Rajasthan is a state that emanates charm, luxury and royalty. Popularly known as the 'Land of Kings', Rajasthan has a number of huge forts and palaces that takes you back to the rich history of the state. This festive season, it's nice to cover the three major cities in Rajasthan that represents the royal culture and heritage of the state.
Road Trip Covering Jaipur, Pushkar and Udaipur (5 days)
Of all the cities in Rajasthan, the three cities Jaipur, Pushkar and Udaipur are the ones that has a lot to offer to a traveller. The total distance to be covered is around 430km by road, which would take around 8 hours to cover at a single stretch. Let us see how to go about the trip so that we don't miss out on any of the places that is of significance.
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Jaipur - The Pink City
The city which was once painted pink to welcome a Prince, still remains a wonder among the tourists. The beautiful monuments and the palaces that are not to be missed here include the Birla Mandir, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort and Hawa Mahal. Each of these monuments has a story to narrate and thus attract a lot of visitors. The popular attractions of Jaipur can be covered in around 2 days' time.
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Pushkar - A Blend of Religion and Culture
From Jaipur, you can travel to Pushkar via Ajmer. A two hours' drive would take you to Ajmer which is around 140km from the city of Jaipur. The roads to be taken are NH48 and NH448. This route has several dhabas to stop by for sumptuous and authentic Rajasthani food. There are also , ATM facilities and other rest stops to get refreshed.
The most famous pilgrimage centre in Rajasthan, Dargah Sharif, is located in Ajmer. Apart from this site, there are other places like Archaeological Museum, Daulat Khana, Rani Mahal and Nasiyan Temple for you to explore in the beautiful city of Ajmer.
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Pushkar is just a 20km drive from Ajmer, which can be covered in less than an hour by road, NH58.
Pushkar, one of the popular pilgrimage sites of India has around 400 temples! are Pushkar Lake, Apteshwar Temple, Brahma Temple, Pushkar Bazaar, Man Mahal, Rangji Temple, Varaha Temple and Savitri Temple are some of the attractions to be covered during your visit to Pushkar.
Not to Miss : Pushkar Camel Fair 2016 - 8th November to 14th November
Some of the hotels in Pushkar include Ananta Spa & Resorts, Orchard Resort, Pushkar Hill Resort, Hotel Jagat Palace and Gulab Niwaas Palace among the rest. The best of Pushkar can be covered in 2 days' time.
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Off to Udaipur - The City of Lakes
The distance from Pushkar to Udaipur is around 280km and a drive would take around 5 hours via NH58. You may need more than a day to explore this place. Some of the not-to-miss attractions here include the City Palace, Chittorgarh Fort, Fateh Sagar, Pichola lake, Ahar, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Bagore ki Haveli.
You can stay at one of these hotels overnight and check-out next morning, head to Jaipur via NH58 and reach your destination within 6 hours.
Take this exciting trip and let us know your suggestions/concerns about the road trip. We welcome your valuable feedback too!