How to Reach Udaipur | Solo Female Travel
You can reach Udaipur by air, rail, and road. Yes, Udaipur has all three possible transportation facilities. Hence, it paves the way for travellers to choose their best economic fit. If you are tight on budget, you should take a train to Udaipur. The train is the cheapest and the most convenient transportation to reach Udaipur. Likewise, if you are ready to spend money and pressed for time, take a flight to Udaipur. Choosing a bus or taxi or any road trip takes the middle position. Road trips are not as expensive as flight rides. At the same time, they are not as convenient as a train journey. Nevertheless, the bus journey is for the people staying nearer to Udaipur. Preferably very close that bus travel takes not more than 4 hours.
How to reach Udaipur by air
Yes, you can reach Udaipur by air. There is a domestic airport in Udaipur. It is called the Maharana Pratap Airport, also known as Dabok Airport. It is located at a distance of 22 km from the main city of Udaipur. But you cannot directly fly if you are located internationally. Hence to reach Udaipur by air, you must first reach a major city in India. Maharana Pratap Airport is well connected to cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur. So if you aren’t located in India, you may find jumping two routes irksome.
However, think of the bright side. You have an airport in Udaipur through which you can move to the nearby popular destinations like Jodhpur, Kota, and Jaisalmer. And it is not limited to Rajasthan alone. If you were to extend your solo trip to places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Ahmedabad, Udaipur would be a convenient airport to use.
So, how will you go to the main city once you get to Udaipur Airport? Hiring a taxi in advance through a rental agency is the greatest option. The taxi will arrive on time to pick you up. You can read more about the transportation options accessible at the Udaipur airport in my blog post, “Is there an airport in Udaipur.”
How to reach Udaipur on a bus
When there is an airport available in Udaipur, it is taken that there will be a bus stop. Buses run regularly in Udaipur, connecting with Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, and Kota, with stops at various bus stations. Hence, travellers can choose from air-conditioned coaches, luxury buses, or ordinary state transport buses, depending on the budget and needs. These buses connect Udaipur to places like Chittorgarh (115 km), Jodhpur (260 km), and Bhilwara (166 km). Udaipur is also connected to Delhi and Mumbai by the well-kept NH 8. It is around 760 kilometres from Mumbai and Delhi, and the trip takes about 11 to 12 hours. I think bus rides are admirable only if they are for a short distance.
When travelling within Udaipur, I believe taking a road is admirable. But for long-distance travel, I prefer the train journey. However, you can take a bus if you plan to reach Udaipur by road. On the other hand, if you intend to rent a car, be mindful of the National Highway. The journey will be easier if you know which NH connects Udaipur. As far as I know, NH 8 connects Udaipur with major cities. That said, reaching Udaipur from Jaipur is the most travelled route. So, consider taking a bus or a taxi from Jaipur if you’re itching for a road adventure. Udaipur’s closest city is Jaipur. As a result, the journey will be brief.
How to reach Udaipur by train
Continuing, let us see how you can reach Udaipur by train. Udaipur has well-connected rail routes to the nearby cities and other major states. Besides that, reaching Udaipur by train is the cheapest mode of transportation compared to air and bus. That said, Udaipur’s central railway station is called Udaipur City Railway Station. Udaipur City Railway Station is located on the busy streets of the old Udaipur. Also, it is very close to the tourist destinations such as Bagore Ki Haveli, City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Lake Pichola. You can find more details on the Udaipur City Train Station here.
Palace on Wheels: The luxurious train from Delhi to Udaipur
Have you heard about the palace of wheels train? If not, you must know this illuminating train that a traveller could ever wish for. Palace on wheels is a luxury train going between Delhi and Agra. On the whole, the train has 11 stops. Udaipur is the sixth stop. If you start from Delhi, you will reach Udaipur on the fourth day on the palace of wheels train. That means you have four days to feel and live like a queen! In short and sweet words, the luxury train is a mini palace on the move. Everything is super fancy and archaic on this train, from the ambiance, service, and decorations.
Most importantly, it costs Rs. 40,000 for a person to board this train from Delhi to Udaipur. If you are a spendthrift, then this deal is for you!
Likewise, the luxurious train journey is apt for international travellers, definitely the ones who are ready to shell out money because international travellers will mostly land in Delhi. It will greatly ignite the travel excitement!
Read more about the palace on wheels train here.
You can check out my blog post on ultimate solo travel guide to Udaipur if you are planning for a solo trip to the City of Lakes.
What do you prefer?
I have listed the three promising ways to reach Udaipur. Which one do you prefer? Train and bus rides are budget-friendly options. Air rides are expensive. However, each mode of transport benefits solo travellers in a certain way. Air ride is time-saving, and the train ride is cheap. At the same time, the bus ride comes with various options like A/C, Non A/C, seater, and sleeper. I hope you got a better idea of reaching Udaipur using these three links. Have a happy journey ahead.
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