The scintillating road trips are always popular among people, especially youths who adore the movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, etc. where friends are seen taking road trips off to different places on earth. The exciting twisting turns, the adventurous spots on the way, the fun and enjoyment and everything about road trips is just amazing.
The road trips from Jaipur to other cities in Rajasthan as well as to other far off places are a great outing plan to have to enjoy with your bunch of close friends and relish the Rajasthani flavour as well as the glamour of different fascinating places.
So if you are in Jaipur and you love to ride your bike or travel to far-off places on your four-wheeler here is where you can set off to.
Once on the road you should take the NH15 highway, which is around 570 kilometers from Jaipur. Jaisalmer, also known as the ‘Golden City' in the Indian state of Rajasthan lies right in the heart of the Thar Desert. The location attracts many filmmakers and TV serial directors to shoot here because of its exquisite location. TV serials like Balika Vadhu, Maharana Pratap and Roadies have been shot here. Jaisalmer is also home to a number of attractive Jain temples.
Another attraction of the road to Jaisalmer is the number of dhabas that serve authentic Rajasthani delights, which need no introduction. The villages that fall on way are all very lively and their people – hospitable.
Distance from Jaipur: 9 h 5 min, 559 km
The beautiful hill station is visited so many times that it needs no introduction. This beautiful hill city is also the capital and the largest city of the northern India state of Himachal Pradesh. A road trip to Shimla would mean exploring the rich natural beauty of Himachal, the lush greenery and the mesmerizing lanes. Even the roads from Ambala and Chandigarh, all the way to Shimla are smooth and speedy.
Some major attractions to visit there in Shimla include the Viceroy Lodge, the Jakhoo Temple, the Mall Road, the Christ Church and the Ridge.
Distance from Jaipur: 10 h 51 min, 622 km
Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India, the actual origin not known. The enchanting land is enriched by many holy temples including the Brahma Temple, which is said to be the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the entire world. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises from here and the camel Safaris and ghats.
The roads are in good condition. Just stay cautious of a few speed breakers between Ajmer and Pushkar. Visiting the city during the great Pushkar Fair would be even more amazing. This annual festival takes place in the month of November and is currently going on in Pushkar city from Nov 8-14.
Distance from Jaipur: 2 h 42 min, 145 km
A road trip to Jodhpur is a heartwarming experience as the drive is itself amazing. The blue city of Jodhpur brings you a number of attractions including the majestic Mehangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar, also popularly known as the Clock Tower and the Flying Fox ziplining tours over the fort and the sun city.
Many talented directors chose Jodhpur for its exotic locations and shot their movies here. Some of the movies include The Dark Knight Rises, The Fall, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Veer, Shudh Desi Romance and the famous Tamil movie titled ‘I’.
Distance from Jaipur: 5 h 28 min, 337 km
Bikaner is an exotic location not really far from Jaipur. When taking a trip by road to Bikaner, you can enjoy the passing desert look and also catch sight of some deer wavering out there. The major attractions are the Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Temple, the city’s luxurious resorts and hotels serving mouth-watering Rajasthani dishes, camel rides and the famous Bikaneri Bhujia.
Distance from Jaipur: 4 h 57 min, 334.4 km via NH52 and NH11
This is another exotic location which invites a little bit of thrill with a lot of bubbling excitement on way. We are talking about the Ranthambore National Park, a place packed with up beating thrill along of jungle safaris, night camps, sighting a tiger, etc. Padam Talao, the largest lake of the park, the red sandstone Jogi Mahal and a gigantic Banyan tree near the lake considered to be India's second largest are must-see attractions. Sing songs by the bonfire, click snaps or scare one of your friends very late at night.
Distance from Jaipur: 3 h 36 min, 167.3 km via NH52
Udaipur is an amazing and glorious location to be visited by all folks who call themselves carriers of Rajasthani culture. A trip from Jaipur to Udaipur is enriching because of its wildlife, topography and the peace you get. The major attractions in this city are the City Palace, which still holds many remnants of the then Prince of Udaipur, Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Kumbhalgarh Fort, etc.
Distance from Jaipur: 5 h 57 min, 393.5 km via NH58
Delhi, the name only brings a smile to the young faces. The NH8 highway connecting Jaipur to Delhi has a plenty of dhabas and roadside restaurants that are known for serving good, spicy food on way. The variety almost spoils you for choice. 275 kms is not a very long distance and the capital city Delhi brings a lifestyle you’ll love to explore.
The tourist attractions like Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, its rich food cuisines, the shopping destinations are all pretty amazing. A road trip to Delhi can prove to be a soothing weekend getaway.
Distance from Jaipur: 5 h 43 min, 272.9 km via NH48
Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan can be a good retreat for Jaipurites to beat the Jaipur heat and relax in the laps of nature. It is a fine, chilled place located in the Aravalli Ranges in Sirohi district of Rajasthan.
Distance from Jaipur: 7 h 25 min, 494.2 km via NH48
What comes to your mind when you think of Agra? The great Taj Mahal of course! Even Fatehpur Sikri is a good attraction. A road trip from Jaipur to Agra should definitely be on your cards for a fun weekend getaway with friends or family.
Distance from Jaipur: 4 h 12 min, 240.3 km via Agra-Bikaner Rd