Weekend Getaways in India

Weekend Getaway from Delhi to Jaipur, Distance by Bike Route

  • Starting Point:

    New Delhi

  • Destination:

    Jaipur

  • When to Visit:

    October to March

  • Type of Bike Required:

    Any well-maintained strong and sturdy bike

  • Cuisine:

    Famous for street food. Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian

  1. New Delhi - Dhankot - Khaliawas - Jainpurwas - Paota - Chandwaji - Jaipur Via NH48

    272kms

    Approx. 6 Hours

  2. New Delhi - Sohna - Didara - Khaliawas - Jainpurwas - Paota - Chandwaji - Jaipur Via NH919 & NH48

    280kms

    Approx. 7 Hours

  3. New Delhi - Dhankot - Kapdiwas - Tijara - Kishangarh - Alvar - Syari - Kukas - Jaipur Via Alwar Jaipur Road

    298kms

    Approx. 7 Hours

Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City” is a common destination for tourists to visit. At a distance of less than 300kms from Delhi, it would be ideal for a weekend trip. And what’s even better is that you can ride there yourself. Along with being one of the most visited places for its natural beauty, it also has two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Jantar Mantar and the Amer Fort.

Historical Background

Forts, palaces, architectural marvels and tales of valor, all in their own way, bear evidence to the glory that Jaipur is and was just after it was conceived by Sawai Jai Singh in 1727. Located 262 kilometers from Delhi, Jaipur was the first organized city in northern India. Jaipur’s history dates back to the 12th century when the Kachchwaha clan of Rajputs appeared at the old fort-palace of Amber in the Aravalli Hills. The Kachchwaha belonged to the Kshatriya or the warrior caste of Hindus, but they traced their origination back to the sun, via Kusa who the twin son of the god Rama.

Let us now examine the route you may use to reach Jaipur from Delhi on your bike.


Option 1: New Delhi – Dhankot – Khaliawas – Jainpurwas – Paota – Chandwaji – Jaipur

  • Starting point: New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Ending point: Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  • Via: NH48
  • Distance: 272 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 6 Hrs
  • Type of Roads: Decent roads, except for some stretches

The NH48 route to reach Jaipur from New Delhi has fairly good roads and so, should not be too strenuous for bike riding. The route is 272kms long, and will take approximately 6 hours to cover depending on the type of bike, weather conditions and speed of riding.


Option 2: New Delhi – Sohna – Didara – Khaliawas – Jainpurwas – Paota – Chandwaji – Jaipur

  • Starting point: New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Ending point: Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  • Via: NH919 & NH48
  • Distance: 280 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 7 Hrs
  • Type of Roads: Decent roads, except for some stretches

Another option to ride to Jaipur from New Delhi is by using the NH 919 and the NH48. This 280 kilometer stretch can be covered in approximately 6.5 hours of continuous riding with short breaks for refreshments on the way.


Option 3: New Delhi – Dhankot – Kapdiwas – Tijara – Kishangarh – Alvar – Syari – Kukas – Jaipur

  • Starting point: New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Ending point: Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  • Via: Alwar Jaipur Road
  • Distance: 298 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 7 Hrs
  • Type of Roads: Decent roads, except for some stretches

You could also choose to take the Alwar Jaipur Road. You should be able to ride its 298 kilometer stretch in approximately 7 hours depending on all bike, weather and road related factors.


Places to Stay

Delve into Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas. Experience its royal cultural heritage, luxurious hotels, camel safaris, pristine lakes, and majestic forts and palaces. Explore each and every corner of Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar and Ranthambhore at best prices. Jaipur furnishes world-class facilities and Indian hospitality by making the stay highly comfortable and luxurious for the guests. The provision like dining, business, and recreational facilities are also provided to serve best to its guests.

Types of Accommodation Available

Jaipur, ‘The Pink City’, is one of the sought-after traveler destinations in India. Tourists from a far-flung part of the country visit India and also prefer visiting Jaipur to experience the real colors of India. There are different types of accommodations and numerous hotels available that help the guests to enjoy a blissful vacation in Jaipur, accompanied with the element of luxury and comfort. You can go for cycling expedition and witness the unique combination of Indian and European architectural styles at the grand Nahargarh fort. Camel safaris are famous and safest outdoor activities in Jaipur. Relish the rustic setting of rural Rajasthan during your stay as the camels are tamed and completely harmless. You can also explore the wilderness of Jaipur by staying in the resort.

Places to Visit

Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal, famous as the palace of the winds, is one of best places to spot in Jaipur. Hawa Mahal derives its name from its unique individual structure, which is a mesh of small windows that enables cool wind to enter the palace and hence kept the palace comfortable and pleasant during the hot summer months. The immensely breezy palace furnishes a spectacular view of the city below. The panoramic looks of the palace and the shimmering city are a treat to the eyes.

Jal Mahal: In the vicinity of Jaipur, away from the chaos of the city, lies the splendid and tranquil Jal Mahal. It is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, one of the best places to see in Jaipur. This 5-storey palace has 4 floors beneath the surface of the water that offers a unique underwater viewing experience. The architecture is a mixture of Mughal and Rajputs styles. The clear water of the lake and the scenic beauty of the surrounding Aravalli make the palace look all absolutely stunning especially at night.

Rambagh Palace: Rambagh Palace, earlier it was the residence of Maharajas, now serves as one of the best hotels in the world. One of the best places to visit in Jaipur with an outstanding attraction and a luxurious accommodation spot is located about 8 km away from the Jaipur City on Bhawani Singh Road. It is a breathtaking example of the architectural brilliance and the fine artistic values. The palace portrays the unique blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture.

Village Jeep Safari: Planning your trip to Jaipur this time, then this thrilling experience of village tour will definitely make your vacation a special one. Start your jeep safari tour from your hotel, and introduce yourself to your new friends while adoring a welcome drink. Get a chance to learn about the life of the farmer’s dwelling here and delve into the houses made of clay, cow dung and hay, making a termite-free facade in the countryside. Meet the farmers residing here and learn about their day to day life and discuss agriculture and watch the hardworking ladies busy with their day to day life.

Elephant Safari: Make your Jaipur holiday trip a special one with this incredible Elephant safari in Amer Fort, Jaipur. Explore the elegant places near Amer Fort and its surroundings. Continue your elephant safari through the scenic beauty of the region and take some momentous pictures. Seek all the areas near Amer fort like Cheel ka Teela, Jaigarh Fort, and Sun Gate. In addition to that, you can also indulge yourself in other activities like coloring, feeding & washing the Elephant.

Forts of Jaipur: Set out for a magical journey to visit the main charm of Jaipur like Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. This place will provide you ample opportunity to know the distinct features of Rajasthan architecture and style of construction. Amber Fort is located on the top of a hill and you will see the scenic beauty of Maota Lake and the forest covering it nearby. Visit Jaigarh fort that is 3 kilometers away from Jaipur city in the Aravalli range and it overlooks Amber fort and Maota Lake; the fort is named as Victory Fort. Nahargarh Fort is also located nearby to the other forts and it has a thrilling story to share and you would even enjoy the Pink city from Nahargarh fort with more clarity.

In order to reach Jaipur from Delhi by bike, you will have to use the NH48 that spans a distance of 269 kilometers. You should be able to cover this distance in approximately 5.5 hours. Accordingly, you may set out early on Saturday morning, so that you have the whole of Saturday to enjoy the various places in Jaipur. After the whole day of fun, good food, and wonderful sights, you may grab the night’s rest at an A/C or non-A/C accommodation based on your preference. You could spend Sunday touring the famous forts in the area before setting out on your return journey in the later part of the afternoon so that you can reach by nighttime and enjoy a good sleep before facing the week that will follow.

Things to Eat

Veg:

In Jaipur, you will never be out of the food varieties that you can try. The mouth-watering and special flavors of the Rajasthani food will make you fall in love with them. Here is some of the popular street food in Jaipur that shouldn’t be missed for an unmatched taste.

Begin filling your hungry stomach with, Gol Gappe the famous and delicious street food that has been attracting the tourists in Jaipur. Pyaaz ki Kachori is another specialty of Jaipur and it should not be missed under any condition. Out of so many options accessible for the street food items, if you are looking for some refreshing taste as a refreshment than nothing can be better than having a Lassi. The best sweet and rich drink will attract you with its taste and texture every time you visit Jaipur.

The street food of Jaipur cannot be perfectly mentioned if the world famous Chaats are not included in it. The different types of Chaats like sev puri, bhel puri, etc. are the hearts of Jaipur that has been tempting all the tourists and visitors along with the local residents of Jaipur. If you are sweet tooth and are gazing for the perfect dish that can satisfy your taste bud with its super amazing taste then you have to try the Jalebis in Jaipur.

If you haven’t tasted the world famous Paans of Jaipur then you haven’t tasted anything yet. This paan and their flavors are tempting ones that attract most of the local residents of Jaipur every night. Jaipur is not only for the people who enjoy having delicious food every regular day. But it is also a place which is for the people who keep fasts and still desire to have tasty, delicious yet healthy food. This wide variety of Falahaar food items are something that you should try when fasting.

Non-Veg:

If you love rolls and are gazing for a place where you can get some amazing varieties of Kaathi and chicken rolls then Jaipur is the perfect place for you. For all the egg lovers, the city of Jaipur is nothing less than a treat. The city has many amazing places where you can try some great and delicious tasting omelets even in the mid-night.

Most of the people consider Jaipur to be a vegetarian city but you will be surprised to know the different variety and delicious flavors of the non-veg dishes present here. Mutton Tikka is just another example that proofs that Jaipur can offer some mouth-watering flavors of the non-veg dishes too.

These popular street foods in Jaipur attract many tourists to the city throughout the year. It won’t be wrong to express that these Jaipur special foods are one of the utmost attractions of the city apart from the rich culture and architecture of the forts.

Best time to Visit

Travelers from India and abroad, visit Jaipur throughout the year for tourism. It is well-known for its forts, temples, lakes, fairs, and festivals. The climate of Jaipur is dry as it is a semi-desert region. Winters are from October to March and are the perfect time to enjoy holidays in Jaipur city. During this time the days are very pleasant but the nights are cold with less than 4°C. Carry heavy woolens clothes while traveling. You can enjoy the sightseeing of the historic forts along with the Elephant Festival in the month of March.

Spending your weekend taking a trip to Jaipur can be nothing short of being fulfilling and enriching. The beauty and peace of the place will leave you wanting more.

So plan your next weekend well, and give Jaipur a try. You will surely love it!