Why travel from Jaipur to Udaipur?

You must have heard of Jaipur a countless number of times. You may have also heard of the many road trips that are possible from Jaipur. But you may have struggled to find the perfect guide to help you with the road trip. We, at Savaari, are trying to make road trips easier and more fun. Therefore, we have shortlisted a road trip guide from Jaipur to Udaipur to help you explore the city properly! 

The roads on this route are smooth, and this has helped connect the two cities as well as other major cities of Rajasthan. Udaipur is one of the most visited places in Rajasthan because of its palaces and beautiful lakes. People from all over visit Udaipur to admire its beauty and to get a taste of its royal culture. The city’s rich history has been kept alive for more than a thousand years through these palaces and forts that stand tall to this day.

You can explore Udaipur with our well-crafted trip guide and take home an enriching experience. This is because we have listed down the best routes, hidden gems, unmissable detours and legendary places to sample the local cuisine. Read on! 

Traveling from Jaipur to Udaipur by car

While there are different ways of traveling from Jaipur to Udaipur, a road trip is probably the best. Travelling by road, one gets to experience the rich, vibrant local culture, and of course, the changing landscape.

When you explore Rajasthan on wheels you don’t just get the flexibility to plan your trip, you also get the chance to explore every nook and corner. book your Rajasthan experience by booking a cab with us. 

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Thus, experience the joy of being on the road by booking a cab from Savaari.

Best time to take a road trip from Jaipur to Udaipur by car

The best time to take a road trip from Jaipur to Udaipur is between October and March. The desert state of Rajasthan is quite pleasant during winters. Monsoons are pleasant too. However, it is best to avoid the summer months as it tends to get too hot, thereby making local sightseeing extremely difficult under the scorching heat.

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Some of the best routes which can help you travel to Udaipur from Jaipur and some popular places along those routes are:

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Jaipur to Udaipur via NH 58

Jaipur — Kishangarh — Diwara — Nathdwara — Siyol — Sapetiya — Udaipur 

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Popular places along the way: 

    1. Jawahar Circle Garden – Situated near the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Jawahar Circle Garden is the biggest in Asia. This unique garden designed in concentric circles is one of the major tourist attractions on the way. 
    2. Kishangarh Fort – The Kishangarh Fort was built by kings of the Rathore dynasty. It presents a fine example of the Indian architecture that prevailed centuries ago. This architectural marvel draws history and architecture buffs alike. kishangarh-fort
    3. Birla City Water Park, Ajmer – Situated near Makhupura Circle of Ajmer city, Birla City Water Park is one of Rajasthan’s biggest amusement parks. It has everything that a family needs to enjoy some time together, from a big swimming pool, waterfall with rain dance, mini train running for kids, a colorful sliding pathway which is very great for children, jumbo rides, merry around the pool, indoor-outdoor games, space shuttle to many more.
    4. Vrindavan Bagh – The garden is a paradise for nature lovers looking for some quiet and is insanely interesting for bird-watching too. 
    5. Mewar Biological Park, Udaipur – This is a biodiversity hotspot and is also a perfect stop for observing the rare varieties of fauna here.  The park also offers a range of adventure activities such as rope-way, rope lining etc. 

Places to eat along the way:

  1. Aapni Ghumar, Kishangarh – If you want to stop for a quick meal, then this food joint is a good option. The fast-food restaurant is known for its amazing preparations of good quality food.
  2. Hotel Lazeez & Restaurant, Kishangarh – If you are a non-vegetarian lover, then you should definitely visit this place. Lazeez Restaurant is one of the decent restaurants of Kishangarh where you can enjoy both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Their vast menu gives you plenty of options to choose from. 

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Jaipur to Udaipur via NH 48 

Jaipur — Gadota — Dantri — Patan — Nasirabad — Silora — Jharwasa — Raila — Pansal — Kunteshwar — Sukher — Udaipur 

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Popular places along the way:

    1. Nasirabad – A tour to Nasirabad is a must. Nasirabad is a cantonment town with sandy deserts that are supremely rich in natural beauty.
    2. Badnore Fort, Bhilwara – A detour from Mandal will help you explore this hidden gem. Towering over a small hill, this seven-storied fort in Bhilwara is an excellent example of medieval Indian architecture.
    3. Pur Udan Chatri, Bhilwara – Pur Udan Chatri is about 10 kilometers from Bhilwara city. It is renowned for Udan Chatri and Adhar Sheela Mahadev, where the geographical wonder of a huge rock resting on a small one attracts a large number o
    4. Dhundheshwar, Gangapur – Dhundheshwar is a waterfall situated approximately 5 km from the heart of the city. The waterfall’s location amidst the scenic mountains makes it a perfect stop to take a quick break from the road trip. 
    5. Ranthambore National Park and Ranthambore Fort – If you have some time to spare, then these two destinations are worth all the traveling. At a distance of about 73 km from Gangapur, Ranthambore National Park and Ranthambore Fort are the crown jewels and pride of Rajasthan. These two stunning locations are perfect for nature and wildlife photography. ranthambore-national-park
    6. Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara – This 12th Century temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is quite famous for its unique architecture. 

Places to eat along the way: 

  • Spicy Leaf by Motilal, Nasirabad – A perfect stop for all your cravings in this desert state. Spicy Leaf by Motilal serves everything from North Indian food, Rajasthani cuisines to quick bites and Italian food. Their food reviews are rave on Zomato!
  • The Ora Cafe, BhilwaraCool blue interiors and great pastas are always a great combination. Head to the Ora Cafe for some mouth-watering Italian cuisines. 
  • Rajasthani Dhaba, GangapurIf you happen to be in Gangapur or crossing it then stopping at Rajasthani Dhaba for some authentic Dal Batti Churma is a must. Their peeli dal fry is to die for. Also their google reviews would make you choose this place over other restaurants and eateries.
  • Maharaja Dining Hall, NathdwaraWhen in Rajasthan, those Maharaja thaalis are a must. Visit Maharaja Dining Hall in Nathdwara for those king-sized thaalis to get the true taste of Rajasthan. 

Route 3: Distance and Time taken from Jaipur to Udaipur via NH 52 RJ SH 12 

Jaipur — Tonk — Bhilwara — Rajsamand — Nathdwara — Sukher — Udaipur

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Popular places along the way: 

    1. Hadi Rani Kund, Tonk – Hadi Rani Kund is a stepwell dating back to the13th Century BC. It is a stunning location with equally stunning architecture of the step well. On all the three sides, steps are arranged in sets of thirteen each at higher level and five each at lower level, going up to the water level. A part of Bollywood movie Paheli was also shot here. 
    2. Beejwar Fort, Deoli – One of the many forts that dot the map of Rajasthan, Beejwar Fort in Deoli is a stunning fortress that offers an equally stunning panoramic view of the villages around. Stop here for admiring the beautiful architecture and the birdsview of Deoli
    3. Rajsamand Lake, Rajsamand – Also popularly known as the Rajsamudra Lake, the lake was constructed in the 17th century by Maharana Raj Singh. The lake is one of the five famous lakes in Mewar and one can find a vast embankment that is composed entirely of white marble. People usually come here to enjoy the cool breeze while enjoying a beautiful sunrise or sunset. 
    4. Haldighati, Rajsamand – Haldighati is the pride of Rajsamand District. As the name suggests, this narrow turmeric coloured mountainous region is known for the galantary of Maharana Pratap. A very famous battle in Rajput history took place here, and since then this mountain pass nestled in Aravalis has been attracting tourists here to remember the pride and bravery of the Rajputs. 

Places to eat along the way: 

  • Chatkara Garden Family Restaurant, Tonk – From the warm welcoming hosts to the pigeons and rabbits from the farms, this place is kid friendly and full of good food. Stop here to enjoy an outdoor meal with family.
  • Mharo Rajasthan, DeoliMharo Rajasthan is a great choice for authentic Rajasthani food and leave you shamelessly licking your fingers.
  • Gunjan Hotel, Rajsamand – Gajanan Hotel on Nathdwara-Kankroli Road is especially famous for its scrumptious, authentic Rajasthani food.
  • Kumbhal Palace Restaurant, Rajsamand – Kumbhal Palace Restaurant near the Kumbhalgarh fort serves cheap, homely food.
  • Gujarat Restaurant, Rajsamand – Gujarat Restaurant, also near Kumbhalgarh fort serves authentic and homely Gujarati and Rajasthani food along with some rich desserts.

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Other means of travelling from Jaipur to Udaipur 

By Flight:

There are countless options of direct flights that operate between the two cities. Both the cities have their own airports and in a week more than 4 flights travel from Jaipur to Udaipur. The duration of traveling from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight is between 55 minutes to an hour and a half depending upon the airline you choose. For more details, you can visit the online platforms that offer online booking facilities. 

By Train:

The total distance between Jaipur and Udaipur is 430 km. The efficient rail connectivity has made it extremely easy to travel from one city to the other. On a daily basis, only 1 train runs between Jaipur and Udaipur. But on a weekly basis, the count shoots up to 4.

The first train that leaves Jaipur and takes you to Udaipur is 09721 Jaipur Udaipur City Superfast Special. It departs from Jaipur at 06:45 AM and reaches Udaipur at 13:45 PM.

The last train that leaves Jaipur for Udaipur is 19665 Khajuraho Udaipur City Express. It leaves at 22:23 PM and reaches the destination at 06:45 AM.

09721 Jaipur Udaipur City Superfast Special is the fastest train that will take you from Jaipur to Udaipur. It takes only 7 hours and leaves Jaipur at 06:45.

Out of all the trains that operate between Jaipur and Udaipur, only 2 originate from Jaipur while the rest 3 pass from Jaipur. For more details, you can visit the IRCTC website for the latest updates.  

Explore Udaipur like a local

If you have never been to Venice, then Udaipur can be your closest alternative. Popularly known as the Venice of the East or the City of Lakes, Udaipur’s abundance of natural beauty, mesmerizing temples and breathtaking architecture makes it a must-visit destination in India.

People like to describe Udaipur as the crown jewel and a boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will explain why it is the pride of Rajasthan. If you are planning to visit Udaipur anytime soon, here is our guide to some of the best destinations in Udaipur that should not be missed out on. 

Popular attractions in Udaipur for local sightseeing

Some of the most spectacular places in Udaipur which should never be missed out are – 

The very famous Lake Pichola built by Pichhu Banjara in 1362 AD. Flanked by lofty hills, heritage buildings and bathing ghats, it is a dream come true for peace and nature lovers. Enjoy a boat ride here at dawn.

City Palace is a magnificent heritage building built on the banks of Lake Pichola. This regal monument served as the seat of power for the Rajput kings. The city palace now serves as a museum showcasing some of the finest elements of Rajput arts and culture. This includes everything from colourful paintings to the typical architecture found in Rajasthani palaces. The architecture of this palace is quite noteworthy. The reason for this is it is a mix of European, Rajput and Mughal influences. 

Monsoon Palace is another popular tourist attraction and is a must-visit. Monsoon Palace displays a fascinating Rajput architecture, complete with high towers, turrets, balconies and pillars. Located just on the outskirts of the city of Udaipur and perched on a hilltop, Monsoon Palace offers a splendid view of the city of lakes. 

Enjoy a laid-back afternoon boating in the sparkling waters of Fateh Sagar Lake.  This popular tourist spot in the city offers stunning views of the Aravalli Hills along with the peace and tranquility experienced here is unmatched. 

You can also enjoy one of the sunsets at Doodh Talai Musical Garden. 

Visit the Bada Mahal which is a 17th Century Rajput and Mughal architectural wonder sure to mesmerise one with its regal interiors.

Finally, for the shopaholics, Hathi Pol Bazar is a must visit. One can find a variety of branded and local items including intricately embroidered and colourful block-printed apparel, ethnic silver jewellery, accessories, traditional home decor items, textiles, etc     

 Places to eat in Udaipur

  • Jheel’s Rooftop Restaurant – North Indian, Italian 
  • Upré By 1559 AD – Rajasthani, Continental 
  • Jaiwana Haveli Rooftop Restaurant – Fast food
  • Charcoal By Carlsson – Continental 
  • Natural View Restaurant – Chinese, North Indian 

Hotels and resorts – accommodation in Udaipur 

Hotel Name Address
Radisson Blu Udaipur B-1, Ambamata Scheme – A Rd, Opp. Aravali Hospital, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Swaroop Vilas Hotel No 6 Ambavgarh Opposite Lake Swaroop Sagar, Rajasthan 313001
Trident Udaipur Trident Road, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Near, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Taj Lake Palace Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001