The Ideal Hostel Circuit of Rajasthan for the Upcoming Tourist Season

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Rajasthan is all about flamboyant resorts, magnificent havelis, and mega-structure forts that makes it an obvious favourite among tourists. If you’re someone who craves to explore these Rajasthani specialities but are scared to spend exorbitant amounts of money just on accommodation, we’ve got you covered. Winter is the ideal time explore the endless beauty of this desert state, so we bring you the ideal hostel circuit that you can take to witness the best of Rajasthan on a budget.

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

First head to the capital city, Jaipur, a city that is a perfect amalgamation of history and modernity. It is well-connected by air, road and rail from all parts of the country. 

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Photo of Zostel Jaipur, Opposite Tourist Police Station, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Zostel Jaipur, Opposite Tourist Police Station, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

Located right in the middle of the walled city, Zostel is at close proximity to Jaipur's most significant monuments -- City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. It is bedazzled with bright walls and colourful decor which echo the zestful spirit of Jaipur. Every corner of Zostel is decorated with Rajasthani prints and designs in order to give you a Jaipuri feel. The common room is the main attraction of Zostel where numerous board games, guitar and cards are laid out to keep guests engaged. The lounge also has a quiet space, coupled with a library with a rich collection of books.

Cost with Breakfast:

A bed in their 4/8 bed mixed dorm, 6 bed Mixed/Female dorm will cost you anywhere between ₹449 - ₹799 and a deluxe private room will cost about ₹1,680.

Places to visit:

City Palace, Amer Fort, Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal

Upcoming Event:

Jaipur Literature Festival : January 24 - 28, 2019

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Photo of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

Then head to Pushkar, located 146km away from Jaipur. This journey can be undertaken by easily available buses between the two cities. You can also board a train from Jaipur to Ajmer (135km) and then take a bus from Ajmer to Pushkar (10km).

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Photo of The Madpackers Hostel Pushkar, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of The Madpackers Hostel Pushkar, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

The Madpackers Hotel is located only 1.4km from Pushkar Lake and offers gorgeous view of the city from its terrace. The hostel also features a lounge where one can spend time interacting with tourists from around the world. Another outstanding aspect about the hostel is the fact that is located amidst serenity but is still in close proximity to cafes and restaurants of the city.

Cost with Breakfast:

A bed in their 4/8 bed mixed dorm, 6 bed Mixed/Female dorm will cost you anywhere between ₹551 - ₹849 and private double rooms will cost you between ₹1,828 - ₹2,232

Places to Visit:

Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Lake Foy Sagar

Upcoming Event:

Pushkar Holi Festival: March 20, 2019

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Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

From Pushkar, leave for Udaipur, the City of Lakes. As its name suggests, Udaipur is rife with numerous pristine lakes. It is a city that still glistens with the charm of its rich past, and is an ideal destination for a romantic getaway. You can hail easily available buses or cabs for this journey of 276km that will take you about 5 hours to complete. The two cities are also connected by cheap flights that take only one hour to reach.

Where to Bunk:

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Photo of Bunkyard Hostel, Lal Ghat Road, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Bunkyard Hostel, Lal Ghat Road, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

Located by the serene Lake Pichola, Bunkyard Hostel in Udaipur embodies the very vibrant character of the city. The hostel is decorated with jharokas, jaalis and khirkis, finished with indigo Rajasthani murals. Every part of the property is Insta-worthy thanks to cozy corners that are artistically adorned. To make things more interesting, each dormitory is themed on music genres like jazz and ragae. Moreover, the hostel has the most delightful rooftop that overlooks the majestic Lake Palace, Jag Mandir on one side and the grand City Palace on the other side.

Cost with breakfast:

A bed in their 4/8 bed mixed dorm, 6 bed Mixed/Female dorm will cost you anywhere between ₹499- ₹599 and double bed private rooms will cost you ₹2,999 or ₹3,999.

Places to Visit:

City Palace, Lake Pichola, Monsoon Palace, Jag Mandir, Crystal Museum

Upcoming Event:

Udaipur World Music Festival: 9-11 February, 2019

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Photo of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

From Udaipur, you can then head to Jodhpur, the Blue City that derives its name from its colourful streets that are dressed in different shades of blue. These blue streets have long been every photographer’s delight due to the vibrant palette that they offer. The journey between the two cities is 250km long and takes about 4.5 hours to complete. The best way to travel between the two is to take a Volvo bus or a train.

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Photo of Locomo Hostel - Jodhpur, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Locomo Hostel - Jodhpur, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

Locomo Hostel is a one-of-a-kind heritage hostel property that is situated within a 120 year old home. Staying at the property is an ideal way to experience royalty in a budget-friendly way. Moreover, the hostel's proximity to the biggest attractions of the city like Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhawan palace makes Locomo an excellent choice while you're visiting Jodhpur.

Cost with Breakfast:

A bed in their 4/8 bed mixed dorm, 6 bed Mixed/Female dorm will cost you anywhere between ₹399- ₹499 only.

Places to Visit:

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Clock Tower, Jaswant Thada

Upcoming Events:

World Sufi Spirit Festival: February 18, 2019

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Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

From Jodhpur, you can then head to Jaisalmer, the Golden City that forms a part of Thar Desert. At Jaisalmer, experience camping and camel rides to witness the unapologetic beauty of the desert. The distance between the cities is about 284km and this journey can easily be undertaken via train or road.

Where to Bunk:

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Photo of Moustache Jaisalmer, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Moustache Jaisalmer, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

Located only 100m away from the Jaisalmer Fort, Moustache Hostel is the best place to stay where you can always stay in touch with the rustic side of the city. The hostel features typical Rajasthani architecture and is sure to be the most beautiful hostel that you may have ever stayed at. It is centrally located, so you can actually explore the city with ease.

Cost with Breakfast:

A bed in their 4/8 bed mixed dorm, 6 bed Mixed/Female dorm will cost you anywhere between Rs. 470- Rs 500 while the double room will cost you about Rs. 2500

Places to Visit:

Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Lake Gidsar

Upcoming Event:

Jaisalmer Desert Festival: February 17 -19, 2019.

After Jaisalmer, you can fly back home but remember, Rajasthan will stay in your hearts forever. 

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do they allow kids. if I'm traveling with my family
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