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Which will be the cheapest way to go to Leh from Jaipur and how? It's my first time to go on such trip. I am so confused.

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If you can get tickets, taking the train in 3rd class is likely to be one of the lowest price ways. Have you looked into that? – Gagravarr Oct 25 '13 at 8:39
There's no train station anywhere near Leh, which is high up in the mountains in Jammu & Kashmir. – jpatokal Oct 25 '13 at 10:53

Bus to Manali via Keylong, two days (overnight in Keylong), Rs 700 or so on the public HRTC buses, around Rs 2000 on the plusher private ones. Bus from Manali to Delhi, ~14 hours, Rs 500 up. And finally train to Jaipur, 4+ hours, fares from Rs 150 or so (more on the expresses).

Alternatively, bypass the dangerous twisty mountain roads and fly to Delhi, then take the train. Fares vary, but will be of the same order of magnitude as taking nice private buses, and far faster and more comfortable.

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Is this reversed, or is there a typo or something? It says "to Jaipur" whereas the OP asks "from Jaipur". – hippietrail Oct 25 '13 at 13:02
Oops, it's indeed reversed, my brain read the title as "from Leh to Jaipur". But the same instructions still apply, only in reverse ;) – jpatokal Oct 25 '13 at 22:30

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