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RAJASTHAN TRANSPORT

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Location: Rajasthan.
Main Ways To Commute: Air, Rail, And Road.
Transport Hubs: Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Udaipur


Jaipur is the main transport hub for Rajasthan and has daily air and train services to most major Indian cities. Buses are also frequent to destinations in and around the state. Short journeys of destinations such as Agra, Bharatpur, Ajmer (for Pushkar) and towns in Shekhawati are best made by road; one exception is Swai Madhopur, the hop over destination for Ranthambore National Park, which is most easily reached by train.

If one is heading towards Jaisalmer, think about breaking the 631-km trip at Pushkar and /or Jodhpur; otherwise prepare for a long overnight journey. Or one can change trains at Jodhpur, but there are no direct rail services to Jaisalmer from Jaipur. BY AIR
A number of private companies, in addition to various airline services, operate flights from Jaipur's Sanganer airport. There are daily departures to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Aurangabad. There are also domestic flights: eight weekly flights to Ahmedabad; three weekly to Jodhpur and four weekly to Calcutta.

BY RAIL
An excellent connection to Delhi is by the Shatabdi Express (4hr. 15 min). Also connected by the Intercity Express (5hr. 35 min.), which provides a convenient link on a vestibule, chair seating rail service.

Other connections to Jaipur are from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad and Lucknow. The Jaipur Railway station is in then heart of the town and has computerized reservation services.

BY BUS
Frequent RSRTC buses to most destinations reachable by road from Jaipur leave from the Inter-state bus stand on station Road. For longer routes, faster "deluxe" services guarantee seats and A/C coaches. Private bus services are also quite a reasonable alternative.

Jaipur is located on National highways 8 (Delhi-Ahmedabad-Mumbai) and 11 (Agra-Bikaner). For those arriving from Agra, the most convenient rest and refreshment point is Mahwa; and for those coming from Delhi, the central resting point is Behror. There is another resting spot at Dharudhera. These mid-way points are equipped with fast food joints, motor repair facilities, cloak rooms, bars and rooms for over night stay.



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