Pratapgarh – Ideal location for a day out!
So, this pleasant Monday we booked our cabs out to a charming holiday village — a quite little hamlet set in the backdrop of lush green fields and whispering winds, perfect for a winter morning. Its ethnic mud huts, serene pond, jumping sprinklers, lively cattle barns – full of goats, sheep, cows, buffaloes, camels horses, poultry farms full of ducks, fowls, chickens, haughty roosters and soaring pigeons.
We left at 8:30 from the capital city and reached at around 10. We entered our destination through a beautiful landscape to a delicious breakfast. After the breakfast we left for camel riding. After years I sat on a camel with my friend. The camel ride was followed by many other activities like camel cart, bullock cart, tractor ride, horse ride etc . We clicked a lot of pictures through the lush green farms. For a lot of our duration, we spent our time playing outdoor and indoor games, pitthoo, volleyball, cricket, table tennis. Afterwards, we left for some village cultural activites, poultry, mehendi, Pottery, mud lep (applying mud paste to houses) and painting frescoes on mud walls, matka painting. We played some exciting childhood games like sack race, spoon race and lemon race. We had yum pakoras with neembu chaanch. We enjoyed the little games I was fond of when we went out to the mall road in Nainital, Archery, Gulel (sling shot), Dart shooting, Air gun shooting. AND, how could I forget about the Trampoline! I jumped back to my childhood on the trampoline!
We had a finger licking lunch with rajma chaval, kadi and chowmein. After all the games and activities we danced to the tunes of the DJ till the evening!
We explored a lot more than the usual metropolitan city rush could offer. Only in one single day, we captured many memories, played many games and of course, photoshoots were done in the ‘Sarso ke Khet’ outside the area!
2 things you need to know:
Distance from Delhi – 55-60 km
Best time to visit – Winters