BEST WAY TO TAKE UDAIPUR TO JODHPUR ROAD TRIP

Udaipur and Jodhpur are two veterans on the travel maps of Rajasthan. Both, uniquely distinct yet oozing out the same Rajasthani magic one can die for.

However, for people who enjoy the journey more than the destination, a road trip adjoining these places is a godsend pleasure.

It takes you through picture-perfect scenery, with highways passing through tunnels and giving you every possible shade of nature.

There are many ways to take this road trip in India. However, we want to give this road trip a little tang of culture for you to cherish for a lifetime.

So, if you are in for a cultural avalanche, fasten your seatbelts for your Rajasthan adventure on a Udaipur to Jodhpur road trip.

THE PERFECT ITINERARY

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There are multiple ways to take the Udaipur to Jodhpur tour. However, to get the most of your Rajasthan road trip we prefer you to take the route:

Udaipur-Ranakpur-Chandelao Garh- Bishnoi Village- Jodhpur

New to all these places? Don’t worry; we have you covered. Follow this route:

  1. Travel Udaipur – Ranakpur via NH27 and SH 32. It is about 93 km from Udaipur and it will take you approximately 2 hours to reach there.
  2. From Ranakpur via Kumbhalgarh Fort Rd, travel 33 km to Kumbhalgarh Fort.
  3. Kumbhalgarh fort to Chandelao Garh will be a four and a half-hour run via SH 58. Make yourself comfortable as it will be a whopping 180 km run.
  4. Bishnoi village from Chandelao Garh will be just 42 km apart. Stay on SH 68 for 57 minutes and tada! You’ll be at the very serene Bishnoi Village.
  5. Travel to Jodhpur from Bishnoi Village. It’s a 20 km stretch and in no time you will land on the blue enigma of your Udaipur to Jodhpur Road trip.

*Time estimates are without traffic. They can vary depending on what time of the day you travel.*

INS AND OUT OF THE ITINERARY

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Image credits – Mr. Praduman Singh

Our Udaipur to Jodhpur travel road map covers a total distance of 371 km. In the gist of which, it takes you through a scenic landscape and helps you explore the glitter and shine of Rajasthan.

On this road trip, you’ll come across a plethora of places to visit. Out of which the most famous ones are listed below.

UDAIPUR

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Redefine beauty at the ivory enchantress of the golden desert.

Udaipur is a romantic getaway with everything painted in serenity. This lake city of Rajasthan is famous for all the right reasons and is one of the best travel destinations of India as well.

Here in Udaipur, there is a water castle that floats on Lake Pichola like a white swan. Moreover, here you can visit 11 palaces made by Maharana Pratap for your adventure through time.

So, pick up a bike and cycle around the regal boulevards of this sparkling town to fulfill your Rajasthan fantasies.

Places to visit: Jag Mandir, City Palace, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Sahelio ki Bari

RANAKPUR JAIN TEMPLES

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Ranakpur Temples will be your primary spot for Ranakpur sightseeing after you hit the road from Udaipur.

Located in the Pali district of Rajasthan, Ranakpur Jain Temples are the epitome of bliss amid the barren routes of this road trip.

Ranakpur Jain Temple complex is a 15th-century shrine built with the motive of dedicating it to Adinatha, first Tirthankar of the present-day half-cycle in Jain Cosmology. Today, it is also the home of many small shrines all dedicated to Jain patrons.

This temple complex in India is an astonishing piece of architecture that took over 50 years to concrete its existence. There are over 1400 pillars supporting this temple all carved to perfection with eye-gazing motifs.

Other than that, for every architectural lover out there, this place stays perfect to reminisce towards the past and spend hours adoring the finesse of Indian artisans.

Places to visit inside the temple complex:

Parsvanath temple, Amba Mata Temple, Surya Temple, and Chaumukha Temple.

Timings:

6:30 am to 8:00 pm

KUMBHALGARH FORT

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A timeless structure is the best preserver of history and Kumbhalgarh fort proves that one hundred percent.

This fort is the second largest fort of Rajasthan and is best known for its unique architecture and design.Sitting flamboyantly on a hill, Kumbhalgarh fort also has the second largest wall after the Great Wall of China in the world.

On visiting the fort you’ll come across a structure that was built on a 2nd century castle of a Jaina Princess.

Commenced in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, Kumbhalgarh fort has also bagged a place in the UNESCO List under the hill forts of Rajasthan group.

A trip there will prove to you that this edifice has passed the test and wrath of time as it has faced many wars in the past.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Time to take inside the fort: 2-3 hours

CHANDELAO GARH

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Image Credits – Mr. Praduman Singh

Chandelao Garh in Rajasthan rules the charts for rural travel in India.

If getting attached to the colossal roots of this country is one of your motives to be here, then, Chandelao will help you big time.

That’s because traditionally sound home-stays and cultural fresco is something that this hamlet excels in.

 

Here you’ll get to live in hand-painted houses, eat from the local platter and enjoy the unblemished lifestyle of the local people.

Anyone who comes here takes back bundles of knowledge that even includes a traditional art form taught by the local people.

But however small a village is, an Indian destination is always incomplete without bustling bazaars. And, Chandelao Garh is no different. Come shop here for most authentic traditional handicrafts at dirt-cheap prices.

BISHNOI VILLAGE

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Image Credits – Mr. Chotaram Prajapat, Bishnoi homestay

Bishnoi village is another hamlet on your Udaipur Jodhpur via Kumbhalgarh road trip that will make you fall in love with Rajasthani culture all over again.

Home to the environmentalist tribe Bishnois, this village is the perfect example of how with primitive resources a healthy lifestyle is possible.

This village detaches you with the tentacles of technology and helps you embrace the tree hug  in you.

Living with these people in this village help you inculcate or even learn rituals that revolve around nature.

Moreover, the famous culture of Marwar will also be within your reach once you set foot in its vicinity.

JODHPUR

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Jodhpur is the royal estate you deserve on your Udaipur to Jodhpur road trip.

Famous for its magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is a bustling city with every flavour of the royal platter.

Often referred to as the blue enigma, Jodhpur is the living epitome of mythic and mystic.

Laden with blue houses, this former capital Rajasthan holds magic in its jumbled streets filled with shops and food shacks.

Jodhpur is also popular as the sun city of the state for its beautiful sunrise and sunset scenarios.

Other popular destinations here are Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace that are as royal as any other destination as on the travel map of Rajasthan.

BEST TIME TO TAKE UDAIPUR TO JODHPUR TOUR ON THE ROAD

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The best time for you to commence your Udaipur to Jodhpur road tour is between the months of November and February.

Moreover, this is the best time to visit Rajasthan as well.  That’s because summers come with scorching heat, retention capacity and during winters, the temperature comes down to the bottom of the mercury level.

Furthermore, here is something that can help you plan accordingly:

Rajasthan Temperature           

  1. Summers(April to June):24°c – 45°c
  2. Monsoon(July to Sep):21°c – 35°c
  3. Winter (Oct to March):10°c – 27°c

*For more information, please read our blog on the best time to visit India.*

TIPS FOR YOUR JODHPUR UDAIPUR ROAD TRIP

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Tips for planning:

  1. Udaipur to Jaipur highway is a pretty legit one. You can travel on it by both cars and bikes, depending upon how you want to travel.
  2. However, if you are a little high on a budget you can even buy an RV for making your trip more memorable.
  3. Book your hotel tickets beforehand. We’ve already given you all the information you need. Now all that is left for you is to dial some numbers and book before.
  4. Search for the number of mechanics before you start your journey. Moreover, keep the numbers with you in case of any emergency. You can also make a list of the phone numbers of hospitals as well.
  5. Pack the essentials. Don’t forget that Rajasthan is the master of extreme climates, so, be prepared for what is to come.

Tips for while you are on the road:

  1. Fooding is not an issue in Rajasthan. Moreover, all shacks on the highway and in the city provide flavorful food. However, make sure you gorge on some authentic treasures while you are at it.
  2. Don’t completely rely on GPS and stick to the route. Sometimes in order to avoid congestion, the GPS takes you from a different route which can cause problems. And, losing signals and ending at a narrow street are two of its major downsides.
  3. Treat everyone with a smile and “Khamba Ghani” which means “hello”.

Note

Too much to handle? Why don’t you plan your trip via a travel agent and be stress-free? They will take all the headache of planning and executing and will leave the enjoying part for you. Want to give it a try? Then, try to give us a chance. We promise that we’ll make your road trip one to remember. So how about you request a quote right here! 

Tips for your health:

  1. Stay hydrated. One of the top priorities for you in Rajasthan should be to consume as much water as you can. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be environmentally friendly. Pack a hydrating flask with you as an accessory for this.
  2. On a side note: the local water of Rajasthan is a little sweet. So, you won’t like the taste of it in the beginning.
  3. Consume a lot of salt if you are taking this road trip in summers. That’s because the body loses potassium and sodium via sweating that can decrease your water retention capacity.
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