A majestic land of fairy-tale palaces and vibrant local life, Rajasthan fulfills all expectations of India. Rajasthan formerly known as the land of kings (Raja means king and Sthan means place) is the largest state of India and has 33 districts with Jaipur being the largest city which also it’s capital. Rajasthan is popular for magnificent Palaces, traditional handicrafts, vibrant culture, rich heritage, authentic cuisines and the endless white and golden sand of the Thar Desert, enabling travelers from across the globe to gain a real sense of the diverse state and distinct civilization. Read more about our Rajasthan travel guide by us for an amazing experience.
This land continues to be home to Rajas and maharajas, who today share their legacy, historical past, traditions and homes with visitors who wish to experience the past and present of Rajasthan. In this desert kingdom, fortresses wrap themselves around hills while below, in the plains, pleasure gardens surround serene lakeside palaces and royal settlements command imposing views over vast open spaces. Some ornate palace doors have been flung open to welcome the outside world. The former rulers now invite curious travelers to their homes, drawing them into another world that evokes an enchanting past.
Rajasthan is well connected to all major suburbs of India via air, rail, and roads. Choose your commute wisely.
By Air – Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur have airports with direct links to most major cities in the country.
By Rail – Overnight trains from Mumbai and Delhi reach most major cities in Rajasthan. The Rajdhani and the Shatabdi Express are good choices for traveling to Rajasthan via rail.
By Road – National Highway 8 runs through Rajasthan and connects the state to Delhi and Mumbai. Though Mumbai is quite far, a road trip to Rajasthan from Delhi takes only around 4 hours.
When to visit:
Summers starts from March to June are scorching in Rajasthan. Monsoon stretches from July to September with immense humidity. During Monsoons, Udaipur is the best place to visit in Rajasthan. Hence, October to February is the ideal month for touring Rajasthan as the summer heat has passed and the weather is generally pleasant.
Where to Go:
- The “Pink City” Jaipur – explores its numerous forts and palaces like Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Amber Fort, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar. Shop for jewelry and handicrafts and more from Bapu Bazar. Try some local street food at Masala Chowk. Eat at Chokhi Dhani to experience the rich Rajasthani culture and hospitality.
- The “Golden City” Jaisalmer is known for its sandstone fort, and desert. Join a camel safari into the Thar Desert, watch the folk dance while having dinner under the stars.
- The “blue city” Jodhpur with the majestic Mehrangarh fort, descend to Umaid Bhawan Palace said to be the world’s largest Art Deco residence. Browse Sardar bazar for jewelry, spices, and fabrics.
- Visit the “City of Lakes“ Udaipur. The Venice of East has stunning white Lake Palaces and mesmerizing landscapes. Admire the stunning vistas of the City palaces along the Lake Pichola. Take a boat ride to Jagdish Mandir palace.
- The “haunted City” Alwar is known for its haunted Bhangarh fort.
What to Eat:
- Daal baati Churma – Eat like the Rajasthanis.
- Laal Maans – Meat curry cooked in countless spices.
- Ghevar – Popular Rajasthani dessert.
What to do:
Witness the largest Camel fair in India in Pushkar. Take a dip in the serene Pushkar Lake which is believed to cure all the skin diseases and cleanses all your sins.
- Fulfill your wishes/mannat by offering prayers at Ajmer Shariff Dargah.
- Take a ride on the wild side at the Ranthambore National Park.
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ranthambore fort to encounter the history of Rajasthan.
- Visit Bikaner for the love of Handicrafts. The major features of the city include Usta and Chadwa artifacts and handicrafts.
- Visit Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan.
Luxury still prevails throughout – majestic forts of Rajasthan. The glory of the state lures travelers from all over the world. You are not all set to visit the royal place. Visit these beautiful places with family, friends, group or your partner of the state that will leave you mesmerized. Plan your dream holiday with our Rajasthan travel guide by Chakrr.