A ROAD TRIP TO BLISSFUL RAJASTHAN

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26th Jan 2018
Photo of A ROAD TRIP TO BLISSFUL RAJASTHAN by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of A ROAD TRIP TO BLISSFUL RAJASTHAN 1/2 by Tanmay Gautam
View of City Palace from Lake Pichola
Photo of A ROAD TRIP TO BLISSFUL RAJASTHAN 2/2 by Tanmay Gautam
clicked this outside Shrinathji temple situated in temple town of nathdwara

Since me and my friend made an impromptu plan to visit Rajasthan , we decided to travel via road .

Our road trip was truly incredible and a once in a lifetime experience! We covered an incredible 2944 kilometres in our 6 days trip

(MUMBAI - UDAIPUR - JODHPUR - JAISALMER - JAIPUR - MUMBAI)

The roads in Gujarat and Rajasthan are very good , so you don't have to worry about your car getting damaged .

Experience Rajasthan during winter months at least once in your life, it is totally worth it .

Day 1

We started our journey from Mumbai in the morning at 5:00 am and reached our Hotel in Udaipur at around 9:30 pm in the night . We had done our booking for just a single night .

Day 2

Next morning we checked out of our hotel and kept our bags in the car and left to explore Udaipur .

Destinations visited -

The shrine of Shrinathji is situated at the temple town of Nathdwara, located 48 kilometres north-east of Udaipur city in Rajasthan .

P.S - Mobile Phones are not allowed in the temple premises .

The Darshan timings are from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm and the darshan is divided into 8 sequence and during this sequence only you are allowed to do the darshan of Lord Shrinathji . The timings of the sequence is written on the official website of the temple .

Time Spent - 60 mins

Second destination for the day was Monsoon palace which is also known as Sajjan Garh fort . The palace offers panoramic view of the entire city .

Time Spent - 45 mins

View of Udaipur city from Sajjan Garh Fort

Photo of Sajjan Garh Fort, Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Road, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

Baboon - Another attraction at Sajjan Garh fort

Photo of Sajjan Garh Fort, Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Road, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

This biological park is situated just beneath the Sajjangarh Palace and it houses around 60 animals of 21 species including tigers, panthers, lions, ostriches, alligators etc .

Time Spent - 90 mins

White tiger at SajjanGarh biological park

Photo of SajjanGarh Biological Park, Eklavya Colony, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

Enjoy the boat ride in one of the most beautiful lakes in Udaipur

Tip - You can skip this place if you are short on time

Saheliyon Ki Bari means "Garden of Maids" . The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains.

Time Spent - 30 Mins

Photo of Saheliyon Ki Bari, Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Saheliyon Ki Bari, Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

City palace was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty . It is situated on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The Palace is open from 9:30am-5:30pm . Try to visit this place in the afternoon so that you can go and experience the boat ride at beautiful Lake Pichola (Highly Recommended) and get the Glimpse of City Palace and Taj Lake palace in Evening Light .

Time Spent — · Tour of City Palace (90 Mins) + · Lake Pichola Boat Ride (45 mins)

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

City Palace

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

Glass room inside city palace

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

Boat Ride in Lake Pichola

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

View if City Palace from Lake Pichola

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

After Exploring Udaipur we left in the evening for Jodhpur which took us around 4hr 30 mins - 45 mins . We spent Night at our Hotel .

Day 3

We checked out of our hotel in the morning and had our breakfast at the famous Shri Mishrilal Hotel . After Having our Breakfast we proceeded towards Meherangarh Fort which was our first destination for the day .

It is one of the largest fort in Rajasthan . The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking enemies can still be seen on the Gate of this fort .

Time Spent - 2 hrs

After exploring Mehrangarh Fort we left for Umaid Bhawan . Umaid Bhawan is one of the world's largest private residences . The part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotel . Visit the museum inside Umaid Bhawan to know about it's history .

Time Spent - 60 mins

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

Aerial View of Umaid Bhawan Palace . (courtesy-Flickr)

Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

It took us around 4 hrs to explore the main attractions in Jodhpur.

After exploring Jodhpur we had our lunch at the famous Gypsy Restaurant, you get some amazing Rajasthani and Punjabi Thali over there .

After having our lunch we left for Jaisalmer which took us around 4 hours & 30 minutes to cover a distance of 284 kms .Instead of spending our night in Jaisalmer city, we spent our night at a Desert Camp which is located around 40 kms from the city, there are various Desert Camps to choose from. Enjoy your stay in middle of a Desert instead of staying in the city and experience Camel ride, Jeep ride and ADV rides which is present near Desert Camps only. (You can also ask the manager of your hotel to arrange the activities for you ) It'll be a plus point if you are better in bargaining.

Tip - Carry Warm clothes with you because desert becomes very cold in the night .

Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Day 4

We checked out of our Camp and proceeded towards the Jaisalmer City.

· Places Visited -

1. Golden Sand Dunes -

We were lucky to witness the famous Jaisalmer Desert Festival which happens at the golden sand dunes the place where this festival takes place every year . Once a year during winters, the sands around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant colors, music and laughter of the Desert Festival. Dressed in brilliantly hued costumes, the people of the desert dance and sing haunting ballads of valor, romance and tragedy. The festival closes with an enchanting sound and light show amidst the sand dunes on a moonlit night.

Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

Counted amongst the largest forts in the world, Jaisalmer fort is the most popular landmark of Jaisalmer city. Unlike other forts of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer fort houses museum, shops, restaurants, residential accommodations, hotels, etc.

Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

view from jaisalmer fort

Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

After exploring Jaisalmer we left for Jaipur which was our final destination for this trip. We reached our hotel in the night and slept as we were tired. Since Jaipur is a big city and it has a lot of places to explore we decided to spend 2 nights in jaipur .

Tip - Instead of buying single ticket for each attraction buy a composite ticket which includes 8 destination . You can buy this ticket online as well over here.

Places explored on Day -1 :

1. Hawa Mahal ( No need for Tourist Guide )

2. Albert Hall

3. Sisodia Rani Garden

4. Jantar Mantar ( Tip - Take a tour guide with you since he will explain you everything about how the time gets calculated and things related to it . You can find guides at entrance of the gate).

5. Nahargarh Fort ( Visit this place in the evening to get the Panoramic view of the City )

6. Jal Mahal ( It is on the way to Nahargarh fort so you can cover this place too )

7. City Palace ( This attraction is not included in composite ticket so you have buy it separately from the counter )

8. Isarlat Tower ( You can skip this attraction if you are short of time)

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

view of hawa mahal from nahargarh fort

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

view of jaipur city from nahargarh fort

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

hawa mahal at night

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

Guard in city palace, Jaipur

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Day 5

Places visited on Day - 2 :

1. Amber Palace

2. Jaigarh Fort

It is home to the Jaivana – at the time of its manufacture in 1720, it was the world's largest cannon on wheels . Jaigarh fort and amber palace is connected via a tunnel .

amber palace

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam

jaivana cannon

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Tanmay Gautam
Day 6

After exploring the final 2 attraction on our checklist we headed back to mumbai thereby ending our 6 day epic road trip of Rajasthan.

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Very well written..It will be really very helpful for those who are looking for an information-laden blog before planning their tours.
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thank you so much
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It's really incredible..
Fri 12 21 18, 18:36 · Reply (1) · Report
thanks a lot
Fri 12 21 18, 19:20 · Report
Well covered!
Fri 12 21 18, 17:48 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks a lot
Fri 12 21 18, 17:53 · Report
sir meet and greet schedule karo na. am a fan
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lol..sure
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