Jaipur holds a share of magnificent forts and a multitude of other such places. Though going on a road trip from the pink city falls into a wholly different category. So if you love taking a road journey to one of those favourite destinations of yours, here is a list of the places you can ride on.
Jaipur to Jaisalmer
Are that sparkling golden sands calling out to you? Being a desert city, in immediately invokes travellers mind with many images. The road to Jaisalmer is filled with several dhabas serving traditional Rajasthani cuisine this is one added advantage. For once, the 570 Kilometres (NH 15) distance between the two cities amounts to sheer nothing for the roads are in top-notch condition. The villages along the route bubble with life. And to top it all, the people here are known to be a particularly hospitable lot.
Tip: You can pick SH 19. But if you would like to go on traditional route via Jodhpur and Pokhran, you stop over to pay a visit to Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s Your choice.
Jaipur to Ranthambore
A photographer’s paradise – the highway connecting Jaipur to Ranthambore. This 180-kilometer long stretch is adorned liberally dotted with scenic villages which epitomize the exquisitely rich culture of the state. There are many roadside dhabas to give your taste buds a perfect lift.
Tip: It should take you no more than 4-5 hours at the most to reach Ranthambore. And if you choose to take the route via Tonk, you might find the roads in a better condition.
Jaipur to Udaipur
Take the roads which have been maintained zealously and are as smooth as clarified butter. As you end the long journey of 421 Kilometres, you’d be at one with the city of lakes. There might not be too many dhabas lining this road, but reaching your destination won’t take more than 6 hours until then food could take the backseat.
Tip: The shortest route to reach Udaipur via road is National Highway 79. There are other routes as well like the NH 12, but the traffic plying through those can be a bit menacing at times.
Jaipur to Delhi
A few years before it was a pleasure to ride on NH 8 but poor maintenance has turned the roads into a virtual nightmare for the commuters. You can choose to proceed via Fatehpur Sikri and Agra instead, for they form a part of the golden triangle circuit in India, and the roads hold forth the promise of being decent. A plenty of restaurants serving excellent food along the way NH 8. There is so much that you might be spoilt for choice. Get going then! After all, 275 Kilometres is by no chance way a very long distance. Is it?
Jaipur to Mumbai
The distance might put you off but once you begin the journey it won’t feel the same. The NH 8 roads are better when compared to those on side of Delhi. Since this road passes through Gujarat for a substantial chunk of it, you’be absolutely delighted to witness the indigenous culture of the state on display. Dhabas are aplenty on this route, as there’d be a plenty of options to feed your belly and ride on.
Tip: Fuel both your tummy and vehicle’s tank this makes you feel that distance doesn’t matter at all.
Jaipur to Agra
Agra is a home to as many as three UNESCO World Heritage sites and also living symbol of love. Royal Enfield is just enough allayed your frenzied nerves – road trip from Jaipur to Agra, as Agra is located categorically on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit. The best route is NH 11 to follow while traveling to Agra from Jaipur. The roads are excellent and the distance too (265 Kilometres) isn’t that great as well.
Jaipur to Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a traveler’s paradise and has lots to offer. To be captivated by its scenic beauty you must take a road trip first. As you get close to Mount Abu through NH 14, the jagged peaks of Arvallis give a meaningful company. Proceeding via NH 8 and then onto NH 14 is the preferable route, but it should not in any way that you should be averse from taking any other available route.
Jaipur to Bikaner
A place for all the sweets and snacks. Situated in the middle of Thar desert and there is the famous Junagadh fort bang in the middle of the desert town. You just have to get on your bike and hit the NH 11 which connects the two cities of Rajasthan. The 335 Kilometres distance can be covered in 6 hours without many hassles. You will remain embedded in your memory quite firmly of the vibrant desert life.