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Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur, family with kids.

I am quite stuck with this part of our Rajasthan holiday. We are a family with 2 kids (12+14).

We will land in Jodhpur on 20/12, spend the day there 21/12.

Now I need your input please. This is our plan-with questions:

- 22/12 travel to Jaisalmer with visit to Osian temples on route. OK?

- 23/12 visit Jaisalmer

- 24/12 return to Jodhpur area.

* Bishnoi villages: can our driver stop here on route? Any special names of villages you can recommend?

* Sleeping 24/12: since we have been in Jodhpur before, can you recommend beautiful places on the road to Ranakpur? Would make a change from all the city accommodation.

-25/12 visit Ranakpur in the afternoon.

* Reviews say that sound and light show at Kumbhalgarh is good so we thought to go there in the evening.

What time is it?

Is it viewed from outside the fort, or from inside with entry tickets needed?

* Where do we sleep after the show? Recommendations for India are not to drive at night?

-26/12 visit Kumbhalgarh, then onto Udaipur.

The rest of our trip is planned.

A lot of questions, I hope you can help us out. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur, family with kids.

Hi tripadvisor member

your plans are good after landing on 20th and enough days to explore sites and cities

- 22/12 travel to Jaisalmer with visit to Osian temples on route. will be fine

- 23/12 visit Jaisalmer

- 24/12 return to Jodhpur area.

* Bishnoi villages: can your driver stops but it wouldn't be a proper safari , there are small dhanisof Bishnoi, Guda Bisnoi, Dhawa, are places of Bisnoi community.

* Sleeping 24/12: close. To Jodhpur some nice Heritage Hotrls Rohatgarh , Fort chanwa Luni, Rawla Bhenswara, Rawla Narlai, Ghanerao Rawla , Bhadrajun Fort

-25/12 visit Ranakpur Jaim.temple visit which open for tourist at 12noon.

You may continue and visit fort Kumbhalgarh or check in at lumbhalgarh Hotel.

* Reviews about it is good light and sound show is 7 pm

light and sound show is inside the fort wall close to Neellanth temple there is place . You don't need to buy Fort tickets you need to buy only light and sound show.

* if you decided to do sound and light show , stay at Kumbhalgarh only . There are many Hotels, Club Mahendra, The Aodhi , Kumbhalgarjfort, Kumbha castle , kumbhalgarh resort etc etc ..

drive through the mountain to be avoid in night for safety and security.

-26/12 visit Kumbhalgarh, then onto Udaipur.

Have a good. Day

Yogendra

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2. Re: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur, family with kids.

Most of the visits to the Bishnoi villages are staged - interesting, but no more "real" than watching the TV show about them. You'll be taken to see a potter, farmer, dhuri weaver, but in truth I'd suggest you head straight on and spend the night in Ranakhpur. We loved the Maharani Bagh - a night in nature in a comfortable hotel, let the kids run then and in the morning before you head to the Jain temples then on to Kumbalgarh and check into a hotel before night falls and you go to see the sound and light show. You'll see real villages, farms, bullock wells etc en route with none of the "tour" element and see nature too. We loved the journey.

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3. Re: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur, family with kids.

Exactly what I needed. Thanks very much, udaipurmagic, I will check the hotels.

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4. Re: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur, family with kids.

Thanks John, you confirmed our impressions about the Bishnoi tours. Thanks for the hotel advice as well. Very helpful.

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5. Re: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur, family with kids.

Udaipur magic suggest you good itnerary.

Bishnoi village tour - you may do in rohit also.

Thanks nimbera

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6. Re: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur, family with kids.

A perfect response by Udaipurmagic.

As for driving at night, no issues Udaipur is close by Kumbhalgarh Just 2 hours , so you can drive at night. or else you can stay there at Mahindra resort

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