Too many places and no time......

#1 Aug 28th, 2005, 03:58
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Can anyone help me plan my trip?

We go in November for 3 weeks and want to see the puskar fair while there

We land in Delhi at 2.30am on the 4th nov so will spend the day seeing to sights then travel to Sawai Madhpour on the 5th, then we plan to go to the ranthambhore tiger park for 2 days (6th & 7th nov)

8th travel to Jaipur and see the fort/observatory

11th travel to pushkar for the fair and stay till the 14th


After this we realy don't know what to do
We fly back on the 25th (4.00am)

We have 10 or so days to fill at the moment. I fancy a cammel safari in Jaislmer but it may be too far away. After the Jodpur?

We plan to catch Agra on the way back to delhi.

Can anyone help fill the gaps and help with travel ideas, the train website isn't very helpfull if you don't know the codes for the lines and stations
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Stick to Rajasthan as you have done and its a good plan, lots more there..
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ditto on touring Rajasthan. enuff for months there
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ok, but where do you recon we should go after puskar? and is there a train link between these places?

Also any details for the trains would be great station names etc


Thanx
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I haven't yet found a way to say this without making it sound cranky, but I really recommend getting a guidebook and have yourself be inspired. You can pick one up in the library even, it doesn't have to be up-to-date, place names and distances don't tend to change much You can always come back for advice on specific locations. A book that's worth its salt will give you suggestions on transport modes as well, and then you can take it from there on the ground. There's always a link from A to B even it means going over Z. Just don't take the guidebook as your bible and don't be surprised if a given line has been suspended or timetables don't match etc.

Have fun with it Jaisalmer would be more than a litte doable btw, it's probably just one long train or bus haul from most places in Rajasthan (overnight train from Jodhpur for instance, should be around 9 hrs. to give you an idea, maybe faster today. There should be buses too.) Jodhpur is another fine destination if only for its magnificent fort; Bundi is a personal favorite that doesn't seem to have changed very much from what I read here. Chittaurgarh fort is also most impressive. Hell there's a zillion destinations there, I'd try to throw in a couple of places that receive just a paragraph or so in the books, or none at all but then it makes them that more difficult to pick right.
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I was at the camel fair last year for several days and did a camel safari from Pushkar. Then we took the bus to Ajmer to connect to a train to Bundi. Stayed in Bundi for 3 wonderful days. Then train to Chittaugarh for a day, mostly spent at the Fort. Then bus to Udaipur for another 3 terrific days. Really wanted to go to Mt. Abu and Jodhpur, but that will have to wait until next year.
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Thanx folks, i've got guide books coming out my ears but nothing beats the advice of someone in the know. all of the country looks great but i just need to stick to things i can see without wasting whole days trying to get there, thus the travel link ideas.

Who was the puskar cammel trek? did you see lots of other folk or did you feel in the wild? also as a daft question do they have a weight limit on them? i'm about 110kg () so i wouldn't be a light load
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Originally Posted by The_blue Who was the puskar cammel trek? did you see lots of other folk or did you feel in the wild? also as a daft question do they have a weight limit on them? i'm about 110kg () so i wouldn't be a light load
The overnight camel trek from Pushkar was fun, but no, you didn't feel in the wild like you might from Jaisalmer. But the area where we camped was secluded and very nice. The highlight was riding back into Pushkar the following day on our camels when all the arriving Fair participants were also riding in on camels!

I don't think there is a weight limit. Just pick the biggest camel! When or if you or the camel need a break, you can always ride on the camel cart.

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