We recently visited Jaipur in our car and I would like to share some experiences with you. It may help you if you are also going for the first time.
After doing our research from Google and reading/watching about the trip and road conditions. We found out about the good places to eat and where to stay or halt in between.
Where we ate?
We started at around 6 in the morning. Crossed Gurgaon at around 7:30AM and halted at a dhaba named "Fauji Dhaba" for a cup of tea. The tea was great, but the dhaba was empty. It has parking space, good enough seating area and clean washrooms.
We left the Dhaba at around 8:00AM, and reached Hotel Midway at around 10:30AM, after 2.5 hours of drive. It also has a souvenir shop also, you can say it i both at the same time. The purpose for this to attract foreigners visiting there. And as you can assume, the price is too high for everything in shop.
The restaurant price was not that high, when asking one of the attendant he told us that they have two separate menus for Indians and non Indians. So the paratha that costs Rs. 60 to Indian customer, costs Rs.220 to non Indian customer. We ordered chole bhature, paratha and tea and I would say that everything was good in taste. It is not great but we enjoyed eating the food.
They also have a small garden in front area, with seating facility, so you can enjoy the sun, in winters. We spent little about 40 min of time there. And then left at around 11:15 for our remaining journey. I made my mind to not take any more halt till Jaipur otherwise we will be late for our visit.
We reached Jaipur at around 1:30PM. We already booked our hotel "Hotel Harsoli Haveli", which was next to the highway. But once you leave the highway the roads are congested and sometimes narrow. I will describe about the hotel and our stay there in next post.
Road condition is good. We did not faced any major issues. You can drive in good speed. There are some small towns on the highway few kilometers after crossing Gurgaon, where you may face traffic. And yes there are lots of trucks on road. At some stretches you can only see trucks and trucks only, and you have to find your way criss-crossing them.
Usually the stay on their lane - some stick to the rightmost lane some take the second left lane, so you have to find a way by judging their movement. While overtaking them from extreme left, be cautious as the truck in the next lane to you can turn to left anytime for a halt.
Other than that it was a enjoyable drive. You can read the complete blog in parts by visiting the below links:
Visit to Amber Fort and about Hotel Harsoli Haveli
Visit to City Palace, Bapu Bazar & Jantar Mantar
Road Trip Jaipur to Delhi
You can also watch the video log (vlog) of the same here: -
Delhi to Jaipur vlog part-1 | Bapu Bazaar | Delhi to Jaipur by road/car | hotel Harsoli Havel Jaipur
Jaipur shopping Haul | bapu Bazar/ Johri Bazar | Jaipuri quilt- rajai- bedsheet | shopping in Jaipur
Jaipur vlog- part 2 | Amber/ Amer fort jaipur | Birla temple jaipur | Delhi to jaipur | street shops