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Rajasthan - Place of Sand, Forts, Mahals, Kings and Queens.


ksa171983
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My Rajasthan trip was a long pending trip .. Have been planning it since ages with family  but everytime there were some hurdles.

Even this time there were major hurdles but decided not to care anymore and just go :).

 

 Day1/2: Jaipur- Booked a single cozy room with terrace on airbnb. We took a two wheeler for travel within Jaipur. my 4 year old had good fun on the two wheeler..

In Jaipur we went to

  • Hawamahal (dirty)
  • Jantar Mantar (boring as we  have evolved a lot and most of the things failed to attract me logically)
  • Amber palace (beautiful)
  • City palace (duh!)
  • Nahargarh Fort (just a city view)
  • Jaigarh Fort (nice)
  • Local market/Bapu bazaar (awesome as per my wife as she just shopped and i walked around with kid)
  • Sheesh Mahal (nice )

 

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Day4:Jodhpur

  • -Mehrangarh Fort (Astounding)
  • -Umaid Bhavan Palace (only allowed in museum and the hotel entry is 3k or 6k (dont remember) and u will be given chai)
  • -Jaswat Thada (Beautiful)
  • -Local Eateries around Ghanta Ghar (Amazing food )

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Day5/6:Jaisalmer

  • -Jaisalmer war museum (Learnt some stuff about our country and army)
  • -Jaisalemer fort (Awesome)
  • -Local Havelis (interesting)
  • -Gadisar Lake (Hot and humid with dry lake)
  • -Jain temples (Amazing)
  • -Bada Bagh (Interesting)
  • -Desert Springs (Amazing)
  • -Camel Safari (Stinky but kid loved it)
  • -Desert Safari (Bring it on again and again)
  • -Kuldhara (went only coz of @Sagar)

 

 

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Day7:Udaipur

  • -City Palace -(Good)
  • -Lake Pichola (Beautiful)
  • -JagMandir(Beautiful)
  • -Saheliyon ki bari (our own NTR/Lumbini Park)
  • -Fateh Sagar Lake (Good)
  • -Maharanapratap Memorial (Learnt good stuff about our history)

 

Next time if I goto Rajasthan i would definitely go only to Jodhpur(for the food and Mehrangarh),Jaisalmer (For desert safari)and Udaipur(lazing around the lake with 10% C2H5OH) .. rest all can be given a miss :) .

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6 hours ago, Pralay said:

Lovely pictures!

We Visited in Oct 18, My blog of Rajasthan is still brewing, will be pouring soon!

Your pictures simply rekindled our memories!

Rajasthan blog is going to be quite big as there would be many places covered ... Awaiting your blog ??... My this trip was done in Jan -feb this year . 

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Wow @ksa171983, There you go finally..! :D This post of yours really motivates me to finish up with my recent Rajasthan trip log too ;) 

Next time when you visit Jaisalmer, You should not miss to visit Tanot (India-Pakistan) border and Longewala war museum. The drive to Tanot is beautiful and exciting as really good tarmac is laid to run your wheel through the desert land. You will need to have necessary permission to reach till the border fence of the country.

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59 minutes ago, sagar said:

Next time when you visit Jaisalmer, You should not miss to visit Tanot (India-Pakistan) border and Longewala war museum

Well we did try but during that time we were not allowed due to the heavy bonding between the two good countries ... 

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14 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

Well more delay leads to missing more points ..I did miss many of them ?‍♂️... 

 

 

Yeah, tell me about it :D Not really but you have covered most of the places in Rajasthan. Do try sharing some information about the places of stays in all the places :) 

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34 minutes ago, sagar said:

Yeah, tell me about it :D Not really but you have covered most of the places in Rajasthan. Do try sharing some information about the places of stays in all the places :)

Jaipur(2 nights)- AirBnb costed 1700(2days)

Pushkar (1 night)- Treebo Raj Garden -1600

Jodhpur(1 night)- Treebo City centre -1600

Jaiselmer (2 nights)- Desert spring resort -11000(2days)

Udaipur (2 nights)- Shree Vilas Orchid -10000(2days).

 

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4 hours ago, Ranger said:

Quick question to you guys.
Rajasthan worth a visit? Driving all the way from Hyderabad?

if u ask me then i would say no.. you can fly to Jaiselmer have fun with desert safari and camel ride (to bring out the kid in u ), the Tannot Mata temple (maintained by BSF) and then head back to hyd.

Unless you are into havelis and forts i would say chillax :) 

Jaipur is dirty.

Pushkar is only for Brahma Temple.

Jodhpur - Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant thada are beautiful and mesmerizing but just one time visit i would say.

Udaipur- Lake pichola is good and sipping ur fav drink alongside is good but you can get that anywhere ..

 

Still driving from Hyd all the way to Rajasthan i would say not worth at all..

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7 hours ago, sagar said:

The drive to Tanot is beautiful and exciting as really good tarmac is laid to run your wheel through the desert land.

i found that overall the roads connecting cities are in fact very well maintained and beautiful .. in and around Jaiselmer as well very good roads..

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 4:52 PM, ksa171983 said:

i found that overall the roads connecting cities are in fact very well maintained and beautiful .. in and around Jaiselmer as well very good roads..

 

All the highways that I have driven around Rajasthan have been super good. And Rajasthan is a place of it's kind. Can be extremely liked by a few and boring to a lot. I would rather say it definitely a culture to be experienced :D 

And if you ask me the worthiness of it's drive from Hyderabad, I would say YES because we surely don't drive to sight the places or touristy spots but to enjoy the drive towards any destination :) 

Mahals and Forts in Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur are beautiful. Food is super pure and good.

 

 

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52 minutes ago, sagar said:

And if you ask me the worthiness of it's drive from Hyderabad, I would say YES because we surely don't drive to sight the places or touristy spots but to enjoy the drive towards any destination

Initially i did plan a road trip through gujarat and then jaiselmer/udaipur etc etc last Jaipur and return.. the return journey from jaipur to hyderabad mainly did not excite me at all plus would be too tiring .. too long i would say .. probably the thought of managing the kid throughout scared me as well :D ...

 

56 minutes ago, sagar said:

Mahals and Forts in Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur are beautiful. Food is super pure and good.

Jaipur why ? i somehow did not like Jaipur at all .. rest yes awesome they are.. 

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18 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

Jaipur why ? i somehow did not like Jaipur at all .. rest yes awesome they are.. 

hmm.. Regardless of the Jaipur city, I was mentioning about their forts and treasured heritage :D Amer fort, Sheeshmahal would be worth another visit. Beautiful architecture :) 

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