Rajasthan Road Trip Day 1 (9 Days/5 Destinations) – Traveling with a Kid

Rajasthan Road Trip

Hey guys, I know you have been missing us! We missed you too. But now we are back, Yay!!! I want to thank you guys for being here even when I was not around. I am quite surprised to see how well the blog is growing now. We got a little more than ‘15800 Reads’ last month which is so amazing. Thanks to all my dear friends and readers. If you follow us on our social media then you must be knowing that currently, I am doing a series of travel posts on Instagram & Facebook covering our Rajasthan Road Trip. And the same I’m going to share on my blog now.

During Valentine’s week last month (Feb 2020), we did an unplanned road trip for 9 days across Rajasthan with Nemit & it turned out to be the best of all our road trips so far. We just had 2 major destinations in our mind which we wanted to cover i.e. Jaisalmer & Jodhpur but we could explore 5 different destinations.

Rajasthan Road Map

Rajasthan Road Map

The only reason to keep the trip unplanned was the uncertainty.

We were not sure if we could go that far in our i10, we had no idea how Nemit was going to take it & I highly doubted if I could drive such long distances with cervical & lower back pain. We knew just 1 thing that we were gonna enjoy every moment of the journey. And we were also prepared mentally to deal with any kind of situation. I’m sure that’s what got us through this adventure.

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I got some DMs asking for a detailed itinerary, so here I’m doing day-wise posts of our Rajasthan Road Trip. Because writing about 9 days in a single post won’t do the justice to the whole expedition. So, here it is the Day 1 of our trip.

Rajasthan Road Trip – Day 1

9 Days – 5 Destinations – 3 Travelers

(Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur)

🔺Day 1 – Noida to Bikaner
🔺Distance covered – 542 Km
🔺Total Time – 11 Hrs
🔺Stay at – Hotel Sagar, Bikaner @hotelsagarbikaner
🔺Place visited – Explored nearby places in the evening

Rajasthan Road Trip Day 1 (9 Days/5 Destinations) - Traveling with a Kid

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When we started off from Noida we were not sure where to stop for the night & we wanted to cover as much distance as possible. But we also wanted to enjoy the journey so we decided on a time. If we could reach Jaipur before 1 pm we would continue the trip & stop at Bikaner. If not, we would stay at Jaipur.

We started at 7 am from Noida & crossed Jaipur around noon with 3 quick pit stops. Later we stopped around 2 pm at a local restaurant for lunch. We reached Bikaner at 6 pm with just 1 pit stop.

The roads are good but we found some crazy traffic till Jaipur, there were countless trucks on the road which were blocking all the lanes so it was a tricky drive but a thrilling one for sure. We had packed some veg sandwiches & masala idlis for snacking on the go, worked like magic to keep Nemit calm on the first day of the drive.

What else worked to keep our kid happy? Talking & Talking!

Check out this post on Instagram to watch some videos – Click Here!

After driving for 11 hrs we just wanted to hit the bed but Nemit was ready to roll. So, we freshened up & headed out for a quick drive around the place. There was a fort nearby but it was already closed so we drove around for some time & came back to the hotel. We stayed at Hotel Sagar which is a beautiful property with the heritage feel & a modern touch. So, we spent some time exploring the place before heading for dinner at their restaurant.

Hotel Sagar in Bikaner

Hotel Sagar, Bikaner

Here’s a quick review of Hotel Sagar, Bikaner – Click Here!

The last thing I remember from that night was Sumit in a deep sleep & I was about to pass out too while Nemit was happily lying between two of us playing with his toys with no sleep in his eyes. I don’t remember what happened after that.

Overall, it was an extraordinary day! Here’s to a memorable Rajasthan road trip, 9 Days – 5 Destinations – 3 travelers, we did it!

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Have you done an unplanned road trip with your little ones? How would you describe the experience in just one sentence?


 

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11 Comments

  1. Smitha N April 3, 2020 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Congratulations for so many readers on your blog must tell the road trip of Rajasthan is worth reading after a while come back…. The journey pictures looks great…

    • Neha Sharma April 3, 2020 at 11:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you Smitha, just hoping I could finish writing about the next 8 days too during this lockdown period 🙂

  2. Mayuri Nidigallu April 3, 2020 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I was following your journey on Instagram and it looked like a complete adventure! Love your travel tales, Neha!

    • Neha Sharma April 3, 2020 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      This means a lot, Mayuri. Thank you so much for your love & support 🙂

  3. MeenalSonal Mathur April 4, 2020 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Rajasthan road trip[ is surely a memorable one. Being from Rajasthan I can more adore the landscapes of it.

  4. Ujjwal Mishra April 4, 2020 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Wow, road trips are always fun and good way to learn many things. When I was a kid we had done a 22day long road trip and covered all important places in southern India. I still have it very fresh in mind.

  5. Roma April 4, 2020 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    We are road trip suckers too dear and this itinerary sounds so perfect, saving it as Rajasthan yer needs to be covered 😊😊

  6. Anahita Irani April 4, 2020 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Rajasthan is a beautiful state and your road trip seems to have been so much fun for your family. Beautiful pictures and description, loved reading through.

  7. Pinal Shah April 4, 2020 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Wow…So adventurous trip. Such a long trip by road would have been fascinating. The detail description being shared will be helpful in case of planned the trip.

  8. Amrit Kaur April 4, 2020 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Your travel posts are always filles with great adventure. Rajasthan has been a great place to visit and explore.

  9. Deepa Gandhi April 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Looks like you guys had so much fun. Rajasthan is on my travel list and this post is surely helpful whenever I plan to visit.

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