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Explore Rajasthan – Road Trips from Delhi

A lifetime is not enough to study the heritage-soaked terrain of Rajasthan. It’s medieval forts and proud history hides many secrets. Conspiracies, brutal wars, heroic triumphs, and a fascination with aesthetics are just some things one can deduce about the different Rajasthani dynasties’ legacy.

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The Royal Capital

Jaipur is a grand entrance to this regal world. It is considered one of the best places to visit in India – offering visitors a perfect blend of contemporary joys laden with heritage and culture. Delhi to Jaipur by car is a comfortable 5-hour drive via the NH48. Main attractions in Jaipur include the expansive complex of the Amer Palace and the mighty ramparts of the Jaigarh Fort above. One needs at least a day to soak in some sights and sounds here. A maze of hidden walkways and quintessential Rajasthani architectural elements like chattris and jaalis are highlights of this famed fort. It provides another rugged setting close to Nahargarh Fort; the Aravalis rise from the plains. The view from the summit here is what many come for. In the city, areas to explore include the old bazaars of the walled town, the Hawa Mahal, and the City Palace.

Jaipur to Jodhpur – The Desert Beckons

Jodhpur is another hotspot of Rajasthani culture. The 330-km route to Jodhpur is that of serrated hills and the golden desert sun. Looming above the blue-tinged city is the Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is over 500 years old and houses many historical treasures. The fort gates and the museum are some of the highlights. One can see the different tools and artifacts of the senior royals, including elaborately carved palanquins and heavy war armor. Jodhpur is a great place for those who want to experience an authentic slice of Marwar culture. One can walk around the Ghanta Ghar area, the oldest part of town, dotted with eateries, markets, and old Havelis. The Umaid Bhawan Palace and the Balsamand Lake are some more Jodhpur attractions.

Best Way to Explore

Traveling on one’s terms is the best way to experience Rajasthan. Its wide highways and dramatic horizons make for the best road trips. Informed travelers are choosing car rentals over regular transport. It is a more affordable and end-to-end option, and travelers enjoy complete privacy and control over the journey’s pace. Rentals like Zoomcar are app-based and offer a wide variety of cars. 24/7 on-road support adds another layer of convenience to the overall traveling experience. Rentals are the best choice for road trips. Other popular routes include Delhi to Shimla by car. Enjoy the open highway, discover local cuisines, interact with the world, and find inner peace – get out and get behind the wheel.

Roberto Brock
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