It was for the very first time that I was traveling with my family which included our two-year-old daughter on a long trip. To be precise for 7 days we wished to cover Rajasthan as much as possible. Due to our work schedule along 10 – 15 days complete Rajasthan tour was an impossible feat which we cannot even think of so we decided to split our Rajasthan adventure into sections. The biggest chunk of holidays that we the people from Kolkata would normally get is during Durga Puja where the city comes to stand still and the whole city is in a party mood. The streets become choked and the best possible means of transportation would be to use your legs to travel from one place to another. So it’s quite common for people to actually go on a vacation during this period and the same applies to me.
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If you are travelling across Rajasthan then a good day trip from Jaipur would be to Ajmer and Pushkar. With a distance of 150 Kilometres, it is a smooth ride on the well-paved highways that cut across the state. Check with your hotel travel desk for car rates or you can check with the many car rentals that you will find across Jaipur. It’s advisable to negotiate a fixed round trip rate so that you are well aware how much you will end up paying at the end of the trip.
I went to this day trip to Ajmer and Pushkar during my grand Rajasthan tour with my family. I had covered Jaipur -> Ajmer – Pushkar -> Jaisalmer -> Jodhpur during this trip. Considering my toddler daughter at that time it made sense to book a TATA Indigo rather than TATA Indica as the extra space would make sure a comfortable journey for all. If you are travelling during October to February then a non-air conditioned car will suffice but during rest of the season air conditioning is a must.
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