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Old 1st June 2016, 18:08   #16
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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?
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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?
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Old 3rd February 2017, 15:40   #18
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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.
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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?
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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)).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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