A road trip from Mumbai to Rajasthan is a long one and thus highly exhilarating. It can take us through several breathtaking landscapes, stunning cities, magnificent forts and ravishing cultures. Worth mentioning, this journey is a drive for food too, as you get to try diverse cuisines on the way. Here is a list of 9 eateries you must check out while on a road trip from Mumbai to Rajasthan:
(The Route: Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Mount Abu- Udaipur- Jodhpur- Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Mandawa-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Chittorgarh-Surat-Mumbai … You need to take the NH48 highway and also ensure that you get your FastTag, as there will be multiple tolls on the way)
1. New Jalaram Kathiyawadi: New Charoti Toll Plaza, Ghol, Maharashtra
Ahmedabad is around 531 kilometres from Mumbai and will take around 10 hours from Mumbai. We recommend that you start your journey early in the morning so that you can reach Ahmedabad in the evening. After starting from Mumbai, you can have your breakfast at New Jalaram Kathiyawadi, at New Charoti Toll Plaza, Ghol, Maharashtra. The eatery serves delicious pure veg and Jain food. You can have a heavy breakfast here with paratha sabzi, idli sambar, fafda jalebi, etc.
2. Parsi Da Dhaba, Varwade
If you want to hog on some Persian delights on the way like dhansak, farcha nuggets, frilled chicken cutlets, bawa burger, lagan nu custard, you can take a halt at Parsi da Dhaba at Varwade. The place serves home-style Persian food. You can also try drool-worthy chocolate shakes and creme caramel at this eatery.
3. Ekta Restaurant, Samarkha Cross Road, Ahmedabad
This is one of the most popular highway restaurants in Ahmedabad with a charming ambience and offers a wide array of snacks and main course dishes for a hearty and heavy meal. Once you reach Ahmedabad, you can take a small detour to have a food break at the restaurant. Some must-tries out here are Abu Gobhi, Masala Buttermilk and Sarson da Sag with Makki di Roti, among many other options.
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4. Jodhpur Bhojnalaya, Mount Abu
Jodhpur Bhojnalaya is around 7 minutes drive from Nakki Lake, the first man-made lake in India located in Mount Abu. Here you can have authentic Rajasthani thali, as well as Punjabi and Jain food. The Dal Bati, Masala Kadi Kachori, Bajra Roti with Dahi fry, Rabri and Churma are must-tries from here.
5. Upré by 1559 AD, Udaipur
At this gorgeous restaurant, you can enjoy your food in an al-fresco setup while treating your eyes on the dreamlike night view of Lake Pichola. The traditionally-themed restaurant serves gourmand kebabs, tikkas, Laal Maas, Gatti Curry, Kadi Pakora, Shahi Paneer, Mutton Rogan Josh, Laccha Paratha, Missi Roti and more.
6. Indique,Pal Haveli, Jodhpur
Enjoy breathtaking views of the blue city at this rooftop restaurant situated atop the Pal Haveli in Jodhpur. The Indique restaurant, situated atop the Pal Haveli Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur offers panoramic views of the city and the Mehrangarh Fort. You can indulge in great local cuisine, sip on a cocktail and unwind in a peaceful aura as the sun sets behind you.
Their Laal Maas is a must try and some of their cocktails are super freshening too. Pal Haveli was built in the 18th century by the Thakur of the nearby Pal. Many of the recipes have been running in the family for generations.
7. German Bakery and
Coffee Shop, Jaisalmer Fort
Feasting inside Jaisalmer Fort is an experience in itself. And when we can relish cappuccinos, walnut cakes, apple crumbles and coffee cakes, what more can we ask for? German Bakery and Coffee Shot is a dainty eatery in the outdoor area of the Jaisalmer Fort for eating out with a view.
8. Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur
Chokhi Dhani, one of the most loved eating joints in Jaipur, has the touch of pastoral Rajasthan in everything, right from the ambience to the food. The village dining hall, Sangri serves Rajasthani food on leaf platter in the Manuhaar tradition. The walls are decorated with stunning Rajasthani motifs to give you the local feel.
Now, that we’ve told you about the best places to eat on the route, you can get more details about the trip by clicking here. Meanwhile, here are the top 10 cities in Rajasthan you must visit: