Ratlam Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Ratlam

4 Days
Backpacking - City of Palaces - Mandu-Maheshwar

Monsoon arrives and the greenery around you compels to explore, pushing you to go out and travel....

Sonya V. Anchan
4 Days
The French Kiss
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The French Kiss

There isn't a better kiss than a French kiss. And this one was out of the world. That's how ...

suparnakalra
Go For Your First Mountain Trek In 2018: 10 Beautiful But Easy Treks For Fit Beginners

A day at the Bhrigu Lake Trek. Credits: IndiahikesLet’s be honest here. All of us have those Face...

Prateek Dham
7 Hidden Places in Rajasthan That Tourists Don't Even Know Exist  

Home to hundreds of years of fascinating traditions, the state of Rajasthan is like a ride on the...

Gunjan Upreti
5 Days
Rajwadi Rajasthan.. Aavo Mhare Jaipur !

Good Afternoon !! Its sunny and pleasant in the month of November. I had my train at 3:45 PM from...

Travel Fanatic
11 Days
Rucksack & My story to Kerala-God's own country..

This trip was a lone trip to my friend's homeown Kerala which indeed means so much when we quote ...

Sananda Mukherjee

Hotels and Homestays in Ratlam


Weekend Getaways from Ratlam

Udaipur
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Udaipur beckons tourists from all over the world with its romantic landscapes and ethereal monuments. Bordered by the cr...
Ahmedabad
Also called Amdavad, this place happened to be the former capital of the state of Gujarat. The third largest of all the ...
Vadodara
Best time to visit - January,February,September,October,November,December
Popularly known as Baroda, Vadodara is great travel destination for history buffs and art enthusiasts. The town is known...
Bhopal
Best time to visit - N/A
Considered to be one of the greenest cities in the country, Bhopal, is a place that one cannot afford to leave off their...
Indore
Best time to visit - January,February,September,October,November,December
A rapidly developing city in Madhya Pradesh, Indore is the perfect example of a small town packed with the right kind of...
Mt Abu
Best time to visit - January,February,March,November,December
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the deserts of Rajasthan. Among forts and palaces, this quiet hill station is quit...

About Ratlam

Day 2→ Ratlam → JaipurTo be honest, the first day was tiring. We had covered almost 600 kms. We weren’t used to that. The 2nd day was to be equally taxing and the aftertaste of the delicious MP special breakfast of poha (best i’ve had), kachori and crisp jalebis soon vanished when we hit the road. Rains lashed at us and we took breaks to sip more chai and filled up our own bellies while our rides had their fill of petrol.The climate remained adverse till we crossed on to Rajasthan (the desert state seemingly shuns the rain clouds). Throughout the journey, we had a plan of alternating between bikes and cars in a manner of ensuring each 1 of us rested atleast once a day. We called this ‘resting’, but it was the guy sitting in the car next to the driver who was the busiest. While not photographing with 2 DSLR’s and multiple smartphones, he had to manage the music especially to the taste of the driver, scour for snacks from backseat and feed the driver, all the while navigating to ensure that the best possible routes were taken.I was handling the ‘resting’ duty by the time we were nearing Chittorgarh. Amidst multitasking, i missed a left turn on the highway and Kuttan (driver) naturally took the route most vehicles were taking up. I realized my folly a minute later when google announced a re-route which took us through the town. My initial panic turned to worry when i spotted traffic ahead in the map which would mean a delay (and as mentioned earlier, Jaipur was a good distance ahead). However, all that dissolved when the traffic turned out to be negligible and before joining back the highway, we got a mesmerising glimpse of the high walls of the ancient fort city of ‘Chittorgarh’ gleaming in the sun.A day back when we were studying the route, Anand had asked whether we would be able to see the fort. The route we meant to take would not have made that happen. Whether it was a coincidence or just plain luck, the wrong route led to a pleasant surprise. As someone said, wrong turns may sometimes lead to right places.

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