Rajasthan Tourism & Travel Guide

India’s largest state, Rajasthan, is an experience evocative of colors and cultures, history and heritage. A part of India’s Golden Triangle (the tourist circuit of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur), ornate palaces, ancient havelis and shimmering lakes, shrouded in mystery and magic are scattered across the state. Rajasthan is decked with the major tourist attractions in cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, many of which have colourful monikers. Jaipur is one of the most popular places to visit in Rajasthan. The pink city is home to many architectural masterworks such as the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar. Tourists flock to Jodhpur, the blue city to witness the sound and light show at the Mehrangarh Fort or for a romantic boat ride on the Balsamand and Gulab Sagar lakes. Head to Jaisalmer to capture a cinematic sunset across golden dunes at Khuri village and Udaipur for the glistening Lake Pichola with spectacular views of the Jag Mandir and the Lake Palace. If you want to escape to cooler climes, drive up to Mount Abu, just hours away from Udaipur. One of the relatively lesser known places in Rajasthan is Pushkar, dotted with boho cafes overlooking serene lakeside ghats. Taking a dip in the holy waters of the lake is one of the most-sought after things to do in Rajasthan. While you are in Pushkar, make sure you stop by the Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah in Ajmer.
Best time to visit

Peak season is from October to March when Rajasthan experiences mild winters. The days are sunny and pleasant throughout. The nights can get chilly, so pack accordingly.

Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 to INR 1000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

If you're looking to witness the magic of Rajasthan without burning a hole in your pocket, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will come in handy while booking your next stay


If you believe Rajasthan is an expensive place for a vacation, Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels will definitely change your mind


Best Hostels In Rajasthan

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The land of royalty, legacy, and palaces has been a favourite among travellers from around the world for quite some time. There is nowhere in India quite like it. Here are Tripoto's hand-picked list of places to visit that you absolutely cannot miss in Rajasthan.


Homestays are the perfect way to gain insight into the local culture of a place. It is lodging with a personal touch that makes your holiday all the more special. Feel at home in Rajasthan with our top homestay picks.


Best Luxury Hotels in Rajasthan

Sample the lifestyle of the rich and the famous while sipping on champagne and savouring rich and spicy Rajasthani food at some of the most luxurious hotels in Rajasthan. Here are Tripoto's top picks


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Amer Fort
11 km (7 mi) north of Jaipur, Jaipur 302028
This is one of the most magnificent forts in not only Jaipur but in the entire state of Rajasthan. The main area of the ...
City Palace of Udaipur
Udaipur
City Palace is a name that rings a bell of amazing culture and great architecture. It is one of the must things to do in...
Mehrangarh Fort
Fort Rd., Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort stands on a rocky hilltop which is about 120 m from the ground. The fort is one of the most magnificent ...
Ranthambore National Park
Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
This is the main attraction of the Sawai Madhopur District and a delight for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Tig...
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
Badi Chaupad, Pink City,, Jaipur 302002
As one of the most distinctive part of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal located amidst the busy streets is something that cannot be mi...
Jaisalmer Fort
Fort Road, Jaisalmer
This is an 800 year old fort and is also known as the “Golden Fort” of Rajasthan. This is one of the most magnificent fo...

Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

Peak season is from October to March when Rajasthan experiences mild winters, making the entire state cool and pleasant. The nights can get chilly, so pack accordingly. 

Shoulder season: July to September welcomes monsoons to Rajasthan and while the rains are infrequent, the dry countryside transforms during July.

Off-season: April to June constitute the summer months in Rajasthan when the flight rates and hotel tariffs drop as the temperature keeps increasing.

 


Budget for Rajasthan

For Budget Travellers: INR 700 to 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 60-600
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 50-300
  • Public Transport in local tuk tuks and buses: INR 10 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1200 to INR 3500 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 400 - 1000
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 400 - 1000
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws, and local taxis: INR 250 - 400
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 8000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 2000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 1000 and upwards
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