Two days back, I just came out of my office and decided to go for clicking pictures in the old city. So, after spending an hour clicking, my friends and I thought of hanging out at Gangaur Ghat. And yeah why not, most of the cafés in the town are nearby Gangaur Ghat and it is picturesque too. A lot of tourists and local people can be seen at this location. Especially in the evenings, this place becomes the hub of the activity.
Just like any other day we parked our vehicles near the small temple which is near the ghat (there is a parking space in fact!). After half an hour only, we decided to move forward to our respective homes. It was 8:30 PM.
I rode back home and parked my vehicle inside the house. Just after a fraction of seconds, I realized that the lock of the storage trunk of my vehicle was broken and someone had stolen my DSLR camera which I kept inside. WHOA!!! SERIOUSLY!!!
Yes, this did happen and I was totally in shock.
This is a serious and real incident that I experienced. Somebody in the middle of a busy street broke open the trunk of my scooty and stole my belonging. I checked every possible CCTV camera in that area and asked people who were there. But no clue!
Not just that I lost a DSLR, I also lost faith in the fact that my belongings are safe in the city.
The reason why I am sharing my experience:
Udaipur is flooded with tourists from all over the globe. People travel miles and fly overseas to reach this city. If such kind of theft can happen with a local person, that too in a busy street then let’s not even assume what can happen with a tourist at any odd timing.
I always felt proud and praised my city for being peaceful and away from the nasty activities until that day.
Hope people understand that stealing is a crime and if they get caught they might end up in jail too.
Sad, but I am bound to question- is Udaipur really safe!?!
STAY SAFE PEOPLE!
It was a brown leather sling bag with a Nikon camera and a charger 🙁