Live From Sagar Ratna
KG, as he said a few moments ago is in deep shit. I don’t agree with it though! He is in deep waters may be, yeah I think that sounds better. His right eye is all red and is constantly watering and given the volume of tears that are dropping from his eye, he can soak his feet in tears comfortably! He experiences this 2-3 times in a year. A couple of soothing eye-drops later, he is fine, but today, the water is literally pouring from his eyes. So, we have decided to take a half an hour break at Sagar Ratna for breakfast and rest for KG’s eyes.
This is our breakfast. Sambhar is yummy.
Some time back, the Jaipur-Delhi highway (NH-14) was one of the best. With smooth and broad roads, the journey would be a pleasant 4-5 hour drive. But now, with the rains and the construction of the expressway still going at many places, the highway is a pain-way. One has to do pot hole management while driving! At some places, the road is 6 lane and then suddenly it would narrow down to 2 for a few kms and then again 4 lane and then would lead to a single road. And given the traffic sense we follow on the roads, its a stressful time maneuvering from one lane to the other, all the time. I wish, the truck drivers were more disciplined and drove in one lane only so that the rest of the traffic could pass smoothly.
This year, the rain gods have been kind at Rajasthan. So, all you see on both the sides of the highway is greenery. The fields are no longer barren and are full of life.
Bajra crop in one of the fields.
KG feels he has rested enough, so it’s time to log off from here and Delhi here we come!
September 13, 2012 5:23 am|
Delhi is waiting to welcome you!!
And yes, those pictures do not relate to our usual image of Rajsthan!! I hope you liked the Sagar Ratna food.
September 13, 2012 9:04 am|
Thanks Anupama!! Yes, Delhi has welcomed us, though we got lost for 30 minutes in looking for our destination! 😀
Yeah, usually, people think of Rajasthan as the land of camels and sandstorms!! But it is not like that everywhere!!
I love South Indian food… and Sagar Ratna is pretty good!
September 13, 2012 6:30 am|
Hope he is better now 🙂
And yes I had heard loads of good things about the Delhi Jaipur Highway sad to know that like other things in India this too is lost
September 13, 2012 9:07 am|
That half an hour rest did wonders!! No watering but redness is there. Thanks Smita 🙂
An Expressway is coming up soon… so all the construction work is going on at various patches… hopefully after it is complete, it will be the best Highway again!
September 13, 2012 6:42 am|
I so want to do the Delhi-Jaipur road trip atleast once, wonder when! Hmmpf!
U guys take care and have fun 🙂
September 13, 2012 9:09 am|
Plan ASAP and just come!
Thanks, all’s well now and we will have fun in the eve!! 🙂
September 13, 2012 7:12 am|
Sagar Ratna logo here deserves endorsement fee.
I haven’t driven on Jaipur-Delhi highway for sometime now,but,as they tell me this rainy season has done a lot of damage.But,pot holes is a part of our corrupt lives.Every pot hole is a story of orruption
September 13, 2012 9:13 am|
Sagar Ratna will not even know that their logo is being showcased here!! 😀
Oh yeah, pot holes are a part of our lives!
September 14, 2012 5:27 am|
Aha,Why not tell them?
You just might give rise to new advertising media…you never know…
September 13, 2012 10:12 am|
I have gone there a few times & truly like the food.
September 21, 2012 12:16 pm|
That’s cool! 🙂
September 13, 2012 10:53 am|
Wow, sound like a harrowing journey except the yummy breakfast :).
September 21, 2012 12:18 pm|
Yeah, but thankfully, all the issues… potholes and eye problems vanished soon after I blogged about them! The Ways of God!! :))
September 13, 2012 1:01 pm|
heyy thnx for dropping by. I hv trolle dhere at ur space via swarams :). World is a small place rt
Delhi-Agra-Jaipur … soething i wana do!
September 25, 2012 4:51 pm|
Delhi-Agra-Jaipur is the golden triangle and is a must visit tourist destination. Do let me know, when you are in Jaipur! Would love to meet you! 🙂
September 13, 2012 3:01 pm|
oooh, i love the food at sagar ratna!
September 25, 2012 4:52 pm|
Me too!! 🙂
September 13, 2012 6:28 pm|
hope he is better and the live from Sagar Ratna had my attention 😀
September 25, 2012 4:53 pm|
Yes, he was better after the rest at Sagar Ratna! Thanks Priya!
Live blogging is fun! Have done it a lot many times! 😛
September 13, 2012 8:12 pm|
Food looks very yummy.. Road trips are always so much fun but wish the highway condition was much better.. I loooove Jaipur, last year did Delhi-Agra-Jaipur..probably one of the most beautiful cities in India..
September 25, 2012 4:56 pm|
Food is sure yummy here!
In fact, Delhi to Jaipur highway was so good! We covered the distance in such a short span of time. Jaipur-Delhi needs to be repaired!
D-A-J is the golden triangle and is a delight for tourists in terms of food, forts and palaces, monuments, arts and artifacts, culture and people…
September 14, 2012 5:22 am|
Welcome to Delhi! Hope you enjoy your stay! Doc and I are planning a trip to Jaipur this year 🙂
September 25, 2012 4:57 pm|
Thanks Neha, we had a great time in Delhi! Pls do let me know, when you are in Jaipur! It would be our pleasure to meet you in our city! :))
September 14, 2012 6:11 am|
Yumm yumm! Have fun 🙂
September 25, 2012 4:57 pm|
Fun we had with friends and food! 🙂
September 17, 2012 8:46 am|
Hope KG is better now. The fields look so lush and pretty. Put bigger pics shilpa. Hope you had a good trip.
September 25, 2012 4:58 pm|
Thanks LP. He is good!
Yeah, the rainfalls this year have changed the look of Rajasthan!
Will do that from next time! Thks 🙂
September 17, 2012 9:41 am|
Thanks to share such nice information.
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September 17, 2012 2:50 pm|
Hope KG is fine now.
Are you moving to Delhi, Shilpa? Please say yes, please please! I’ll definite be in touch when I am there next and we can plan to meet then 🙂
As for the roadworks on Del-Jai highway, oh yes I got a taste of the bumps and halts while on our way back from Jaipur. It
took us more than 7 hours to get to Delhi!
September 25, 2012 5:02 pm|
Thanks Deeps! yes he is good! 🙂
Nope, we went for a business cum pleasure trip!!
Ok, lets do this way, when you are in Delhi, let me know, we will plan a trip and definitely meet up!! :))
7 hours… my god… for a 4-5 hour drive! 😐
This time around… Jaipur-Delhi was bad but Delhi-jaipur was so a smooth ride!
September 17, 2012 3:46 pm|
hmm well why was he driving with a bad eye, not safe especially on indian roads ..
I hope he is doing fine now ..
that bajra looks good and healthy 🙂
September 25, 2012 5:04 pm|
It was a bit urgent and we never thought that it deteriorate to that an extent! But thankfully, the rest at mid-way sorted it out!
Have you tried Bajre ki Roti??
September 20, 2012 10:47 am|
Only two years I travelled from Delhi to Jaipur. At that time the road was smooth.It was a pleasure driving through that road.It is shocking to know about its present condition. As for Sagar Ratna, the food is no doubt good, but over the years the quality has deteriorated. Only their main outlet at Defence Colony is maintaining its originality.
Rajasthan food ,especially, Gathe ki Subzi has no match.
September 25, 2012 5:09 pm|
The rains and the ongoing construction work has created this state of the once most admired highway! Hopefully it would be repaired soon!
Yes, in many restaurants, the quality of food and service deteriorates with time! Though it should go up with experience!
Have you tried kair sangri ki subzi? That’s another one from Rajasthan and I love it! 🙂
September 20, 2012 2:54 pm|
Shame about the condition of roads but the dosa looks super yummy!
September 25, 2012 5:09 pm|
Yes! 😐 and yes 🙂