For lunch best place is Hotel Ranakpur Hill Resort. The cost for an non AC tempo traveler will be INR 9600.
if you start at 07 Am you will reach Udaipur at approx 06:00PM.
Remember that you can only visit the Jain temples in Ranakpur from 12 pm.
Also the driver will know where to stop off for lunch. We hired a car not a mini bus but we found Rajwadi Rajasthan tours to have good prices, you can send them an e-mail and ask for a quote.
as India invitation said the cost for tempo will be around 9500.
and it is also true that the temples open at 12:00 pm. so you can start at 8:00 am from Jodhpur. it will take 3:00 to 4:00 hours(160 km) to reach Ranakpur. for lunch Ranakpur is the best place.and by the late evening you can reach Udaipur.
Thank you chrella & Harshrathore2..
Here i have a doubts. 1) If the time taken from Jodhpur to Ranakpur is 3.5 hours, if i start early can i cover Kumbalgarh fort before 12 noon and reach Jain temple at 12noon, in that case i can reach udaipur by 4pm. Is it correct?
2) If i take train at Jodhpur at 5.50am and reach Falna station by 9am, shall i get any taxi service there to visit Ranakpur, Kumbalgarh, and reach Udaipur?
maximum cost will be around 10,000
no you can not do this like you first visit fort & later Ranakpur. because you have to cross Ranakpur first & fort is 50 KMS from Ranakpur so you have to come back Ranakpur it will take 03 HRS extra. better is that you leave Jodhpur around 08:00 AM & visit Ranakpur & than Fort.
yes you can get a taxi at Falna you can book it from Udaipur.
i also think that visiting Kumbhalgarh fort will not be right option.as another TA member mentioned that it will be an extra exercise for you,and it will not help you to save your time.
Taxi frm Falna station,i m not sure that you can get tempo traveller there,yes you can book it frm Udaipur but again it will cost you same around 8500-9000 INR.
thanks and best wishes....
You can contact to several transports through website and can get some good deals
your replies gave me enough idea to plan & reduce the costs. Normally cabs charge from garage to garage. To reduce cost I have nearly finalized the following route.
Hiring Tempo from Udaipur and ask them to come to Falna station for pickup. We will reach Falna at 9am by JTI - AdI express. Then we will proceed to Ranakpur- Kumbhalgarh- Udaipur. Now my questions are...
1. Is the plan seems o.k or any other nearest railway station near by Ranakpur.
2. After getting down at 9 am at Falna we may reach Ranakpur by 10am. Till the temple opens at 12noon is there any tourist attraction nearby to explore.
3. How much time it takes for Kumbhalgarh and at what time we can reach Udaipur. If we reach late evening at Udaipur any thing can be seen, because our train at 6pm next day.
Your comments are highly appreciated.