timeline I want to show you this

  1. Hitchhiking In Truck From Rewari until Sahapura [170 KMs]
Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

2. At Khatu Shyam Mandir In Rajasthan

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

3. Traveling In a Train During my Rajasthan Trip

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

4. When Total Strangers Became Friends In Just couple of Hours

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

5. Meeting an Old Fakir At Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

6. The Family Who Lives In Sariska Forest Range with Tigers

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

7. Tribal Community Of Rajasthan

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

8. Found Old Version Of MySelf

9. Eating Famous Rajasthani Food Daal-Bhati Churma

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

10. Found 65 Year Old Sword For my Next Battle haha

11. Found Another Poet In Alwar

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

12. Quiet Peace-full Up Above the Hills

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

13. I’m too good with my Pose Specially In a Royal Palace

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

14. Move haha

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

15. Eating World Famous Lemon Kachorri In Alwar

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

16. My Visit to the Marble Powder Dump-Yard

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

17. Sitting at “Marwar Junction” Railway Station

Traveled In Rajasthan In $50 For 2 Weeks....How?

As I told you I started my journey back on the 8th of March 2020 & it ended on 22nd of March [7 AM] on the “Janta Curfew” Day in India.

So, I hope now you’re ready to be bombarded with a lot of information coming your way.

Day 1

Done Hitchhiking For 250 KMs

Expenditure was 195 Indian Rupee [$3] and all of it was Travel Expenses apart from a 10 Rupee Chai [Tea]

I Went To a place name as “Khatu Shyam Ji” In Rajasthan

Almost 5-7 Million People visited the place just 2 days ago.

As a Cultural reference, It’s a Fair which takes place every year during March.

Apart from this I didn’t see anything much left over there

Day 2

I was ready for my next city which was “Pushkar” for the Holi Celebration.

I started my day by eating a Kochhori followed by a 20 KMs of Hitchhiking & I Spent like 265 Indian Rupee In Total & around 9 PM I was in Pushkar.

After changing 2 Different Trains & Using Ola Bike Services.

& In next 3 Hours I decided that I didn’t wanna to come back here in Pushkar ever in my Life.

WHY?

I made a Video about it & You can watch it

Day 3

I Left Pushkar.

I went to Ajmer Sharif “The World Famous Dargah” and Spent 248 Rupees that day.

Although When I was in Dargah I met a Guy & Wrote a Short Story about him on my Facebook Profile.

Then I Went to the “Railway Station”, Picked my Bags from the locker room and Headed Towards Alwar with an Un-reserved Ticket in my hand.

After 5 minutes I found myself roaming around the railway station looking for a suitable place to sit & work.

Trains were available for Alwar but I didn’t want to go in the night otherwise I would have reached Jaipur in the middle of the night & I wouldn’t have any place to go other than a Hotel.

As you know I was on a Budget.

So, Couldn’t do that

Luckily I found a waiting room at the Railway Station but It was an “AC” waiting room.

Basically the people with confirmed or Waiting “AC Coach” Tickets can enter it.

I went in & a guy with grey hair and shaky hands stopped me.

I Request him & told what I’m doing as with “The $100 Challenge” & why I need this time to work and of course on the back of it to Save up a few Bucks.

& He agreed to help in exchange of Tea haha

So, Here’s the Story I wrote about him on Facebook.

It was 8 PM when I came in & I Left it at 2:30 AM

Day 4 & Day 5

In the morning I found myself walking from the Railway Station to the Bus Terminal as I was Leaving Jaipur For ThanaGazi In Alwar.

My Total Expenses were 180 Rupees on the 4th day because I was staying with one of my Vishal Bhai In ThanaGazi.

So, 5th Day I didn’t spent a Dime because Vishal Bhai didn’t let me.

Those 48 Hours were probably the best time I ever Spent with anybody.

WHY?

Check these Story I Wrote on Facebook

I guess these are the things that a Text Book can’t teach you neither a human being can narrate it with the same exact feelings.

This is something which can only be lived.

Day 6

I left ThanaGazi for Alwar City.

The traveling cost was 60 Rupee from ThanaGazi to Alwar that’s all what I Spent that day.

In Alwar I Meet a Friend of Vishal’s Mr. Rajan

He hosted me at his place

And I was Lucky enough to Visit a Govt. School & Saw the study pattern

& How Govt. is helping those kids with mid-day meal.

Also, I must tell you about Rajan’s Dad.

He was one of the amazing personalities I have ever meet

As you see, I’m posing with his 65-Year-old Sword & he never lets his kids do that

I learnt a bit of Sword swinging that day also he was the guy who fought with his wife’s family on his marriage day.

It was a day with a lot of Stories & Ended well with a little show from his side where he was playing “PUNGI” [An Indian Instrument made of Goat’s Skin]

The same night he gifted 2 Pair of Socks & a Military dress which he kept for the last 20 years and he occasionally gives those stuff away to someone he likes as told my Mr. Rajan.

& This was Post which Mr. Rajan wrote about me on Facebook

Day 7

On the 7th day, we Visited a Private School that provides Free Education at 10 Locations across the country to the under privilege kids.

Thanks to Prem Sir [A Govt. School Teacher In Rajasthan] who was a friend of Mr. Rajan In Alwar.

As Mr. Rajan has to work today

So, I joined Prem Sir for a new Adventure along with his son & one of his Students.

We Went for trekking.

My Expenses were 200 Indian Rupee that day until I Reach Bharatpur [my next destination] to stay with Mr. Mahesh friend of Mr. Rajan

Where Mahesh’s Dad was worried that I might have “Corona Virus” as I had a Cold because of the Ice-Cream that I ate with Mr. Rajan last night.

Haha

But the night went well

Thanks to Mahesh’s Mom-Sister Who took Care of me by giving me back-to-back Tea which almost killed my Cold.

Day 8

Early in the morning after finishing my Tea & a walk with Mr. Mahesh to his agricultural field & after that we went on to see the “Fort of Bharatpur”

Basically the Fort Of Bharatpur Never got Invaded by the Britishers or the Mughal Emperors

[As they say]

After that we went on to Eat from a 100 year old famous shop “Devi Ram Ki Kachhori”

The Kachhori’s was Crispy, not much of spices & just cost 10 Rupee for a Plate.

After wandering around the city for a while we stopped at the “Railway Station” where I had to catch a train to Jaipur

8 PM is the time I finally reached Jaipur.

& For your information, I was staying with the brother’s of Prem Sir whom I Meet in Alwar If you Remember

Day’s Total was 218 Indian Rupee

DAY 9

Well, for the whole day I didn’t move a finger but in the evening I went out with Mr. Anand [the guy with beard] to see how Jaipur really looks at night.

Manage to see HawaMahal & Albert hall from Outside because the rest of the places were closed as per Govt. guidelines.

Spent almost 290 Rupee

Day 10

I started my day at 2:30 PM by saying GoodBye to everyone at the apartment where I was staying in Jaipur.

& Also Finally Started filming after almost 48 hours.

A Policeman at the Railway Station told me that you can’t film yourself & If you do so you’ll be sentenced for 5 Years.

I was Flabbergasted

Multiple emotions were running through my blood haha

BUT

After having a coffee, helping a guy who lost his wallet & talking to a lot of strangers on “Railway Station” I caught my train sharp at 9:35 PM.

Well It was around 1:30 AM

I Reached Kota in Rajasthan

Where I didn’t have anything to do

Also, there a Train on station which was about to leave for “Udaipur” In next 10 Minutes

& I only had those 10 Minutes to Decide what to do.

Guess What?

DAY 11,12,13,14

Next day In Morning precisely at 8 AM I found alot of dogs barking at me on the Streets because I was In Udaipur.

Next 4 days I didn’t keep a count of Money but I spent the rest of it during these 4 days.

& This was for the first time I was staying at a Commercial Place [Hostel] during this “$100 Challenge”

This was the only picture I took in Udaipur.

Experience was amazing so were the dogs

The next day I hopped on a Bus for “Amet” In Rajsamand District [Rajasthan] to Stay In One of my Subscriber’s Village.

Before you Imagine something Let me tell you this

She watched my videos & liked them also everyone in her family knows about me including her father & mother.

She got married in February….She Invited me but unfortunately I couldn’t able to make it

BUT

Now, when I’m going to her village she is not there because she is with her Husband back home in Gujrat.

I Stayed there for 2 Nights

Her Family was soo welcoming

Her Brother showed me around the Village

I got to Learn the process of marble making during my visit & look here I’m standing on a Marble powder waste dump-yard

I was Flabbergasted when her father offered me “Whisky”

They told it’s a traditional thing there for the Rajput’s to offer “Whisky” to a guest even they do the same thing in the marriage.

The Bride offers “Whisky” to the “Groom”

So, me being me I didn’t reject & even if I wanted to

I COULND’T

The next day I caught a Train for “Marwar Junction” from where I would be going back home.

On the way, I saw some splendid views because it was the “Goram Ghat” area of Rajasthan

“What’s Your Caste” ??

These are the words I heard from the left side in the train where a 17-year-old kid was sitting

& I Replied him with this

As If I was sitting on the “Marwar Junction” Railway Station the station master came-by & asked me where I’m heading towards.

I Co-operated & told him about my Journey and Thanked him for being that aware about the current situation

I boarded the train at 5:45 PM

It was around 7 PM

I was sitting quietly & just looking at the hills, ground & the other things including the music from the moving train sound which made sense at that time

I Wrote a POEM

& Here it is

The next day I saw an empty railway station, people sleeping on the street in huge numbers, a few vehicles running on the road & I’m sitting in a truck to reach back home.

At 8 AM I was at my home

CONCLUSION

To be honest with you all I don’t know how to conclude it

Because In my Opinion Journey doesn’t have an end until it’s done without a purpose

What I have learned from my recent experience that it only takes a few steps in the right direction to do something remarkable or rememberable

So, I would request you to take 1 step at a time & keep moving forward until finding your own way to reach the clouds & beyond

By the way, I’m looking forward to the comment box for your feedback

& Share the story with a friend If you think it’s worth sharing 🙂

TO THOSE KIDS:

Live your Life! Live your Dream!

But even before that find it out what’s your Life & What’s your dream

Because Usually we sit at home & dream but in reality that’s just a Imagination because dreams have reality associated with them.

& To know the reality have to know the world.

“TRUST ME THE WORLD STARTS WITH YOU” 🙂

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My Name is Rahul Sihmar & I'm a Social Media Branding Consultant, Explorer & Pragmatic Human Being. I'm documenting my Journey & Sharing the outcomes via my Blog, YouTube, Instagram & Twitter.

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  1. Neeraj Kashyap

    Musafir ne fir Muskaan de di……
    Apne saath-saath mere hauslo ko bhi udaan de di……

    Fir ek baar Shabdo se apne,
    tasveero ko jaan de di……

    Ye karwaan yuhi chalega……
    Na thamega, na rukega…….

    Ant me ye bolkar….
    Fir se apne junoon ko ek nayi udaan de di……..

    A small piece of writing for you bhaiya. For a person like me and others who is in his early 20’s, this type of article can be life changing if properly understood. What we and most of the people see that “Travel” can only be done with huge money but there are very few people who share their experiences like this and make us understood that “It’s always the will that keeps you going not the money”.
    This article is worth sharing.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your experience and please keep sharing this type of valuable stuff. I have no more words for this article.

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