17 Top Tourist Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Don't Miss These Classic Rajasthan Destinations

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Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. It's not surprising because it shows India at its most colorful, iconic and exotic best. Most of the things that come to mind when you think of India can be found in Rajasthan—palaces, forts, desert, camels, and elephants. Don't miss visiting these top tourist places in Rajasthan.

The "Pink City" of Jaipur forms part of India's renowned Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit and was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not surprisingly, the city is one of Rajasthan's most popular tourist destinations. It has many famous forts and palaces, with most of them boasting evocative views and elaborate architecture. Staying in Jaipur is particularly enjoyable. Accommodations are reasonably priced and many have been converted from heritage properties, giving guests a very regal experience! Jaipur is an outstanding place to go shopping too.

Udaipur is often said to be the most romantic city in India, as it's filled with expansive lakes and palaces. The landmark City Palace Complex , which stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, dominates the city and the royal family still lives in part of it. Many personal royal heirlooms, family photos, and other memorabilia are displayed in the City Palace Museum , giving Udaipur a very regal feel. You can even stay in the City Palace! Alternatively, for those on a budget there are heritage hotels by the lake with amazing views, such as the Jagat Niwas Palace hotel.

Explore the places to visit near Udaipur such as mighty Kumbhalgarh and Chittorgarh forts.

Affectionately called the "Blue City" because of its blue painted buildings, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The walled old part of the city is presided over by Mehrangarh Fort , which provides the best outlook across Jodhpur's blue buildings. It's one of the largest and best maintained forts in India. Inside are a number of ornate palaces, a museum, and restaurant. There many inexpensive yet characterful places to stay in Jodhpur with views of the fort. It's refreshing to do nothing but relax on their rooftops and soak up the atmosphere.

Bishnoi is a community of nature worshipers only 45 minutes or so from Jodhpur and can be covered in a day trip. Bishnoi Village Safari organizes excursions and accommodations.

A remarkable sandstone city that rises magically from the sand dunes of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer looks like it's straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Its mesmerizing ancient fort, built in 1156, is perched high on a pedestal overlooking the city. Inside the fort is alive and spellbinding. It boasts palaces, several temples, and some elegant havelis (mansions), as well as shops and other residences. These top things to do in Jaisalmer cover the best of the city and its surroundings. Stay at a hotel with a fort view or a desert camp.

If you're keen for a desert camel safari experience but without the crowds and commercialization, Osian is an ideal alternative option. This small town is about an hour and a half north of Jodhpur, on the way to Bikaner, and is surrounded by several sand dunes. Intricately carved stone temples dating back to the 8th century are interesting too. Stay at Osian Sand Dunes Resort and Camp or Reggie's Camel Camp .

For most of the year, Pushkar is a sleepy little holy town that attracts a lot of backpackers and hippie types. However, it really comes alive for a couple of weeks in October or November, when the Pushkar Camel Fair hits town. Pushkar is worth visiting at any time of year if you want to chill out. Sadly, the town isn't like it used to be though. These days, Pushkar is much more westernized and tourist-focused. The priests by the bathing ghats (steps) are very forceful in demanding donations. Avoid that area, and head to the Pushkar market for some fun shopping instead!

The remote and quaint desert town of Bikaner receives less tourists than many other prominent destinations in Rajasthan because of its out-of-the-way location over five hours north of Jodhpur. The main attractions are the atmospheric walled Old City and fort. Bikaner is renowned for the rather startling Karni Mata rat temple nearby as well. The Karni Mata Festival, held to worship the rats there, is one of the quirkiest festivals in India. A Camel Fair also happens in Bikaner every January. Stay at the exceptional Narendra Bhawan heritage hotel for an unforgettable trip! It's one of India's most beautifully restored heritage hotels.

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Nagaur lies about half-way between Jodhpur and Bikaner, making the town a convenient destination to break your journey. Its massive 12th century fort, Ahhichatragarh, has been restored to its former glory by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust and won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2002. The fort hosts the World Sacred Spirit Festival in February each year. The Nagaur Cattle Fair -- touted as the second largest in India -- is an added annual attraction in January or February.

Shekhawati Region

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If you're an art lover, or even someone who's into architecture and history, the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is well worth including on your itinerary. This unique region is often referred to as the world's largest open air art gallery, with old havelis (mansions) having walls adorned with intricate painted frescoes. Staying in one is a highlight! Shekhawati is located in the Delhi-Jaipur-Bikaner triangle, and is refreshingly free of tourists!

Pali Region

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Rural tourism is growing in Rajasthan and the Pali district, between Jodhpur and Udaipur, is perfect for visitors who want to explore Rajasthan beyond its cities. Bera is one of the top destinations there due to the prevalence of wild leopards, which roam the rugged terrain and can be spotted on safari. At Jojawar, the 300 year-old Rajput fort has been converted into a heritage hotel and draws visitors. Kesar Bagh is a luxury option there. Chanoud Garh is another 300 year-old fort-palace turned exquisite heritage hotel in the Pali district. However, it doesn't get anymore out-of-this-world than stunning Lakshman Sagar heritage hotel. Alternatively, Culture Aangan has homestays in Pali. You'll find village life to be fascinating. You can even attend a shepherds' morning opium meet!

Although increasingly popular with travelers, Bundi also often gets overlooked as a tourist destination in Rajasthan due to its off-the-beaten path location between Jaipur and Udaipur. It's a captivating place to visit, with its lakes, temples, markets, miniature paintings, and blue houses similar to Jodhpur. This relatively laid-back town is dominated by the extraordinary and imposing Bundi Palace, which protrudes out of the hillside. The ancient, winding lanes of the Old City are fascinating to wander through. Bundi also has around 50 step wells and a ramshackle fort above the palace.

Kota and Chambal

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Less than an hour southeast of Bundi, Rajasthan's third largest city -- Kota -- sits alongside the Chambal River. Once you've seen its palaces, temples and museums head out to explore the National Chambal Sanctuary and take a boat ride along the river. It's home to rare wildlife such as the gharial (a long-snouted, fish-eating crocodile) and Gangetic river dolphin. Bhainsrorgarh Fort boutique heritage hotel was once a royal abode and has an enviable position atop the cliff. The view is breathtaking! Plus, the 9th century Badoli Temples are nearby. Kota is famous for its Dussehra festival and fair in October.

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places in India to spot a tiger in the wild. In contrast to many national parks in India, Ranthambore is also really accessible and easy to get to. This makes it very popular (and, unfortunately, it's been facing a lot of tourist pressure). As well as nature, the park is home to the formidable 10th century Ranthambore Fort. It's a huge structure that contains ruined pavilions, monuments, and three Hindu temples. The park is packed with history, having witnessed many battles played out on its land, and the rise and fall of many rulers.

If driving from Agra (or Bharatpur) to Ranthambore, consider stopping at Karauli and staying at isolated Ramathra Fort heritage hotel on the way.

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Birding enthusiasts will be delighted by Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, just over an hour east of Agra on the way to Jaipur. One of India's top bird sanctuaries for bird watching and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was formerly a duck hunting reserve of the maharajas. More than 370 species of birds can be found there, including a large congregation of non-migratory resident breeding birds.

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Also on the Agra-Jaipur Road, Abhaneri has the deepest and possibly the most photographed step well in India . Chand Baori was built between the 8th and 9th centuries by King Chanda of the Nikumbh dynasty of Rajputs. However, locals will tell you a more spookier story of it being constructed in one night by ghosts! The step well extends approximately 100 feet into the ground, down 3,500 steps and 13 levels. A two-day Abhaneri festival takes place every year in September against the evocative backdrop of Chand Baori to promote rural tourism.

Interested in more forts and palaces? Alwar can be done on a day trip from Delhi , as it's only three hours south of India's capital. Attractions include an 18th century City Palace complex and government museum (closed Mondays) inside it, which showcases the extravagant lifestyle of the kings. However, it's Lake Sagar and the many chhatris (dome-shaped pavilions) behind the City Palace that are most visually impressive monuments. Above the City Palace sits 16th century Bala Quila, notable for being one of a few forts in Rajasthan to be built before the rise of the Mughals.

Another popular sidetrip from Delhi, Neemrana was the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, king of the Rajput Chauhan dynasty. It's located in Rajasthan's Aravalli Hills, about two and a half hours southwest of Delhi on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway. The main attractions there are rambling 15th century Neemrana Fort Palace hotel perched on the side of the hill overlooking town, and zip-lining .

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Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. It's situated 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above sea level near the Gujarat border, about three hours (160km) from Udaipur. The British took a liking to Mount Abu because of its comfortable climate, and they relocated the headquarters of their political Rajputana Agency there from Ajmer in 1857. Mount Abu has a reputation as a honeymooner's haven but Indian families flock to the area as well. However, it remains an offbeat destination for foreigners. These top things to do in Mount Abu are centered around enjoying the great outdoors.

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50 best places to visit, map legend:, must-see attractions ***, agra ***.

Agra is a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River, Agra, together with Delhi and Jaipur, forms the Golden Triangle of India, a tourist circuit that offers a wide spectrum of India’s varying landscapes. The ancient city showcases remnants of different cultures that have ruled over it. The left and the right banks of Yamuna tell two different tales of history. The left bank finds its mention in the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, it was re-established in 1504-05 by the ruler of the Lodi Dynasty . On the right bank, Akbar, the great Mughal ruler, had founded the modern city of Agra which is today popular worldwide as the city of Taj. The presence of impressive monuments across the city makes it one of the most visited cities in India.

Taj Mahal ***

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is a must-see attraction located in Agra, on the banks of river Yamuna. The mausoleum was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to memorialise his love for his wife, Mumtaz. This magnificent, ivory-white mausoleum stands as a symbol of transient life that is made eternal with love. The impressive and enormous complex was built in white marble between 1631 and 1648. UNESCO announced the Taj Mahal as a World Heritage Site in 1983 and it was enlisted among the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

Agra Fort **

Agra Fort, India

Also known by the name Lal Qila, Agra Fort is a historic monument in Agra. It was built for the Mughal emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1573. The Agra Fort had been the residence of the Mughal emperors until they shifted to Delhi in 1638. Inscribed in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1983, the Agra Fort has been a prime witness to the rise and fall of reputed monarchies. It stands as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city.

Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) *

Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj), Agra, India

Itimad-ud-Daulah or the Baby Taj is a mausoleum with arched entrances and octagonal towers, situated on the right bank of River Yamuna. Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, had commissioned the tomb for her father. Itimad-ud-Daulah is built completely with marble, marking the transition from the first phase of Mughal architecture comprising red sandstone monuments to the second phase comprising marble wonders. This Indo-Islamic piece of architecture is the first structure in India to use pietra dura, a technique of inlaying stones like pearls, jade, turquoise and other semi-precious stones to create images. Itimad-ud-Daulah resembles a jewel box in the lush garden that surrounds it from a bird’s eye view.

Akbar’s Tomb (Sikandra) *

Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, Agra, India

The great Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605) built this monument while he was alive as his resting place during the final days. The mausoleum is located in Sikandra, a town on the outskirts of Agra. A stunning example of Mughal architecture, this historical site sprawls over 119 acres of land. Built with a mix of deep red sandstones and white marble, the monument showcases some features of Gothic and Rajputana-style architecture. Surrounded by a lush green forest, Akbar’s Tomb is a simulation of a small wildlife sanctuary that provides shelter to animals like monkeys, peacocks and deer.

Amber Palace (Amer Fort) ***

Amber Palace, Rajasthan, India

A UNESCO heritage site, Amber Palace, also known as Amer Fort, is an impressive example of the Rajputana style of architecture with some influences of Mughal architecture. The opulent palace is one of the most visited places in Jaipur. It is built on top of a hill overlooking Maota lake. The extensive palace complex is built with pink and pale-yellow sandstone with a mix of white marble. Built by a Rajput ruler, Raja Man Singh, the palace is a stunning example of Rajasthan’s architectural brilliance.

Delhi ***

Located on the western banks of river Yamuna, Delhi is the capital of India. With an estimated population of 20 million, Delhi is the largest metropolitan city in India. With striking differences between the old and the new city, Delhi pulsates with ancient and modern life. The city still reflects the aura of a bygone era with grand Mughal monuments to lavish mansions belonging to the British era. The city offers a memorable experience to every kind of traveller.

Humayun's Tomb ***

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb was built between 1565 and 1572. This UNESCO heritage site houses the last remains of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun . The tomb showcases the modern concept of minimalism in its appearance and is the first tomb to be built as a garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent. Humayun’s Tomb is said to have influenced the construction of various architectural wonders including the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum has been constructed by Persian and Indian craftsmen leading to a stunning amalgamation of the best of both styles of architecture.

Jama Masjid ***

Jama Masjid, Delhi, India

One of the largest mosques in the country, the Jama Masjid was built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who also built the Taj Mahal. The mosque stands as an iconic landmark and a popular tourist attraction in the Old City of Delhi. It serves as a spectacular example of Mughal architecture with impressive gates, domes and columns. Delhi’s Jama Masjid is so large that more than 25,000 devotees can assemble inside its premises. Since followers of Islam assemble here for prayer on Friday, this is often called the Friday Mosque.

Qutb Minar ***

Qutb Minar, Delhi, India

Located a few kilometres towards the south of the city, the Qutb Minar is the highest tower in India. The tower marks the start of Muslim dominance in the country. This UNESCO monument was built by Qutb-Ud-din-Aibak, the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate after defeating the last Hindu ruler. Red sandstone and a mix of marble and sandstone have been used in the construction of this 73-metre-high tower. Standing against the azure sky, Qutb Minar offers a great spectacle for travellers.

Red Fort (Lal Qila) **

Red Fort (Lal Qila), Delhi, India

The Red Fort, also known as Lal Qila, is a historic fort in Old Delhi situated at the heart of the city. Constructed by Shah Jahan in the 16th century, the fort served as the main place of residence for the Mughals. This impressive structure is built with red sandstone with its design credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori. Unlike other Mughal monuments, the boundary walls are asymmetrical to contain the older Salimgarh Fort. Included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the Red Fort is the largest monument in Delhi attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Lotus Temple **

Lotus Temple, Delhi, India

The Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai House of Worship, is a famous tourist attraction in New Delhi. The Lotus Temple has received a lot of applause for its modern architectural design that resembles the flower lotus. The structure of the temple symbolises the unity of all religions. The construction of the temple was funded by Ardishír Rustampúr from Sindh, Pakistan. Fariborz Sabha was the chief architect of the temple while the UK firm Flint and Neil was responsible for the construction. The temple was inaugurated on December 24, 1986.

Fatehpur Sikri ***

Fatehpur Sikri, India

Jaipur ***

Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan, is part of the Golden Triangle of India. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, from the colour scheme on the residing edifices. Jaipur is named after Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Sawai Jai Singh who founded the city in 1727. It is among the first-ever planned cities of modern India. The city bears testimony to the rich cultural history of Rajput India. The ancient forts, the kaleidoscopic bazaars, the bright festivals and the wealthy lifestyles of the city let you dive deep into the charms of the bygone era.

Hawa Mahal ***

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Hawa Mahal, which translates to Palace of Winds, is well known for its facade with 953 windows built in the shape of a honeycomb. In 1799, the then-ruler of the land, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built the palace. It was used by royal family members as a summer pavilion because the windows help to keep the place airy and cool even during the summer months. Built with pink and red sandstone, the palace looks impressive against the azure sky making this one of the must-visit attractions of Jaipur.

City Palace ***

City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

The City Palace is situated in the heart of Jaipur. It was built by the head of the Kachwaha Rajput Clan, Sawai Jai Singh when the capital was shifted to the city. The palace was used by the Maharajas of Jaipur for ceremonial and administrative purposes till 1949. Nowadays, the royal family resides in only a part of the palace. The palace has adapted itself through the centuries and therefore, is a unique architectural blend of Rajput, Mughal and British cultures. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum that bears witness to the centuries-old stories.

Jantar Mantar **

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar is the largest astronomical observation site among the five that are built in India. It is an awe-inspiring collection of 19 astronomical instruments. Built by the Rajput ruler Sawai Jai Singh, the UNESCO World Heritage monument was constructed in 1734. The instruments were built with the prime objective of collating and gauging astronomical data and studying the movement of celestial bodies. The instruments in the Jantar Mantar allow you to observe the astronomical positions with the naked eye. The literal translation of the name Jantar Mantar is ‘calculating instrument’.

Nahargarh Fort *

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Nahargarh Fort stands upright on the edges of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the entire city of Jaipur. The fort was built by the land’s ruler, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, in 1734. The purpose of erecting this fort was to offer a summer retreat to the royal families. The walls of the Nahargarh Fort form fortifications on the surrounding hills and connect with the Jaigarh Fort. The view from the fort is breathtaking and offers a great opportunity for photographers to frame some beautiful scenes, especially at sunset.

Albert Hall Museum *

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan that also functions as the state museum, Albert Hall is located in the Ram Niwas garden. The building is a striking example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. It looks amazing at night when it is lit up beautifully. The museum houses a rich and varied collection of precious artefacts including old paintings, precious jewellery, and stone and metal sculptures. The collection is enriched with priceless coins that date back to the Gupta, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods.

Jaisalmer ***

Jaisalmer, also known as the Golden City, is a famous tourist destination in Rajasthan. Located in the northwestern part of the state, Jaisalmer is home to vast expanses of golden sand dunes, honey-coloured monuments, pristine lakes, beautiful havelis and the formidable Jaisalmer Fort. Camel safari is one of the most popular attractions of Jaisalmer that gives you a real taste of desert adventure. The narrow lanes of the town, crowded with local hawkers, give you a feel of an old-world charm.

Jaisalmer Havelis ***

Interior of Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

The Golden City houses some of the most extraordinary residences called havelis. Three notable havelis to visit in Jaisalmer are Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and the Nathmal ki Haveli. Patwon ki Haveli is the oldest one among the three. Built with yellow sandstone, the complex is massive, consisting of a cluster of 5 havelis. Salim Singh ki Haveli is spectacular and built in the shape of a dancing peacock. Nathmal ki Haveli showcases a masterpiece with the exteriors intricately carved and two life-sized elephant replicas carved from yellow sandstone at the entrance. The havelis are all situated close to each other.

Jaisalmer Fort **

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Golden Fort, the Jaisalmer Fort is famous for its symbolic presence in Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray's movie Sonar Kella. Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput ruler, built the fort in 1156. More than 800 years old, the fort is enriched with courageous stories of the long-lost kingdoms, signifying utmost strength. Constructed from yellow sandstone, the fort resembles the features of a honeycomb in its architectural designs. The fort shelters seven Jain temples along with a Hindu temple. Jaisalmer Fort has several palaces among which some still reside by the original family lineage.

Thar Desert (Sam Sand Dunes) **

Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Famous for its epithet, the Great Indian Desert of India, it is the only desert in the country. It is situated in Rajasthan. Water bodies like the Luni river and the Indira Gandhi canal flow across the Thar desert. The Sam Sand Dunes and the safari across a yellow ocean of sand which stretches beyond the horizon have gained popularity among the tourists. It is also renowned for its Desert National Park which houses a diverse species of life forms ranging from birds to reptiles to wild animals and a collection of 100 million years old fossils.

Gadisar Lake (Gadi Sagar Tank) **

Gadisar Lake (Gadi Sagar Tank), Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Located in Jaisalmer, the Gadisar Lake is an artificial lake which was built in the 12th century by Rawal Jaisal and served as the only source of water for the entire city. Remodified by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in the 14th century, this artificial oasis is encircled by numerous temples and shrines. The architecture of the old Shiva temple and the Tilon gate speaks about the authentic craftsmanship of ancient Rajasthani culture. The gate gains extra attention for its splendid history. Besides the architectural beauty, a boat ride and bird watching attract visitors to the lake.

Jodhpur ***

Jodhpur is located at geographic centre of Rajasthan. With various hues of blue paint on the old city, it is also known as the Blue City. Jodhpur is immersed deeply into the Marwar culture as it served as the capital for the potent Marwar kingdom. Rathore ruler, Rao Jodha founded the city in 1459. The city was ruled by both Rajputs and Mughals in the bygone time and the outcome of their rule was the conglomeration of the Rajput-Mughal architecture which is evident from the structural designs of the edifices in the city. The city is home to several Rajput palaces, holy temples and magnificent monuments.

Mehrangarh Fort ***

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

With an impenetrable exterior and an exquisite interior, the Mehrangarh Fort is settled on the rocky hill dominating Jodhpur. While the construction of the fort began with Rao Jodha, the fort continued to be modified for centuries to come. The fort has several noteworthy legends associated with it. The fort houses several palaces, temples and gateways which reflects the harmonious Rajput-Mughal architecture. The lifestyle of the royal families can be witnessed at the Mehrangarh Fort Museum which still retains the paintings, artefacts and relics of the past eras.

Old Blue City & Clock Tower Market ***

Old Blue City & Clock Tower Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

The different hues of blue can be experienced in the Old City of Jodhpur, renowned as the Blue City of India. It tells the tales of ancient regal Rajasthan with the presence of ancient blue houses with men wearing turbans and women in their vibrant skirts. The Old City’s most famous landmark is the Clock Tower Market. The market gets its name from the Clock Tower which was built between 1880 and 1911 by Maharaja Sardar Singh. The Clock Tower is a harmonious blend of Indian and British architecture. Experience a slice of Jodhpur life by visiting this bustling market.

Jaswant Thada *

Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Even though the appearance resembles that of a temple, Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph built in memory of Jaswant Singh II, a 19th-century Rajasthani ruler. It is located in Jodhpur and was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899, in memory of his father. The edifice also contains cenotaphs of other members of the royal family. Built from white marble and red sandstone, you can witness the Rajput-Rajasthani style of architecture at its finest version. The sun's rays touching the marble make the white Jaswant Thada glow.

Umaid Bhawan Palace *

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Chittar Palace due to its location on Chittar Hill, Umaid Bhavan is the world's sixth-largest private residence. The palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. The area where Umaid Bhavan is built suffered from famine and drought for years, so the king created an employment opportunity for his farmers and he continued the construction of the palace for 15 years. It continued from 1929 to 1943 and employed around 3000 workers. With architectural features of Buddhist, Rajput and Art Deco styles, the palace was constructed by British architect Henry Lanchester.

Ranakpur Jain Temple ***

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan, India

The temple is situated between Udaipur and Jodhpur. It is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar of the Avasarpiṇi. It was constructed in the 15th century by a Jain businessman, Darna Shah and the chief architect was Deepa. Ranakpur Jain Temple is named after Rana Kumbha, the then-monarch of the province and also the benefactor of the temple. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is filled with intricate carvings, sculptures and detailed craftsmanship and has 1444 pillars, each engraved with unique artwork.

Shekhawati ***

An ancient region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, Shekhawati showcases the antique artwork of the Rajput-Rajasthani culture. The region was ruled by Shekhawat Rajput since the 15th century. The region was a significant trading post for the business route connecting the Gujarat ports. The artwork and the craftsmanship of the artisans flourished from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Havelis present in the towns of Shekhawati are decorated with diverse painting styles like the Ragamala paintings, murals, mandalas, arabesque and floral designs.

Mandawa Havelis ***

Mandawa Castle, Shekhawati, India

Mandawa is a small town in Shekhawati, Rajasthan, also known as the Open Art Gallery. The town comprises several havelis (merchant’s houses) that are decorated with exquisite fresco artwork, and Ragamala paintings. The theme of the paintings is the incorporation of traditional murals and mandalas with European cultures. Mandawa Castle is a significant monument in the town. It was built by Thakur Nawal Singh in the 18th century. Later, the entire town along with Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Bansidhar Newatia Haveli, Sneh Ram Ladia Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and Chokhani Double Haveli was built around this castle.

Nawalgarh Havelis **

Murals, Dr. Ramnath A. Podar Haveli Museum, Nawalgarh, Shekhawati, India

Nawalgarh is one of the busiest towns in Shekhawati. It is often referred to as the City of Havelis. The walls of the havelis in Nawalgarh are ornated with the finest fresco paintings. The theme of the painting in these havelis is majorly portraits of Lord Krishna and Radha. It is through the paintings that they express their admiration for the Lord and onlookers get to experience the artwork and craftsmanship of the 19th-century Rajasthani era. The architecture and paintings showcase the ancient Rajput-Rajasthani livelihood of the royal families. Dr. Ramnath Podar Haveli Museum, Aath Haveli, Bhagton ki Choti Haveli and Khedwal Bhawan Haveli are highly renowned havelis of Nawalgarh.

Fatehpur Havelis *

Nadine Le Prince Haveli, Fatehpur, Shekhawati, India

The town of Fatehpur houses the beautiful Nadine Le Prince Haveli. The former name was Nand Lal Devra Haveli. The haveli was constructed by Nandlal Devra, a wealthy merchant, in 1802. Since 1998, the haveli has been maintained by a French artist Nanine Le Prince, a descendant of prominent French painter Jean-Baptiste Le Prince. The architecture of the haveli follows the Rajput-Rajasthani traditional structure and design. The paintings on the walls of the haveli are filled with ancient frescoes, murals, mandalas and Ragmala paintings. However, the haveli also contains contemporary French artwork which compliments finely with the local Shekhawati paintings.

Mahansar Havelis *

Sone Chandi ki Dukan Haveli, Mahansar, Shekhawati, India

Mahansar is a small town founded by the Shekhawati rulers in 1768. The town houses the Sone Chandi ki Dukan Haveli. This 150-year-old haveli was used for playing games, hosting dance shows and entertainment in the bygone era of the royals which displays how they spend their leisure time. The paintings on the walls of the haveli are incorporated with gold and silver fragments and crushed gems, leading to the epithet of ‘gold and silver shop’. The architecture of the haveli is incorporated with finely carved wooden craftsmanship.

Udaipur ***

Surrounded by the Aravalli hills and settled in the south of Rajasthan is the city of Udaipur. Colonel James Tod, from the East India Company, identified Udaipur as the ‘most romantic spot on the continent of India’ in 1892. The serene ambience of Lake Pichola stole the heart of king Maharana Udai Singh and thus he built his kingdom’s capital on the banks of the lake. The edifices of the city are built from granite and marble following the Rajasthani-Mughal architecture. With 8 lakes, the city is often referred to as the ‘Venice of East’, and is indeed a land of enchantment.

Lake Pichola ***

Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Located in Udaipur, Lake Pichola is one of the eight lakes in the city. It is an artificial lake that was constructed in 1362. The divine view of the lake settled on the Aravalli Range influenced the ruler Maharana Udai Singh to build a city in 1559 encompassing it. The lake is said to have been built by a tribesman, Pichhu Banjara and derived its name from the nearby village, Picholi. The lake harbours islands which have four magnificent edifices like the Mohan Mandir, Jag Mandir and Jagat Niwas. The view of the lake has been beautified by the presence of several mansions, temples and palaces surrounding it.

City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur’s City Palace is an architectural masterpiece and one of the most expansive complexes in Rajasthan. Located on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola, the palace is encompassed by the imposing Aravalli hills. It was this natural setting that attracted the then-king, Maharana Udai Singh II, to build the palace. The construction of the City Palace started in 1559 and it was completed in the 18th century. Granite and marble have been primarily used in the construction of Udaipur’s City Palace. The palace houses several stunning structures including palaces, temples, gates, courtyards, and gardens among others.

Jagdish Temple **

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Settled in the core of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple is the largest temple in the city. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Vishnu. It was formerly known as the temple of Jagannath Rai which is one of the 1000 names of Vishnu. The temple was built in 1651 by the then-ruler Maharaja Jagat Singh. The theme of Indo-Aryan architecture dominates the temple. Vastu Shastra, a Hindu architectural scientist, was employed to construct the Jagdish Temple. It houses four small shrines along with the idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and the sun god Surya and Goddess Shakti.

Bagore Ki Haveli *

Bagore Ki Haveli, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Located on the Gangori Ghat of Lake Pichola, Bagore Ki Haveli is the lofty palace. It was constructed by the Chief Minister of the then Mewar kingdom, Amar Chand Badwa. It was constructed in the mid-18th century. Nath Singh occupied the palace after the death of Amar Chand Badwa and in the later years, it became the royal residence. The authentic Mewar architecture of Rajasthan can be witnessed at Bagore Ki Haveli. The Dharohar Dance Show of the palace is the major attraction that expresses the different vibrant cultures of Rajasthan at its best version.

Should-see attractions **

Bikaner **.

Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

The city of Bikaner is located in northwest Rajasthan. Rao Bika, the first son of Maharaja Rao Jodha, founded the city in 1488 and developed it. Bikaner is a natural oasis on the trade route between Central Asia and the Gujarat coast. The city is home to several grandeur palaces and edifices like the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and the Bhandar Temple. The Old City is a labyrinth with five entrance gates.

Bundi **

The small town of Bundi is situated on the south-eastern side of Rajasthan. The town still retains the ancient aura of the regal era. Bundi used to be inhabited by Mina and Bhil tribes. However, Rao Deva Singh of the Chauhan family officially founded Bundi in the 12th century when they were forced to leave their hometown after Mohammud of Ghori’s invasion. With significant edifices like the stepwells, forts and palaces, Bundi is an interesting and quiet town to be explored.

Garh Palace **

Garh Palace, Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Served as the residence of the royal family, the Garh Palace is located in Bundi. The most unique feature of the palace is that it has remained unaffected by the influence of Mughal architecture. The architecture of the palace is based on the amalgamation of the elements of Deccani art and Bundi craftsmanship. The ruler, Raja Rao Ratan Singh Hada commenced the construction of the palace in 1580 which was later renovated by his successors to boost its magnificence. With several potent structures within the palace and the incorporation of significant Indian painting procedures, the Garh Palace is a must-see attraction of Bundi.

Taragarh Fort *

Taragarh Fort, Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Initially known as the Ajaymeru Durg, the Taragarh Fort is settled in Bundi. King Ajaypal Chauhan, the ruler of Bundi, constructed the fort in 1354. The outlook of the fort is quintessential of forgotten Rajput architecture. Many prominent rulers of India utilised the fort strategically against enemy attacks. Later during British rule, the fort was converted into a sanatorium by Lord William Bentinck. The walls of this 700-year-old fort tell the tale of the elegant past era as the panoramic view of the city from the palace never ceases to amaze the visitors.

Raniji ki Baori (Queen's stepwell) *

Raniji ki Baori (Queen's stepwell), Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Raniji ki Baori is situated in Bundi. In 1699, Rani Nathavati Ji Solanki, queen of King Rao Raja Anirudh Singh of Bundi, built the stepwell. The architecture of the baori showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of the aesthetic Rajput-Rajasthani style. This 300-year-old stepwell is one of the stepwells in Rajasthan that is untouched by European and Islamic influence of the then contemporary culture. This pure Indian architectural edifice is a popular tourist attraction.

Chand Baori Stepwell (Abhaneri) **

Chand Baori Stepwell in Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India

Located 1.5-hour drive east of Jaipur is the Chand Baori Stepwell, Abhaneri. The Chand Baori Stepwell is more than a millennium old and was constructed by the ruler of the 8th-century Nikumbh dynasty, Raja Chanda. The stepwell was dedicated to goddess Harshat Mata who signifies joy and happiness by the king. The temple of Harshat Mata was an auspicious place for pilgrims in the sand ocean. The 100-foot-deep stepwell was constructed as a countermeasure against the water shortage problem in Rajasthan. The architecture of the stepwell is developed on authentic Indian craftsmanship. Later utilised by the Mughals, the stepwell was modified by adding elegant galleries.

Chittorgarh Fort **

Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

The Chittorgarh Fort is a stunning example of Rajasthan’s grandeur and opulence. The 700-acre fort is the largest in India and Asia housing as many as seven gates, two towers and 65 structures. Some of the palaces housed in this massive citadel are Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini’s Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace. Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed historic Jauhar- an ancient practice by Rajput women where they sacrifice their lives by jumping in a pyre to save their honour when their king loses a battle.

Karni Mata (Temple of Rats) **

Karni Mata (Temple of Rats), Rajasthan, India

Karni Mata Temple, also known as the Temple of Rats, is a famous tourist attraction located 30 kilometres to the south of Bikaner. The fact that this temple houses over 25,000 black rats and a few white rats allures curious travellers from far and wide. It is believed that if you spot a white rat while touring the temple, it suggests good luck. Built in the Rajput style of architecture, the Karni Mata Temple is over 500 years old. Weirdly enough, there has not been one case of rodent-borne outbreak of diseases in this ancient temple.

Keoladeo National Park **

Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Bharatpur National Park, the wildlife sanctuary is located on the eastern side of Rajasthan. Keoladeo National Park is a sanctuary for diverse species of birds from different regions of the world as well as home to regional wildlife due to its natural geographical depression. In the past, it was used as the hunting ground for the royals. Keoladeo National Park is home to various different species of flora and fauna and the chirping of the different birds keeps the ambience of the sanctuary cheerful and merry.

Mount Abu **

The summer capital of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is located on the loftiest peak of the Aravalli Range. The place attracts tourists from all across the country because of its cool and pleasant climate. In stark contrast to the desert climate of the surrounding area, Mount Abu is surrounded by lush green hills. Besides offering stunning views, the place holds a special religious significance for Jains. Mount Abu has five ancient and important Jain temples, the oldest one of which dates back to the 11th century.

Dilwara Temples **

Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan’s only hill station Mount Abu houses a group of Jain temples known as the Dilwara Temples. These ancient Svetambara Jain temples, built between the 11th and 13th centuries, were Maru-Gurjara style of architecture that uses pristine white marble and detailed marble carvings. The names of the 5 principal temples are Vimal Vasahi Temple, Luna Vasahi Temple, Pittalhar Temple, Parshwanath Temple and Mahavir Swami Temple. When you look at the temples, you will surely be amazed by the fact that the builders carried such huge blocks of marble uphill only with the help of elephants.

Nakki Lake *

Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

A true paradise for nature lovers, Nakki Lake is situated in the Aravalli Range in the heart of Mount Abu. Nakki Lake is the first-ever man-made lake in India. The surrounding area of the lake is mesmerising to behold. Vast expenses of lush greenery, slopes of nearby hills and rocks with strange shapes dominate the breathtaking spectacle around Nakki Lake. If you sail through the peaceful lake on its clean waters, it feels amazing to see the beauty of Mount Abu unfold in front of you.

Pushkar **

Ghats, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan, India

One of the most ancient cities in India, Pushkar is a pilgrimage site that is famous for its exuberant fairs and festivities. Pushkar is located northwest of Ajmer with a hill called Nag Pahar forming a natural boundary between the two cities. Pushkar has an alluring history relating to the Hindu God of creation Brahma dropping a lotus in the lake leading to the birth of the city. Quite interestingly, Pushkar houses the only temple in the world that is dedicated to Lord Brahma. The city coils around Pushkar Lake which has 52 bathing ghats.

Could-see attractions *

Ajmer **.

Ajmer is known for being a delightful Dargah destination. The city houses Ajmer Sharif Dargah and the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti, the Sufi saint’s final resting place. Muslims and Hindus revere the Dargah. The city’s geography offers a blissful spectacle with expansive, blue lakes and uneven hilly terrain of Aravalli Hills. Ajmer showcases the country’s diversity with different religions, culture and communities coming together to celebrate life together.

Dargah *

Dargah, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Settled at the foot of the Taragarh Hill in Ajmer, is the tomb of the Sufi Saint, Moinuddin Chishti, known as the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The 13th-century Sufi Saint and philosopher from Iran passed away in March 1236. The Dargah is considered by people from all religions as a sacred shrine. In the later years, reconstruction and modifications of the Dargah were made by the Mughal emperor Akbar and his successors. It has been a pilgrimage site for Sunni Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus since medieval times. The Dargah showcases the Rajasthani-Mughal architectural theme. A visit to the Ajmer Sharif Dargah will soak you with the essence of humanity and brotherhood.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque *

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

The oldest mosque in Ajmer, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque retains the features of the earliest Indo-Islamic architecture that flourished in the Indian subcontinent. Initially, the edifice was that of a Jain temple dedicated to Panch Kalyanaka by Seth Viramdeva Kala in the 6th century. Others say that it used to be a Sanskrit college from the Chauhan Dynasty which was transformed into a mosque under the authority of Muhammad Ghori by Qutb-Ud-Din Aibak. The history of the mosque is derived from the inscriptions engraved on the walls of the edifice. As the story goes, the edifice was converted into a mosque within 60 hours.

Deeg Palace *

Deeg Palace, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Jal Mahal, Deeg Palace was a summer palace for the Bharatpur royal family of Rajasthan. The palace was built by Suraj Mal, the ruler of the Jhats, an agricultural community, in the 18th century as protection against the continuous invasion by enemies. The Mughal architecture has a deep influence on the structural theme of the palace which is further infused with the authentic craftsmanship of Rajasthani artwork. The palace has several edifices within its premises settled and segregated from each other through a quadrangle garden that showcases the captivating magnificence of the Rajasthani-Mughal unification.

Kumbhalgarh Fort *

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second largest walled fort, gaining the epithet of the Great Wall of India. The fortress was built by Rana Kumbha, the ruler of the Sisodia Rajput clan in the 15th century. The fortress houses several Hindu and Jain temples inside its perimeter. The humongous, grandeur and impenetrable feature of the fort stands true to its strength that failed many kings and emperors from invading the fort in its glorious past which is vividly evident from its existence.

Menal Waterfall & Temples *

Menal Waterfall & Temples, Rajasthan, India

Located between Chittorgarh and Bundi are ancient temples, by a divine waterfall, popularly known as the Menal Waterfall and Temples. The temples date back to the ancient Gupta period of India, the 4th to 6th century. The natural waterfall is 150 feet in depth which boosts its glory in the seasons of monsoon. The temples around the waterfall are all dedicated to Lord Shiva. Isolated and unfamiliar with foreign influence, the architecture of the temples is deeply immersed with genuine Rajasthani architecture and craftsmanship.

Ranthambore National Park & Fort *

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

With the Ranthambore Fort settled at the heart of the forest, Ranthambore National Park is located in Rajasthan. The Chambal river flows through its south and the Banas river through its north. This sanctuary is an abode for the wild tigers of Rajasthan. The Ranthambore Fort dates back to the 10th century and was built during the reign of the Chauhan Rajputs. Even though many structures inside the fort are in ruins, the remaining architectural features of the fort portray glimpses of the royal era from the past. The forest has a crocodile-filled lake, temples, mosques, cenotaphs, hunting pavilions along with various native wild animals.

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RAJASTHAN ITINERARY | Plan Your Perfect 7, 14 or 21 Day Trip!

This Rajasthan Itinerary covers how to get the best out of your trip to India’s land of kings with the best places to visit, how to travel in Rajasthan, plus our tips for off-beat travel in Rajasthan and how to avoid the crowds! 

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Plan the Perfect Rajasthan Itinerary for 7, 14, or 21 Days!

There’s no doubt that Rajasthan is worthy of its popularity among visitors to India: There’s nowhere in India that’s quite like Rajasthan – for its sheer colour, grandeur, contrast and ability to impress.

Rajasthan was my first (of many subsequent) experience(s) of solo female travel in India and it remains one of my favourite places to visit in India to this day.

It’s sheer size is also a conundrum for visitors – getting around and across Rajasthan takes time, and it’s not possible to see the whole of Rajasthan in a few days. (Worry not though – we do have some suggestions on what do to if you have less time for Rajasthan though, see below).

Rajasthan stretches over 342,000 square kilometres (132,000 square miles) and makes up over 10% of the total geographical area of India. Travelling Rajasthan you’ll cover desert, mountains, lakes, forests and grasslands.

There is plenty to experience in Rajasthan for history buffs, wildlife lovers, shoppers, foodies, and adventure travellers too.

These itineraries are designed to help you get the best out of your time in Rajasthan and leave you with many fond memories of India’s grandest state.

IMPORTANT: Please read our notes below under “how to use this itinerary” for the colour coding!

Rajasthan Travel – Know Before you Go

If it’s your first time visiting Rajasthan, or India, here are a few things to know in advance:

  • As mentioned, Rajasthan is a huge state. Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes about 12 hours – so don’t plan too much in and leave days in between travel. Distances are long, so you’ll want a couple of days in each place!
  • The easiest “entry” city for Rajasthan is Delhi. Delhi is only 4 hours from Jaipur (by train/road). If Rajasthan is the focus of your India trip, we recommend booking international flights in and out of Delhi as opposed to other major Indian cities.
  • Despite its popularity as a tourist destination, Rajasthan is relatively conservative. You may not see many women outside after dark (especially outside the big cities) and dressing conservatively is appropriate. If you’re travelling as a (solo) woman, we recommend adjusting to fit in with the local culture a bit (e.g. not wandering around by yourself much at night). Read my full guide to what to wear in India here .
  • Some of Rajasthan’s best known landmarks have become popular Instagram spots. If you want photos of these places without crowds in (or you just want some peace and quiet), get up (very) early .
  • The most popular and best time to visit Rajasthan is in the winter (October – early March). However that’s also when everyone visits Rajasthan. If you want off-season prices and a quieter experience you could visit July – September during monsoon, which is not very heavy in Rajasthan.
  • In winter, Rajasthan can get really cold at night. In Jaipur in January I shivered away as temperatures dipped down to 5 degrees celsius at night (many buildings do not have heating). Bring at least one warm layer (sweater / fleece / jacket) for the evenings. In the daytime, in the sun it can still be warm.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to ride elephants and camels in Rajasthan, but know that the ethics of many of these activities are questionable (at best) – the animals are often not well treated / looked after.

READ MORE in our  Rajasthan Travel Guide (includes packing list, travel tips & more)

Tourist Hustle & Scams in Rajasthan

Seeing as Rajasthan sees a lot of tourists, it’s home to some occasionally elaborate but usually un-original tourist scams that pray on first time visitors. It’s worth being aware of these, although don’t spend too much time worrying about them.

  • The classic guesthouse commissions racket is alive and well. Rickshaw drivers will want to take you to guesthouses that pay them commission. If they tell your hotel is closed, burned down etc just ignore them / find another driver.
  • Touts for transport who try and meet you off trains etc want to offer you overpriced taxi rides – just ignore them and use the official taxi line / use pre-paid taxis from stations.
  • Rickshaw free “shopping tours” or free “sightseeing tours”. If anything is “free” it will involve you being taken to any number of shops that pay the driver a commission.
  • In Jaipur there are a number of gemstone scams. Don’t buy gems unless you know what you are doing.
  • In Pushkar, beware  Pooja scams where “holy men” offer to perform a ceremony for you- there’ll be a request for a large donation at the end.
  • Always agree a price for services, tours etc ahead of time. If you don’t, it’s going to get awkward at the end. If someone tries to “show you around” at tourist sites, they are going to want paying.
  • If shopping in markets, always hustle hard. Don’t feel bad about it – Rajasthan is used to cash rich, time poor tourists and the prices are inflated.
  • Check your change, even at official ticket counters, and check they have not given you old, pre-demonetisation notes (which are worthless).

Highlights of Rajasthan

If you’re in a hurry and are wondering which are the best places to visit in Rajasthan, these are some of our favourite experiences from the “ princely state “:

  • Drinking saffron chai  in the streets of Jodhpur’s “Blue City” , after a walking tour of Jodhpur’s incredible fort
  • Filling peaceful mornings in the holy town of Pushkar with people watching on the g hats  by the lake
  • Staying in a royal ancestral homestay in Chandelao
  • Wandering the old streets and step wells in Bundi
  • Waking up to watch the sunrise over Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Getting Around Rajasthan

Our favourite and recommended way to travel in Rajasthan is by train, if you are up for a bit of an adventure! You can read the full (and long) lowdown on train travel in India in our guide here.  We recommend 12asia.go for booking trains online without and IRCTC account. Where trains are not available, buses often are (we recommend Red Bus as a handy way to check routes and times).

There are also a couple of sections of the journey where hiring a car & driver would be an advantage – for instance between Udaipur and Jodhpur so that you can take in Kumbalgarh and the temples at Ranakpur .

You can also hire a car and driver for the duration of your trip if you want to visit places not easily reached by public transport – we always recommend booking drivers through hotels you are staying at for a good recommendation.

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How to Use this Rajasthan Itinerary Guide

We’ve colour coded the itinerary suggestions, depending on how much time you have. Under each destination you’ll see a coloured box indicating the time we recommend spending in that place (according to your total length of time in Rajasthan.

Towards the end of the itinerary you’ll find places which are only suggested for longer itineraries – but you can switch these into shorter itineraries if you are willing to forgo other places in stead.

It’s up to you to tailor your own perfect trip based on these suggestions 🙂

The colour coding is as follows: 

07 Day Itinerary   14 Day Itinerary   21 Day Itinerary

Make sure you scroll down beyond the places summary for a map and detailed route for each itinerary! 

Places to Visit in Rajasthan on your Trip

2 Days   3 Days   3 Days

Rajasthan’s biggest city, Jaipur is also one of the most popular places to visit. The Pink City captures the imagination of many and there are enough forts and palaces, havelis and bazaars to keep you busy here for days! Just come prepared to bargain hard 😉

THINGS TO DO

  • Visit the City Palace ,   Johori Bazaar and Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur
  • Take yourself on a walking tour of the Pink City at your own pace
  • Head out to Amer to see the Amer (Amber) Fort 
  • Discover Jaipur by bicycle for a unique experience
  • The Hawa Mahal is beautiful from outside but doesn’t offer much additional value from going inside (and is not recommended for those with chlostrophobia). The shop owners opposite the Hawa Mahal will try and get you to come up to their “view point” which involves a cafe with the most over-priced drinks in India 😉
  • Make a visit to Anokhi printing museum & shop to learn about traditional block printing, or take a block-printing workshop
  • Want to do something Different? Take a sunrise hot air balloon ride to see Jaipur from the skies!

Family-owned Arya Niwas  ( mid range ) | Chalo Eco Hostel ( budget ) | Samode Haveli ( luxury)

LMB Restaurant (Johori Bazaar) serves up reliably delicious vegetarian curries at a good price | Lassiwala (MI Road) serves up delicious Lassi (come early to avoid disappointment) |  Peacock Rooftop Restaurant  (at Hotel Pearl Palace) offers views and great value food.

1 Day   1 Day

A haven of calm compared to Jaipur (relatively speaking!) Bundi is a bit of a gem. You can happily spend a day or two here, wandering old streets, navigating through the (less busy than Jodhpur’s) blue city, and pondering the city’s beguiling palace.

  • Explore Bundi’s step wells ( boaris ). In total there are about 60! The most impressive is Raniji-ki-Baori (the Queen’s step well).
  • Bundi Palace and Taragarh Fort – you can buy both tickets together at the Palace entrance to save circling back on yourself. The Fort offers some nice views over the palace and city but keep a look out for the monkeys as the grounds are quite wild still (taking a stick with you is recommended).
  • Wander Bundi’s old blue city at your own pace on a walking tour

Haveli Bruh Bhushanjee is family run and has great views from the rooftop!

Krishnas Chai is one of the best tea stops in the old city |  Out of the Blue  serves good Italian food if you need a break from curries.

1 Day   2 Days   2 Days

The Blue City has a real local charm that leaves many travellers smitten. Despite being a popular spot, that doesn’t seem to bother the locals who seemed as friendly as can be. I didn’t go to Jodhpur with particular expectations, but found that there is something special about this place that made me want to stay a while.

  • You can’t miss Mehrangarh Fort (it towers over the whole city) and is a sight to be hold. Grab an audio tour for a more enlightening experience.
  • On your way down from the fort, wander through the beautiful Rao Jodha desert rock park
  • Take a walking tour of the Blue City 
  • Visit Umaid Bhawan Palace east of the old city, the museum is open to the public although the hotel & royal residence are not.
  • Something different? Go zip lining with Flying Fox!

Our favourite – Castleview Homestay is a beautiful restored Haveli ( Budget) | Suraj Haveli ( Midrange ) |  RAAS Hotel ( Luxury )

The  Omelette Shops just by the Northern Gate of Sardar Market serve tasty, cheap omelette sandwiches (perfect for a snack) | Indique  is a beautiful rooftop place to eat | Shri Mishrilal Hotel (Sardar Market) serves the best Lassis.

Chandelao is a small village, about 40kms from Jodhpur, which nobody much has heard of. Which is why we’re featuring it. For a break from the tourists and tour buses, get off the beaten path here with a visit to this beautiful historical home and homestay (more like a hotel – this is a beautiful place) at Chandelao Garh.

The homestay is the ancestral home of part of the Jodhpuri royal family. Run by Mr Praduman Singh, the welcome is warm, and they arrange “safaris” (jeep trips) around the surrounding village, countryside and local towns. You can learn more about rural life in Rajasthan as well as seeing wildlife and birds. The easiest way to get here is to arrange a pickup/transfer from Jodhpur directly with Chandelao Garh.

Check availability and rates for Chandelao Garh here .

2 Days   2 Days   3 Days

Dubbed India’s most romantic city , the  Venice of the east and anything James Bond it can lay its hand on ( Octopussy was filmed here 36 years ago but you’ll still have to hear about it), Udaipur is unapologetically touristic and commercial. But don’t dismiss it just yet. You may just find yourself, too, falling under Udaipur’s spell…

  • Get up early and visit Udaipur’s City Palace . Arrive before the gates open (09.30) and you may have the place to yourself (I did) as you admire the morning light over Lake Pichola before the tour groups arrive
  • Take a boat trip on Lake Pichola – try for around sunset if you can. It’s worth taking one that stops and lets you explore Jag Mandir – one of the island palace hotels on the lake (the other one is the Taj, which you can only visit if you are staying at). Tickets for the boat trip including Jag Mandir can be bought (separately) at the City Palace ticket counter.
  • Visit the  Monsoon Palace  if you have time – the palace itself gets mixed reviews and is rather faded, but the views over Udaipur and the Lake are wonderful.
  • On your second day in Udaipur consider a half or full day trip to Kumbhalgarh   – a 15th Century Marwari fortress about two hours from Udaipur.
  • Something different? Learn about making Rajasthani puppets at this workshop !

We recommend staying on the quieter, Hanuman Ghat area of town where you can look at the view of the City Palace (which is stunning when lit up at night):

Panorama Guest House ( Budget ) | Lake Pichola Hotel   (Midrange) |   Taj Lake   Palace   ( Luxury)

We loved Millets of Mewar Cafe  (Hanuman Ghat) which serves vegan and gluten free options, while supporting the local community | Queen Cafe  (Bajrang Marg) has a homely vibe and great vegetarian Indian dishes.

Ranthambhore or Sariska

1 Day   2 Days

This is your chance to get back to nature, jump in an early morning Jeep Safari, and experience the magic of the Indian jungle. You may get lucky and see a Bengal Tiger – Tiger populations have been on the rise again in India in recent years, and Ranthambhore has a relatively high density of tigers.

Ranthambhore, however is becoming increasingly overcrowded and encircled by resorts so we recommend going elsewhere to see tigers and experience the jungle if you can. Madhya Pradesh offers some of the best tiger viewing opportunities in India (Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench). Sariska is an alternative in Rajasthan and although they have fewer tigers and a complicated history , your visit can make all the difference to the conservation of tigers there – we highly recommend it.

Here it’s all about slowing down and following the beat of the jungle. Book your accommodation and Jeep Safaris ASAP as they are super popular and get booked up. You can book your Jeep Safaris through your accommodation or directly through the Rajasthan Forest Dept website .

SARISKA: Utsav Camp Sariska in Alwar

RANTHAMBORE: Nahargarh Ranthambhore

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW FOR SAFARIS

  • Wear neutral colours (greens, beige) to blend in. Avoid bright colours and wear layers as it’s cold on winter mornings.
  • Smoking and flash photography are NOT allowed
  • Be quiet, listen to what’s around you and don’t chatter or make loud noises. That’ll reduce your chances of seeing wildlife immediately
  • We don’t recommend taking the cantors (large busses). Although cheaper, the chances of seeing wildlife is less from these, they are loud and disruptive, and views are restricted. Take a smaller jeep instead.
  • Make sure you don’t leave any waste behind you, avoid any use of plastic. You don’t want a tiger dying from eating your water bottle.
  • Forestry departments have strict quotas of visitors per day, so book as soon as you can. Many national parks close for the monsoon season (May-October).
  • Most resorts offer packages with evening and morning safaris. Evening safaris are beautiful, but the morning ones are when you have the chance of seeing more wildlife…

2 Days   2 Days

Pushkar is centred around its holy lake, said to have been created with Lord Brahma dropped a lotus flower. Today it is an important pilgrimage site which Hindus should try to visit once in their life time. The Lake is surrounded by bathing ghats  and the town is home to one of the few Brahma temples in the world.

Aside from its devotional significance, Pushkar is a hippy town which attracts travellers in search of some rest and some spiritual influence. A mix of the devotional and the touristic, Pushkar is a great place to escape the big cities and just relax for a couple of days.

Given its religious status, Pushkar is a dry town (no alcohol).

Part of the point of Pushkar, is you don’t really have to do anything. It’s more about being than doing. My favourite activity here was morning chai at the Jaipur Ghat , people-watching over the lake and bathing ghats . If you get itchy feet after a day or so, you can:

  • Explore Pushkar’s Market – a predictable mix of tie-dye, “kashmiri” shawls and tribal jewellery. Haggle hard.
  • Head out of town (rent a motorbike) and explore the Shiva Temples about 8km out of town, which takes you through quiet villages.
  • Walk up to Savitri Temple , about 15 minutes up the hill for a beautiful view down over Pushkar (especially beautiful early morning or for sunset.

Pushkar is more of a budget traveller haunt so the options here reflect that.

Hotel Everest ( Budget ) | Inn Seventh Heaven ( Midrange ) | Hotel Brahma Horizon ( Luxury )

Pushkar is full of roof-top cafes offering much of the same traveller food, from banana pancakes to more authentic curries. We love  Sunset Cafe  (Jaipur Ghat) for its setting |  Honey & Spice  (Laxmi Market) for its homemade cakes& south Indian fare.

Located in the far northwest of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is home to a living fort (a real-life sandcastle) and is a popular place for going on desert and camel safaris. Unfortunately many of the camels have seen happier days (a lot of them are skinny and scarred) and we have yet to find an ethical safari operator. The desert is also more like scrub – with a couple of sand-dunes in between – it’s not the place to live out your Lawrence of Arabia fantasies.

  • The highlight of Jaisalmer is its honey-coloured Fort which is home to some beautiful  havelis.  You can visit the fort museum and grab an audio-tour of the palace areas (but if you’ve visited plenty of other Forts by this point, wandering around the (free) commercial areas of the Fort may be enough).
  • Take a Tour of Jaisalmer’s beautiful Havelis
  • Jain Temples lie within the fort walls and are a maze-like, interconnecting set of beautiful sandstone temples.
  • Gadisar Lake is a good spot to people watch, especially around sunset.

The surge in guesthouses and restaurants inside Jaisalmer Fort is hastening its erosion, as more water has to be pumped in and cracks get worse. For this reason we do not recommend staying inside Jaisalmer Fort and suggest staying outside the Fort instead (you get better views, too). These options are all outside the Fort:

Hotel Renuka   ( Budget ) |  Shahi Palace   ( Midrange ) | 1st Gate Home ( High End )

Desert Boy’s Dhani has Rajasthani cultural displays and an authentic menu | Natraj  serves great south Indian  dosas  with a side view of the beautiful Haveli next door.

Also spelt Osian, Osiyan is a small town about 40km outside of Jaisalmer, and a chance to experience life in the  real Rajasthani desert away from the commercialism of Jaisalmer.

We recommend staying at HACRA, a sustainable and community lead homestay project who have a rustic homestay where you can experience living in simple huts and learning more about life for Rajasthani’s living in the desert.  This was one of my favourite experiences travelling through Rajasthan and taught me a lot about desert life.

There’s also the option to stay at their new “ Maharaja Camp ” which consists of higher end  glamping. 

HACRA offer a number of packages and tours which include meals during your stay. They recommend two nights as a minimum.

Often overlooked on Rajasthan itineraries, I ended up in Bikaner sort of by mistake. And I’m glad I did. Bikaner is a bustling town in North Eastern Rajasthan, and celebrates its camel festival annually in January or late December. Bikaner sees a fraction of the tourists of say, Jaipur, but has plenty to do, and Junagarh Fort is particularly beautiful.

  • Hara House (see below) have just launched a more ethical version of the Camel Safari . Working with local farmers who treat these animals well, it’s possible to go for an overnight desert stay in their desert camp at Chandasar. Riding is only permitted for short periods and most of the travel is done in carts.
  • Wander the lovely Junagarh Fort and Old City
  • Visit Bhandasar Temple , one of Bikaner’s Jain temples, carved from beautiful yellow stone. Behind Bhandasar is a Hindu Lakshminath temple, too.
  • You can also visit the famous  Rat Temple , around 30km south of Bikaner. Not for the squeamish!

Hara House ( Budget ) | Narendra Bhawan ( Midrange/Luxury )

Bikaner is famous for its sweets and spicy food. Sweet shops and some basic restaurants such as Laxmi Hotel are opposite the railway station.

7 Day Rajasthan Itinerary Route

Our one week Rajasthan Itinerary route looks like this:

Day 0 Delhi

  • Search Trains from Delhi to Jaipur here

Day 1-3 Jaipur

  • Search Trains from Jaipur to Jodhpur here

Day 3-4 Jodhpur

  • Travel from Jodhpur to Chandelao by Taxi, stopping at Ranakpur Jain Temples  & Kumbalgarh Fort

Day 5 Chandelao

  • Travel from Chandelao by taxi or connect back in Jodhpur for a bus to Udaipur

Day 6-7 Udaipur

  • Search Trains from Udaipur to Delhi here if you are heading back to Delhi

READ MORE: First Time Delhi Travel Guide

14 Day Rajasthan Itinerary Route

Our two week Rajasthan itinerary looks like this:

  • For Ranthambore, take a train from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station (10kms from Ranthambore). Search trains here. 
  • For Sariska, take the train from Delhi to Alwar, where most accommodation is located. Search trains here.

Day 1 Ranthambore or Sariska

  • From Ranthambore, take a direct train from Sawai Madhopur to Jaipur. Search trains here.
  • From Sariska, take a direct train from Alwar to Jaipur. Search trains here. 

Day 2-4 Jaipur 

  • Some trains travel from Jaipur to Bundi – but not daily, but there are daily direct buses. Search buses & trains here. Trains are usually available from nearby Kota city. 

Day 5 Bundi

  • Travel by bus or train from Bundi or Kota to Ajmer (Pushkar is 30 mins by taxi/auto from Ajmer). Search buses & trains here.  

Day 6-7 Pushkar

  • Take a taxi/rickshaw to Ajmer station and get a train to Udaipur. Search trains from Ajmer to Udaipur here.

Day 8-9 Udaipur

  • Search buses from Udaipur to Jodhpur here , or take a taxi for this leg and stop at Ranakpur Jain Temples & Kumbalgarh Fort  on the way.

Day 10-11 Jodhpur

  • Search trains from Jodhpur to Bikaner here . 

Day 12-13 Bikaner

  • Search trains from Bikaner back to Delhi here. 
  • Or Search trains form Bikaner to Agra here. 

READ: A Complete Guide to Train Travel in India for Visitors! 

21 Day Rajasthan Itinerary Route

Our three week Rajasthan itinerary looks like this:

Day 1-2 Ranthambore or Sariska

Day 3-5 Jaipur 

Day 6 Bundi

Day 7-8 Pushkar

Day 9-11 Udaipur

  • Take a taxi from Udaipur to Chandelao, and stop at Ranakpur Jain Temples & Kumbalgarh Fort  on the way.

Day 12 Chandelao

  • Take a taxi or transfer from Chandelao to Jodhpur.

Day 13-14 Jodhpur

  • On some days there are trains from Jodhpur to Osiyan (journey time 1 hour). These are not bookable online but you can see the timetable here . Otherwise take a taxi or arrange a transfer with HACRA.

Day 15-16 Osiyan

  • Take the train from Osiyan to Jaisalmer – you may need to take it from Jodhpur as trains from Osiyan are less regular. Search trains from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer here . 

Day 17-18 Jaisalmer

  • Search trains from Jaisalmer to Bikaner here. 

Day 19-20 Bikaner

  • Or Search trains from Bikaner to Agra here. 

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The very fact of being on a  trip to Rajasthan  feels so surreal. Keeping aside all the other factors, the varying topography here alone can blow gaskets. And why wouldn’t it? There are hills, camps, palaces,  forts , and what not waiting for you to bask in the glory.

The opulence of the state is on another level and you’ll understand it once you pay it a visit. So, are you in for it? Or are you planning a  Rajasthan adventure  soon and can’t figure out where to start? Well, we have all the information you need.

HOW TO PLAN A RAJASTHAN TOUR PLAN?

Step 1:  start with the basics. short-list destinations.

First and foremost, you need to decide your itinerary. It is imperative to have a blueprint in mind of the places that will be adorning your trip. Here is a roundup, in case you need a brush-up on any of  Rajasthan’s top destinations.

Rajasthan’s capital and home to the crown of India: Hawa Mahal,  Jaipur  epicenter for any Rajasthan adventure.

For travelers who love history and a tint of modern lifestyle, Jaipur becomes a melting pot of both.

A total of 2 days is enough to move in and around the city covering all the major tourist spots like  Amer Fort , Jal Mahal, City Palace, Rusirani Village, and experiences like a Hot Air Balloon ride.

2. Udaipur:

Udaipur  is the utopia of romance, preferred by couples on their India Honeymoon. If you are visiting it otherwise, the city will surprise you with its plethora of artificial lakes, water palace turned resort, and bicycle rides around the city.

The numerous things to do in Udaipur can be wrapped up in a 2 to 3-day span. If you want to stay here and visit places around it, then, destinations like Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur, and Chittorgarh will serve you well.

Except for the winter season, July-September is also a good time to pay this place a visit.

3. Jaisalmer:

Best known for its  desert camps,   Jaisalmer  is the golden city of Rajasthan.

Everything existing in its vicinity is covered in sheer gold. With experiences like Camel Safari and village stay, a trip to Jaisalmer takes about a day and a half. And, that’s when you include all its top tourist places like Patwon ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, and Gadisar Lake.

Jodhpur is the blue city of Rajasthan that brims with cultural tokens. In fact, this city is one of the top places to consider when you are planning a Rajasthan trip on your own.

2 days are enough to get hold of the city’s vibe and if you still crave for more, you can drive to the nearby Bishnoi Village for a day trip to redefine authenticity.

5. Ranthambore National Park

For every nature lover on Indian  wildlife adventure tour,  Ranthambore National Park is a star.

Famous, for its Great Bengal Tigers,  Ranthambore  provides a monochromatic background to the life of these striped beasts.

A morning tour and an evening tour are enough here to trace the pugmarks and sport a tiger. Furthermore, staying inside the national park amid nature’s ecstasy is too a possibility here.

Famed as the “Bollywood of Rajasthan”,  Mandawa  is a hamlet in the Shekhawati region of the state, majorly famous for its fresco wall paintings.

This village is home to mammoth mansions, decked up in age-old illustrations depicting the rich culture of India and the world.

Furthermore, one day is enough to be through the thick and thins of this place and takes back memories for life.

Pushkar  is a famous village best known for its Camel Fair that’s held annually every November. It’s the perfect foreground for dwelling deep into the cultural aspects of the region.

However, it’s not only the culture but the town’s religious relevance too, that makes it a big name in this game.

Bikaner has probably the best architectural places in all of Rajasthan.

Its ornate buildings are one of a kind and its museum display does take one back in time.

A trip to Bikaner can be concluded in a total of 2 days. In, you’ll be able to see the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, and even National Camel research institute.

If you are visiting Rajasthan in summer, Mount Abu will be the only destination not scorching with heat. Set on a rocky plateau, this hill station is best known for its century-old Dilwara Temples. Come here for a day or more to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views.

The best time to visit Rajasthan is between September and February. However, the peak tourist season is in December-January when the state is flooded with tourists from around the globe. So, try planning accordingly.

Furthermore, avoid the hot summer months. And, if in case it isn’t possible, Mount Abu is one good option to go for.

Do you want to add destinations by the virtues of the  festivals in Rajasthan?  Here is a list that can help you.

Are you still not able to decide what destinations to short-list? Try looking at these destinations concerning themes.

Spirituality:  Pushkar, Mount Abu, and Udaipur.

Shopping:  Jaipur (See our Shopping in Jaipur blog for the same), Jodhpur and Bikaner.

Adventure:  Desert Safari in Bikaner and Jaisalmer, Adventure sports Kota.

Wildlife:  Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur.

Rural experiences:  Chandelao Garh, Bishnoi Village, and Rusirani.

History and Heritage:  Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer.

STEP 2:  DECIDE HOW LONG YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

Wondering how many days are required to  visit Rajasthan?  Well, approximately an 8-12 day itinerary is perfect for taking a Rajasthan tour.

If you are looking for a Rajasthan tour plan for 3 days, you should stay in Jaipur and excurse the city and a local village nearby called Rusirani. In that case, you can take the  timeless Golden Triangle Trip (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur)  as well.

Moreover, if you want a Rajasthan tour for 5-days you can explore the exciting Udaipur to Jodhpur Rajasthan road trip.

However, if you are willing to invest more time, then you can seriously come across some unparalleled gems that embrace the treasure trove of this state.

Here are some sample itineraries we think you will like.

STEP 3:  ADD EXPERIENCES TO THE TRIP

The last thing you will want to do is take a trip just for the gram.

Rajasthan has so much to offer that even if you can take back a tiny percentage of it, consider yourself lucky.

Sign up for experiences that go beyond sightseeing. Etch into your memory the drama of the estate that’s a never-ending saga. To make it easy for you to figure out, here is the list of what is imperative to have a blueprint in mind of the placings you can do:

1. Take a Desert Safari on a Camel or an SUV/Jeep in the deserts of Jaisalmer. Camp there and spend the night in the absolute wilderness.

2. Hot air ballooning in Pushkar and Jaipur.

3. Village walks in Bishnoi and Rusirani village.

4. Sign up to learn a local art form in Chandelao Garh.

5. Take a spa on a boat in Udaipur.

6. Push your adrenaline a notch up while zip-lining in Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur).

7. Take an elephant ride to Amer Fort (Jaipur).

8. Do some bird watching on a rickshaw in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

9. Catch a glimpse of the fierce Great Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National Park.

10. Trace the princess trails on horseback in Udaipur.

STEP 4:  DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

Once you’ve finalized the destinations you have in mind. It’s time to choose how you’d like to travel around. You can choose from airways, railways, and roadways while planning a trip to Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is a veteran in the travel games. So, the major cities here do have airports, connecting them to all the other parts of India. However, as we stated, that’s just for the major cities.

For all the smaller destinations you still have to rely on roadways and railways. Here is the list of destinations that do have an airport:

Jaipur International Airport Jaisalmer Airport -Domestic Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur- Domestic Jodhpur Airport- Domestic Bikaner Airport -Domestic

Another simple way to travel to Rajasthan is via train. Every prominent city or town of this state is joined by rail services.

However, major tourist spots like Jaipur and Kota have railway stations that join them to major cities of the country.

Rajasthan has a large network of national and state highways. To be honest, all these highways are always in top-notch condition, and riding on them is a treat.

Even the not-so-famous ends of the state are joined by roads, although not as good as the highways. However, for people who love driving, these secluded routes and twisty boulevards do offer some unique treats.

Note: If you are a little tight on budget, you can take state government buses that join almost every city, town, and village. Believe us it is just a little chaos you’ll have to handle here, otherwise, they make up for a great option.

Decide on what fits your pocket. All the information is available on Google Maps. Just extensively research and get yourself the best route and ride.

Step 5:  Book Hotels

It’s no brainer that hotel booking is the most important aspect of the whole planning fresco. However, during the peak of season months, this simple task can turn into hunger games as bookings start months before the date of travel.

What to do in that case? Well, book at least a month or 15 days before you travel.

On your trip to Rajasthan, you’ll come across a plethora of good hotels. However, if you are a sucker for unique experiences, there is so much in store for you.

Here is a list of some unique lodging experiences in Rajasthan.

1. can book yourself a stay in the luxury tree-houses of Chandelao Garh and Jaipur. Sleeping amid lush greenery and enjoying all the luxuries of life is the -highlight of these places.

2. Fancied living in a palace? Well then, your dream will come to life in Jodhpur

3. Fan of the fresco paintings? How about living in a mansion that is laden with it? Book your mansion stay in Mandawa and enjoy the hospitality of rural Rajasthan.

4. Camping on the beach in the company of balmy winds and golden sands is an experience of a lifetime you can catch while lodging in Jaisalmer.

5. Sleeping in the middle of a lake in a castle is an experience only in the Lake City Udaipur Enjoy the luxury of  Rajasthani culture  in the absolute middle of nowhere.

6. In Rajasthan, you can live in rural households with the locals and enjoy their primitive lifestyle for a change in perception. Rusirani and  Bishnoi Villages  are perfect for that.

7. You can be too sleepy to the lullaby of tiger roars in the golden jungles of Sawai Madhopur.

Step 6:  Budget Your Trip

Yes, we know it may sound a little boring but to be honest it will be your saviour while you are on your trip.

So, sit down and decide how much you can spend. If you need a checklist for your Rajasthan trip expenses, here you go:

1. Traveling expenses 2. Expenditure on lodging 3. Food expenses 4. Expenses for moving in and out of the monuments 5. Shopping expenses

Sounds like a lot to do? Well, instead of working your brains off, give all the worries to us, your personal Rajasthan tour operators. We’ll help you with everything including planning and budgeting. Moreover, we will even be by your side 24/7 during your journey. Just request a quote here and we are sure our  tailor-made tours  will definitely catch your eye.

Like we always tell you, we have your back.

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He believes Spiti has the potential to be the best place to visit in India and he works hard to make sure that you feel the same.

A born fighter at heart, he has an undying spirit and an extraordinary zeal and passion towards the place which is undoubtedly capable of leaving you mesmerized with its gorgeous local culture and lifestyle.

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Her heart won and she had to give in to her wanderlust to satiate her thirst for travel. She is as passionate as it gets.

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Etched into their memories should be every nook and corner of this diverse country which will pull them back time and agai”

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His expertise lies in bike and jeep safari that will never fail to give you one of the best times of your life. He is one adventurous soul that keeps flying higher. Probably the best company in Ladakh, there is no one who knows more about this beautiful and impressive place than he does.

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A keen observer, he has given his heart to landscapes and mountains as a result of which he has trekked to Chadar Lake and Hikkim in Himachal Pradesh, touted to be the world’s highest motorable village and it doesn’t stop there.

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10 Days Rajasthan Tour Plan – An Impeccable Journey

Something you will adore progressively about India is its diversity. Also, it has wildernesses, deserts, mountains, urban areas, and seashores and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Moreover, each state is so one of a kind in looks, food, culture and more. Moreover, a bigger number of vacationer consistently mark this Indian state to their can list, that is Rajasthan . It has that old India superb enchant blended in with dust, dirt, jackasses, and camels. Pickyourtrail wishes to tell you the best way to design an ideal 10 days Rajasthan tour plan that covers all the top traveller places.

10 Days Rajasthan Tour plan

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Welcome to the “Spot that is known for Kings”. The Land of Rajputs has the royal residences of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur , and desert strongholds of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer, etc. While you’re cruising the deserts and riding the grand elephants in Rajasthan in your fantasies, take a quick look at this 10 days Rajasthan tour plan! Befuddled why 9Nights and 10 days Rajasthan visit plan? Practically all the top attractions in Rajasthan are all around associated with the move, and even the outbound day trips are arranged near the city. To have the option to get a cut of culture, adventures and culinary experience, 9 nights 10 days Rajasthan tour plan is sufficient and to spare!

Also read: Things to do in Rajasthan: The Complete Guide 2023

Day-wise Itinerary:

Day 1 – arrival, jaipur.

  • day 2 – Jaipur city tour
  • Day 3 – Bikaner sightseeing

Day 4 – Bikaner to Jaisalmer

Day 5 – jaisalmer sightseeing.

  • Day 6 – Jodhpur Tour

Day 7 – Jodhpur to Udaipur

Day 8 – udaipur sightseeing, day 9 – udaipur to mount abu.

  • Day 10 – Mount Abu sightseeing

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India’s pink city ! Once you arrive at the Jaipur international air terminal situated in Sanganer, take a taxi or a rental vehicle to check into your assigned inn.

Freshen up, rest for quite a while and start your day by visiting the famous Birla sanctuary and head directly to the Nahargarh Fort to get astonishing dusk to see over the city. Moreover, end your day by having a customary supper while viewing the authentic Rajasthani dance and music

Activities covered: – Birla sanctuary – Nahargarh Fort – Rajasthani Dinner

10 Days Rajasthan Tour plan

Day 2 – Jaipur city tour

On the second day of your 9 nights 10 days Rajasthan visit, go on a touring journey around the best tourist spots and places to visit in Jaipur City . Once you are done having traditional breakfast at the hotel, hire a car and start your exploration.

Jaipur will intrigue you with its architectures to dazzling handiworks. Pressed with history , workmanship and culture, day 2 is tied in with seeking after the best wonders like City Palace , Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.

Ensure to relish an elephant ride at the doors of Amber Fort . Also go through your night by watching the Light and Sound Show at Amber Fort or at the Jantar Mantar

Activities covered: – City Palace – Jantar Mantar – Hawa Mahal – Amber Fort

10 Days Rajasthan Tour plan

Day 3 – Jaipur to Bikaner

In the wake of having your morning meal at the inn, lock in your safety belts and head to an adrenaline-surging camel safari village in Bikaner .

Leave your sacks at the town Raisar and head directly to the town Bamblu to see traditional town life, delightful mud houses and brilliant outfits. When you’re finished with the lunch, visit the town Panpalsar and head back to the camp before nightfall to appreciate a tea and tidbits breaking while at the same time viewing the dusk time. Followed before supper with campfire and people music, overnight stay at camp.

Activities covered: – Camel safari – Panpalsar village

After a great breakfast, drive down for a solid 4 hours from Bikaner to Jaisalmer. Moreover, the fourth and the fifth day of your 9 nights and 10 days Rajasthan tour plan has such huge numbers of energizing activities to do in Rajasthan.

Also, when you arrive at the lodging, snatch a speedy feast in the inn itself or leave space for the enticing wayside food stalls. After your meal, visit the Sunset Point of Gadisar Lake (Fort View) and shop a few gifts at the Jaisalmer Fort.

Activities covered: – Gadisar Lake – Walking tour

Jaisalmer is also popularly known for its adrenaline-rushing Camel Ride at Sam Sand Dunes. Ride a camel through the moving sand ridges of the Thar Desert and appreciate this action which keeps going around 20 mins.

Moreover, the fun doesn’t end there. Fix your safety belts and prepare for a remarkable thrill ride in the Thar Desert . Dune Bashing implies driving at speeding up over sand rises. Moreover, you will completely love this journey which goes on for about 60 minutes. Spend some time at the astonishing town in Jaisalmer, Kuldhara. Honour a couple of mixed drinks and get an excellent perspective on the nightfall.

Activities covered: – Camel ride in Thar desert – Dune Bashing – Kuldhara village

Camel ride in Thar desert

Day 6 – Jaisalmer to Jodhpur

Breakfast at an inn in Jaisalmer, checkout from the hotel in Jaisalmer and your next stop is Jodhpur . In transit, you will visit Mehrangarh Fort.

Rambling gardens and complex specifying on the walls are an incredible sight. After that, visit the glorious nineteenth-century cenotaph, Jaswant Thada. Moreover, the spot is encircled by lavish green trees and roosted close to a little lake. An ideal spot to click pictures of provincial and true Jodhpur. At night, go for a walking tour into the core of Jodhpur to find the tight rear entryways specked with blue shaded houses.

Activities covered: – Mehrangarh Fort – Jaswant Thada – Walking Tour

On your day 7 of 9 nights 10 days Rajasthan Tour plan, checkout from the lodging in Jodhpur in the wake of eating and head to Udaipur. Other than the extraordinary ride from Jodhpur to Udaipur, your seventh day in Udaipur doesn’t include any other significant plan. But, that ain’t going to go without you from deciding to explore Udaipur city all alone. Also, go for a walking tour to explore the market that sells some customary garments, Udaipur tidbits and tea or get a few souvenirs.

Activities covered: – walking tour – Souvenir shopping

Also read: 9 Best Weekend Getaways From Udaipur Which Cannot Be Missed

Udaipur is also popularly known as an ideal destination wedding spot . Moreover, Udaipur is famous for its lakes and royal forts, hence it is called the ‘Venice of the East’.Start day 8 by visiting the Udaipur City Palace, the old origin of Kings. See the obsolete works of art, illustrious clothing, souvenirs from celebrated battles, and significantly more while on the visit.

Next, head to the Bagore Ki Haveli Museum that sits on the banks of the Lake Pichola. Also, visit the Lake Pichola , “the Venice of India”. Continue to Bagore Ki Haveli and witness the Rajasthan Cultural Dance Show. Watch the 7 customary dance of Rajasthan, alongside a melodic exhibition. Get dropped off at your picked inn come 8:00 pm.

Activities covered: – Udaipur City Palace – Bagore Ki Haveli Museum – Lake Pichola – 7 customary dance show

Also read: Know these tips before planning your visit to Udaipur

9 nights 10 days Rajasthan tour plan is incomplete without visiting Mount Abu. Once you drop your packs in your hotel, head to the delightful Nakki Lake. Arranged in the midst of the Aravali slopes of Mount Abu , it is an enjoyment for nature sweethearts. Moreover, it is one of the five popular hill stations in Rajasthan that offers a refreshing escape from the heat.

While visiting Mount Abu and Nakki Lake, the Sunset Point can’t be missed. Additionally, it adds the ideal final touch to an extraordinary outing in nature’s heaven. Also, you will be rewarded for your rendezvous with some astonishing photograph openings, and can likewise select to go for a walk around to relish the ideal tranquillity of nature. Also , there are likewise a few gift shops close by selling toys, knickknacks, etc.

Activities covered: – Nakki Lake – Sunset Point

Day 10 – Au Revoir, Mount Abu

On the last day of your 9 nights and 10 days Rajasthan tour plan, gorge on some beautiful Mount Abu food before preparing to head back. Leaving the first half of the day for you to set things up.

Moreover, you can appreciate the second of the day looking for souvenirs in Mount Abu before stopping your 10 days Rajasthan tour and leaving on your flight or train back home. The time has come to say “Au Revoir” to “Land of Kings”, yet that doesn’t imply that you ought not to visit once more. Rajasthan as a vacationer spot will encourage you to continue visiting over and over. Eventually, you will wind up arranging a more extended Rajasthan tour plan.

Quick Recap

India is a massive country and it takes a lot of time, money, and effort to ensure you cover the right destinations offering variety with value for your money. An expert planning you’re domestic tour will ensure your dream vacation goes on without any hassle. So if you are planning for a domestic or an international tour checkout the Rajasthan tours packages offered by Pickyourtrail. Pickyourtrail will help you customize your Rajasthan trip according to yours. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and take up the dream vacation to Rajasthan!

Additionally, you can also refer to the guides page and also download the Pickyourtrail app from Play Store or IOS. In the meantime have a look at some of our International tour packages for a great vacation.

FAQ’s

3 days is ideal for a short trip, while on the other hand, 7 to 8 days would be perfect for a long trip to Rajasthan.

A 5 to 6 days trip to Rajasthan would cost around Rs.35,000/-.

The months from October to March is ideal for visiting Rajasthan.

The month of June is the hottest month in Rajasthan. You can experience very high temperatures during the month of June.

The months from April to September is considered the off-season for visiting Rajasthan.

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Perfect Rajasthan Itinerary for 7 Days (What I Did)

· my personal recommendations after traveling through rajasthan. ·.

India is blossoming into one of the most important countries in the world, and it is filled with incredible places to visit. While we enjoyed visiting the Taj Mahal and Delhi, Rajasthan was the true highlight of our trip. This post will lay out the perfect Rajasthan itinerary for 7 days of travel, created out of weeks of research out outreach before we visited.

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We captured part of our Rajasthani experience in this vlog. You can also find our Udaipur trip on Youtube!

Many visitors head to the capital of New Delhi or to southern hubs like Mumbai and Goa, but Rajasthan is a special place that you won’t want to miss. On our most recent trip to India, we spent a week in New Delhi and Agra and another week traveling through Rajasthan. Rajasthan travel can be either glamorous or stressful depending on how you plan your trip, and we hope these tips help you plan a great trip.

Full disclosure: I’m not selling any tours in this post. I find that so many blog posts about India are stuffed with sales pitches and tour provider plugs. This post will contain none of that, and I am not partnering with anyone to provide this information.

Where Is Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is a state in northwestern India. It shares a border with Pakistan on its northwestern edge. It is several hundred miles to the west of Delhi.

Rajasthan is known mostly for its deserts. The Great Indian Desert, or Thar Desert, covers most of Rajasthan’s surface. The people outside of the major cities are mostly part of nomadic tribes and laborers who have been in this area for hundreds of years. 

the wall of the jaisalmer fort during daytime

Most Popular Places to Visit in Rajasthan

While there is more to Rajasthan than just major cities, they serve as the best waypoints on any trip through the state. Rajasthan is massive, and getting from one city to another usually takes at least four hours by car and can be as much as twelve hours, depending on where you go. 

There are five cities that most visitors flock to: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Bikaner.

birds near hindu temple in jaipur

Jaipur is the biggest city in Rajasthan and it is the most commonly visited one, too. Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the closest to Delhi and sits at the east end of Rajasthan. The city got its name when all of its buildings were painted pink to honor the British Queen Victoria. 

Nowadays, the city is known for its opulent palaces, wildlife sanctuaries, forts, and temples. The most notable palace is the pink sandstone Hawa Mahal. This massive palace along with the famous Amber Fort draws crowds from all over!

Jaipur forms the eastern point of the Golden Triangle of Rajasthan. This is a nickname for the three most culturally significant cities in Rajasthan.

One major reason to visit Jaipur is to stay in one of the city’s luxurious boutique hotels. Since Jaipur is the biggest city in Rajasthan, it is also among the most accessible. While many parts of Jaipur are inaccessible in their own right, these hotels feel like the homes of royalty.

Jaipur Airport is the largest airport in Rajasthan, which is another reason this city is so popular to visit. It makes for the perfect gateway to Rajasthan for international tourists.

white concrete indian castle near body of pink water

Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s blue city, and it is located on the edge of the Thar desert. Known for its Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is a great place to visit on a Rajasthan trip. It is the second-largest city in Rajasthan, and its history is as rich as anywhere else in the state.

The old city is known for its clock tower and Jaswant Thada, as well as its rooftop restaurants. Jodhpur is the closest Rajasthani city to Jaipur, which is why many visitors choose these two cities to see on their Rajasthan tour itinerary.

For a 7 day Rajasthan itinerary, Jodhpur can be the perfect stop between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

cute travel couple holding their toddler son in magnificent hindu temple

Jaisalmer is the most remote of any city on this list. It practically hugs the Pakistan border in northwest India. While most of Rajasthan is in the desert, Jaisalmer is known as the true desert city.

The Jaisalmer Fort, or Sonar Qila, is the city’s focal point. Located in the heart of the city, this is a living, breathing, majestic fort with thousands of actual residents. If you want to visit a local market or soak in the desert views, this is the place to go.

Jaisalmer forms the western point of the Golden Triangle of Rajasthan, and is actually known as the Golden City. If you want to do desert activities, like a camel safari or a picnic in the sand dunes, Jaisalmer is absolutely the place to go. Jaisalmer is especially famous for its luxury desert camping resorts.

Getting to Jaisalmer can be a pain, and that is the biggest hurdle to visiting. It is hundreds of miles away from the other major Rajasthani cities. It does have its own airport and railway station, but both are small and not very useful.

My Jaisalmer Travel Guide contains everything you need to know about the city before you visit.

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Known as both the City of Lakes and the White City, Udaipur is a special place located in southern Rajasthan. Sitting on the manmade Lake Pichola, this city is loaded with stunning temples and forts. It forms the southern point of the Golden Triangle of Rajasthan.

The most famous place to visit in Udaipur is the City Palace, which is a massive and beautiful palace museum located in the old city. The Monsoon Temple, or Nahargarh Fort, is another stunning highlight high in the mountains with stunning views. The Jagdish Temple is another place you won’t want to miss.

Udaipur felt worlds different from the other places we visited in India. To us, it was very refreshing. We enjoyed many dinners at rooftop restaurants, visited striking palaces and temples, and stayed in a luscious white marble palace.

My Udaipur Travel Guide contains everything you need to know about the city before you visit.

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While Jaisalmer is the desert city, Bikaner is actually the best city to visit for camel rides! Bikaner is famous for its camel breeding, and this lures thousands of visitors each year. It is located in the northern part of Rajasthan, not too far from the Pakistan border.

One of the biggest reasons to visit Bikaner is that it is less popular with tourists. The city has plenty of charm, but it doesn’t see nearly the crowds that Jaipur and Jodhpur see. This makes for relaxing desert safaris, a hassle-free camel ride, and an intimate opportunity to learn about the area’s rich history and culture.

Bikaner is very far from some of the other cities on this list, which is one of the main reasons it tends to get excluded from the typical 7 day Rajasthan itinerary.

Where Should You Visit in Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is one of the most-visited states in all of India. Many of its cities are ranked among the best places to visit in all of India, which is a massive country! 

We spent weeks figuring out where we wanted to go. The palaces of Jaipur, deserts of Jaisalmer, lakes of Udaipur, and temples of Jodhpur all called to us in different ways. Ultimately, after talking with friends of ours who live in India, we decided to spend our days in just Jaisalmer and Udaipur, and we did not regret that decision one bit.

Since places in the state are so far apart, you need to budget travel time into any 7 Day Rajasthan itinerary. We decided to allocate three days to Jaisalmer, three days to Udaipur, and one day to travel between them. This would have been the perfect amount of time if it weren’t for some hiccups we encountered.

If we had more time, we absolutely would have added Jaipur or Jodhpur to our itinerary. But with only 7 days, we figured it was better to see two places well rather than four places for just a day each.

How Do You Get Around Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is absolutely massive, and there isn’t great public transportation between the major cities. While there are railways and airports connecting many of these cities, actual train and flight routes are very limited.

As intimidating as it may seem, the best way to get around Jaisalmer is by hired car or van.

We initially booked flights to get from Jaisalmer to Udaipur. There was going to be a layover in Delhi. Our flight departing from Jaisalmer was delayed two full days, and our original flight arriving in Jaisalmer was delayed a full day too.

This was after the pandemic, so that isn’t even an excuse. Talking to friends, I discovered it is very common for Jaisalmer’s airport, as well as other Rajasthani airports, to be abruptly shut down for military reasons.

This can put a damper on any Rajasthan itinerary for 7 days.

We were stranded in Jaisalmer with no flights or trains heading out any time soon. We asked our hotel for a reputable transfer service, and booked a driver all the way to Udaipur. The driver picked us up at 4am and drove us happily 11 hours to Udaipur.

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Driving in Rajasthan

Some people opt to rent their own car while in Rajasthan. I have mixed opinions about this. The traffic outside of major cities is not bad and driving would be pretty easy on the highways.

But once you get off the highways, I think it is a whole different story. The roads through the small towns are prone to traffic jams, and it is very easy to lose cell phone service out in the rural parts of Rajasthan. We lost service at many points along our trip.

I would not recommend renting a car, simply because a hired driver is very affordable and is accustomed to driving in the area. Our 11-hour drive for 5 people from Jaisalmer to Udaipur, in a private, new, air-conditioned van, cost just $211.

Driver Recommendation for Rajasthan

We booked our ride with Lucky Tours and Travel. This is an agency that operates all throughout Rajasthan. The company charged us just $211 for a comfortable 11 hour drive from Jaisalmer to Udaipur.

You can either contact them via their website or on Whatsapp at +919414141491. We had a perfectly fine ride with them and I’d use them again if I returned. I get no commission from you booking with them.

Is Rajasthan Safe to Visit?

All in all, Rajasthan is a very safe place to visit in India. Like anywhere, there is a risk of pickpocketing and scamming. However, this is not very common, especially if you take common precautions.

We never felt threatened while in Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer is a bit seedier than Udaipur, but we felt safe in both cities. We also felt perfectly safe traveling through the countryside from Jaisalmer to Udaipur.

To be fair, I would not have felt safe driving a rental car through some of the towns that we drove through. I felt much more comfortable having an Indian person at the wheel, as the roads were narrow and we passed through a lot of very impoverished areas.

For reference, our group included three women, one man, and one toddler. We never felt like targets, nor did we get taken advantage of despite clearly being foreigners. Compared to other places in India, Rajasthan is very safe and can be enjoyed without too many worries.

group of friends in winter jackets in the desert

Rajasthan Itinerary for 7 Days Snapshot

  • Day 1: Early flight into Jaisalmer, check into luxury desert camping
  • Day 2: Spend day in Thar desert with desert camping resort
  • Day 3: Explore Bada Bagh and Jaisalmer Fort
  • Day 4: Transit to Udaipur
  • Day 5: Explore Old Udaipur, sunset boat ride
  • Day 6: Luxurious brunch followed by Monsoon Palace and rooftop dinner
  • Day 7: Visit Jagmandir, flight home

Full 7 Day Rajasthan Itinerary: Everything to Know

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Day 1: Arriving in Jaisalmer

Recommended Hotel: The Kafila Desert Camp

Jaisalmer is very small and there are very few flights into and out of the city’s airport. Your best bet is to arrive into Delhi a day before and take the earliest possible flight from Delhi to Jaisalmer. From the Jaisalmer airport, I recommend taking a pre-booked taxi to your accommodation.

I think the best way to start your Rajasthan trip is by heading straight to a luxury desert camping resort. There are a lot of these, and many have good reputations. I had a hard time finding trustworthy reviews online, and ultimately chose The Kafila Desert Camp.

It was the perfect choice, and I detailed my full experience at the Kafila Desert Camp in another blog post. Check that out if you are considering going!

I recommend at least two full days, if not more, at the camp. Since the airline delayed our flight by over 24 hours, we had very limited time here. Still, we had a delicious candlelit dinner, went stargazing in the sand dunes, rode camels and horses, and more.

couple with child on lap enjoying sunrise tea in the Thar desert

Day 2: Enjoying the Thar Desert at a Luxury Desert Camp

This is the perfect time to explore and soak in what the desert has to offer. In my opinion, the desert is a much better attraction that the city of Jaisalmer itself. Visit a local village, ride camels, enjoy cultural performances, eat breakfast on the sand dunes, and do whatever else your resort offers! If time permits, I recommend taking advantage of every amenity that your camp offers, as they are normally free of charge.

white king sized bed with red pillows and throw blanket

Day 3: Explore Bada Bagh and Jaisalmer City

Recommended Hotel: Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa

On this morning, I recommend packing up your things and heading to another hotel located closer to the city. On your way to Jaisalmer, stop at Bada Bagh, which is a complex of stunning cenotaph ruins located to the west of the city. 

After this visit, head to the Jaisalmer Fort, which is the main highlight of Jaisalmer City. Thousands of people inhabit the fort to this day, and it has plenty of restaurants, stores, markets, temples, hotels, and more to explore. Once you’ve had your fill exploring the Fort, head to your hotel and rest up for the long travel day.

retro photo of mother nursing toddler on building rooftop overlooking Indian city during sunset

Day 4: Transit from Jaisalmer to Udaipur

Recommended Hotel: Aurika Udaipur

I recommend booking a private car or van to take you from Jaisalmer to Udaipur. I recommend an early start, as the trip takes 10-12 hours by car and goes through many small towns along the way. Pack food, because there are not many places to stop along the way.

If you have extra time, this is the spot in the itinerary where you could add days to visit Jodhpur. Jodhpur is only a short drive out of the way, and it makes for the perfect waypoint. However, if you are creating a 7 day Rajasthan itinerary, I advise skipping Jodhpur and heading straight to Udaipur.

Once you get to Udaipur in late afternoon, check in and grab a bite to eat at Atari restaurant.

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Day 5: Explore Old Udaipur and the City Palace

Recommended Udaipur Hotel: Aurika Udaipur

On your first full day in Udaipur, you’ll want to explore the highlights of the old city. Most notably, this includes the Jagdish Temple, the City Palace. The City Palace can take several hours to get through, as it is massive and filled with things to see.

After exploring the old town, I’d recommend getting dinner at Rainbow Restaurant for great views of the lake. The food is good and the prices are very affordable.

After this, return to your hotel and enjoy any amenities it offers.

Once again, we highly recommend Aurika Udaipur as your hotel of choice. It’s safe, luxurious, and the breakfast buffet was the best we had in all of India.

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Day 6: Visit the Monsoon Temple and Take a Sunset Cruise on Lake Pichola

I recommend starting your day out with a luxurious lunch at the restaurant at Udaivillas. This place books up sometimes weeks in advance but is delicious and very elegant. It’s pricey, but its an experience you’ll want to have.

Once you’ve finished, head to the foot of the Monsoon Temple. The Monsoon Temple was our favorite part about Udaipur, but visiting it can be a real trek. 

The temple is located on top of a tall mountain, and you need to hire an official driver to take you up the windy roads to the top. It feels incredibly dangerous, but it wound up being fine.

Once at the top, the views are incredible. You can see for miles in every direction, including over the downtown parts of Udaipur. The palace itself is nothing compared to the City Palace, but the views are worth the trip.

Once you get back down, I recommend heading to the port where boats leave for sunset cruises. This is close to the Rainbow Restaurant. The boat ride is stunning and relaxing and very affordable.

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Day 7: Check Out of Hotel, Fly Home

On your last day, you’ll want to leave ample time to check out of your hotel and get to the airport. Udaipur’s airport is located roughly 40-50 minutes outside of the city, and traffic can make the time go way up. 

Checking out of your hotel can also take some time, as the nice resorts tend to operate a bit more slowly. The Udaipur airport has virtually no amenities, so you’ll want to leave enough time to get there, but not too much time to where you’re sitting in a drab airport for hours.

If you want to see how our itinerary panned out, you can watch our Jaisalmer and Udaipur youtube vlogs linked below.

Tips for a Longer Than 7 Day Rajasthan Itinerary

The plan I outlined above is the perfect 7 day Rajasthan itinerary, in my opinion, because it visits two of the most unique cities in Rajasthan. Not only are Jaisalmer and Udaipur unique from the rest of the state, they’re also very different from one another.

If you have more time than just a week, I recommend adding Jodhpur as a stop. As I said in the 7 day Rajasthan itinerary above, Jodhpur is the perfect halfway point between Jaisalmer and Udaipur.

If you have enough time to create a Rajasthan tour itinerary of two weeks or more, I advise ending your trip in Jaipur, which has a major international airport and is the biggest and busiest city in Rajasthan.

Please comment if you have any other questions about visiting Rajasthan! We’d love to help!

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I can guarantee you this is the best Rajasthan itinerary out there for planning your trip to India. As someone who’s been to Rajasthan over twenty times in a year, I’d like to say I know my way around.

India has my heart but Rajasthan truly has my soul. Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s my favourite state and I would even go as far as to say; if you don’t stop here, you really haven’t experienced the country at its finest!

This diverse part of India is full of music, colour, turbans, sarees, camels, chai, tuk-tuks, forts, palaces, lakes, shopping, curry and a whole lot more.

You’ll meander from the pink, white, blue and yellow cities and each time you visit a new one you’ll say “that one’s now my new favourite”. Personally, I love them all in equal measure.

Like you, I was not really sure where to start in planning my trip. Where did I begin? How do I get from city to city? Where are the best places to go and when? So, I’ve decided to help other travellers out.

I’m going to take you the parts of Rajasthan worth seeing, how to get there and what I recommend you see and do, where to eat and sleep and some top tips! Here we go!

This Rajasthan itinerary is ideal for the traveller that has 2-3 weeks in Rajasthan.

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Things to know before you travel to Rajasthan

To enter India, even if you’re spending 2 weeks in Rajasthan, you must have a visa in advance. There’s no buying one at the border, so be prepared for that if you’re travelling around other countries before landing here.

For the UK, you can get an e-visa application a minimum of 4 days in advance which is valid for 30 days and will set you back $25 USD. But, if you’re here for longer you can get a year visa for $40USD!

Personally, if you’re intending on travelling extensively in India, I would go for the regular  tourist visa.

Not only will this allow multiple entries (by selecting that option when applying), so you can come back and forth freely, it gives you a bit extra time. As, you know, this is India and things take time (you’ll get to know that when you get here).

Be warned: you cannot travel overland to India with this and you must land in the airport that you stipulated on your e-visa. I know this as I’ve been to the overland border from Nepal and have seen people drive all the way from Kathmandu airport only to be turned away.

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Getting here and getting around Rajasthan

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Luckily, as most tourists will be landing in Delhi (India’s capital city) this is right on the gateway to Rajasthan. What this means is, you’ll only have to get a short train, bus or plane ride to get into the state of Rajasthan.

If you wanted to skip Delhi and just head straight on in, you can easily catch an onward flight from the Indira Gandhi International Airport .

Flights to the likes of Jaipur are only one hour away and save time. Reputable airlines with competitive prices are JetAirways, Vistara and Air India. You can search for flight times and prices via Skyscanner .

Rajasthan trains

If you’re up for more of an adventure and want to travel the local way that definitely opts for trains and buses. These are no doubt cheaper and give you more of the Indian travelling experience. Jaipur is only a 3-hour train ride away on an express train from Delhi.

I would highly recommend using Cleartrip for booking all your train travel in India.

Although you pay a premium, it’s worth it to not have to deal with the horrendous government train system. But, you will have to book your journey’s in advance. It’s not a ‘show up on the day’ kind of train system unfortunately and due to the population, they book up fast!

For more top tips on Indian train travel, see my article on India Train travel here. 

Rajasthan Buses

If you’re not a planner, then I would also recommend buses. You can pick local government buses or air-conditioned buses through travel booking agencies that will get you around easily.

The roads in Rajasthan are very well laid so it won’t be a crazy ride. This was pretty much the only way I got around as they were more convenient with bookings. Let’s say, I’m not a planner! You can use Redbus.in to book bus travel.

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Situated a short 2-hour drive from Delhi, Neemrana Fort Palace is the perfect stop to start you on your Rajasthan adventure.

Built in the 15th century in the Aravalli hills and serving the royal families of Neemrana, it’s now in recent years been transformed into a modern hotel by the Neemrana Hotels Group for the likes of you and me!

It has 74 rooms and suites, 2 pools, an amphitheatre for daily performances and is a whopping 14 tiers high! I would highly recommend staying the night or just popping by for lunch and having an explore around. The fort lit up at night is spectacular.

There are also a wealth of things to do in the fort. You can take a vintage car ride, attend the iconic night gala dinner or, for all you adrenalin junkies out there, you can try your hand at ziplining! Neemrana was the first place in India to bag itself a zipline! It’s really an exhilarating experience.

If you want to read a bit more about Neemrana Fort Palace, see my complete review here . For dates and rates, click here.

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Sariska Tiger Reserve

Next up is Sariska tiger reserve which is a short drive from Neemrana Fort Palace and on the way to Jaipur on the highway! This is where you can set off on a Jeep Safari and be on the hunt for a tiger in the wild.

It’s best to start off early for the morning safari’s which take place around 6.30 am. Although it’s at the crack of dawn, it’s actually the best time to try and catch a Tiger as it’s cooler in the mornings. Alternatively, you could go on the afternoon safari which starts at 2 pm, but your chances are a little lower.

Sariska is located near a small Rajasthan city called Alwar in the Alwar district. You can rent a car or taxi to take you there.

When you arrive at the reserve, you buy tickets for a shared jeep which will take you on a 3-hour safari.

Out of all the places to get a safari in India, Sariska is the cheapest at around 1200 per person excluding guide fees which is a bargain compared to the likes of Ranthambore!

But, you do battle with the fact your chances are much lower here as Ranthambore has the highest concentration of Bengal Tigers.

Luckily, we did get to see one just near the end of our Safari which made it all worth it! It was an incredible experience coming face to face with a Bengal Tigress. It was around 4 pm in the afternoon so we got really lucky.

For more information on Sariska Tiger Reserve, you can see my article here.

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After your safari, if you did want to explore Alwar a bit further, you can take a look around the ancient city.

But, I will stress there isn’t much to do here beyond an afternoon or so. The water well is probably the most impressive part of the city and the fort.

If you wanted to have a look around Alwar, you can see my guide here with all the places to visit in Alwar! 

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Every traveller that hits Rajasthan has to visit the capital city of Jaipur.

It’s nicknamed the Pink City because of its statement peach paint that licks the architecture. It’s one of the liveliest, chaotic and downright rambunctious cities you’ll ever have the pleasure of visiting in your life and you won’t forget it (or the monkey’s) in a hurry!

I love Jaipur for its history, its forts, palaces, temples and the culture that oozes out of every corner. Make sure you schedule in at least 2-3 days here to make the most of it!

Here you can get a birds-eye view of Jaipur from the Am ber Fort Palace, sit with the iconic gateways at the City Palace, see the mesmerising Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds).

Jal Mahal is a water palace by the lake, get a birds-eye view from Jagah and Nahargarh fort, see the astrological Jantar Mantar.

Please do not ride the elephants up to the Amber Fort, they are made to work long hours and their treatment is extremely poor.

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Where to stay in Jaipur

For hotels, you have a wide range from cute little boutique Haveli’s (my personal favourite) like Umaid Bhawan that I stayed in all the way up to the super luxurious 5* Rambagh Palace .

If you’re backpacking there are also modern hostels too like Zostel and The Hosteller  in Jaipur that is cheap, clean and cheerful.

There is a wide range of hotels and so you won’t have any trouble finding a place to rest your head.

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Where to eat in Jaipur

If you’re looking for places to eat, drink and party then I would suggest the Instagrammable Café Palladio and Bar Palladio . 

Or, if you’re looking for more of a Rajasthan cultural evening, I would check out Chowki Dhani and try some traditional Indian Thali.

caffe palladio jaipur

How to get around the pink city

If you’re looking for a way to get around the city in style, I would highly recommend the Pink City Rickshaw Company.

Not only do you get to travel around the city in your own hot pink tuk-tuk, but you will also be doing a good deed by helping underprivileged ladies make a career for themselves.

For more details and how to book, see my Pink City Rickshaw Review here !

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Check out my articles for some more detail about Jaipur;

A first timer’s guide to Jaipur

Pink City Rickshaw company review; travel around Jaipur in style

Café Palladio, Jaipur’s prettiest café

6 reasons you have to visit Bar Palladio in Jaipur

A photography guide for Jaipur

How to visit the Patrika Gate

Why you must visit Panna Meena Ka Kund stepwell

A city that should be on more traveller’s lists in Rajasthan is Bundi.

It’s a small peaceful city that really gives you a taste of the ‘ real India ‘. I absolutely fell in love with it when I paid a visit.

I loved walking through the colourful streets and seeing all the sarees and turbans – it felt like I was walking through a movie set!

Here you can visit the beautiful Bundi lake which has a mirror reflection of the city, The fort viewpoint which has some captivating views.

You can visit the step-wells that create an optical illusion or pay a visit to the Bundi fort and palace which has the most spellbinding colours!

Or, visit the neighbouring city of Kota and visit all seven wonders of the world.

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You can get to Bundi by train or by bus. The bus is the best option from Jaipur and is a smooth 3-hour ride. For places to stay, I would recommend Shivam’s tourist guest house .

It’s decorated in a traditional Haveli style with lots of murals and colour. Shivam and his family are really sweet and run a tasty restaurant upstairs on their rooftop serving traditional Rajasthani cuisine. It also didn’t give me Delhi belly ;) which was a massive bonus!

If you would like to read more about this Shanti, Shanti city, you can read my article all about Bundi here .

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Another peaceful city that is almost criminal not to leave Rajasthan without visiting is Pushkar. Situated in and around the beautiful Brahma Lake , you will love the good vibes and friendly hospitality here.

To get to Pushkar, you will need to get the train to Ajmer Junction and then a tuk-tuk or bus over the Aravalli hills.

Alternatively, you can get the bus into the Ajmer bus station then switch to a tuk-tuk or bus to Pushkar. You can easily do this from Jaipur or Bundi and the journey time is around 3-5 hours depending on traffic.

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Here you can visit the Brahma temple which is the only one of its kind in the world, you can do a sunrise trek up the Savitri temple  and the view from the top is absolutely stunning. You can go for a ride on a camel to the desert or even stay overnight if you wish to.

If you’re here around October/November time don’t forget to pay a visit to the world-famous Camel festival which turns this place upside down. It’s ultimately a festival around livestock but it’s so much more than that.

You can ride the Ferris Wheels at the funfair, see beard competitions, shop for handicrafts and all sorts of bits and pieces.

For a place to stay, I would recommend Moti Mahal which is a beautiful mid-range Haveli overlooking Brahma lake.

For places to eat, you can eat from the amazing falafel wrap vendors on the street. It’s the best food in Pushkar and it’s incredibly cheap.

I would also recommend checking out the U-turn café above Coffee Temple and La Pizzeria which serves up some of the best Indian pizza I’ve had.

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If you would like to read more about Pushkar;

10 reasons why you will fall in love with Pushkar

The ultimate guide to the Pushkar Camel Fair

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Next up is one of the most underrated cities in Rajasthan that a lot of people skip (hint: DON’T SKIP IT); Jodhpur.

It’s also nicknamed the blue or sunshine city and it’s not to be missed when you visit Rajasthan.

As you wander through all the blue-washed walls you will wonder whether you’re in India or you’ve landed some beautiful fairytale. Some say that blue is the colour of royalty and others say it’s blue to ward off mosquitoes, either way, it’s extremely pretty.

The city is centred around the epic Maharangarh fort which provides aerial views of the Blue city and beyond.

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You can also visit Umaid Bhawan Palace which is still a royal residence today and a 5* luxury hotel.

Visit the scenic  Jaswant Thada for a beautiful view of the fort and you can shop in the trendy new area Stepwell square. Don’t forget to pick up a few textile souvenirs at the Clocktower Bazaar.

For food, I would always say that you should pick one of the many traditional Indian restaurants with a spectacular fort view like Indique or RAAS for cocktails. Or, if you’re looking for food on the cheaper end you can visit the famous omelette shop.

Hotels I would recommend would be RAAS within the walled city but it’s quite expensive, or Om Heritage is a cheap and cheerful option.

If you’re looking to go traditional I would also recommend Rani Mahal . Or, if you’re looking to splurge you can stay in the Umaid Bhawan palace – but it will cost you a pretty penny.

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To read more about Jodhpur, see my articles below;

A quick guide to Jodhpur, India’s blue city

A luxury seekers guide to Jodhpur

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This probably tops the list for me as one of my all-time favourite cities in Rajasthan! Jaisalmer is the golden city where everything looks like it’s been dipped in honey!

You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to an ancient kingdom and wander around a real-life giant sandcastle. All the sights, colours, culture and the mystery of the desert will make you fall head over heels in love with it.

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First up head on over to the Jaisalmer Fort and have a look around the markets and beautiful viewpoints and cafés that look over the whole city.

Visit the Fort Palace Museum to see some of the apartments of kings and queens.

Then head on down to the Patwa Haveli’s to see some beautiful Jaisal carving work and end the evening at Gadisar Sagar Lake and take a ride in one of the swan boats.

It’s almost mandatory to do a Camel Safari in the Thar Desert here and camp overnight – it’s an experience that cannot be missed!

My favourite part of my visit was Bada Bagh. This is a viewpoint with golden cenotaphs to remember Rajasthan royalty!

If you’re looking for places to stay than please don’t book inside the fort. Lonely Planet has now stopped recommending it as it’s destroying the fort year by year as the structure cannot handle the number of tourists that are staying there.

I would recommend Helsinki House , the Zostel there or Suryagarh .

For tasty cuisine hit up the Restaurant Romany or First Gate Fusion restaurant for yummy pizza and dramatic views of the fort. Enjoy a good coffee at Cafe Kuku’s within the fort at sunset.

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For more on Jaisalmer;

Top tips for Jaisalmer; discover the best-kept secrets

Important tips for a kick-ass Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

A complete guide for Bada Bagh sunset viewpoint

Why you must visit Patwon Ki Haveli Museum

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Saving the best until last we have Udaipur and you will be whisked away with its magic as you walk around Lake Pichola .

Its beautiful breeze is a respite from the Indian heat and the white washed walls add to the glamour of this romantic city. Nicknamed the Venice of the East , this is the city that traveller’s love the most as it’s downright stunning.

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Head up to the City Palace to visit some of the most colourful royal rooms you’ve ever seen, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit the beautiful Jal Mandir in the lake as you ride by Taj Lake Palace .

Monsoon Palace is the place to go for a sunset view and it was one of the best I viewed while in India.

Check out the Jagdish Mandir for some Hindu culture and sing along with the traditional dance show at Patwon Ki Haveli. Or, visit the Ahar Cenotaphs below!

From here you can also take a day trip to Khumbalargh fort and the Ranakpur Jain Temple .

Or head to Chittogarh fort to check out one of the largest living forts in India.

For food you have to check out Neelams Thali or splash out by dining in the beautiful rooftop restaurant of Upre.

You must get a hotel with a view Lake Pichola like Panorama Guesthouse or stay on the lake itself and sleep like a Queen (or King) in the magical Taj Lake Palace .

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For more on Udaipur;

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Checking in at Taj Lake Palace

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After you’ve finished this best Rajasthan itinerary…

If this is the end of your Indian adventures, I’m sure that this jam-packed itinerary will have given you enough memories to last a lifetime and a piece of Rajasthan will always be in your heart.

But, I will say one thing, don’t try and pack too much in. India has its way of taking a looooong time. So, you don’t want to be cut short and have to rush through.

If you plan on spending more time in Rajasthan, you could try travelling to Bikaner near Jaipur! It’s famous for the Rat Temple nearby.

If you still have more of India to explore then you can head to Mumbai by flight or train from Udaipur to explore the south of India.

Or, you can head back to Delhi and experience the magic of the Taj Mahal in Agra . Either way, India has countless amazing places to explore.

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You’ll never forget the magic of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is truly the soul of India and, for me, it took a little piece of my heart with it too. India really gets under your skin and you won’t forget this spectacular country in a hurry.

It’s beautiful chaos, a wild wonderous ride and it will whip you up into a frenzy at times but, that’s Rajasthan!

The memories you make will be priceless, the people you meet will leave their footprint and it will be like nowhere you have ever visited before in your entire life!

You have to promise me that you won’t leave India without visiting the crazy, hypnotic, vibrant and awe-inspiring state that is Rajasthan! But, saying that, don’t blame me if you want to stay there forever…

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Tuesday 18th of July 2023

Hi Sophie, This is very useful information, plus well written, thanks!

I wonder whether you could help us with the following: We are 2 women in our fifties who would like to visit Rajasthan with a FEMALE Indian tour guide in December 2023. 2 to 3 weeks. I guess a private tour will be expensive, so we would like to join a small group, if possible.

Is there any guide or organisation you (or anyone else reading this) can recommend, please? With love from Belgium :-)

Sophie Pearce

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Hi Hilde, I'm glad I could help. I don't have a recommendations for tour guides but there are many out there. I did most of the travelling through India self-guided as I love the flexibility. Sophie x

Gemar Singh

Saturday 20th of May 2023

Namaste! Sophie, Thanks for writing interesting and informative travel article about my desert-land Rajasthan and its colourful cities Jaipur the pink, Pushkar a holly, Udaipur the lakes and Jodhpur the famed blue houses and Thar desert. Your travel articles helps travelers (i can see many comments) and also people like me who is small local travel organiser from Rajasthan – Keep up the good work. thanks

Wednesday 28th of June 2023

Thanks so much Gemar, I hope you're well there in Rajasthan! I miss it so much and want to go back haha! Sophie x

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Thursday 6th of October 2022

The history of Rajasthan is rich in culture, tradition and craftsmanship, which can be best experienced when traveling through the state. The city of Jaipur is the best place to begin your tour of this region and for those who love architecture, there are numerous buildings and places around Jaipur that offer architectural marvels. Apart from its buildings, Rajasthan also has several important tourist attractions to offer visitors including national parks, hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries.

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

Hi there, totally agree! Love Rajasthan! Sophie x

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

I'm glad you mentioned to avoid the elephant rides at the Amber Fort in Jaipur, but then you shouted out Elefantastic, a 'sanctuary' that offers elephant riding. No matter how well the elephants are cared for, elephant riding is basically animal abuse. Doesn't matter if it's India or Thailand or wherever. I'd urge you to remove the link for an outfit that promotes elephant riding.

Monday 26th of September 2022

Hi Chris, I completely understand your concerns and it is a sensitive subject. There has been a lot of research made about elephant conservation and safety. I agree that elephant riding is not acceptable and it isn't ethical. I will edit my post. Sophie x

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Monday 25th of July 2022

Rajasthan is a wonderful place for vacation. It is too famous for its forts and other historical places. we provide bookings for hotels cabs as your comfort. Visit Rajasthan's most attractive place now in your budget with us. Explore Rajasthan with rajasthanyatra.

Wednesday 27th of July 2022

Yes, I love Rajasthan! Sophie x

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Embark on a journey through the enchanting landscapes and vibrant cultures of Rajasthan , where every corner tells a story of regal grandeur and timeless beauty. In this guide, we’ll show you how to plan the perfect Rajasthan tour — including three unique itineraries crafted by our travel experts. 

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Rajasthan, the jewel of India , beckons travellers with its kaleidoscope of colours, rich history, and architectural wonders. From the majestic palaces of Jaipur to the serene lakes of Udaipur, Rajasthan offers a sensory feast for those seeking an immersive cultural experience. 

The state's warm hospitality and the chance to witness traditional art forms and festivals make it a must-visit destination for any avid explorer.

To experience the diversity of what Rajasthan has to offer without the hassle of planning and booking, contact or contact our India local travel experts - they will craft a perfect itinerary for you.

Jag Mandir Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India © Blue Sky Studio/Shutterstock

Jag Mandir Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India © Blue Sky Studio/Shutterstock

When planning your Rajasthan tour, you’ll want to first decide exactly how long you’ll be able to travel in this fantastic part of the world.

From there, you’ll want to consider your modes of travel. Rajasthan has a well-connected road and rail network. Decide whether you'll hire a car, use public transport, or a combination of both.

It’s good to plan as much as possible in advance — but you’ll also want to be flexible. Sometimes the most memorable experiences happen when you least expect them.

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Rajasthan is a treasure trove of cultural and historical wonders. Here are some must-see places that embody the essence of this vibrant Indian state:

Udaipur: The City of Lakes

Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is a serene oasis adorned with shimmering lakes and opulent palaces. Explore the City Palace, cruise on Lake Pichola, and lose yourself in the narrow lanes of the old city. Udaipur's romantic ambience and architectural marvels make it a timeless gem.

Jodhpur: The Blue City

Venture into the labyrinthine alleys of Jodhpur , where every building is adorned in shades of blue. The majestic Mehrangarh Fort dominates the skyline, offering panoramic views of the city below. Dive into the bustling markets of the Old City, filled with vibrant textiles and aromatic spices.

Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Set against the backdrop of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer captivates with its golden-hued architecture. The intricately carved facades of the Jaisalmer Fort and the havelis narrate tales of a bygone era. Explore the Sam Sand Dunes for a mesmerising sunset camel ride and cultural performances under the starlit desert sky.

Jaipur: The Pink City

Jaipur , the capital of Rajasthan, is a symphony of colours and historical grandeur. Visit the Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, and the City Palace to witness the architectural marvels that define the city. The vibrant bazaars of Jaipur offer a treasure trove of handicrafts, textiles, and traditional Rajasthani cuisine.

Nestled beside the sacred Pushkar Lake, this small town is a spiritual retreat. Explore the Brahma Temple, participate in the annual Pushkar Camel Fair, and soak in the mystic vibes of this revered pilgrimage site.

Chittorgarh Fort

Step into the pages of history at Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. Marvel at its towering structures, including the Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh, and immerse yourself in the tales of bravery and romance that echo through its ancient walls.

Ranthambore National Park

For wildlife enthusiasts, Ranthambore National Park is a haven of biodiversity. Embark on a safari to catch a glimpse of the majestic Bengal tiger, along with a myriad of other wildlife species. The park's diverse landscapes, from dense forests to scenic lakes, add to the thrill of the safari experience.

Beautiful view from the window inside Haveli, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan © Shutterstock

Beautiful view from the window inside Haveli, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan © Shutterstock

Red Fort in Agra, India © Shutterstock

Red Fort in Agra, India © Shutterstock

Indulge in the regal charm of the Land of Kings with a luxurious journey through Rajasthan. Explore the palaces and sacred sites of Jaipur, venture into the desert hills, and soak in the vibrant energy of Delhi . As day turns to night, retire to the opulence of former royal palaces and enchanting forts.

Itinerary overview

You’ll embark on a 15-day Rajasthan itinerary , starting with the cultural richness of Delhi, and exploring iconic landmarks such as the Red Fort and India Gate. 

You’ll then travel to Agra for a mesmerising sunrise at the Taj Mahal, then to Jaipur for the Amber Fort and vibrant markets. 

You’ll continue to Pushkar for sacred sites, Khimsar for a village safari, Jodhpur for Meherangarh Fort, Deogarh for bird-watching, and Udaipur for a picturesque boat trip on Lake Pichola. The adventure concludes with a full-day city tour in Udaipur before an air transfer back to Delhi for departure. Read more .

Taj Mahal and Agra © Shutterstock

Taj Mahal and Agra © Shutterstock

Check out this 15 day Rajasthan tour:

  • Arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel
  • Afternoon city tour of Old Delhi: Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Sispganj Gurudwara, Sunehri Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid, Digambara Temple, Bird Hospital, Raj Ghat
  • Morning at leisure
  • Afternoon city tour of New Delhi: Presidential Palace, India Gate, Birla Mandir Temple, Qutb Minar Complex
  • Accommodation: Oberoi Maiden
  • Afternoon check-in to Agra hotel
  • Free time for exploration and shopping
  • Optional sunset visit to the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh
  • Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Red Fort of Agra
  • Departure to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri
  • Accommodation: Jaypee Palace Agra
  • Full-day sightseeing in Jaipur: Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
  • Explore Jaipur's markets
  • Departure to Pushkar
  • Arrival in Pushkar, evening walk, and aarti ceremony
  • Visit Brahma Temple
  • Accommodation: Narain Niwas
  • Drive to Pushkar
  • Explore Pushkar's sacred sites and markets
  • Evening aarti ceremony on Pushkar Lake Ghats
  • Visit a government-run primary school
  • Departure to Khimsar
  • Arrival at Khimsar Fort
  • Accommodation: Aaram Bagh, Khimsar Fort
  • Early morning jeep safari to villages and Black Buck Reserve
  • Free time for self-directed exploration
  • Departure to Jodhpur
  • Arrival in Jodhpur, sightseeing at Meherangarh Fort, Sadar Bazaar, and Jaswant Thada
  • Accommodation: Bal Samand Garden Retreat
  • Departure to Deogarh
  • Free afternoon in Deogarh for relaxation or exploration
  • Morning train ride through rural Rajasthan
  • Afternoon bird-watching tour at nearby lakes
  • Accommodation: Deogarh Mahal
  • Departure to Udaipur
  • Late afternoon sunset boat trip on Lake Pichola
  • Full-day city tour of Udaipur: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari
  • Accommodation: The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur
  • Visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari
  • Flight from Udaipur to Delhi
  • Departure from Delhi for home or onward destination

Ready to embark on an adventure? Book this trip now .

Taj Mahal, India © Shutterstock

Taj Mahal, India © Shutterstock

Experience unparalleled luxury as you reside in exquisite hotels, accompanied by an insightful private tour guide throughout this distinctive journey in India. Explore renowned landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, and venture into lesser-known realms like the villages of Rajasthan, where you'll encounter the unique blend of nature, wildlife, and cultural richness that defines India.

Embark on a 15-day India itinerary starting in Delhi with a blend of ancient and modern culture. Explore the grandeur of Old and New Delhi, visit Agra for the Taj Mahal , and delve into Jaipur's heritage. Experience luxury in Chhatrasagar village, embark on a leopard safari in Jawai and discover the 'Venice of the East' in Udaipur. Conclude the journey in Mumbai with market explorations, a community experience tour, and depart with beautiful memories.

Jaipur City Palace © Shutterstock

Jaipur City Palace © Shutterstock

Check out this 15-day Rajasthan tour:

  • Introduction to the ancient and modern aspects of Delhi's culture
  • Explore the grandeur of Old Delhi, and visit Jama Masjid and Spice Markets
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi, covering Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, and more
  • Drive to Agra, the seat of the Imperial Mughal court
  • Afternoon visit to Agra Fort
  • Morning visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Depart for Jaipur, the Pink City
  • Explore Jaipur’s heritage, bazaars, crafts, and cuisine
  • Visit Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal
  • Rajasthan cultural walking tour in Jaipur
  • Depart to Chhatrasagar village, and experience a luxury tented camp
  • Enjoy a picturesque sunset at RAAS Chhatrasagar
  • Sundowner experience with a chef-curated menu
  • Yoga at sunrise by Chhatrasagar Lake
  • Birding boat excursion in Lake Chhatra Sagar
  • Morning game drive for leopard sighting
  • Visit Rabari settlement to experience local life
  • Drive to Udaipur, known as the ‘Venice of East’
  • Check into Taj Lake Palace
  • Explore City Palace, Pratap Memorial, Jagdish Temple
  • Evening cooking class for a home cooking experience
  • Flight to Mumbai, India’s city of dreams
  • Check into The Taj Mahal Palace
  • Visit Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves
  • Explore Crawford Market, Spice Market, and more
  • Experience Dharavi, and observe small-scale industries and daily life
  • Drive along Marine Drive and Chowpatty
  • Departure from Mumbai

Feeling curious? Take a step forward and book this trip now .

India, Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort  © Marcel Toung/Shutterstock

India, Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort  © Marcel Toung/Shutterstock

A gastronomic odyssey through Rajasthan promises a royal feast, with its diverse array of savoury delights like Dal Baati Churma, Laal Maas, and decadent desserts, offering a flavorful glimpse into the state's regal culinary heritage. Foodies will want to take note of this Rajasthan tour. 

Ready to take a Rajashtan tour of your own? Let us help. Our tailor-made trip service makes travelling easy. 

Embark on a culinary journey through Rajasthan, beginning in Jaipur with a cultural walking tour, cooking class, and exploration of Amber Fort. Move to Pushkar for yoga, lakeside cooking, and street food adventures. 

Continue to Jodhpur for Mehrangarh Fort, culinary heritage, and royal dining, before concluding in Udaipur with a city tour, Mewari cuisine cooking class, and a farewell lunch with a view of Lake Pichola. Depart with a heart full of Rajasthani culinary memories.

Pushkar town and lake aerial panoramic view in Rajasthan state of India © Shutterstock

Pushkar town and lake aerial panoramic view in Rajasthan state of India © Shutterstock

Check out this 12-day Rajasthan tour:

  • Welcome to Jaipur, the Pink City. Check-in to a heritage hotel like The Oberoi Rajvilas
  • Evening at leisure to relax and adjust to the surroundings
  • Morning exploration of local markets for fresh ingredients
  • Afternoon culinary walking tour, visiting spice markets and interacting with local vendors
  • Evening cooking class and dinner with a local family
  • Excursion to Amber Fort in the morning
  • Afternoon visit to a traditional Rajasthani kitchen for hands-on experience in preparing local dishes
  • Dinner featuring specialties like Laal Maas and Dal Baati Churma
  • Morning drive to Pushkar
  • Check-in at RAAS Chhatrasagar
  • Evening Sundowner and dinner with a curated menu
  • Sunrise yoga session by Chhatrasagar Lake
  • Breakfast with a view
  • Cooking class by the lake, learning to cook local delicacies
  • Dinner with traditional Pushkar flavours
  • Morning birding boat excursion on Lake Chhatra Sagar
  • Afternoon exploration of Pushkar's street food scene
  • Dinner at a local eatery
  • Drive to Jodhpur and check in at Raas Devigarh
  • Evening at leisure
  • Morning visit to Mehrangarh Fort
  • Afternoon culinary heritage tour, exploring traditional kitchens
  • Morning visit to the spice market
  • Afternoon cooking class with a local chef
  • Evening royal dining experience at the hotel
  • Drive to Udaipur and check in at Taj Lake Palace
  • Explore Udaipur's City Palace and local markets
  • Afternoon cooking class with a focus on Mewari cuisine
  • Evening boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Morning visit to Jagdish Temple
  • Farewell lunch with a view of the lake

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Plate of homemade traditional indian biryani @ Shutterstock

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The Great Rajasthan Road trip – An 11-Day Itinerary for Offbeat Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a destination that finds its place on every traveller’s list, Indians and foreigners alike. The magnificent architecture coupled with the rich Rajasthani heritage and cuisine, as well as its unique traditions makes Rajasthan an intriguing place to visit. There are so many distinguished sites in the state that most visitors end up missing the equally breathtaking offbeat destinations which can be easily accessible by road. One should definitely plan a road trip in Rajasthan during the festive season from October to February.

Rajasthan is full of treasures waiting to be discovered. All you need is to pack your bags and get exploring! And what better way there is, than hitting the roads. 

We have curated a list of the unknown gems of Rajasthan covering over 1800 km in 11 days . We start the itinerary from Jaipur, the state capital, travel through the artistic lanes of Bundi and Chittorgarh, visit the deserts of Jaisalmer, take a pit stop at Bikaner, explore the offbeat streets of Khimsar and Pushkar to finally return to Jaipur. Read on to find how you can make your next trip unforgettable and unique!

The great Rajasthan road trip Itinerary

Rajasthan-roadtrip-itinerary

Day 1: Jaipur to Bundi  

Distance : 218 km 

Time Taken : 4 hours

Lined with the blue houses, hills, lakes, bazaars, and temples, Bundi gives a glimpse of the offbeat Rajasthan. Visit Taragarh Fort for its brilliant architecture and observe a picturesque view of the town below. Naval Sagar, an artificial lake, is another popular attraction with a half-submerged temple of Lord Varuna. 

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The rich heritage of over eight centuries is visibly evident in the city of Bundi. The people here are still simple and take pride in following their customs. The town is also renowned for its artistic abilities and has produced several vocalists and musicians. Shop from the local markets to find beautifully crafted art pieces as a souvenir.

Where to stay : Hotel Bundi House, Haveli Katkaun Bundi, The Ummaid Bagh Bundi.

[Also read: Bundi: A Trip To A Bygone Era]

Day 2: Bundi to Chittorgarh

Distance : 154 km 

Time Taken : 2.5 hours

Chittorgarh-rajasthan-roadtrip

Chittorgarh is the land of glory, with countless stories of valiant rulers and great wars. The legacy is passed on to the younger generations and is visible in the town’s rich culture and heritage. The Chittorgarh Fort is the major attraction of the town. You can also visit Keerthi Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Vijay Stambh, Padmini Palace, Kalika Mata Temple to take a deep dive into the stories of the past. 

Where to Stay : Rajasi Palace, Aravalli Hill Resort, Rang Mahal

Day 3: Chittorgarh to Udaipur

Distance : 111 km

Time Taken : 2 hours

Udaipur-city-palace-rajasthan-roadtrip

Udaipur is listed as one of the most romantic cities in India and is amongst the top most visited destinations in the country. Udaipur’s picturesque beauty can be witnessed in the large lakes, eloquent forts, amazing palaces, and pleasant gardens. There are numerous palaces and landmarks to be seen in the city. City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Nehru Park, Jagadish Temple, and Sahelio ki Bari are a few attractions that capture the essence of Udaipur in their breathtaking architecture. Udaipur should be a part of everyone’s road trip list from Rajasthan.

Where to Stay : Radisson Blu Hotel, Shri Jagdish Mahal Heritage Hotel, Swaroop Vilas

Day 4: Udaipur to Ranakpur

Distance : 64 km 

Time Taken : 1.5 hours

You absolutely can’t miss the Ranakpur temple when you are visiting Rajasthan! Built in the 15th century, it is said the temple took 50 years to come to life. It is one of the largest and most important temples in Jain culture. The temple campus houses various other temples like Amba temple, Surya temple, Chaumukha temple, and Suparshvanatha temple. Go for a Horse Safari in Ranakpur or explore the beautiful terrain of the Aravali Mountains on a horseback. Places like Ranakpur are easily accessible by road from any part of Rajasthan and the trip in the dessert is nothing like other.

Ranakpur Temple Rajasthan Road trip

A Jeep Wildlife Safari will help you explore the diverse flora and fauna of the region. For the adventure-seeker in you, trek from Ranakpur to Thandiberi for panoramic views of the town. 

Where to Stay : Jungle Camp Resort, Krishna Resort, Club Mahindra Circle 

Day 5: Ranakpur to Jodhpur

Distance : 156 km

Time Taken : 3 hours

Jodhpur-rajasthan-roadtrip

From the azure stucco houses to the ornate palaces and mansions, Jodhpur is a sheer visual treat for travellers. Start with a walk through the city, and discover Jodhpur’s heritage in its nooks and crannies, lanes, and alleys while on your. Join a walking or photography tour. You can also visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, or the burial place of Rajaram Meghwal. Head to the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park or the Clock Tower and watch the stunning sunset colours and panoramic views of the city. If you are a food-lover, do join the popular Jodhpur Food Trail, where you can sample classic and signature dishes of the city at legendary joints. You can also book a desert safari and ride through the sandy trails.

Where to Stay : Rani Mahal, Jodhpur Heritage Haveli, RAAS

Day 6: Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

Distance : 262 km

Time Taken : 4 hours 44 mins

Lodurva-Jain-Temple

Jaisalmer or the Sun City of Rajasthan is home to massive sandcastles standing tall, rising from the centre of the Thar Desert as a reminder of a glorious bygone era. The Jaisalmer Fort is a lively urban centre that is home to about 3,000 people living within the walls. The honeycombed winding narrow lanes are lined with temples and houses along with an array of restaurants, guesthouses, and handicraft shops.

Patwon-ki-Haveli, Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake, and Nathmal Ki Haveli capture the beauty of the place. Sam Sand Dunes is an ideal spot to start your desert safari and also to camp under the stars.

Visit the heritage village, Kuldhara which is about 25 km from Jaisalmer, when you are here.

Where to Stay : Hotel Royal Haveli, Jaisalmer Marriott Resort.

[Also read: A Guide to the Desert Festival Jaisalmer]

This evening, a gully in old town #Bikaner . #rajasthan #desertdiaries #roadtrip #shotoniphone pic.twitter.com/oIW83k7LIO — Arati Kumar-Rao (@AratiKumarRao) February 21, 2018

Day 7: Jaiselmer to Bikaner

Distance : 329 km

Time Taken : 5.5 hours

Bikaner-Rajasthan-road-trip

From a temple dedicated to 25,000 black rats to a festival where camels get dressed up and dance, the city of Bikaner has everything surprising in store for you. Take a tour of the Junagarh Fort to witness the impeccable architecture, visit the magnificent Lalgarh Palace, shop your heart out at Kote Gate, and relinquish the local cuisines when you are in Bikaner.

Where to Stay : Lalgarh Palace, Lakshmi Niwas Palace, Hotel Bhanwar Niwas

Day 8: Bikaner to Khimsar 

Distance : 153 km

khimsar-Rajasthan-road trip

A colourful hamlet hidden in the centre of Rajasthan, Khimsar is a must-visit for art and culture enthusiasts. Take a trip to the Khimsar Fort, a luxury heritage hotel for a royal experience. Take a camel ride or a desert safari in the Khimsar Dunes Village. Eco-friendly huts, folk music and good vibes will welcome you here. Witness the majestic views of the Thar Desert from this village. Khimsar is also home to some rare species of antelopes including the black buck. The Panchala Black Buck Reserve will give you a peek into the rich flora and fauna of the place. The Nagaur Fort situated close to the reserve is a must-visit for its brilliant architecture. 

Where to Stay : Khimsar Sand Dunes Resort, WelcomHotel by ITC

Day 9: Khimsar to Pushkar

Pushkar-rajasthan-roadtrip

Distance : 182 km

Time Taken : 3 hours 50 minutes

The town of Pushkar is one of the oldest in the country, its history dating back to the 4th Century BC. The lake in the city has numerous bathing ghats and hundreds of temples surrounding it. The town also borders the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, so you can even plan a camel safari. There are desert camps near Pushkar, tons of bazaars and an annual hot air balloon festival if you want to get more out of your trip. 

Where to stay : Hotel Pushkar Fort, The Pushkar Bagh

[Also read: The Outstanding Pushkar Camel Fair]

Day 10: Pushkar to Ajmer

Distance : 16 km

Time Taken : 30 minutes

Ajmer-Rajasthan-road-trip

Surrounded by Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan, the quaint city of Ajmer is a paradise for all types of travellers, especially the ones in pursuit of peace. There are innumerable things to do in Ajmer, and we can vouch that be it just sitting by the lake or learning about the heritage of the city, every experience here is truly soul-satisfying. Visit the Ana Sagar Lake to indulge in boating, seek blessings in Ajmer Sharif Dargah ; visit Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Akbar Palace and Museum and shop in the local bazaars.

Where to Stay: Hotel Canvas Inn, Ram Niwas Palace

Day 11: Ajmer to Jaipur 

Distance : 132 km

Time Taken : 2 hours 45 mins

jaipur-rajasthan-roadtrip

Now that you are back from your great exploration, take a tour of the Pink City. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a fine blend of royalty, old-world charm, and modern lifestyle. Unwind at a spa, indulge in a wholesome meal at Chokhi Dhani and experience the charming landscape, which is dominated by red sandstone and marble structures, before you say goodbye to the place.

Where to Stay: Radisson Blu, Hotel Peppermint Stay

[Also read: Jaipur Kite Festival]

Rajasthan is a golden land in the country, filled with soul-satisfying experiences for all kinds of travellers. This was an 11-day itinerary covering the offbeat and known locations of Rajasthan. Have you done a road trip to this beautiful state of Royals, Rajasthan? Let us know in the comments.

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Useful travel links

  • Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stone of 11 NH projects worth ₹5600 crore in Rajasthan
  • Rajasthan: Neem Ka Thana-Kotputli road to be built as a four-lane highway

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Luxury Golden Triangle Tour with Udaipur & Varanasi Tour

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Luxury Golden Triangle Tour with Udaipur & Varanasi

"My first trip ever to India and I ended up having the time of my life. Many awesome attractions to see and all thanks to my driver and guide and of course GeTS Holidays, the company that arranged it all, everything went smoothly. The best part of the trip was Taj Mahal, it was so beautiful, just like we imagined it to be. I was suggested an excellent itinerary by my wonderful consultant Ashish, who helped me utilize my time in a better way and helped me get a wonderful insight into these fascinating cities."
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India\'s Luxury Golden Triangle with Leopard Safari & Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour

India's Luxury Golden Triangle with Leopard Safari & Sunrise Taj Mahal

"Great tour with luxury hotels. Leopard safari was amazing. Had a wonderful time."

Luxury India Golden Triangle Tour Tour

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Luxury India Golden Triangle Tour

"We are five of us from Washington and came on private tour we wanted to stay in five star hotels that tour did the same for us and we were so happy with all people services. Highly Recommended."

7 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Jodhpur & Udaipur Tour

7 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Jodhpur & Udaipur

"The trip organized by Agra Taj Visit was simply amazing, This Golden Triangle Tour with Udaipur was a very satisfying one...We had a great time sightseeing in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and of course the " City of Lakes " All it went so great...The accommodations & transport were very good. In short, I must say that we enjoyed everything that came with the package..."

Luxury 3 Day Golden Triangle With 5 star Hotel Tour

Luxury 3 Day Golden Triangle With 5 star Hotel

Luxury Golden Triangle Tour of India Tour

Luxury Golden Triangle Tour of India

"Luxurious hotels, brilliant architecture, fantastic service. Thank you very much especially to my driver Rakesh who kept us entertained all the time with his stories and knowledge of the city. We shall be back ti see South India very soon."

4-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur from Delhi with Various Hotel Options Tour

4-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur from Delhi with Various Hotel Options

"Definitely it is the best option to know the most important places in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The experience is excellent with the service of the air-conditioned van and cold drinks on all routes, the driver's disposition and desire to help is unique. The guides are locals from each city and speak perfect English and some even Spanish and they teach you more things and places than any guide teaches you. I recommend 100% this tour."

Best Private Classic Luxury India Tour - 15 Days Tour

Best Private Classic Luxury India Tour - 15 Days

"We loved luxury india tour and happy with tour price and also loved our driver sandeep and local guides in each cities was good"

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From Delhi: Private 4-Days Golden Triangle Luxury Tour Tour

From Delhi: Private 4-Days Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

"One of the best trip so far in India with travel creators of India. My experience to explore and admire the beauty of main cities like Delhi Agra and Jaipur. Local tour guides were professional and informative. I would surely gonna recommend the tour"

Heritage luxury hotel Rajasthan tour Tour

Heritage luxury hotel Rajasthan tour

"We have had the most wonderful Honeymoon on the rajasthan tour starting in Dehli and ending in Pushkar. Out favourite places were Jaipur and Jodphur, we had the best time at the Taj Mahal, Monkey temple and riding an elephant! Mr Prakash (Uncle) our driver is the absolute dream, we have felt so safe and happy with him. He has made our first time to india so special and we really appreciate how incredible he has been. He has listened to everything we have needed and wanted and we could not have been happier with him (he is the best!) And we really mean that, he has looked after us at every step of the way. He takes care of the small things that make a big difference, cake, beer, sweets, crisps etc . He is always so thoughful, funny and keeps us always smiling! We have recommended him to both our families and friends and they can't wait to visit next year with Uncle as their driver! I also want to thank all the tour guides who were super helpful with lots of knowledge and took the most wonderful photos and videos of us that we will treasure forever! Trini"

Passage to India - 10 days Tour

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Passage to India - 10 days

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Golden Triangle & Goa - 13 Days Tour

Golden Triangle & Goa - 13 Days

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Golden Triangle Tour With Tiger Safari All Included Tour

Golden Triangle Tour With Tiger Safari All Included

"A friend and I booked this 7 day tour through Tour Radar and were super satisfied with included activities, accommodation and transport from Delhi to Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and back to Delhi. We had a crazy flight schedule and some special requests (didn't want to ride elephants and wanted to go to a sanctuary instead and ended up painting an elephant and having an amazing experience). Sanjeev Paul accommodated all requests. Whenever we wanted to do something, he made it work. The driver, Vijay was also great. Clean car with wifi and water provided. During some day trips and tours, we had other guides but they were all fantastic and explained everything thoroughly and answered any questions we had. 3 star hotels were great, all restaurants recommended were great, and tiger safaris included were also great. I highly recommended this tour company and tour (especially for the amazing price!)"

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"I just finished a trip to North India. After a rather frustrating searching for a tour company with the flexibility to meet our needs, we found GeTS Holidays. From our first contact with our GeTS representative, Catherine Wang, to the very last day of our trip, GeTS was excellent-knowledgeable, prompt, responsive to our every need and desire. As we planned our trip, working with Vijeta was a wonder. From half a world away, she answered our emails, often within an hour or so of sending them. There was no confusion in any of our communications. A GeTS Holidays rep met us at each junction, coming and going, making sure we were picked up from airports, or checked into flights, or comfortably situated in the hotel. Every guide was enthusiastic and professional. Every driver was prompt and helpful. I agree that their motto "You are never alone with GeTS" is perfect for them. In a country as bewildering as India can be (which we loved, by the way!), GeTS was the perfect company to make our trip a great success."
"Being I am single and 70 years old, many people gasp when I say I am traveling to foreign countries. I have used Tour Radar before and will again. First time for the local tour company, Swastick India Journeys. I was very pleased with Swastick. I have absolutely no complaints. All my questions were answered promptly, considering the 12 hour time difference between Texas USA and India. I always have a lot of questions, I never like surprises. and they never failed to respond. I booked this with 2 other people. We booked the Golden Triangle tour so we could see the most popular historical sights. I always request a tour of less than 20 people. It was a guaranteed depart trip and it became a private tour for the 3 of us. Our driver was Sandeep Nirwan Fatehpura. He was waiting for us at the airport. I always arrive 1 day before the tour starts and stay at the hotel the tour will start from. I asked for Swastick to arrange a tour guide for this extra day. They did, and we were comfortably able to get local currency, a little shopping, and relax before the tour started. Sandeep picked us up daily at our hotels, always letting us know the night before what time he would arrive. He was always on time. On the Days we had a local tour guide, they met us in the hotel lobby before our driver arrived. The guides also met us and ensured we were checked into any new hotel we moved to. Then they informed us what our itinerary was for that city. All the tour guides were informative, pleasant and attentive to our needs, and spoke English very well. The itinerary for the trip was spectacular. But our driver made it super spectacular. Sandeep's driving skills were exemplary. Even our tour guides complimented him. He spoke very good English, so when we had no guide along, we were able to ask him questions. This made our long trips to the next city very enjoyable. We felt very safe and secure with him. He always was checking with us to ensure we were comfortable, needed anything, including needing to take a break on the long drives. We also chose to stay 2 days after the standard tour. Initially we were to stay at the same hotel in New Dehli. Sandeep made some suggestions for the extra days. Swastick was able to accommodate us and we added two more villages to our itinerary. We did have to pay an additional fee for the changes. I felt the charges were reasonable. So with accepting the add on, we were able to see more of India's villages, customs and everyday life. The last day we were safely taken to the airport for our journey home."
"wanted explore Luxury India Golden Triangle Tour with great guides and driver who can explain history to us tour guides was amazing we got best services that we expected"
"The trip organized by Agra Taj Visit was simply amazing, This Golden Triangle Tour with Udaipur was a very satisfying one...We had a great time sightseeing in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and of course the " City of Lakes " All it went so great...The accommodations & transport were very good. In short, I must say that we enjoyed everything that came with the package..."
"Everything perfect!! Everything awesome. I had a rough time because I was bitten by a monkey (my responsability), but the company accompany me to the hospital and they were with me the whole time. I absolutely recommend."
"An enjoyable tour. Professional arrangements by the operator, Crystal India Holidays, with a selection of a few "must visit" Golden Triangle sites. We were impressed with the guides, hotel choices, the tidy car, and our excellent driver. We feel this tour gave us everything we had hoped for and some more."

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