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Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

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Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Hello,

I’m planning Rajasthan trip in Jan or Feb 2013 for my parents.

Age: 60 years

My tentative plan is

Pune/Mumbai to Udaipur. (2N in Udauour)

Udaipur to Mt Abu (1N in Mt Abu)

Mt Abu to Jodhpur (2N in Jodhpur)

Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (1N in Jaisalmer)

Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (1 Night stay If required in Jodhpur else direct train to Jaipur)

Jodhpur to Jaipur (2N or 3N in Jaipur)

Jaipur to Pune. (Return journey)

Mostly I’m looking for Railway journey and whenever needed will hire a car.

My Questions are

1. Am I missing anything or it will be hectic for my parents

2. Need help on transport mode from Udaypur to Mt Abu. As no train service is available then is it fine to hire car.

3. What will be charges for Car from Udaypur to Mt Abu? Small segment car will be okay for them.

4. Should I plan direct journey to Jaipur from Jaisalmer OR should take a break in Jodhpur.

5. If anyone can suggest me budget hotel name from above city then it will be very helpful for me. (My Dad’s principal is spend budget/less/average/ money on stay on spend more to explore the place)

6. Any tips or suggestions are most welcome

Regards,

Pritesh

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1. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Dear Pritesh,

I would suggest you to make a few changes in itinerary to make your parents Rajasthan trip memorable.

Trip Suggestion :

Day 01 Arrive Udaipur

Day 02 Visit Udaipur

Day 03 Udaipur-Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh- Mount Abu

Day 04 Mount Abu

Day 05 Mount Abu – Jodhpur

Day 06 Jodhpur – Jaisalmer ( Take overnight train to Jaisalmer)

Day 07 Arrive Jaisalmer

Day 08 Jaisalmer- Jaipur ( Take overnight train to Jaipur )

Day 09 Arrive Jaipur very early in morning

Day 10 Jaipur

Day 11 Jaipur- Pune

Transport Recommendation : Day 02 to day 06 , better to use car and driver , as no trains and also visiting these would be convenient by car. Rest places you can consider overnight trains which will save your accommodation cost too.

In my plan , your parents will have proper time to visit all places- Mount Abu – a hill station so he has to stay at least 02 nights, Jodhpur – they will have 01 & half days to visit all places well. Jaisalmer – needs time as they are staying 01 night but have 02 full days to explore jaisalmer. No fun to return Jodhpur again & again better to take straight train to Jaipur.

Hotels : To get best value hotel , you should search hotels’ in TA local forum of Jaipur, Jaisalmer , Jodhpur , Mount Abu & Udaipur. Read the reviews and select hotels according to your budget.

Remember , in some city partially use trains & local transport ( car ) will increase the price, as distances are quite far such as deserts, some excursion points , a few forts.

Hope the above will help you in planning your parents trip.

Regards- Hari Mangal

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2. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Great and very useful information Hari..

Can anyone tell me the charges of car if it is hired from Udaipur - Ranakpur - Mt abu - Jodhpur for 4 days?

Also suggestions from other are most welcome.

Thanks in advance...!!!

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3. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Hi,

hari suggest you good itinerary go for it , and innova will cost around 12000 - 14000 including all.

thanks

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4. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Dear Pritesh,

It is boost for me if someone get benefited with my suggestions.

It is too early to advice you car hire cost for Feb but it should be more or less Rs. 8000.00 for 04 days by any mid size car like Indigo, D'zire etc.

Regards,

Hari Mangal

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5. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Thanks Hari for valuable inputs!!! :)

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Most welcome !!

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7. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Hi all,

Check out my Final plan and let me know if anything is missing or going in wrong way.

Day 1(17-Feb): Mumbai to Udaipur (Afternoon Train No 12995 and will reach early morning in Udaipur)

Day 2 (18-Feb): In Udaipur

Day 3 (19-Feb): In Udaipur

Day 4 (20-Feb): Udaipur-Ranakpur – kumbhalgarh – Mt Abu by Car at Stay at Mt Abu

Day 5 (21-Feb): At Mt Abu

Day 6 (22-Feb): Mt Abu to Jodhpur (Morning Train no17037) and stay at Jodhpur

Day 7 (23-Feb): In Jodhpur

Day 8 (24-feb): Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (Early morning Train No 14659)

Day 9 (25-Feb): Jaisalmer to Jaipur (Overnight train No 14600)

Day 10 (26-Feb): In Jaipur

Day 11 (27-Feb): In Jaipur

Day 12 (28-Feb): Jaipur to Mumbai by evening train (Duronto train)

Or

To make trip as budget trip

Day 1 (19-Feb): Pune to Mt Abu

Day 2 (20-Feb): Stay at Mt Abu

Day 3 (21-Feb): Stay At Mt Abu

Day 4 (22-Feb): Mt Abu to Jodhpur (Morning Train no17037) and stay at Jodhpur

Day 5 (23-Feb): In Jodhpur

Day 6 (24-feb): Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (Early morning Train No 14659)

Day 7 (25-Feb): Jaisalmer to Jaipur (Overnight train No 14600)

Day 8 (26-Feb): In Jaipur

Day 9 (27-Feb): In Jaipur

Day 10 (28-Feb): Jaipur to Mumbai by evening train (Duronto train)

IMP point: I wanted to avoid Car journey as they can’t do car journey at this age if it is more than 300km.

My parent’s age is 60-62 so considering their age factor I have kept extra day at Mt Abu and at Jaipur.

So they can have proper rest.

Some quick Q:

1. I need approx. charges for hotel room. My mother cannot stay in AC so mostly will book Non AC rooms.

2. What will be the charges for Car rent for 1 day (From Udaipur to Jodhpur)

3. I don’t want to avoid Duronto train for return journey so I made plan as per that and train from Pune/Mumbai is not available on Monday to reach Udaipur. That why trip is getting extended for 12 days in Plan 1.

4. My father and mother stayed few years in Gulf country so I don’t think so they will like to enjoy more time at dessert in Jaisalmer

Quick response will help me to kick off railway booking process.

Thanks!

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8. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

hi, perfect itinerary

1). Mt abu it will charge more but in other city you will get in 1000- 1500 on CPAI .

2). it will charge on disposal approx 1200 -1500

thanks nimbera

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9. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

you can do direct by from mt abu to jaisalemer in one day via sanchor n barmer ,its 450km ,a good innova comefortable for your pretpnts will be better.

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10. Re: Help me to plan better Rajasthan trip for my parents!!!

Dear Pritesh,

Your 01st option would be best in my opinion. I would like to point out a few things.....

01. Generally, most of tour operators have foreign clients so their car drivers drive very safe and also roads are not so busy. I think car will be more comfortable than train as they are old age people, they can stop it anywhere they like to break journey.

02. Train Journey is too organized they have to follow all the time train timing and schedules. Sometimes it is difficult for old age people.

03. For local visits, they have to negotiate every day with different peoples, I do not think it is a good idea considering their age.

04. In trains, they have to be careful about their belongings.

05. If you will take local transport with hotels / reliable agents, I think it would be more expensive compare to comprehensive car trip.

06. Most of journeys are approx 05 to 06 Hours drive except Jaisalmer to Jaipur, Jaisalmer to jaipur would be best with train.

The above is my feeling, decision is yours…

Hari Mangal