Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer

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23rd Jan 2015
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Rajasthan: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer by Damini Aggarwal

Rajasthan, a last moment Road Trip in the final trimester of MBA, with best friends will always be a memorable trip. The crazy time spent with four friends will be cherished in the corporate world. Hats off to two friends who decided to drive day and night to these beautiful places and not to forget the complete guidance of another friend through Google Maps :)

Delhi is well connected to Rajasthan through NH8, 6-lane between Delhi-Jaipur, the best roads in North India. The trip would be incomplete without the visits to dhabas on the way and the yummy vegetarian food.

Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are indeed marvellous places to visit. Best time to visit would be October to March. Udaipur and magnificent forts of Jaipur could not be covered due to time shortage, hope to do so in the near future!

One of the largest forts in India, it is well-maintained and the 'blue city' view from the fort is the best. On the way to the fort, you can witness locals dancing and singing. The entry and guide fee is high. The museum has a collection of paintings, palanquins, armoury etc. They do have an elevator facility for people who cannot climb much. Overall an impressive and must-visit place.
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
A memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers, it is an architectural landmark on the way to Mehrangarh Fort. It's built entirely of marbles, and glows when the sun rays fall on the surface. The gardens are well maintained, one can just sit back and relax.
Photo of Jaswant Thada, Lawaran, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
One of the world's largest private residences, it is divided into three parts: the residency of Rajputs, the museum, which is just a fraction of the palace that is open to visitors, while the rest has been converted into a luxury Hotel managed by Taj Hotels. The museum is well maintained, the vintage cars on exhibition were interesting to watch.
Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Located near the Umaid Bhawan Road, the place was very comfortable and well-maintained. The couple running this place were extremely courteous and served us dinner when we reached late at 1 in the night. The stay was relaxing and the rooms were spacious.
Photo of Jagat Vilas, Jodhpur, India by Damini Aggarwal
An old haveli with splendid architecture.
Photo of Patwa-ki-Haveli, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
A small artificial lake, gleaming in the morning sun. The architecture of the temples and shrines along the lake is beautiful. Sit on the steps, and enjoy the serenity. Due to time shortage, we missed the puppet show. Don't forget to feed the catfishes!
Photo of Gadisar Lake, Postal Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
A World Heritage Site and the largest fortifications in the world, with about 3000 people residing within its walls. The fort is marked by narrow lanes, large handicraft shops, temples and massive gates. We also visited the Jain Temple. With growing population, the fort needs to be cleaned up, water and sanitation issues need to be addressed soon.
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Visit to Jaisalmer is incomplete without the Sam Sand Dunes. The Dunes mark the beginning of Thar Desert ( approx 40 Km away from Jaisalmer). Enjoy the Desert Safari: camel ride, camping, folk music and food. A perfect place to click pictures. Sit back and enjoy the beauty. Full of adventure and highlight of the Trip!
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Kanoi, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Kanoi, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Kanoi, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Kanoi, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Kanoi, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Kanoi, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
A welcoming and courteous staff. The meals at the roof-top in the morning were refreshing. A decent and clean hotel to stay in.
The century-old clock tower/ghanta-ghar is an old city landmark surrounded by the Sadar Market. Each bye-lane has its own specialty and bazaars selling textiles, handicrafts and silver jewellery.
Photo of Clock Tower Road, Kandoi Bazar, Rawaton Ka Bass, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Damini Aggarwal
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Hi Damini, I have planned to go alone to Jaipur on jan 7 to 10 . in this between how many place we can cover? have any suggestions to make trip happy and joy.
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