Slay Rajasthan Like A Backpacker By Staying At These Pocket-Friendly Hostels


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Decorated with dazzling palaces, magnificent forts, colorful culture and picturesque sunsets, the majestic state of Rajasthan has it all to steal your heart with its magical charm. From stunning desert landscapes to serene Aravali hills, there is so much things to do and see in Rajasthan. A backpacking trip to Rajasthan is the most beautiful way to explore food, traditions and interesting stories associated with each city. Staying at a backpacker hostel across Rajasthan will give you a life changing travel experience and also will not create a hole in your pocket.

Backpacking in Rajasthan is the most fun and budget friendly way to travel and explore major highlights. From roaming around the pristine lakes of Udaipur to strolling around the holy ghats of Pushkar, this ultimate backpacker guide for Rajasthan will help you plan a trip to this incredible land.

Come dive into the rich culture of Rajasthan while staying at these fabulous backpacker hostels.

Backpacking Itinerary For Rajasthan: Delhi - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Delhi

Widely known as ‘the pink city’, you cannot miss Jaipur when you visit Rajasthan. Adorned with buildings painted in salmon pink color, grand havelis, serene lakes and royal forts positioned on hilltops, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Surrounded by Aravali hills, this capital city of Rajasthan is more than just ancient glitz and glamour. Jaipur is home to so many heroic battles and offers a plethora of things to do for every type of traveller.

Photo of The Hosteller Jaipur, Gopalbari, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Sahil Singh

Where: Mirza Ismail Road, opp. Ganpati Plaza, near Sun Towers, Jaipur

Price: INR 449 per night per person (breakfast included)

What’s nearby:

Click amazing photos at Hawa Mahal, Patrika Gate, City Palace; guided tour at Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort; try traditional dishes like Ghewar, Dal Baati Churma; chill along Jal Mahal; shop at Bapu Bazar, Johri Bazar.

Checkout travel guide for Jaipur here.

Home to highly revered Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner is a desert city and offers a more relaxed atmosphere as compared to Jaisalmer in west. Dotted with numerous ancient forts and palaces, Bikaner will mesmerize you with camels wandering in beautiful sand dunes. Bikaner is also popular for its delicacies like bhujjias and thandais. So, don’t forget to try out them!

Photo of Shri Ram Heritage, Sadul Ganj, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Sahil Singh

Where: A 228, Sadul Ganj, Bikaner

Price: INR 220 per night per person

What’s nearby: Take camel rides; visit Junagarh Fort, Karni Mata Mandir, Gajner Palace, Lalgarh Palace; purchase local Rajasthani wall paintings and local handicrafts.

Checkout travel guide for Bikaner here.

Known as ‘the golden city’, Jaisalmer is decorated with picturesque lakes, havelis and castles made of golden coloured sandstone and beautiful Jain Temples. Positioned close to Pakistan border, a backpacker trip to Jaisalmer will always remain incomplete without spending a night at a camp in Thar Desert. Jaisalmer showcases an ideal blend of Rajasthani culture, heritage and adventure.

Photo of HosteLaVie Jaisalmer, Fort Road, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Sahil Singh

Where: Fort Road, Shiv Street, Jaisalmer

Price: INR 349 per night per person

What’s nearby: Camel safari and Jeep bashing in Sam Sand Dunes; boating in Gadsisar Lake; Jaisalmer Fort tour; visit Jain Temple, Kuldhara Village, Bada Bagh, Badal Palace, Patwon Ki Haveli; visit cafes situated in Jaisalmer Fort.

Checkout travel guide for Jaisalmer here.

Jodhpur - the blue city of Rajasthan is also known as ‘gateway to Thar Desert’. Jodhpur is adorned with blue houses, stunning temples, lakes and magnificent forts like Mehrangarh Fort, overlooking the entire blue city. Well-maintained roads and delightful sweets found in local bazaars makes Jodhpur a great travel destination to visit while backpacking in Rajasthan. Get mesmerized by the blissful sunset as seen from the top of Mehrangarh Fort.

Photo of Zostel Jodhpur, Sutharo Ka Bass Road, Gulab Sagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Sahil Singh

Where: Makrana Moholla, Toorji Ka Jhalra, Jodhpur

Price: INR 499 per night per person

What’s nearby: Take guided tour at Mehrangarh Fort, Khejarla Fort; visit Mandore Garden, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake; shopping at Sardar Market.

Checkout travel guide for Jodhpur here.

Rajasthan’s city of lakes, Udaipur is one of the best destination for backpackers and romantic getaways. Surrounded with beautiful Aravali hills, this white color painted city is also titled as ‘Venice of the East’. Udaipur is decorated with gorgeous temples, serene lakes and palaces maintaining the pride of Mewar rulers.

Photo of goStops Udaipur (Stops Hostel Udaipur), Tripura, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Sahil Singh

Where: House No. 60/9, Hanuman Ghat, Ambari Road, opp. Hotel Udai Kohti, outside Chandpole, Udaipur

Price: INR 399 per night per person (breakfast included)

What’s nearby: Visit Sajjangarh Palace, City Palace, Eklingji Temple, Jagdish Temple, Bada Mahal, Jag Mandir Palace; chill along Ambrai Ghat; enjoy boat ride in Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake; visit Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary.

Checkout travel guide for Udaipur here.

Pushkar is a holy city in Rajasthan where spiritual vibes mingles with the hippie culture. Home to only temple in World dedicated to Lord Brahma, Pushkar should not be be missed while doing backpacking in Rajasthan. Highly revered by Hindu devotees, this sacred travel destination attracts many backpackers during Pushkar Camel Fair hosted in the month of November every year.

Photo of The Madpackers Hostel Pushkar, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Sahil Singh

Where: Kishan Palace, Choti Basti, Panch Kund Road, Pushkar

Price: INR 499 per night per person (breakfast included)

What’s nearby: Seek blessings at Lord Brahma Temple; take dip into sacred Pushkar Lake; enjoy sunrise over ghats; take camel ride (Pushkar Camel Fair); visit Rangji Temple, Savitri Temple (bird’s eye view of city), hot air balloon ride.

Checkout travel guide for Pushkar here.

So are you ready to escape, explore and discover Rajasthan in a backpacker’s style? Padharo Mhare Des!

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