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Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

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Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

I will be travelling by train from Kolkata. My wife, 3-year kid and my parents, both of whom are senior citizens, will give company. I plan to visit Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur. My questions are:

1. What is the best way to visit the above places? Which place should I visit first and last before returning?

2. Should I take a direct train from Kolkata to reach Jaipur/Jaisalmer first or go via Delhi? Please advise.

3. I do not intend to splurge on hotels but I do not want to stay at poor hotels either --- something in between. Please advise.

4. Fooding? Considering that my parents and a three-year old kid will travel with me.

5. Anything else?

Thanks

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1. Re: Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

Hi you can travel directly by train to the destined place...why come to Delhi??

You can choose first and last destination depending on the train availability and connectivity.

There are so many hotels that you can board yourself into. Shortlist the hotels then can hep u choose the better ones.

Food is not a problem anywhere.

You can also look to travel by road taxi/bus would be little difficult until you get the VOlvos considering your parents.

What tie are you plannig your stay.....it is hot right now

njoy your trip

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2. Re: Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

Hi

If you want yo travel in Rajasthan then it will be better you can take a train from Howrah to Jaipur. You can plan your trip like this

Rent a car and driver from Jaipur stay two nights in Jaipur

Jaipur to Pushkar stay one night in Pushkar

Pushkar to Udaipur via Chittorgarh stay two nights in Udaipur

Udaipur to Jodhpur via Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur stay one or two nights

Jodhpur to Jaisalmer stay two nights

Jaisalmer to Bikaner stay one night

From Bikaner you will get a train back To Howrah.

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3. Re: Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

hi i agree with shyamjaipur

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4. Re: Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

is Pushkar really worth it except during Fairs; & Jaisalmer is brilliant Nov on, but wonder if it's worth it during Oct ,

& enjoy most time in Incredible Udaipur, & while in brilliant Jodhpur, please do explore next doors ancient, beautiful Mandore too, Ranakpur temples are unmissable, & Rantambore, 1 of world's most amazing wildlife (incl Ofcourse Tiger) Sanctuary is open Oct 1 on

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6. Re: Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

I have this like a sample tour for 10 days trip of Rajasthan which will cover almost everything to see check this out. Most of the tourists who are traveling to

Rajasthan are confused on what and how to travel here, to make the most out of their trip. So here is a perfectly planned itinerary to travel in Rajasthan. You can

make the changes if you like according to your budget and means of transportation you prefer, but this is almost perfect route you should follow.

Day 1: Jaipur

Arrival at Jaipur

Pickup from Jaipur Airport / Railway Station / Bus Stand by placard carrying driver and transfer to Hotel.

Post Lunch, visit to the fabled Pink City, the Jaipur of old.

Jaipur is famous for its marvelous architecture and town planning. Drive through the colourful bazaars to the delicate Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).

Visit the various museums inside the City Palace and the ancient observatory, Jantar Mantar which is now a world heritage site.

Day 2: Fatehpur,

Shekhawati

Depart after an early breakfast to Fatehpur, Shekhawati (3 hrs away).

See the Cenotaphs, Stepwells, beautifully Painted Havelis or mansions that this Shekhawati region is renowned for.

Proceed after lunch for Bikaner. If we are in time, we can also visit the Camel-breeding Farm just before Bikaner (open 3-5 pm). Bikaner is 2-3 hrs. from Fatehpur.

Check-in at hotel in Bikaner.

Day 3: Bikaner See the fabulous Junagarh Fort & Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner.

Proceed for Jaiselmer. Have lunch on the way (5 hrs. drive, packed lunch from Bikaner advised).

Reach before sundown, to catch a glimpse of the setting sun on the Golden Fort.

Check-in at hotel in Jaiselmer.

Day 4: Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is a small town best explored on foot. Roam in the old fort, marvel at the beautiful architecture and amazing stonework. In particular, see the Museum and

Jain Temple.

Take a walk through the back streets to the Patwon ki Haveli & Kothari Haveli.

After lunch proceed to Kuldhera - an abandoned habitation, and then to Sam Sand Dunes.

Take a Camel Ride and experience the haunting magic of the desert.

Day 5: Jodhpur

After early breakfast leave for Jodhpur the Sun City via Pokhran (total drive 5 hrs.).

See deer on the way in the Bishnoi villages, and reach Jodhpur by afternoon.

You can see Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada (memorial to an ex-ruler of Jodhpur) and Umaid Palace.

You can also roam in the colorful bazaars around the old clock tower.

Day 6: Ranakpur

An early breakfast and we are off to see a fort that they say only Gods could have built, the awe inspiring Mehrangarh Fort. Do not miss the view of Jodhpur's blue

houses & sunset from the top of the fort.

Leave for Mt. Abu, that is 5 hours away. We see the beautiful temples at Ranakpur on the way. Check-in at hotel in Mt. Abu.

Visit to Sunset Point / Nakki Lake in the evening.

Day 7: Mt. Abu

Visit Dilwara Temples and Brahmakumari Ashrams after breakfast.

Leave for Udaipur after lunch (3 hr. drive). Udaipur, the capital of mewar region is beautiful with lots of lakes and greenery. Enjoy a stroll on the lakefront, or

catch a folk dance show at Baggar ki Haveli in the evening.

Day 8: Udaipur

Full day Sightseeing of Udaipur, covering the City Palace, Old City, Saheliyon ki Badi lakes, Pratap Memorial & Haldi Ghati.

Stay at Udaipur. In evening, catch the sunset from Sajjangarh or see Shilpgram where folk Arts and crafts are on display. The other options are to see a stirring sound

and light show at the City palace or stroll in the bazaars.

Day 9: Ajmer,Pushkar

Start after breakfast for Ajmer. This is a 5 hour drive.

Visit the Dargah of Sufi Saint Salim Chishti, venerated by followers of all religions and leave for Pushkar that is close by.

See the Holy Lake after lunch & visit the only Temple of Lord Brahma in the world.

Pushkar is famous for rose cultivation too! You can ask the driver to visit a Rose Farm.

Drive to Jaipur (3 hr. drive).

Day 10: Jaipur

On the last day of the trip visit the magnificient Amber Palace, perched on a hill top. You can also hitch a ride of a different kind at the fort, hire an elephant and

ride like a maharaja into the fort!

See the Largest Cannon on Wheels in the World and old cannon foundry at Jaigarh.

Visit to the Kanak Vrindavan Temple in the valley of flowers.

Drop at Airport / Railway Station / Bus Stand in the evening.

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8. Re: Visiting Rajasthan for 10 days during October, please advice

Hi Soumen,

Since you are travelling with Parents and a 3 yr old, i guess dont plan to see all of Rajasthan at one go. Either have it in two parts or visit important ones only.

heres two sample itinerary for you.

Sample1" Covering jaipur, Mandawa(Shekhawati), Bikaner, Jaisalmer Jodhpur

Day 1 Arrive jaipur: SInce you are arrving by train from Kolkata better take this day for rest and some shopping.

Day 2 & Day 3 Jaipur

Day 4 Jaipur- Mandawa, enroute visit fatehgarh

Day 5 Mandawa

Day 6 Mandawa- Bikaner

Day 7 Bikaner- Jaisalmer

Day 8 Jaisalmer

Day9 Jaisalmer- Jodhpur

Day 10 Jodhpur. and take Jodhupr Howrah express at 2030 hrs on Day 10.

Second sample

Day 1 Arrive Jaipur-Rest

Day 2 & Day 3 Jaipur

Day 4 Jaipur-Jaisalmer

Day 5 Jaisalmer

Day 6 Jodhpur

Day 7 Jodhpur

Day 8 Jodhpur-Udaipur

Day 9 Udaipur

Day 10 Leave Udaipur after breakfast, visit Chittor fort on the way and reach Jaipur by evening, taking the same Jodhpur Howrah express from Jaipur at 0150 hrs. (Late night of Day 10 or early morning of Day 11).

Google up on these destinations and see what appeals to you and accordingly you can shape your itinerary.

Regards

Amit

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