A bike trip from Delhi to Jaipur is a lot of fun. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is widely known as the Pink City. This is owing to the fact that the city was painted Pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria. Jaipur is approximately 280 kilometres away, and the journey takes about 5 hours to complete, via the National Highway 48.
Delhi, Jaipur and Agra are three of the most popular destinations in India. The Golden Triangle, as it is more popularly known, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Rich history, great architecture and excellent connectivity between these landmark cities, make them a massive hit among tourists.
Jaipur is popular among travelers for all the forts in and around the city. They specifically include the Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Jaipur also has other widely popular monuments like The City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. The latter is a famous open air observatory.
Planning the ride to Jaipur
An important part of prepping for the ride is following all the safety measures. Ensure your riding gear is in place. Always have a visible and fitting helmet, riding jacket and shoes that are comfortable. Take all the necessary safety measures for a safe journey.
Before embarking on a road trip, it’s crucial to check your bike for any servicing that may be required. Check your bike for oil leakages, fill up the tank to have enough fuel for the journey and check the tire pressure too. Getting PUC done before a bike ride is the right thing to do.
In case you are renting a bike, it’s important to follow the same procedure and check the bike properly. This would help you reduce the chances of any unforeseen hindrances on your bike trip to Jaipur.
The best time to embark on a bike trip to Jaipur is definitely in the winters from October to March. The weather is really pleasant, which makes the road trip, the visits to the fort, and in general the exploration of the pink city a lot more enjoyable.
While Jaipur is just 5 hours away, the city has a lot to offer. It actually makes sense to spend one or two nights in Jaipur to make the most of this royal city and its surroundings. Spending a couple of nights in Jaipur means you are not riding your bike in broad daylight. Which means you’ll have greater visibility, as opposed to riding when it’s too foggy or dark.
The other advantage of this is to split the long rides over 3 days. The first day after you reach Jaipur, you can relax and stretch your legs a bit and indulge in some light exploration of the Pink city. The next day you can explore all the forts and the sights around Jaipur. Day 3 is to wake up, have breakfast and drive back to Delhi with memories of an excellent weekend trip to Jaipur.
About the bike trip to Jaipur from Delhi
Option 1: The Fastest Way of Getting to Jaipur via NH 48
There are two ways of getting from Delhi to Jaipur. The first route is going from Delhi and taking the Gurgaon/Faridabad route, up until Bhiwadi. Then, you travel via Neemrana, Kotputli and Shahpura, before getting to Jaipur.
There’s a lot of interesting stops along the way like the Neemrana fort. Zip-lining in Neemrana is a famous activity among adventure junkies. It could be time consuming and tiring and ideally warrants a separate trip.
Interesting stops from Delhi to Jaipur on NH 48
– The step-wells of Shahpura
– Nahargarh Biological Park
– The Heritage Transport Museum
– Neverenuf Garden Railway
– Ancient Vrindavan Palace near Neemrana Highway
– Soka Bodhi Tree Garden
Option 2: Traveling to Jaipur Via Alwar
Both routes are the same till Bhiwadi and the diversions emerge after. Alwar is a more leisurely route than the NH 48. Taking this route to get to Jaipur should take you about 7 hours. This route is for the ones who don’t want their bike ride to end.
This route also has good roads for most of the journey, but there are a few patches where the roads aren’t as good. Those patches however are extremely short and only a few in between to really hamper your experience.
This route allows you to explore a lot of interesting spots, Alwar the town, Alwar Fort and Siliserh Lake on the outskirts of Alwar. The most interesting detour however, is the Bhangarh Fort. This fort is considered to be the most haunted sight in the entire country. It’s undoubtedly an extremely intriguing check point.
Interesting stops from Delhi to Jaipur via Alwar on NH 48
– Bhangarh Fort – The most haunted site in India.
– Alwar Fort
– Alwar City Palace
– Siliserh Lake near Alwar
– Gariwaji Waterfalls (especially during the monsoons)
Delhi to Jaipur as a biking trip is best experienced over two days. Whichever route you take, you are bound to have a comfortable journey, with a lot of really nice stops and restaurants along the way. Just ensure you exercise caution and safety on your trip at all times.
The most ideal way to go about things is to start really early, so you avoid the traffic between Delhi and Gurgaon/Faridabad. Make sure you leave soon after sunrise, so there is ample sunlight and fog does not disrupt your ride. After you reach Jaipur, have a relaxed day, check out the laser and lights show at Amber Fort.
Spend the next day exploring The City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and all the other sights in the old city of Jaipur. You can then make your way to check out Amber Fort and Nahargarh fort, before calling it a day in one of Jaipur’s many amazing rooftop cafes. The next day, leave early from Jaipur, so you evade traffic on the outskirts of the city, and reach Delhi before the traffic slows you down.
Has this journey got you dreaming about your next road trip? You can always plan ahead. But if for some reason you can’t use your bike, or if you don’t have one,you can always rent a bike for your road trip from Delhi to Jaipur
See also: 5 Best One Day Bike Trips from Delhi | Bike Trip from Delhi to Agra