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.
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.
Address: Dharuhera, Delhi-Jaipur Highway
Telephone: +91 9992317800
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!
Address: Vishwakarma Industrial Area, Road No. 8, Sikar Road, Near Prem Motors, Vidhyadhar Nagar
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.
Address: Opposite Highway King, NH 8, Jaipur
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!
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!
Address: 120, Parswanath Colony, Janpath, Nirmaan Nagar, Near Mahapragya International School, Ajmer Road, Jaipur
Telephone: +91 141 6453711
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!
Address: 8 Mile, Ajmer Road, Jaipur
Telephone: +91 141 5167000
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!
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.
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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