A Rajasthan tour can arguably be one of the best tours you can ever experience. It is a world-famous tourist spot, and millions of tourists throng this state every year Above all, what makes Rajasthan special is variety. Right from palaces to deserts to temples to shopping, you name it, Rajasthan has it. Therefore, it is no surprise that a Rajasthan tour is highly sought after.
An 11 night and 12 days trip to Rajasthan will ensure you cover all the major sightseeing spots in the state. Above all, you get to experience the lesser-known spots in cities as well. The tour will span across 6 cities, ensuring you have a memorable experience. Most importantly, you get different experiences in different cities, therefore leading to variety in your itinerary.
Arrive into the capital city of Jaipur to embark on your Rajasthan tour. Jaipur is well connected by roadways, airways, and railways to all major cities in India. Therefore, Jaipur should be the easiest entry point. Moreover, warm up to the Rajasthani culture in this friendly city! Hire a private taxi to check in to your hotel.
A good start is half the task well done. That is to say, starting your Rajasthan tour in Bikaner is an amazing start. Jaipur to Udaipur is roughly 350 kilometres and hence should take you around 5 – 6 hours.
Check in to your designated hotel at Bikaner. Proceed to visit the famous Ranakpur Jain Temples. Once you get the spiritual start you need, head to the quaint National Camel Breeding Farm. This gives you the variety you need in your tour, and not just forts and palaces. Subsequently, visit the Rasik Shiromani temple to understand and know more about the history and religious aspect of this city.
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast as you have a long day ahead. Start early to visit the world-famous Junargarh Fort. This is also widely called the “Old Fort” because this was once the house of the ruling family.
Secondly, visit the Karni Mata Temple, which is one of the most recommended places to visit in Rajasthan. This temple is also widely known as the “Temple of Rats”. This is because of the 25,000+ black rats that live in the temple, and subsequently, the temple is named that way.
Spend the rest of the day in leisure embracing the culture of the city.
Check in to your designated hotel at Jaisalmer. Since the drive is quite a long one, therefore spend the day predominantly at leisure. You can also choose to make this day a little more engaged by visiting Kolayat. Kolayat is a quaint old town which is situated between Bikaner and Jaisalmer. Above all, you also get to experience village-style of Rajasthan in Kolayat.
After a delicious breakfast, head to visit one of the most visited places in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer Fort. This fort is located on the far end of the golden city and was once the living place of the King of Jaisalmer. The sprawling fort dominates the landscape of the city, hence making it a must-visit place in any Rajasthan tour.
In addition to all this, Jaisalmer is the last “living fort” in India, which still houses over 2000 people! Enjoy the rest of the day in leisure experiencing the golden city in its natural glory.
Located at about 300 kilometres away from Jaisalmer, Jodhpur will be the next city you’d be covering in your Rajasthan tour. The journey should roughly take you somewhere between 4 -5 hours, therefore hiring a private taxi is necessary.
After checking in to your designated hotel in Jodhpur, or even during your journey from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, visit Osian. Osian is an ancient village on the outskirts of Jodhpur. Most importantly, visiting these villages add a different dimension to your grand tour.
Hire a private taxi and start your day early to visit the Mehrangarh Fort. Mehrangarh Fort is a massive prehistoric site that houses exhibits of different countries across the world. For history and art lovers, there is no better place to visit than the Mehrangarh Fort. Most importantly, this fort is an enticing visit even for people who aren’t much into history and art. Spend the rest of the day to explore the streets of the blue city!
No Rajasthan tour is complete without a visit to Udaipur. Therefore, the next city in your itinerary is Udaipur. Udaipur is roughly 250 kilometres away from Jodhpur, and hence should be a 4 -5-hour drive.
Start your sightseeing experience by visiting Nathdwara, a local town located in the Aravalli Ranges. Subsequently, visit the Ekling Ji Temple, which is believed to be the temple of the deity of the ruling god of the princely state of Mewar.
Head on for a city tour to visit the prominent palaces and forts in the city of Lakes. Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in the country. Therefore, ensure you spend some quality leisure time with your near and dear ones.
Plan a visit to Jagdish Temple, City Palace, and Saheliyon-ki-Bari on this day. All these places together should take around 6 hours, and is easily coverable within the same day.
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Pushkar, the city bordering the Thar Desert, is situated about 300 kilometres away from Udaipur. The drive should roughly take between 4 -5 hours.
This city is a sacred Hindu site, therefore temples and lakes are an integral part of this city. Firstly, visit the Brahma Temple and subsequently the Dargah Sharif to round off your day in Pushkar. Visit the lakes throughout the city in leisure in the evening.
Jaipur is the last leg of your Rajasthan tour, but most importantly, it could also be the best part of your itinerary. Jaipur is situated 150 kilometres away from Pushkar and is a short 2 – 3-hour ride.
There are so many places to visit in the capital city. No trip to Rajasthan is complete without visiting the City Palace. The stunning architecture marvel should end up as the fitting finale to the remarkable Rajasthan tour. Jantar Mantar consists of 19 astronomical instruments dating from the prehistoric times. Up next, visit the Govind Devji Temple and Ganeshji Temple. After that, visit the Galta Ji Temple which is located about 10 kilometres away from the city of Jaipur. This should engage the last day of your stay in your Rajasthan tour.
Bid farewell to the amazing state of Rajasthan with a heart full of cherishable memories and bag full of memorabilia for your near and dear ones!
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