Best places to visit in Rajasthan for the very first visit:
The cities chosen during my trip to Rajasthan were the 'must' visits for first time visitors and below is the order of planning my itinerary for the Rajasthan trip:
Brief stop at Haldighati
Quick stop at Chittorgarh & Ajmer
Travel tips to Rajasthan for Budget Travellers:
Travelling around Rajasthan:
It's better to get a private car to travel between cities, in that way one can easily cover the places en route. And for sightseeing, especially for budget travellers, local transport will be a good option, but remember they are not always allowed inside the parking area of a fort/ palace hence it will be some extra meters walk before the hour long tours of the famous establishments, but hey!! that's not discouraging, it's keeping you prepared to carry some more water, dry foods etc. Also, if the pockets is not too shrinking, you may also opt for a private car.
More Rajasthan Travel tips:
Most of the forts/ Palaces have entry fees to be paid. Hence keep a budget aside for it, it's important. Rajasthan is all about humongous palaces and their history. Audio guide available in most of the forts/ palaces Very important to take a guide/audio guide service in all the palaces/ forts, otherwise the tour will be half done, and you won't understand anything about the history. One has to give at least 1-2 hours in each palace/fort; you can't rush until you are on a relay race which doesn't serve the purpose of a trip to Rajasthan. SLOW DOWN when in Rajasthan. Do try Rajasthani cuisine at least once, its little spicy, but it can be tried at least for once. What is really appreciating is that the state government is putting a lot of effort to preserve the antiquities & the history of Rajasthan. And I would like to come back here once again after 5-6 years later to see a different Rajasthan, lot more majestic even than today may be.