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Local Transportation in Rajasthan
Local Transportation in RajasthanTransportation in Rajasthan
Air: The major domestic Airlines of India, the Government run Indian Airlines operates flight between major towns in Rajasthan. Some private air service providers also have flights to and from major cities of Rajasthan to connect it with inter and intra state cities.
International Airport: Jaipur is the only international airport in Rajasthan and only daily international flight of Indian Airlines from Dubai operates to and from here. Travelers, however, coming from foreign countries land in Delhi or Mumbai. Delhi is the closest international airport for the travelers coming to Rajasthan. It is just 260 kilometers away from Jaipur and many transports are available to Jaipur from there. The other alternative is Mumbai which is one of India major international airports.

Domestic Airports: Rajasthan has domestic airports also where tourists can land in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. The flights operating at these airports have daily services to all airports in Rajasthan from New Delhi and Mumbai.

Rail: Rajasthan has well connected network of railways and well managed railway stations. The major towns of Rajasthan are well connected by daily train services from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other important cities of India. Within Rajasthan also there is good network of trains which connect one city to the other. But the best way to reach and experience Rajasthan is to board the luxury tourist train - "Palace on Wheels".

Road: The road transport service in Rajasthan is very good. A well developed networks of National Highways and State Highways roads cover the entire state of Rajasthan. Drive from Delhi to Jaipur is very convenient since the roads are quite smooth. It is just a five hour drive so tourists prefer going to Rajasthan by road. You can hire private taxi or a board a tourist bus also. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation gives prompt services to the travelers to Rajasthan.

Bus: Apart form the gateways cities of Delhi and Mumbai, there are regular bus services between other major cities of India and Rajasthan as Agra, Aurangabad and Ahmedabad.

Car Rentals and Motorcycles: Few people bring their own vehicles to India. You can have self drive car rental services in Rajasthan. Hire a car or a motorcycle and enjoy the locales on your own or a chauffeur driven car.

Local Transportation in Rajasthan
Taxis: There are taxis in most of the town of Rajasthan and most of them metered. The metered taxis are a great help for the tourists for commutation.

Cycle Rickshaws: Hand pulled rickshaws are also common in Rajasthan that can be used to cover shorter distances.
Auto Rickshaws: The three wheelers powered by a two stroke motorcycle engine with a driver up front and seat for two passengers behind makes an auto rickshaw a common means of transportation. In almost all the cities of Rajasthan, you will find auto rickshaws.

Tempo: Somewhat a large auto rickshaw these look like three wheeled vehicles which operate like minibuses. They are also ideal for a particular route they follow.

Tonga: The smaller regional towns as Nawalgarh in Shekhawati, have horse driven carriages known as tongas. These are meant for exclusive experiences.

Bicycle: Getting a bicycle and wandering around on a cycle is a very good idea. But as it may be demanding in terms of physical sturdiness to cover longer distances, you should be fit enough so as to not to get tired very soon.

Buses: There are numerous inter-state and intra-state buses plying in Rajasthan.

Jeeps: Jeeps are another mode of transportation in Rajasthan. They usually ply on the intra-city routes.

Jeeps Cantors (open jeeps): Jeep Cantors are a variation of the jeeps. These open jeeps ply in the cities of Rajasthan. They offer an excellent view and superb experience to the passengers.

Camel Carts: In the rural towns and desert areas of Rajasthan, camel carts are very common means of transportation. It is easy to commute in the desert areas through a camel cart.

Bullock Carts: Bullock carts are used by the Rajasthanis to carry goods from one place to another. Also sometimes, they are used for transportation purposes.

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