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Backpacking around Rajasthan

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Backpacking around Rajasthan

My son is planning to backpack around Rajasthan. He is flying to Chenai and then wants to see Jaiphur, Ranthambore, Agra, and if possible Jodphur and Udaipur.

Is the best thing for him to fly from Chenai to Delhi and then go from there? What will be the best means of travel between places will it be possible by train?

Many thanks for any help and tips.

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1. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

Yes he need to fly as train journey is too long. Book flight. Tickets well in advance with low cost airline to make it economically

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2. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

Many thanks. Will he be able to travel by train between all the places I mentioned in Rajasthan?

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3. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

HI,

pleas advice how long time he have to travel in Rajasthan.

the flight from Chennai to delhi then from there he can go Agra ,ranthmbhor ,jaipur ,udaipur Jodhpur .

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4. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

It would be nice to add Jaisalmer in his list .

The most places he can travel with trains . only Udaipur to Jodhpur he have to travel with bus or taxi .

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Edited: 18 April 2012, 11:46
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5. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

Thanks, that is great help.

He will have up to 2 weeks for the trip.

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6. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

With just 2 weeks he may consider trimming down his itinerary or he will spend nearly half his time travelling as some of the distances are huge.

Get a good guide book - there is one specifically for Rajasthan, Agra & Delhi, it has maps and advice on how best to travel, and this will really help with the planning, and if he has any budget constraints.

It is good advice to book any flights and train journeys well in advance.

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7. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

Hi

if he looks on web pages erail.in for train connection and book train through cleartrip.com Or any other online agent.

Keep lonely planet(latest version) and overnight train are safe and good for backpacker but he need to do read lot before he travel. He is in india it is bit difficult but not impossible .

Our valuable. Contributor digitaljaisalmer advised visit of Jaisalmer its worth to visit and he can easily add if he prepares his itinerary in advance

udaipur-jodhpur no train need to travel by road.

if he don't add jaisalmer than Bundi is another destination to be visit.

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Edited: 18 April 2012, 13:27
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8. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

Hi,

You can fly chennai - jaipur via delhi; you can find jetconnect flight the flight time is around 05 hours

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9. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

Many thanks for all this help - it's so useful when you don't know the distances between places. What is the best means of transport between Udaipur and Jodhpur?

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10. Re: Backpacking around Rajasthan

Sorry - I've just seen that you've already answered that one.

I do have a question about hostels though. I assume there is a hostel network in India. Are they of a good standard and would you recommend them for backpackers or should they use cheap hotels?