Rajasthan Travel Guide to Plan the Best Trip

Rajasthan is the land of Royals – a place rich in its culture, tradition and history. There are various tourist attractions in the state that you will not stop alluring. The castles in India, forts and palaces at Jodhpur and Udaipur, camel riding at the sand dunes in Jaisalmer, the shopping streets in the pink city of Jaipur and you name it. From travel to food, you will love everything about Rajasthan.

When out for sightseeing, you can also have a travel guide to show you places and share the underlying history and fascinating stories. But make sure you hire a verified guide with proper ID. If you are a travel blogger or photographer, audio guide would be a better option for you. Have you finalized a 5 days for your Rajasthan trip? Ensure your Rajasthan travel package cover maximum of the places within this short yet valuable time.

No matter if you are on a tour of Rajasthan from Mumbai or Kolkata or Bengaluru, you just cannot miss the cultural hotspots in the royal state. It is this culture and heritage that make Rajasthan unique from all other tourist destinations in the country.

The most important cultural hotspots in Rajasthan are Chittorgarh Fort, Mount Abu, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City palace and Choki Dhani in Jaipur (a cultural village), Bagore Ki Haweli in Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and vast desert safari camps in Jaisalmer.

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1. Accommodation in Rajasthan

Over time, Rajasthan has turned into an important tourist destination in India inviting travelers from all across the world which has led to better accommodation facilities in the state. You can choose from the wide range of accommodation types from luxury resorts to heritage hotels to small havelis to guest houses to home-stays. Whatever suits your comfort and budget will be yours! However, make sure to book hotels in advance as there’s rush during peak season.

Rajasthan has been once the playground of significant events in history where several famous kings and their dynasties have ruled. It was a place where royal treatment, exquisite artwork, and beautiful sceneries were part and parcel of a member of the royal household. The heritage hotels present in the modern-day Rajasthan have retained the opulence and grandeur, along with the smiling service and exceptional hospitality.

The connoisseurs of this royal living and hospitality can utilize the well-oiled services of the hotel.

Hotel Narain Niwas Palace
One of the most well-known heritage hotels situated in Jaipur, famous for its royal treatment and opulent services.

Hotel Gaj Kesri
An adventure to the sand dunes of Rajasthan is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that should be enjoyed with the best hotels in Bikaner to choose from. Located just outside Bikaner, this hotel is also a fine example of royal hospitality and opulence. Hotel Gaj kesri in Bikaner is a perfect amalgamation of traditional vibes assimilated flawlessly with the amenities of modern civilization.

The whole place is decorated and designed in such a fascinating way, that it reveals each and every small and interesting aspect of the Rajasthani Culture. The Gaj Kesri Hotel is all about celebrating Rajasthan history, art, food, and architecture with the touch of modernity. The property has the best location in Bikaner with a very nice view. The resort offers amazing food all prepared by the home chef.

There is also a foreign exchange station, swimming pool, and other required facilities. Hotel Gaj Kesri is a good choice if you are looking for the best and budget accommodation in Bikaner. The hotel provides all the required services for functions like wedding and reception, and official programs like meetings or corporate retreats.

The hotel has its transportation services for venturing into the city as needed. There are standard and special types of rooms available for the guests to enjoy the rustic beauty and opulent hospitality of royal India.

Gajner Palace
The hotel is called a jewel of the desert Thar and is famous for its boat ride, nature-walks, sanctuary dinners, and desert safaris. The hotel rooms have been expertly restored to the opulence of the bygone royal era to the minutest detail, whereas modern amenities are present for each of the guests. The inclusion does not overpower the royal feeling of comfort.

The Byke Grassfield
Indulge in your own private paradise with the Byke Grassfield in Jaipur. It offers something for both the adventurous youngsters and family vacationers. A palatial stay surrounded by greens, it’s a far cry from the deserted lands and the urban noise. They leave you spoilt for choice with the umpteen number or recreational centers. Oh and the pure veg cuisine is to die for.

Treehouse Resort
The perfect luxury for your romantic getaway and spot on to enjoy that quality family time. You not only get an option to choose from the number of beautiful tree houses, but ones settled right above water. Talk about the ideal escape into the wild.

Lohagarh Fort Resort
Solitude galore! If you enjoy it, this exotic stay is spot on. Not only is it extravagant but also an eco-friendly resort! A shout out to all those who are ‘green at heart’. A page out of a fairy tale, you must visit it for the beautiful tents furnished with their own private pools.

Sunrise Health Resort
A Naturopathy stay. It is designed to cater to the wholesome nourishment of an individual. Ideal for those wanting to get away from the city lights and douse themselves in rejuvenating themselves. Want to know the best part yet? It is suited to both the budgeted travelers and the loaded alike.

Choki Dhani
A trip away from the rest; Choki Dhani offers travelers a mix or modernity while managing to retain the authentic splendor of a traditional stay in Rajasthan. Although located 5 kilometers from the main city, it a go to for the village ambiance it offers.

2. Shopping in Rajasthan

There are a lot of places for shopping in the state. If you are on a tour of Rajasthan from Delhi, being a delhite you probably would be aware of the popular shopping streets like Johari Bazaar in Jaipur, Nayi sadak and Clock Tower in Jodhpur, MG Road in Bikaner, Bada Bazar in Udaipur and Sadar Bazar in Jaisalmer. You never heard about these? Well, now you know about it all!

3. Famous food in Rajasthan

Rajasthan offers all kinds of cuisine as now it is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. However the traditional food of the state stands unique from any other dishes served in the hotels, streets or homes. Some of the best Rajasthani food that you must try includes Dal Baati Churma, Gatte ki Sabzi, Pyaaz Kachori and Laal Maas.

In Chokhi Dhani near Jaipur, the thaali there is vegetarian and absolutely humongous. It starts with 9–10 absolutely varying dishes all from Rajasthan. You eat and you eat till you can eat no more. And then you turn around to tell your partner that and what do you know? The servers sneak more food on to your plate. Food just keeps coming on and they won’t let you get up. Each dish tastier than the previous one. Divine, fresh food!

4. Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

The first thing that strikes one's mind is what would be the best time to visit a destination and when the place is Rajasthan, the question becomes more prompt. To answer this direct, you must plan for a trip to Rajasthan in between the months of October and February. During winters the temperature drops to an average range of 25 degree Celsius to 12 degree Celsius.

The next best time to visit Rajasthan after if not winters could be monsoons. The sight of dancing peacocks is worth to behold my friend. So, if you cannot wait till October, book your tickets somewhere in between June and August this year. However, you might have to drop some of the places from the itinerary as they might be closed due to rains.

The summers in Jaipur and Rajasthan are very hot, with a temperature of almost 45 degree celsius, while the winters are cold and ideal for planning a trip to the pink city, since the temperature can even reach 8 degree celsius.

5. How many days are required to visit Rajasthan?

On your trip to Rajasthan, you have to cover four of its major cities – Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur. A trip skipping any of these cities in the Rajasthan packages won’t be called complete so make sure you spend a minimum of 2 nights in each city which makes the total number of days to 10 days. Your Rajasthan trip shouldn’t be less than 10-12 days if you want to cover all the major destinations across the state.

6. Transport in Rajasthan

Rajasthan has plenty of local transport systems such as tuk-tuk, e-Rickshaw, Local buses, tourist buses, auto-rickshaws, cabs and tourist permit cars. You can hire tourist cabs dealing with a tour operator for convenience, especially if you want to have a road trip.

7. How to reach Rajasthan?

Jaipur is well connected by air with Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur. For the more daring, there is train connection with Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

8. Clothing in Rajasthan

Last but in a way the most important point is what to wear when traveling in Rajasthan. If you are going on a trip to Rajasthan in December, pack some cotton wears and flats for the day and get woolens like hoodies, sweaters, jackets, etc. for the chilly nights.

We hope you have a great time exploring the royal land of culture and tradition with a Rajasthan holiday package. Get your rajasthan tour packages and tickets booked and head to the city.
Kalyan Panja