Delhi to Jaipur Road Trip

Jaipur, the Pink city, the larger-than-life city, the most historical city built in the 18th century is one of the most welcoming destinations in our country. 

There are many ways to reach Jaipur. Arguably, a road trip would be the most exciting.

Road trips are enthralling, adventurous and experiences that involve immense learning. Best of the friendships are made in road trips and most memorable moments are achieved in road trips. When road trips end, they end like movies. Curtains drop, you are home and back to the salt mines. But Delhi to Jaipur is known to be a different trip than any other road trip only because it is extremely easy. There is no moment of danger, no roadblocks, in fact, a lot of reassurance that you are in a home away from your home.

Best time to visit

Summers, between April and July, are known to be excruciatingly hot in Jaipur, as it is a city in a desert. Hence it is not advisable to visit during summers. Anytime between October and March is suitable as an ideal time to visit. However, during these months, the maximum tourist footfalls occur making it crowded. Another alternative is to make your road trip during monsoons. The season is between July and September and is full of heavy rains. Hence adequate caution should be observed while driving on the highway during the monsoon season.

Places to Eat

Food in Jaipur dates back hundreds of years. Historic rulers used to focus tremendously on the quality and tradition of their way of cooking. They believe in slow-cooked meat, to ensure that food filled with richness.

Some of the popular restaurants are as follows:

Anokhi Café

This place offers a soothing ambience and great service. Coffee cake is famous here. It offers fusion cuisine catering to all palettes.

Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar

This vegetarian restaurant guarantees tasty traditional food. It may not boast about ambience and size.

Spice Court

This is heaven for non-vegetarians, as it specializes in local traditional cuisine here. At the same time, folk artists entertain you with dance and music. This place is known for Govind Gatte, laalmaas, etc. and most importantly for a memory of best food in Jaipur.

Route

Distance between Delhi to Jaipur is 268 kms. Google Maps often show the trip duration as five hours, however, a bummer to that duration is city traffic. All in all, it is likely to be over six hours. There are many routes that lead to Jaipur. Most have told, barring one. Maximum toll one has to pay is around Rs. 350. You have to start the journey with NH 48 from Delhi to approximately 50 km away from Jaipur, post which you have to take NH 52 and finally right turn into Ajmer Road. Alternatively, the minimum toll road and longest duration call for driving mid-way through NH 48 and then turning towards Dharuhera - Bhiwadi Bypass Rd.

The journey is enthralling thanks to the great highways and the panoramic view of the Aravalli Range. Manesar Toll Plaza is the start of the thrill.

 

What to eat and stopovers

The best part of Delhi to Jaipur road trip is the list of so many historical places like Bhangarh Fort, Neemrana Fort and myriads of small forts on the way for pit stops.

Some mouth-watering street food on the way is an unending variety in chats, Dal Kachoris and Choormas.

Reaching there and places to visit

Top attractions in Jaipur are:

  1. Amber Fort: It is old fort built in the 16th-century over the hilltop. It is associated with a rich history, which involves treachery and bloodshed. Now it offers elephant rides for tourists.
  2. Jaigarh Fort: Another historic hilltop fort with an enriching museum and an enthralling view.
  3. City Palace: It is a lavish palace boasting of impeccable palace complex & museum. It was one of the most opulent 18th-century palace of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and royal residence.
  4. Jantar Mantar: It is a heritage site with beautiful instruments for astronomical observation.
  5. Hawa Mahal: It is called 'Palace of the Winds', soaked in pink sandstone. It was in the form of a high wall to screen royal ladies as they would watch street festivities.
  6. Chokhi Dhani: This is a must-go place, often the first place to start feeling the culture in depth. It highlights rich Rajasthani culture, hospitality and royal food. You can also enjoy camel rides, elephant rides, fire shows etc.

Jaipur hosts international kite festival every year on 14 January and one can pick this date to go if you have the inclination to learn this art.

Also, Jaipur literature festival, which held in January is gravitating for book lovers.

Points to note while planning trip (Car/Two-Wheeler)

When on a road trip, you have to make sure that you are highly equipped to deal with unexpected circumstances. It would be advisable to know how to fix a car puncture. Mobile phone chargers and portable chargers must be fully charged. Pack your bags with ample snacks including protein bars along with bottles of water. It may also make sense to carry a hammer, just to stay steer clear of rare situations like being stuck in a car. And the most important of all is a first-aid kit in case of injury. Finally, it is critical to check the expiry date of your two wheeler insurance or Car insurance you can renew it from Bharti AXA GI if the expiry date is around the corner.

Diesel/Petrol Pumps

This road trip has multiple fuel stations at regular intervals.

Overnight halt if any

The most recommended, popular and doubtless stopover is Neemrana. Neemrana is a historical town, 150 km from Jaipur. Near Neemrana is another fort, Kesroli in Alwar district, one of the oldest heritage sites.

Distance/Altitude Change graph

Distance between New Delhi to Jaipur is 268 km by road. 

Stay and Eat with other eating places

Food options are in abundance and all are impressive. Pride is taken in the authentic herbs and spices that are used. Curries include dried and shredded mango, red chillies, dried and fresh coriander and fresh turmeric. Certain dried wild leaves that are exclusively found in the desert are used to create soothing curries.

Mobile connectivity

Mobile connectivity is expected to be strong in this journey.  Once can get a strong connection of Airtel Network here.

ATMs

There are multiple ATMs of banks like State bank, ICICI bank and HDFC bank.  

Mechanics

Mechanics may not be available on the highway however one could keep emergency numbers of ambulance, policy and fire brigade handy.

Medical Facilities

There are multiple hospitals during this road trip. Neemrana Multispeciality Hospital is one of the best hospitals en route. Jaipur’s best hospital is Jaipur hospital.

Electricity

Electricity is distributed by Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited in every part of Jaipur.

Tool Kits

One extremely important thing to carry is tools for fixing a flat. Another option is to carry tire inflator to pump air in the flat tire, until you reach a mechanics shop to put on the spare. Other good-to-have tools are screwdrivers, crescent wrench, hammer, duct tape or an electrical tape.

 

 

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Article Author: Amita Rajpal

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