When you are planning a trip to the land of kings or Rajasthan, a self drive trips would be the best option. Road trips help you to explore some unplanned and new places. Meet and interact with the local people on your route and know more about their culture and history. So pack up your bags, fill up your fuel tank and start off for an amazing ride to the Land of kingdoms.
Start your trip with the largest city in the state, Jaipur. This city gives you an insight on the lavish lifestyle of the rulers or kings. Visit the old city, also known as pink city, walls and buildings are all painted in pink. It was the very first planned city in India.
The other important place in Jaipur is the City palace. This palace has been converted into a museum and perfectly depicts the cultural heritage of this Mahal.
Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar observatory are other favorite tourist destinations which you shouldn’t miss. These road trip ideas add fun and enjoyment to your journey.
While none of us can forget the best part about trip, shopping. This city is an amazing place to shop. Jaipur is famous for its jadau, lac and kundan jewellery made of precious and semi-precious stones. Many celebrities come down to Jaipur just for shopping. You can get a huge collection of clothing, accessories, jewellery. So shop till you drop.
There are many luxury hotels and restaurants to stay and take rest. After enjoying in pink city, move to Fatehpur, a famous town in Rajasthan known for its grand and huge havelis.
From there, drive down to Udaipur, the most attractive and romantic city in Rajasthan. It is a perfect mixture of tradition, culture and beauty. And how can we forget delicious food and drink.
You can visit the various beautiful destinations which include Lake Pichola, a 4km long manmade lake.
One of the most amazing places is the Lake palace or now known as Taj lake palace, as it is now run and maintained by Taj Group. The other attractive destinations are Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon ki Bari, ambrai ghat and many others.
Travel from Udaipur to Ranakpur, a 2.5 hours journey; enjoy sightseeing at the temples, afternoon picnic at Kumbhalgarh Fort.
Then drive to Jodhpur, it takes around 4 hours and then stay at any of the palace that best suits your requirement. This city has amazing shopping markets for you to shop. It is the second largest city in the state and is one of the perfect destinations for architectural lovers and don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful sunrise as the sun is visible here first every morning and for this reason jodhpur is also known as Sun city.
Some stunning tourist attractions in Jodhpur include Mehrangarh Fort, Kailana Lake, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and mandore garden.
So these were some of the places which are a ‘must go’ on your trip to this amazing state. So just get, set, go and explore.