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HOW TO PLAN RAJASTHAN TRIP- 5 STEP GUIDE FOR YOUR RAJASTHAN TOUR

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.

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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.

Jaipur:

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.

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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 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.

Jaisalmer:

A stay at 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:

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.

Ranthambore National Park:

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.

Jodhpur Fort

Mandawa:

A stay at Jaisalmer

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 with the thick and thins of this place and takes back memories for life.

Pushkar:

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.

A stay at Jaisalmer

Bikaner:

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 which, you’ll be able to see the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and even National Camel research institute.

A stay at Jaisalmer

Mount Abu:

If you are visiting Rajasthan in summers, 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’s old Dilwara Temples. Come here for a day or more to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Note:

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.

NAME OF THE FESTIVAL LOCATION TIME
International Kite Festival Jaipur And Jodhpur January
Elephant Festival Jaipur March
Winter Festival Mount Abu December
Pushkar Camel Fair Pushkar November
International Folk Festival Jodhpur October
Mewar Festival Udaipur March
Kumbhalgarh Festival Udaipur December
Desert Festival Jaisalmer February

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.

A stay at Jaisalmer

STEP 3: ADD EXPERIENCES TO THE TRIP

A stay at Jaisalmer

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 to 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. For making it easy for you to figure out, here is the list of thiIt is imperative to have a blueprint in mind of the placesngs 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 absolute wilderness.
  2. Hot air ballooning in Pushkar and Jaipur.

An engineer by education and writer by choice. She is a globetrotter with a pure desi heart. Her notion spree runs faster than a jet when she entangles herself with the thread of any culture. Her zeal for writing originates from her love for reading and trust us! She is a complete Potterhead.


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