How to Go
Transportation to Go Rajasthan
Rajasthan has a good inter city surface transport system both in
terms of railways and bus network. If one is covering the state as a
tourist, one of the best ways to do so is by road. The fact that
each of the major cities is about 250-300kms from the next one,
helps planning the trip much better. The roads connecting these
cities are also very well maintained barring a few patches where
some maintenance work is currently underway.
Rajasthan is the largest Indian state and distances are long, making
planes a fairly good option for getting in. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur
all have airports with direct links to many major cities, though if coming
from a smaller city, one has to go via Delhi.
Overnight trains from Delhi and Mumbai reach most of Rajasthan's major
cities. For points further out, like Jaisalmer, you'll be looking at a
second day on the train as well. The Shatabdi and Rajdhani express are
excellent trains and have excellent service.
Another option is Palace on Wheels which is a week long luxury train ride
The National Highway 8 which runs through Rajasthan is excellent and
connects Delhi to Mumbai. Though Mumbai may be too far away, this is the
most popular way to travel to travel to Jaipur from Delhi as the road is
in excellent condition and the drive can easily be completed in under