Going south from Jodhpur..

#1 Apr 13th, 2010, 04:02
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Hi peeps...Have thought to add Jodhpur to tour-list..From there i wanna go south in direction of Mumbai..Thing is that it is 1000ish KM train ride and i would like to split it..Can you recommend a place which is worth visit and is roughly between Jodhpur and Mumbai??
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I guess logical or popular stops in southern Rajasthan would be Mt. Abu and/or Udaipur.

There are buses Jodhpur-Udaipur, should take around 6-8 hours; the following can't be done by bus in a day, but getting a taxi from the one to the other (you'll be paying them for their return fare as well) it is said to be possible to visit Ranakpur (Jain temples) and Kumbalgarh (fort & wildlife park) on the way in a day.

The latter route gets frequently discussed on this site; you'll find some links to it in this thread I'm sure: http://www.indiamike.com/india/rajas...thread-t60032/.

There is a good chance you'll need to connect over Ahmedabad, from which Champaner wouldn't be all that far; the erstwhile capital of Gujarat, I've never been there yet, but it's said to be quite something (and a World Heritage site). Check it out in 360 degree panorama pics here: http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/a...paner/map.html.
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I like Mt.Abu..good suggestion...have figured out,roughly,how this part of tip will look...
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Y'r welcome. Note with Mt. Abu, I've never been there, but it's said to be popular with Indian holidaymakers and notably honeymooners during weekends and esp. festival or holiday times.

It's said to get pretty much overrun then, so you might want to try and plan it so to avoid this if you can.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post Y'r welcome. Note with Mt. Abu, I've never been there, but it's said to be popular with Indian holidaymakers and notably honeymooners during weekends and esp. festival or holiday times.
Don't know about that but hotel prices indicates that this is quite popular place!
Much higher than anything i have seen on web.Only budget option is hostel..
Anyway,this looks like excellent place to take a break from everything,relax and gaze the Sun
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It's said to be a cool place yes (perhaps and as usual depending a little on what you want), and, of course, with a more agreeable climate than the plains below.

Enjoy! & Tell us all about it later.

ps The real budget options will be unlikely to be in any guidebooks nor represented on the web of course. Just ask around on the ground; it's quite common to just state your intended budget at a hotel desk even (or you'll quite likely be asked for it if you say you find their rates too high for your pocket, and you'll soon enough develop some idea of what should be a reasonable offer for a certain kind of room. You'll normally be shown some rooms before any financial deliberations come into play, btw, so again by that time you should have some idea. And always ask to see a few if they don't do so of their own accord, the one may have a better situated window, be at the quieter back, have the just more handy cupboards, etc.), if they don't meet your wishes somewhere halfway by lowering their price some or getting creative with what rooms they have on offer, they'll normally be happy to send you on to a competitor who fits the bill. This again works best if there's no holiday rush on, of course (nor at 3 AM when you obviously don't have much of a choice).

But, yes, count on places like these that are popular with both Indian and foreign tourists to be a little pricier; that's just the way it is. It can also in such places be wise to call ahead & so get a hotel booking at least for your first one or two nights, btw. So then ruling out this possibility of just checking out the scene on the ground nor of much haggling to speak of, but at least you'll have a bed.

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