Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st June 2016, 18:08   #16
BHPian
 
srinitdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Daman
Posts: 41
Thanked: 72 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

I am planning a ride (probably solo) to Jaisalmer this August. Proposed route is as follows.
Day 1 - Daman to Mehsana
Day 2 - Mehsana to Jaisalmer via Barmer
Day 3 - Cover Jaisalmer fort, Tanot, etc and travel to Jodhpur.
Day 4 - Visit Mehrangarh fort and travel to Ahmedabad
Day 5 - Ahmedabad to Daman

I had a few queries regarding this route.
1. I have heard rumours that the Palanpur - Barmer - Jaisalmer route has a danger of robbery and all. Is it true? Is it safe to traverse by Bike?
2. Does one require any special permissions to travel to Tanot or Longewala? If yes, where can they be obtained from?
3. I guess August will be good time to travel. Any suggestions?
srinitdas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2017, 10:38   #17
BHPian
 
Shanmd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 92
Thanked: 30 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by srinitdas View Post
I am planning a ride (probably solo) to Jaisalmer this August. Proposed route is as follows.
Day 1 - Daman to Mehsana
Day 2 - Mehsana to Jaisalmer via Barmer
Day 3 - Cover Jaisalmer fort, Tanot, etc and travel to Jodhpur.
Day 4 - Visit Mehrangarh fort and travel to Ahmedabad
Day 5 - Ahmedabad to Daman

I had a few queries regarding this route.
1. I have heard rumours that the Palanpur - Barmer - Jaisalmer route has a danger of robbery and all. Is it true? Is it safe to traverse by Bike?
2. Does one require any special permissions to travel to Tanot or Longewala? If yes, where can they be obtained from?
3. I guess August will be good time to travel. Any suggestions?
Hi.
What's the update on this?
Shanmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2017, 15:40   #18
BHPian
 
srinitdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Daman
Posts: 41
Thanked: 72 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shanmd View Post
Hi.
What's the update on this?
This trip never materialised. Instead, I had a wonderful trip of Chandigarh, Dharamshala and Dalhousie during that time. This trip is still pending and will probably happen this time around.

But from my other rider friends, it is not recommended to go through Barmer if going alone. I have been through the Jodhpur route previously and it is a wonderful stretch. Extremely well laid out roads with minimal traffic. Rajasthan is a wonderful place for road trips.
srinitdas is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2017, 17:58   #19
BHPian
 
Shanmd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 92
Thanked: 30 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by srinitdas View Post
This trip never materialised. Instead, I had a wonderful trip of Chandigarh, Dharamshala and Dalhousie during that time. This trip is still pending and will probably happen this time around.

But from my other rider friends, it is not recommended to go through Barmer if going alone. I have been through the Jodhpur route previously and it is a wonderful stretch. Extremely well laid out roads with minimal traffic. Rajasthan is a wonderful place for road trips.
Not recommended even during daylight hours?
Shanmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2017, 10:56   #20
BHPian
 
srinitdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Daman
Posts: 41
Thanked: 72 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shanmd View Post
Not recommended even during daylight hours?
As I have never been through that place myself, I cannot comment on it with absolute certainty. I try to be careful when it comes to solo riding. While it can be a lot of fun doing solo, doing so in sparsely populated areas has its own risks. It is a different thing in cars. You are a lot safer inside a car than a bike.

Quoting the chief (HVK) himself from a different thread (Link (Ahmedabad-jaisalmer-ahmedabad- Trip Logs)).
Quote:
Originally Posted by hvkumar View Post
Remains the same route.
Ahmedabad-Mehsana-Palanpur-Deesa-Sanchore-Barmer-Jaisalmer.
Excellent roads.
This is the update from May 2013. I don't think much could have changed since then.
srinitdas is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2017, 20:01   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
Fauji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,465
Thanked: 948 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shanmd View Post
Hi.
What's the update on this?
We did a long road trip in dec 2015 from Bangalore covering Rajasthan and Gujarat. We did come from Jaisalmer to Kutch. The roads in Rajasthan is excellent. No worries at all. It is a pleasure to drive. I don't think there is any security issue anywhere as we drove at night at many places.
Fauji is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2017, 20:59   #22
BHPian
 
SX4LOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Highway
Posts: 275
Thanked: 126 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

In Jul 16, I took delivery of my XUV W10 at around 5 from Punjab Auto in Ahmedabad and started driving to Delhi. Though I was not solo, and had wife and nephew to give me company, we drove through the night via udaipur route. The roads were well lit up whenever we came across an elevated road through a town, and these were aplenty all along. Though its probable not the same as the route in question for your travel, what I want to say is that Rajasthan is one of the safest states for road travel, no matter night or day.
SX4LOVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th February 2017, 10:28   #23
BHPian
 
srinitdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Daman
Posts: 41
Thanked: 72 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by SX4LOVER View Post
In Jul 16, I took delivery of my XUV W10 at around 5 from Punjab Auto in Ahmedabad and started driving to Delhi. Though I was not solo, and had wife and nephew to give me company, we drove through the night via udaipur route. The roads were well lit up whenever we came across an elevated road through a town, and these were aplenty all along. Though its probable not the same as the route in question for your travel, what I want to say is that Rajasthan is one of the safest states for road travel, no matter night or day.
The Route in question here is the road that goes less than 50 km away from the International border and is very sparsely populated. This is quite different from the road you took. The NH-48 connects the Financial capital (Mumbai) to the Administrative capital (Delhi). No matter what time of the day, one will always find traffic and facilities along this way. This is probably the busiest National Highway in the country. The Route to Jaisalmer through Barmer is not as lively as NH-48.

While I completely agree that Rajasthan has one of the nicest road infrastructure, my caution is against traveling solo in extremely sparsely populated areas during night if one is not perfectly familiar with the place.
srinitdas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2017, 11:13   #24
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 163
Thanked: 90 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Driving to Jaisalmer from Thane in last week of March.
Will be starting around 4:00am from Thane and planning to halt at Sanchore (~750kms) so that the next days ride is shorter.
Palanpur (650kms) is another option for night halt but that adds another 100 kms for the next days drive.
Had done Pune-Nagpur & Coorg-Kolhapur in 1 days drive earlier so feeling good about stretching till Sanchore.

Please suggest if Thane-Sanchore is feasible in 1 days drive with 4am early start from Thane. Also please suggest any places for night halt in Sanchore/Palanpur for family.
bigwheelz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2017, 12:36   #25
BHPian
 
Engine_Roars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pune
Posts: 177
Thanked: 322 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheelz View Post
Driving to Jaisalmer from Thane in last week of March.
Will be starting around 4:00am from Thane and planning to halt at Sanchore (~750kms) so that the next days ride is shorter.
Palanpur (650kms) is another option for night halt but that adds another 100 kms for the next days drive.
Had done Pune-Nagpur & Coorg-Kolhapur in 1 days drive earlier so feeling good about stretching till Sanchore.
.
Have been on this route for a couple of times, I do Pune - Palanpur in a day comfortably so I think Thane Sanchore is definitely doable in day. Make sure that you leave before 5 AM and you should be fine.
Engine_Roars is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd March 2017, 06:41   #26
BHPian
 
nishantbhatia84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 273
Thanked: 219 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheelz View Post
Driving to Jaisalmer from Thane in last week of March.
Will be starting around 4:00am from Thane and planning to halt at Sanchore (~750kms) so that the next days ride is shorter.
Palanpur (650kms) is another option for night halt but that adds another 100 kms for the next days drive.
Had done Pune-Nagpur & Coorg-Kolhapur in 1 days drive earlier so feeling good about stretching till Sanchore.

Please suggest if Thane-Sanchore is feasible in 1 days drive with 4am early start from Thane. Also please suggest any places for night halt in Sanchore/Palanpur for family.
I just did a Mumbai - Jaisalmer - Udaipur - Mumbai road trip last week so here are a few suggestions:
1. Thane to Sanchore : Possible - but only if you drive through the night. During daytime the entire NH48 from Vapi onwards and the route from Ahmedabad to Mehsana to Palanpur is full of unruly traffic which kills your average speeds and makes the drive extremely stressful.
2. We did Mumbai to Jaisalmer and it took us 21hrs with adequate breaks; BUT we drove thru the night which made a huge difference.
Let me know if you have any questions about the route.
nishantbhatia84 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2017, 16:18   #27
BHPian
 
jesrani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 239
Thanked: 91 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by Engine_Roars View Post
Have been on this route for a couple of times, I do Pune - Palanpur in a day comfortably so I think Thane Sanchore is definitely doable in day. Make sure that you leave before 5 AM and you should be fine.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nishantbhatia84 View Post
I just did a Mumbai - Jaisalmer - Udaipur - Mumbai road trip last week so here are a few suggestions:
1. Thane to Sanchore : Possible - but only if you drive through the night. During daytime the entire NH48 from Vapi onwards and the route from Ahmedabad to Mehsana to Palanpur is full of unruly traffic which kills your average speeds and makes the drive extremely stressful.
2. We did Mumbai to Jaisalmer and it took us 21hrs with adequate breaks; BUT we drove thru the night which made a huge difference.
Let me know if you have any questions about the route.
I live near Vapi and am interested in doing a Rajasthan trip one day, maybe this year or next. I was thinking of Vapi-Jaiselmer-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Vapi.
What is the route you suggest, especially while going to Jaiselmer. I will not be driving in the night and will take a halt.
jesrani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2017, 18:26   #28
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: bhilai
Posts: 12
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by jesrani View Post
I live near Vapi and am interested in doing a Rajasthan trip one day, maybe this year or next. I was thinking of Vapi-Jaiselmer-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Vapi.
What is the route you suggest, especially while going to Jaiselmer. I will not be driving in the night and will take a halt.
I recently completed a drive from bhilai to jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer to jodhpur via pokhran is a two laned road. Road widening is going on on 10% of the stretch.Rest 90% of the road is in excellent condition.There are three stretches of app. 1 km each after pokhran where road widening is going on and are in horrible condition.But rest of the stretch is in good condition and you can easily maintain average speeds of 70-80 Km/hr.

From jodhpur to Udaipur you have two options:-
1.Jodhpur-Pali-sanderao-Falna-Ranakpur-Jaswantgarh-Udaipur
2.Jodhpur-Pali-Sirohi-Pindawara-udaipur

I would suggest you to choose the 2nd option as this entire stretch is four-laned.
Option 1 will save you 40 kms but the part from sanderao to jaswantgarh is a narrow two laned road and will reduce your average speed considerably.

Hope the above given information helps you to plan your drive.
anupam084 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Year end trip to Rajasthan: Delhi-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Delhi akp Travelogues 42 20th March 2016 21:21
Yet another Rajasthan trip - Sambhar lake, Ajmer, Pushkar, Osian (Jodhpur), Jaisalmer v&v Travelogues 59 19th January 2011 17:57
Ahmedabad-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer nitindangoria Route / Travel Queries 1 13th January 2009 16:37


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:45.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks