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Jaipur to Ludhiana distance is 519 kms . Out of the 1 reviews shared by travellers, respectively.
- Arun Kumar
- Lives in Jaipur
- 14 Reviews
Mode of Transport:Train
For the first time I was travelling to Ludhiana and the train I boarded from Jaipur as usual was late by 8 hours 15 minutes. The train crosses three states Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab. During the journey I came across different people and culture. From hills in Rajasthan to green field in Punjab was all amazing. I always enjoy travelling with my friends as I could spend some quality time with them.
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- Nagraj Hiregoudar
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Mode of Transport:Car
Visit to Jaipur-Ajmer-Chittorgarh by Car
It had been my life-long desire to experience a long-drive car experience. When I was working in Malaysia on a teaching experience, I used to dream of driving a car all the way from Karnataka India, to Kuala Lumpur via Burma and Thailand. Well, maybe, that was one of the reason to leave the comfort zone of a permanent and pensionable job in the engineering college at Hubli and seek employment in a far-off state. By God's grace, I landed with a job in northernmost part of Punjab. With the dormant inner desire of a long-drive planning automatically started ticking! Buying a car became inevitable and a necessity. Against my wife Nirmala's suggestion to go for a small car like Hyundai i10, I purposely went in for a car with a dicky so that I could load the items. My wife and I had been indulging in a meticulous strategic planning of the best route to follow for almost a month. The plan was to cover anywhere between 400-600 km every day depending upon the time for sightseeing at places like Jaipur, Ajmer Dargah, Pushkar, and Chittorgarh. Strictly, no night driving! By nightfall, we planned to arrive at the above places and also for sightseeing the next day.
Finally, the day we were quite eagerly looking forward arrived. With God beside us, we left the premises at 6:15 am. To embark on the long-drive experience. Nirmala fixed the mapmyindia GPS Navigation System on the windscreen.
As per our plan, the first place was Jaipur, some 600-650 km away. The route was to bypass Delhi, for fear of falling into very bad traffic snarls, and go via Malerkotla, and Rewari. But, the Grand Trunk (National Highway 1) was so good and smooth we neglected the signs to change route by the GPS system, We did not know when we neared Delhi. It was around 11:30 am. We forgot to take a detour to Malerkotla. Anyway, there was no looking back. We travelled through the heart of Delhi. On the Yamuna Bridge we were moving at snail pace owing to traffic. We felt happy to see the sign board - Jaipur Road. We travelled to Duala Kuah, and Airport Road. To add to our woes, the car AC gave out when put it on high speed. It came back when we put back to low speed. We never could understand that this was perhaps the God's indication of more serious problem to happen in the next few days. Somewhere, we were not quick enough to change lanes when the GPS navigator advised us to due to high speed movement of cars and traffic. Our mind was full of tension and we cursed ourselves for not heeding to the navigator's advice near Ambala to change route. We had to move several kilometers for a u-turn and find our way back on track to Jaipur Road. It was around 3 pm and we moved to the outskirts of Delhi and away from the traffic jams. We heaved a sigh of relief on coming out of Delhi. The route to Jaipur was good but it was frequented mostly by huge empty trucks driven recklessly. They were competing with cars for speed. The going was tough. It was around 7:00 pm when we reached the outskirts of Jaipur.
We finally entered Jaipur city and were taken back by uncontrolled traffic on the roads. It was a unique experience to see people, cars, autos, hand drawn carts, animals criss-crossing the roads at the mind's free will from all directions and surprisingly never dashing into each other. It very much akin to a bee-hive. No-where you will find such a scene in India. It defies logic and only if Americans could see such thing! It definitely is a problem for research.
We were amazed at seeing such a traffic and in the absence of any traffic police. But, lo. Behold! A traffic policemen standing at a square made a hand sign to the side walk. Wading through a mass of humans, he came and took away my driving licence for not wearing our seat belts. I was shocked at his words because no one could drive faster than 5-8 kms. He finally gave back after taking Rs. 650 for two. It went to strengthen my belief that Indian Enforcement Agencies can be purchased. Anything is possible in India. At the end, I asked him for directions for a hotel and guided me to a road on which there were lot of hotels. It was 8:30 pm by the time we checked into a fairly decent hotel. The last thing before we turned in was to firm up the plan for the next day by fixing an auto to drive to the sightseeing tour the next day from 10 am to 5 pm for Rs. 600/-. Simply, I didn't have the courage to drive on local roads. As a bonus, he offered to take us to any nearby hotel for lunch, free of cost. We went to a hotel and enjoyed a sumptuous dinner including dal batti. Nirmala was too tired to experience the full pleasure of food, but definitely, was impressed by the service rendered. The automan dropped us back to the hotel with a promise to report to the hotel at 9:30 am. We slept in peace.
Got up leisurely at around 7 am and started to plan for the day and tomorrow. My navigator Nirmala suggested that we move out at around 5:30 pm to next destination Ajmer today itself as it was 130 kms away. That way we would save time. We got ready and checked out of the hotel. The automan gave a missed call at 9:20 am to signal that he had arrived. He first took us for breakfast. Rajasthan offers a variety of food items from both south and north. We ordered masala dosa and stuffed parathas so that we could enjoy the taste of both. Even though it was self-service, the person was kind enough to bring them to our table. We visited Albert Hall Museum, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Water Palace & garden. It was around 2 pm, and the automan wanted to take us back to Hawa Mahal before calling it a day. I had the experience of visiting Jaipur earlier and I remembered I had been to Ramgarh Fort. He hesitated to take us there and finally agreed. He stopped halfway to the hill and we went on foot. On the way, a guide came our way and we hired him. He described the history of the fort - the Bengal connection, the Chamundi Temple, the sheesh mahal, the maze of rooms connecting different levels, the latrines used by the royal ladies, water system to draw water from ground to higher levels through ropeways and pulleys. Fortunately, we were witness to a TV serial Mahabharat being shot on the premises. It was around 4:00 pm by the time we returned to the automan. On the way we visited a beautiful multi-tiered compounded garden which had been a place for film shootings in the past. We hurried to the Hawa Mahal and in time before the closing time of 5 pm. It was a beautiful monument and from the topmost position we had a bird's eye-view of the entire city and its surroundings. We quickly winded the tour and returned to the Hotel by 5:30. We immediately cleaned the car. Nirmala fixed the destination on the GPS system. At 6 pm we were finally on the way to Ajmer - some 2 1/2 - 3 hours drive. The road was good and we could drive at an average speed of 60-65 kms per hour. By 8 pm we were on the outskirts of Ajmer. By God's grace, we sighted a Hotel and I stopped to enquire. We took up the room as the Ajmer Sharif Dargah was around 4 kms. Away and convenient. In the comfort of the room we embarked on planning for the next day. We decided to be at the Dargah by 7:30 am and take a bus to Pushkar some 16 kms away to finally return by 1:30 pm and travel to Chittorgarh some 250 kms for the night halt. We zeroed down a hotel of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation at around 6 pm. Went out for a walk and saw the palace lighted up in the hill. Surveyed the area and decided the best way to see the places in Chittorgarh would be to hire an auto. We struck a deal with an automan for Rs. 450 for the next next day at 6:30 am. We enquired for the bright lights at the palace on the hill. He suggested that we should go there tonight only as there is a sound and light show starting at 7:30 pm. If we start now (7:15 pm) we might be lucky to make it to the show. We hopped and he sped away. By the time we went, the show had started and the next show was going to start at 8 pm English show. We waited along with other foreigners and Indians. The sound and light show, depicted against the backdrop of the palace ruins, depicted the life and times of the Rajasthan Rulers, their fight against the Moghuls, the sacrifices of the royal maid Panna, the life and tribulations of Princess Meera. It jogged our memories the stories that we had read in school History books. We felt happy after the show and thanked ourselves at the planning and how the things fell into place (by God's grace).
We retired for the night after watching the news around 11 pm
Lessons to Learn:
1. Prior planning is the secret of successful, comfortable, and satisfying sightseeing. Develop time management skills on real-term basis. Of course, this requires bit of experience and time and efforts by browsing on information resources like internet like google-maps.
2. It is better to take toll roads / national highways at all times even if it means 200 km more distance to follow. State roads in Madhya Pradesh are the worst roads compared to all other states.
3. Do not indulge in procrastination at any point of time during the tour. Start the journey early before 6:30 am and be sure to rest by latest by 7:00 pm.
4. Take the blessings of the God. Pray to Him at all times for a safe journey.
5. Use your personal car for point-to-point travel.
6. The personal car simply becomes a nuisance to drive on city roads, especially for city sightseeing.
7. Hire in auto/tourist bus for sightseeing at local places.
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Jaipur ––› Ludhiana
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|Train No.||Train Name||Origin||Dep.||Arr.||Days Of Run|
|19771||Jaipur Asr Express||Getor Jagatpura||20:29||12:15||N||N||N||Y||N||Y||N|
|19781||Jp Asr Express||Getor Jagatpura||20:29||07:35||Y||N||Y||N||N||N||N|
|12413||Aii Jat Express||Jaipur Junction||16:30||03:10||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|19611||Ajmer Asr Express||Getor Jagatpura||20:29||11:15||N||N||N||Y||N||Y||N|
|19613||Ajmer Asr Express||Getor Jagatpura||20:29||07:35||Y||N||Y||N||N||N||N|
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|Hyundai Santro A/C||12||5340|
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|Chevrolet Tavera A/C||13||5785|
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