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Old 20th November 2019, 23:03   #526
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Dear Team Members,

My first post in this forum. I would appreciate your inputs for my trip to Rajasthan in the month of January 2020. Below is the basic itinerary.

7th Leave Mumbai 4am and reach Mt Abu (Halt at Surat & Ahmedabad)
8th Explore Mount Abu
9th Leave Mt Abu and reach Jaisalmer
10th Explore Jaisalmer
11th Explore Jaiselmer
12th Leave Jaisalmer by 10am and reach Jodhpur and explore in the evening
13th Explore Jodhpur
14th Explore Jodhpur
15th Leave Jodhpur by 10am and reach Udaipur and explore in the evening
16th Explore Udaipur
17th Explore Udaipur
18th Leave Udaipur by 4am and reach Bordi (my native)
19th Leave Bordi for Mumbai
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Hello All,

Small query that I have regarding road condition, specifically in between Vadohara to Udaipur. I have gone through this forum and found that many BHPian have reported the road condition is not so great in between above mentioned cities and also safety concerns at Ratanpur, Rajasthan. So will it be feasible to do Pune - Udaipur in single day (leaving Pune as early as 03.00 hrs) ?

Frequent travellers can you please comment on this ?


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Old 25th November 2019, 10:48   #528
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Small query that I have regarding road condition, specifically in between Vadohara to Udaipur.
Did Vadodara to Udaipur and back in one day on 23-11-2019. Road conditions good till Shamlaji. Post that, though the roads aren't exactly bad with too many diversions and some broken stretches, not bad enough to significantly impact average speed, but still there. I took Vadodara-Halol-Godhra-Modasa-Shamlaji-Ratanpur-Udaipur stretch. Once you are in Guajrat, traffic will increase and actually average speeds will drop. I did Vadoara-Udaipur stretch in 5.5 hours as I could escape some traffic on Saturday morning when I started from Vadodara.
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Hello All,

Small query that I have regarding road condition, specifically in between Vadohara to Udaipur. I have gone through this forum and found that many BHPian have reported the road condition is not so great in between above mentioned cities and also safety concerns at Ratanpur, Rajasthan. So will it be feasible to do Pune - Udaipur in single day (leaving Pune as early as 03.00 hrs) ?

Frequent travellers can you please comment on this ?


Thank you,
I recently did Pune - Udaipur and I left Pune at 5.30am and reached at 9.30pm. In hindsight I should have left earlier, as the road from Ratanpur to Udaipur is under construction with quite a few diversions. It was 6.30pm when I got this stretch and already dark. Most of the road does not have lane markings which make your headlights quite ineffective and was a pain to drive. There were some odd potholes but that should have been filled up now.

In summary, make sure you do this stretch during daylight. I enjoyed my 13.5 hour drive and the last 2.5 hours were really stressful due to the extra concentration required. Since you say you are planning to leave at 3am, you should be fine. Another thing, expect LOTS of truck traffic on the Thane to Vadodara stretch after which it clears out.

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15th Leave Jodhpur by 10am and reach Udaipur and explore in the evening
16th Explore Udaipur
17th Explore Udaipur
18th Leave Udaipur by 4am and reach Bordi (my native)
19th Leave Bordi for Mumbai
On the whole looks OK. But if you plan to visit Ranakpur, Haldighati, Sreenathji and Ek Lingji, you will more time in Udaipur apart from city visit.

Maybe on the way back you can plan to visit one of these places (in case you want to visit). Else should be good. Place and lake takes most of a day given the crowd.
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1) Mumbai-Surat-Vadodara-Ahmedabad-Abu road-Pali-Ajmer-Jaipur

My suggestion would be go for route-1. Apart from little traffic between Ahmedabad and Palanpur, the roads are butter smooth and you will cover distance at breeze.
Are there any speed limits that we need to strictly adhere to? Or we can do 100-110kph on route-1?

I used to frequently do Mumbai-Surat till 2015 and cars would safely do 100kph outside of peak hours and in uninhabited areas. Not sure if the situation has changed now.
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Are there any speed limits that we need to strictly adhere to? Or we can do 100-110kph on route-1?

I used to frequently do Mumbai-Surat till 2015 and cars would safely do 100kph outside of peak hours and in uninhabited areas. Not sure if the situation has changed now.
There aren’t any speed limits but yes I won’t suggest to go higher than 100-110 kmph. That is the best and safest speed to be done on these highways.
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Hi Akshay,

Yes you can do pune to Udaipur in a day, I did the other way from Udaipur to Pune in Nov18, started around 6.45AM and reached Pune by 10PM, this includes bfast/lunch breaks and /narmada river touch point at bharuch. We took udaipur- shamlaji-godhra- vadodara-surat route. Shamlaji- godhra-vadodra is good 4 lane highway giving good avg speeds above 75kmph....vadodara to mumbai is all the way 6 lane highway.

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Hi Guys.

I am planning a Rajasthan tour in January starting 4th/5th January with my wife and my 9 year old. These are the cities I am going to visit.

Gurgaon - Udaipur
Udaipur - Jodhpur
Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Bikaner - Gurgaon

Please help me with an itinerary and and mid budget hotels.

Also, which car should I prefer - Grand i10 or Honda City for ease of local travel in the cities and parking point of view. Both are petrol, well maintained with ABS/Airbags and with new tyres.
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I recently did Pune - Udaipur and I left Pune at 5.30am and reached at 9.30pm. In hindsight I should have left earlier, as the road from Ratanpur to Udaipur is under construction with quite a few diversions. It was 6.30pm when I got this stretch and already dark. Most of the road does not have lane markings which make your headlights quite ineffective and was a pain to drive. There were some odd potholes but that should have been filled up now.
I am planning the exact same route and, even though now the plan has become tentative, I am hopeful it will materialize in the end.
My plan is for the 14th, to leave Pune between 3-4am and hope to reach Nathdwara (an hour from Udaipur) same day by night.

Have already noted your point of the bad patch towards the end and hopefully I can reach it during daylight.

Any other points you suggest to keep in mind?

Here's a link to my original query posted elsewhere.
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route...ml#post4695096 (Pune - Ahmedabad - Udaipur - Jaipur - Mt. Abu - Mumbai : Route Queries)

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Hi Guys.

I am planning a Rajasthan tour in January starting 4th/5th January with my wife and my 9 year old. These are the cities I am going to visit.

Gurgaon - Udaipur
Udaipur - Jodhpur
Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Bikaner - Gurgaon

Please help me with an itinerary and and mid budget hotels.

Also, which car should I prefer - Grand i10 or Honda City for ease of local travel in the cities and parking point of view. Both are petrol, well maintained with ABS/Airbags and with new tyres.

To begin with you can take Honda city as its more comfortable and the roads in Rajasthan are excellent. I did Gurgaon to Jaisalmer and from there to Jodhpur, Ranthambore and Jaipur in Nov 2018.

Jaisalmer will require two and half days, I would suggest 1 night in sand dunes in one of the camps along with camel and jeep safari. The 2nd day would be for local attractions and the 3rd should be to visit Tanot and Longewala. Apart from this 1 full day is enough for Jodhpur, Udaipur and Bikaner. I would recommend trying to add Ranthambore in the itinerary if possible.
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I am planning a Rajasthan tour...
Plan changed. Now, I am planning to do:

Day-1
Gurgaon – Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh Fort – Light and Sound Show
(Night Stay in Chittorgarh)

Day-2
Chittorgarh Fort
Nathdwara Temple
Udaipur
(Night Stay in Udaipur)

Day-3
Udaipur Sightseeing (Lakes, etc.)
(Night Stay in Udaipur)

Day-4
Udaipur Sightseeing (City Palace, etc.) before lunch time
Udaipur – Mount Abu
(Night Stay in Mount Abu)

Day-5
Mount Abu Sightseeing
(Night Stay in Mount Abu)

Day-6
Mount Abu – Ranakpur Temple - Kumbhalgarh Fort – Ajmer (reaching Jaipur seems difficult, have been to Ajmer, just night stay)
(Night Stay in Ajmer)

Day-7
Ajmer – Jaipur
Bapu Bazar (Jaipur)
Jaipur – Gurgaon

Please suggest is it doable or I need to make any changes to this itinerary. Thanks.
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