The Ultimate Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer Food Trail

It’s time to brace your tummy for we bring to you the ultimate Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer food trail!  The weather is just perfect for a road trip to Jaipur and then further on to Ajmer. Mornings are welcomed with a slight nip, and in this season, the desert air will surely do you good. The highway is dotted with a number of dhabas and small restaurants where you can rest a while before continuing on to a journey of a hundred miles…

 

You can either zoom off on your bike or take your own car. If none of these options appeal to you, then we suggest you book a cab. There are plenty of easy options to book a cab online and you can take your pick from whichever suits your needs.

 

Rao Dhaba

 

This has got to be your first stop on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway. Situated around 68 km from Delhi, Rao Dhaba or Old Rao Restaurant serves lip-smacking dishes. Served with dollops of ghee, the food fills the tummy and renews the body for the journey ahead! Don’t forget to wash it all down with a cup of steaming masala chai.

Vegetarian Thali (by PrahuKalyan)

Vegetarian Thali (by PrahuKalyan)

Address: Dharuhera, Delhi-Jaipur Highway

Telephone: +91 9992317800

 

Sharma Dhaba

 

One of the most frequented joints on the Jaipur-Sikar road, Sharma Dhaba presents Rajasthan on a platter! There are two dining areas–one just off the road, and the other towards the back.  Don’t leave without trying out their mawa naan!  

Yummy Thali (by Fountain Posters)

Yummy Thali (by Fountain Posters)

Address: Vishwakarma Industrial Area, Road No. 8, Sikar Road, Near Prem Motors, Vidhyadhar Nagar

Telephone: +91-9784859000

 

Bajwa Ka Dhaba

 

Just 60 km short of reaching Jaipur, you will come across a rustic set-up hidden behind rows of trucks. Don’t feel intimidated as Bajwa Ka Dhaba is famous among truck drivers. Plop yourself on a charpoy and chat with the shy, yet warm owner, Mr. Minta. The dhaba finds a special place of mention in Rocky and Mayur’s book Highway On My Plate.

Lentils Curry (by Scott Dexter)

Lentils Curry (by Scott Dexter)

Address: Opposite Highway King, NH 8, Jaipur

Telephone: N.A.

 

Chokhi Dhani

 

No trip to Jaipur is complete without halting at Chokhi Dhani–the 5 star village resort. Situated off the highway, it has become kind of like a gateway to the city. Enjoy a camel ride or sit on a bullock cart that takes you around the village! A lavish spread of Rajasthani specialities awaits you, replete with robust spices and aromas!

Village Feel (from the official website)

Village Feel (from the official website)

Address: 12 Miles, Tonk Road, Via Vatika Jaipur

Telephone: +91 9667222203

 

Maharaja Maharani Punjabi Dhaba

 

Lip-smacking and wholesome Punjabi food in a homely ambience is what makes Maharaja Maharani Punjabi Dhaba a must-stop on your road trip to Ajmer. It is a pure vegetarian dhaba, fully air conditioned and a meal for two costs around INR 300!

Daal Baati (by Niranjan.gohane)

Daal Baati (by Niranjan.gohane)

Address: 120, Parswanath Colony, Janpath, Nirmaan Nagar, Near Mahapragya International School, Ajmer Road, Jaipur

Telephone: +91 141 6453711

 

Chokha Punjab

 

Live bhangra performances, a village set-up and heart-warming service define the spirit of Chokha Punjab. Famous for their kebabs, you can also sample a variety of breads at their roti counter!

Punjabi Village (from the official Facebook page)

Punjabi Village (from the official Facebook page)

Address: 8 Mile, Ajmer Road, Jaipur

Telephone: +91 141 5167000

 

Lajwab Restaurant

 

Lajwab Restaurant is an unassuming place serving pure vegetarian cuisine where a meal for two would cost around INR 250. On a balmy morning, you can soak up some sun by sitting in the verandah; indoor seating is also available if you are looking for some shade!

Poori Subzi (by Cherishsantosh)

Poori Subzi (by Cherishsantosh)

Address: Opposite HP Petrol Pump, Bhankrota, Ajmer Highway, Jaipur

Telephone: +91 141 2251728

 

Muskan Pavitra Bhojanalaya

 

An economical and value-for-money dhaba en route Ajmer, Muskan Pavitra Bhojanalaya fits the bill when you want to have a decent meal. This is a complete no-frills place where you can satiate your hunger pangs in less than INR 200.

Aloo Paratha (by Fatfoodie)

Aloo Paratha (by Fatfoodie)

Address: 200 Feet Bypass, Heerapura, Ajmer Highway, Jaipur

Telephone: +91 9928966911

 

One of the most favoured road trip routes in India, this one is definitely bucket-list material. The ultimate Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer food trail will help you track down popular joints so that you feast like a king!

 

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