Rajasthan is a colourful state. It is famous for its palaces, temples, forts, and most importantly the deserts which make this place even more attractive for tourists. People from all over the world visit Rajasthan because of its rich culture. People have generally made up an image of Rajasthan as a water-scarce state, but there is a city (Udaipur) that is also known as a city of lakes. If you are a traveloholic, then you must visit Rajasthan.
While traveling to this awesome state, you can also enjoy road trips. Some of the road trips that you will enjoy are:
Jaipur is around 275 km from Delhi and can be reached via NH 48 in 4 to 5 hours. This is the best road trip that you can start in the early morning and reach the pink city before noon. There are lots of places where you can stop by and have some light refreshments. You can also make it a weekend trip and can complete your short trip within two days only.
Places to visit: Neemrana fort, Pataudi Palace, Bhiwadi, Alwar fort, Sariska tiger reserve (Alwar).
Mount Abu is the hill station in Rajasthan. It is a smooth trip of 160 km from Udaipur through Pindwara and Abu Road via NH 76. The highest point is Guru Shikhar which is at an altitude of approximately 5600 ft. It is preferable to visit this place during Oct-March.
Places to visit: Sunset point, Toad rock, Nakki lake, Historical Dilwara temples, Achalgarh
This is one of the best road trips in Rajasthan. It is around a 300 km road trip via NH 15 from Jodhpur and takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach your destination. The main attraction of Jaisalmer is sand dunes which are around 40 km from Jaisalmer city. It is recommended that you should visit here only in winters or else you will have to face the severe heat of sunlight which will make you feel like burning. The best place to stay in Jaisalmer is in tents in the desert itself where you can enjoy some folk dance and music.
Places to visit: Tanot Mata Temple, Longewala, Pokhran, Khichan, and Osian.
Jodhpur is around 300 km from Udaipur. You can reach Jodhpur via Ranakpur forest or Desuri ki naal. Both roads have sharp curves, so be careful while riding on these roads.
Places to visit: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Mehrangarh Fort, etc.
Chittorgarh is located in the southern part of Rajasthan on the banks of River Gambhiri and Berach which is a tributary of Banas. It is a stretch of NH 76 connecting Rajasthan to MP and UP via Kota, Shivpuri, and Jhansi. It has a very rich history of blood and sacrifices from the Rajputana dynasty. The Chittorgarh Fort is the largest in India and is a World Heritage Site. It has also been a land of worship for Meera.
Udaipur is also known as the ‘city of lakes’. It is located in the southernmost part of Rajasthan and is surrounded by the Aravalli Range and is brimming with natural beauty. It was set up in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the nascent capital of the Mewar Kingdom.