How to get around in India?
- You can try and rely on the Indian railroad system but then of course you loose a lot of time.
- Or maybe try out one of the local Indian airlines. I have been there and I don’t advise you to do this. You will pay a lot more money and they are very strict with luggage allowance. The luggage that was included in my airline ticket on my way to India, didn’t pass the test here. So you will have to count in extra fees. If you would be travelling outside of Rajasthan that’s a different story. But if you are sticking to this region I would suggest to follow the next step.
- Hire a local driver with an air conditioned car. Our driver Salim literally took us everywhere we wanted. We went from every big city and also at the location itself he would take us around.
We started in Jaipur, went to Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur and ended up in Jaisalmer for a duration of 11 days. For 2 people this cost us 28 000 IDR. This is a very good deal since you will have air conditioning at your disposal all the time. For us it also gave us a feeling of safety whenever we would go out and explore.
Why should you travel by car?
Travelling through Rajasthan by car also gives you a lot of flexibility. For instance, on the way from Pushkar to Udaipur you’ll find the Cittor Fort in Chittorgargh. It’s considered a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest forts in India.