This was an all cousins trip to Jaisalmer and Udaipur and we all were more than excited. I personally wanted to visit Jaisalmer to see its sand dunes and visit the border area while one of my cousin wanted to visit Udaipur. So in the end, we decided to take our own car and make it a boys road trip – covering all the places we wanted to see and stop wherever we wanted.
Now that our transportation was sorted, all that was needed was accomodation and we trusted TravelTriangle for that. Their representative understood our requirements and gave us the best hotels in our budget.
This Is How Our Itinerary Looked Like
- Delhi to Jaisalmer by road
- Jeep Safari, abandoned village, and the border!
- To Udaipur
- Going back to Delhi
Best Time To Go On A Jaisalmer And Udaipur Trip
If one wants to witness the best of Jaisalmer and Udaipur, then the time period between November to February is the best one. During this time, the temperatture comes extremely down and travelers will be able to explore various attractions without bearing with the scorching heat.
Must-Read Highlights Of Our Jaisalmer And Udaipur
Our trip was an ideal fusion of fun, thrill, and adventure. Here are some of the best experiences that we had on our fantastic trip.
Delhi to Jaisalmer by road
We started on Friday night at around 11 pm and reached Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer at around noon the next day. In between we took a stop in Bikaner and overall looking at the distance from Gurgaon to Jaisalmer, we did quite good.
Seeing the sand dunes for the first time was a surreal affair and we did click quite a lot of pictures here. In the evening after we had checked into our hotel and rested for a while, we went out for a camel safari soaking in all the desert goodness on the way. The sunset here too was very beautiful and overall my cousins and I had a great time.
Jeep Safari, abandoned village, and the border!
We started the day with a jeep safari in the desert (it was a fun experience), and continued it with a visit to the abandoned village of Kuldhara which as local legends suggested is haunted. In the morning however, it did not look haunted at all and in fact looked like a place to get away from the city and have a few drinks.
Next, we continued towards the Tanot Mata Mandir to visit the border area (we had due permission from the BSF to do so). At Tanot Mata, they military checked our papers and off we went in a military jeep to see the border area. We saw the Longewala post, the abandoned Pakistani tanks, museums, and even a short film about the border war.
On our way back, we visited the Jaisalmer Fort and even though we couldn’t see all of it, we did enjoy whatever time we could spend there. The later part of the night was spent shopping and visiting the markets of Jaisalmer before we finally went back to the hotel and retired for the night.
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We planned to leave at 4 am in the morning today but thanks to all the food and sightseeing, couldn’t wake up until 7. As per our Jodhpur Udaipur itinerary, we started for Udaipur at around 8 via Jodhpur but it turned out to be a bad decision, since the road for approx 20 km was completely broken. Meanwhile, we had informed the hotel person that we would be getting late for our check in.
Finally, when we reached Udaipur, the first place that we visited was Lake Pichola where we took a motor boat ride and later had snacks. They only serve vegetarian food here. Post this, we visited India’s largest underground aquarium where we had a good time looking at the various kind of fishes.
Later on, we called it a night.
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Going back to Delhi
We left at around 1 am for Delhi and on our way stopped at Jaipur to do some sightseeing. We visited the Jal Mahal and Amer Fort here post which we resumed our journey back to Delhi. At around 3 pm, we reached Delhi marking the end of our wonderful journey.
Looking back at the trip now, I feel it was one hell of an adventure. From the flat tyres to the sand dunes to the border visit, motorboat ride and much more – everything was fun and together my cousins and I made sure we made memories of our lifetime on this trip.
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High Points Of Our Trip To Jaisalmer And Udaipur
- The highways throughout the journey except while traveling from Jaisalmer to Udaipur via Jodhpur were excellent
- The sand dunes, camel safari, and visit to the border were experiences of a lifetime
- Udaipur was more beautiful than expected
- The hotel both in Jaisalmer and Udaipur were really really good!
As such, none!
Tips For Travelers
- Always follow the speed limit and use nitrogen to fill the car’s tyres for they prevent overheating
- Follow the plan of the day for it will help you stick to your schedule and prevent any late check ins
- If you want to make your trip to Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur a fantastic one, then don’t miss to visit the palaces, lakes, local restaurants, and street markets.
Some Essentials That You Must Pack
- A sturdy pair of shoes
- Sunglasses, hat, and a high spectrum of sunscreen to beat the heat
- A mosquito repellant to stay away from mosquito bites
- Mini first-aid kit in case of any medical emergency
- Portable charger so that your phone is always charges
Loved this all boys road trip to Rajasthan? Worry not, you too can experience the same and even better. Plan a trip to Rajasthan and witness the splendour of this royal state!
Some Common Queries Trip To Jaisalmer
A. Both the cities are known for their uniqueness. Known as the “City Of Lakes” Udipur is all about varied culture & rich heritage, and pristine lakes. Much like Jaisalmer, Udaipur is also known for its vibrancy. Additionally, you will come across some of the best palaces in Udaipur that are famous for their splendour and royalty.
A. There are 2-3 buses that go from Jaisalmer to Udaipur everyday. The bus takes around 12-13 hours to reach Udaipur. Other than this, you can also hire a taxi that will cost your about 8K.
A. There are direct buses plying between Udaipur to Mount Abu. It takes around 4.5 hours to reach Mount Abu in a bus. If you are looking for the fastest way to reach Mount abu, then hire a Mahindra Logan which will take around 2 hours 45 minutes.
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