3 Fascinating Routes for Your Road Trip From Delhi To Jaipur


For the people of Delhi, Jaipur has always been a favourite holiday destination. Whether it is for the weekend or even a whole week, Delhiites love travelling to the Pink City. 

There is so much to do and see in Jaipur, from the Hawa Mahal to the Jantar Mantar, it’s a great place to have a vehicle. So we suggest you drive down, rather than take the train or fly to Jaipur from Delhi. If you are considering this, here are three routes to go from Delhi to Jaipur by road.


Best Time To Visit

Summers are a complete no-no, as the climate it too hot to venture out. The monsoons are equally bad. The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March when the climate is cool, so exploring the outdoors is fabulous.

How to Get There

While most people prefer flying down or going by train, motorists and hardcore travel enthusiasts always prefer driving down. Another option one has is to take a bus, but this journey is often uncomfortable. The Delhi to Jaipur route has seen many transformations. From a single, two-way lane to six lanes, the roads have gotten wider and better. The drive is pretty comfortable provided you have experience of driving on highways.

Route Options

Those driving down to Jaipur from Delhi can take three routes, all via Gurgaon. It should take around eight hours to reach Jaipur from Delhi and, on average, the road is about 325 odd kilometres.


Route 1: The Panipat Route


Route Map: Delhi > Gurgaon > Bhiwadi > Behror > Kotpuli > Manoharpur > Kukas > Jaipur



Must-Do Things On The Delhi to Jaipur Road Trip (The Manoharpur Route)


In case you are driving along this route and want to make stopovers at restaurants or do some sightseeing, you can. There are some great places to see such as:


1. Sai Ka Angan: The Sai Ka Angan temple was built by the devotees of Sai Baba. At this temple, do not forget to catch a glimpse of the life-like statue of Sai Baba meditating.

2. Qutub Khan's Tomb: Qutub Khan's Tomb is a prominent tourist attraction. Visit this place to check out lovely Mughal artwork and carvings.

3. Sheetla Mata Mandir: The Sheetla Mata Mandir is visited mostly by tourists who are travelling to Rajasthan by road. This is a good place to seek Sheetla Mata before you move onwards to Jaipur.

4. Hotel Sagar Ratna: You can make a pit stop here to freshen up and have South Indian snacks and pure vegetarian food. There is ample parking space available and the restrooms are very clean.

5. Neemrana Fort: This iconic fort has now been converted into a hotel. If you wish to spend a day here, you can book a room. Else you can just click some pictures of the stunning structure and move forward.


Route 2: The Alwar Route


Route Map: Delhi > Gurgaon > Bhiwadi > Tijara > Chikani > Alwar> Jaipur



Fun Things to Do On A Delhi to Jaipur Road Trip (The Alwar Route)


This route follows the National Highway 21 through some stunning tourist attractions, both known and unknown. Make a few stops along the way if you love exploring places.   


1. Tijara Jain Temple: One of the most important Jain temples in Tijara, Jains in the area believe that the temple has miraculous powers. Must see here is the huge statue of Lord Mahavir.   

2. Siliserh Lake: Take a break from your journey and enjoy some water sports, boating and great views of the lakeside from Siliserh.

3. Bala Quila: Constructed in 1550, this fort stands tall at an elevation of thousand feet. It is a popular site to visit in Ajmer and there is a small temple near the fort.

4. Mehandipur Balaji Temple: There is a large statue of Lord Hanuman that stands at the top of the temple, a magnificent sight.

5. Harshat Mata Temple: Delicate carvings and picturesque views of the fields make this temple a great place for a short stopover. The Chand Bawali lies close to the temple, visit if you have the time.


Route 3: The Sikandra Route

Route Map: Delhi > Gurgaon > Firozpur Jhirka > Alwar > Jaipur


Must-Do Things On a Road Trip From Delhi to Jaipur (Sikandra Route)


Since we have mentioned things to do in Gurgaon on the above-mentioned routes, we will skip those places on this route.


1. Harish Vegetarian Restaurant: Enjoy delicious vegetarian meals at this cosy restaurant in Ferozpur Jhirka. It is a good place to make a stop and rest for an hour on the Sikandra route to Jaipur.

2. Chand Baori Stepwell: Chand Baori is one of the deepest step-wells in India. Beautiful carvings and gorgeous stone works make this step well a great place to visit if you are driving along the Jaipur-Agra road.

3. Kankwari Fort: To get to this fort you need to pass through the Sirsikar forest. The towering structure stands on a hill and the drive along the road to the fun is a fun experience.

4. Bhangarh Fort: The Bhangarh Fort is located close to Alwar. Stopover at this fort to see ruined palaces, cenotaphs and Havelis. Legend has it that the fort is haunted.


Safety Measures

You need to keep a few basic things in mind while driving from Delhi to Jaipur. Keep change read for toll, make sure your car/bike is well serviced, carry a lot of water, especially if you are driving down in summer, and carry a map or use your phone's GPS to navigate in case you get lost along the way.

These are the popular routes to take if you want to visit Jaipur by road from Delhi. They are comfortable to drive on and have their own unique attractions to see. If you would like any more information about road trips and what to see along the Delhi-Jaipur road trip, we would be happy to help you. Send us your questions in the comments below.


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