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.
Day 1: 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.
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Day 2: 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.
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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.
Day 3: To Udaipur
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. Finally, 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.
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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.
Day 4: 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.
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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.
- 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!
Low Points: 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
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