Road trip to Rajasthan – A journey that leaves you speechless.
Posted by Avis on January 4, 2019|
At a drivable distance away from Delhi, a road trip to Rajasthan is a good place to head out to if you love thrilling drives. Home to iconic structures, ancient forts and temples, and majestic palaces, there is plenty to do and see in Rajasthan.
While a road trip to Rajasthan can be daunting, particularly when it comes to routes but with our Avis rental car, you can confidently prepare yourself for a fun journey without worry. Hire a car from Avis in Delhi and drive straight into the heart of this desert land. It is best to depart from Delhi in the morning towards Jaipur. The Delhi to Jaipur by car distance is 277km.
Overview of the road trip to Rajasthan
Source: The financial express
Delhi to Jaipur distance: 280kms (approx) via NH8
Jaipur to Udaipur distance– 400kms on NH58
Udaipur to Mount Abu distance – 165 km on NH27
Mount Abu to Jaisalmer distance – 440km on RJ SH 11 and NH68
Jaisalmer to Jodhpur distance – 283.1km on NH11 and NH125
The first destination of the road trip to Rajasthan from Delhi is Jaipur. Jaipur or “The Pink City” as it has been fondly called ever since it dressed in Pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria. This famous city reflects the opulent Rajputana architecture, traditions and history of the state. Another reason that makes Jaipur a popular tourist attraction is the amalgamation of flavours and the fusion of old and modern which keeps tourists fascinated. One can find an array of best luxury boutiques and heritage hotels in Jaipur. Some of the things to do in Jaipur include sight-seeing. These sights must be on your travel list are Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh and City Palace.
JAIPUR TO UDAIPUR
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Udaipur distance from Jaipur during the road trip to Rajasthan can be covered with ease and comfort in your Avis car. Udaipur, or ‘The City of Dawn’, is an unbelievably beautiful magical dreamland to visit in Rajasthan. Points of interest in Udaipur include palaces, lakes, forts, temples and Havelis such that no visit to this city can be dull and restrained. Your heart will get filled with joy as you move about this renowned city offering epic sightseeing options to all visitors. Udaipur’s shopping options and romantic setting that dwells in the city seems to be a mismatch with the deserted areas of Rajasthan. The amicable environment supports each space in the city and the Aravalli ranges have a lot to do to make the city glorious. This city carries a heroic past that epitomizes valour and chivalry. Tourist attractions in Udaipur during the road trip to Rajasthan from Delhi include Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Shiv Niwas Palace etc. With Avis self-drive car rental by your side, you will easily be able to fit all your favourite stops in your itinerary.
UDAIPUR TO MOUNT ABU
You can soak in the scenic charm of Mount Abu, the only hill station in your road trip to Rajasthan. If you are wondering how to reach Mount Abu on a road trip, you will be glad to know that our Avis rental car can easily travel on the rocky terrain. As you cover the distance between Udaipur and Mount Abu in your Avis rental car you will find the place perched on a rocky plateau in the Aravalli Range which is home to beautiful lakes, natural beauty, historical palaces and temples.
It is also one of the most important Jain pilgrimages sites in India. The Mount Abu temples including the popular Dilwara Jain Temples are very impressive manifestations of the heights reached in the field of art and architecture by Indian craftsmen. Moreover, you can stroll through the local markets to reach the sunset point with a view that will render you speechless.
Other major attractions in Mount Abu include boating on Nakki Lake, Mount Arbuda, Toad Rock and the Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a true delight for archaeologists who find Mount Abu full of mysteries due to the presence of many medieval sites revealing history.
MOUNT ABU TO JAISALMER
In case geology is of interest to you, then Jaisalmer is the perfect place to be. Jaisalmer is situated in the westernmost part of the state of Rajasthan, the heart of the great Thar Desert. It has neighbouring Pakistan on its western side. Cover the distance between Mount Abu and Jaisalmer at your own pace with the Avis car stopping at locations that you find particularly attractive. The city of Jaisalmer also acts as a guard to western Rajasthan and India’s frontier. Some of the must-visit places on your road trip to Rajasthan are Jaisalmer Fort, Sam Sand Dunes, Jain Temples, Nathmalji and Salim Singh ki Haveli etc. Spend a good 3-4 days to explore this city of archaeological wonders fully.
Unlike most other forts in India, Jaisalmer tourist places include houses shops, hotels and ancient havelis and homes where generations continue to live.
JAISALMER TO JODHPUR
The “Blue city” Jodhpur is the last stop in the road trip to Rajasthan and the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur forts and Palaces act as the sentinel of the country’s western border. The city is like an oasis in the vast desert, with a variety of thorny shrubs all over the area. The Mehrangarh Fort testifies the military might of the Rajputs while Umaid Bhawan is the only palace of the 20th century that was constructed to give employment to the famine-struck population of Jodhpur. This majestic building built of sandstone is still the residence of the former rulers. Though parts of it have been converted into a hotel and a museum.
About 4 miles away from Jodhpur lies the Balsamand Lake and Garden. There is also a wildlife sanctuary at Dhawa that boasts of the largest number of Cheetal and Sambhar. The final distance between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur can be covered in 5 hours.
A road trip is the most exciting activity that one can go for & if it’s to a place like Rajasthan that’s rich in its culture then it would be like the cherry and icing on the cake. If you want to discover ancient India in modern times then you must take this road trip to Rajasthan.