Travel to Rajasthan

Welcome to the land of the glistening silver golden sands, the land of the multi colored fabrics, the impassioned songs and the sprightly dances, the ancient folk traditions and rich handicrafts - Welcome to Rajasthan. Rajasthan encompasses the warm and simplistic lifestyle of the natives and stands for historic battles.
Travel to Rajasthan

The state has been the seat of spectacular events. A tour of the state will take you through the arid yet singularly beautiful desert towns such as Jaisalmer and Barmer to the heart of Rajput grandeur and brilliance such as Udaipur and Chittorgarh. The region is a true tourist paradise and home to the most fascinating havelis and palaces and an astounding wildlife sanctuaries, shrines for the fervent and pious natives. The land of many legends, tales of valor and sacrifices, Rajasthan probably attracts the highest number of tourists in India.

Rajasthan also known as the 'land of colours' is situated in the North-Western part of India. Largest state in India in terms of area, Rajasthan is located in an area of 132,140 square miles in the Thar Desert Region and is surrounded by the 'Aravalis'; the oldest mountain chain in India.

Rajasthan was ruled by Rajputs clan known for their bravery and valor in wars. Located at the northwestern border of India, this is a place where history, myth, chivalry and romance form an exciting mix with the rugged natural beauty. Once divided into many princely states, the land has a glorious past, intriguing tales of valor and heroism of the residents of this region is an important part on Indian history.

Rajasthan, also known as the "Land of the Kings" is aptly named so as it is home to a marvelous realm of Maharajas and their forts and palaces. Rajasthan is famous as the land of jungles, tigers and glittering jewels and vivid art and vibrant culture. When in Rajasthan allow yourself to be mesmerized by all the beauty and royalty the state has to offer.

Best time to visit
The best time to visit Rajasthan is from mid October to mid March as it isn't too hot then and travellers can enjoy sightseeing without being bothered by the heat. A much loved destination with foreign and local tourists alike, a ramble through the state should take you 10 days, including all the major cities and tourist destinations.

The best thing about Rajasthan is that travellers across all budgets can enjoy the state. If you're a budget traveller you'll spend anything between Rs. 40,000- 55,000, a mid range traveller would spend between Rs. 55,000- 80,000 and a high end traveler would spend between Rs. 80,000- 1, 20,000.

How to Reach Rajasthan
The state of Rajasthan is steeped in history, legends and myths. With its imposing forts and palaces at scenic locations, splendid royal heritage and valiant anecdotes of royalties, Rajasthan is probably the most romantic state in India.

Rajasthan Travel Guide helps you explore the royal state of Rajasthan by providing information about how to reach Rajasthan by air, rail or road.

By Air

The State has 3 major airports, namely: Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur.

Most major public and private airlines operate regular flights to these places connecting them to major cities like Delhi Mumbai. If you plan to enter Rajasthan from Delhi, Jaipur is the most convenient entry point, while Udaipur is the best choice from Mumbai.

By Rail

Rajasthan has a good Railway network also. Major Railway Stations are in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Udaipur which are in turn linked to important Indian cities. But the best way to reach and experience Rajasthan is to take the "Palace on Wheels". This is a luxury tourist train, which offers fabulous royal splendor of the land on board. The state has also recently launched another tourist train "Heritage on Wheels". It also covers a large circuit offering enchanting glimpses of royal heritage.

By Road

One can reach Rajasthan by Road very easily since a network of National Highways and State Highways roads covers the state extensively. From Delhi, Jaipur is only 5 hours drive along the panoramic roadways. So most of the tourists prefer to travel Rajasthan by road.

Places to See in Rajasthan

Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum 
Albert Hall Museum or the Central Museum, sited amid the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, is one of the oldest museums in the state of Rajasthan . The Albert Hall Museum is modeled on the Albert Museum of London and represents the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Location- The museum is housed in Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, Rajasthan.Read More....


Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

The Cosmos and the vast Universe has always remained an enigma to mankind. Since yore the Universe has always fascinated man.

Various observatories have been created for discovering the mysteries of the cosmos and the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one them. In fact the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest and one of the best preserved of five observatories constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh all over northern India. The Jantar Mantar in the Pink City consists of multiple structures of stone masonry build in varied and large geometric forms that have caught the attention of artists, architects and art historiographers throughout the world. Read More.....


Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

The majestic fort of Kumbhalgarh, situated at a distance of eighty four kilometers to the north of the 'City of Lakes', is perhaps one of the most spectacular sites that adorns the history laden landscape of Udaipur. A testimony to the ingenuity of the legendary Maha rana Kumbha, it draws as much accolades as the formidable fortress of Chittorgarh.
It was constructed between the years 1445 and 1458 and is said to have been raised on the ruins of Samrapati's palace, a Jain king who lived in the 2nd Century B.C. In fact, the remnants of a Jain shrine found in the spectacular fortress indicates at such state of affairs. Read More.....

Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park

The Ranthambore National Park located between the Aravali Mountains and the Vindhya plateau is one of the renowned sanctuaries of India. This sanctuary with an area of 1,334 sq km is famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers that can be seen near the marshes and the lakes even during the daytime.
In the past this area was the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. It was declared a game sanctuary in 1955 and later became a National Park in 1980. Finally on 1980, it became the Tiger Reserve in India. Ranthambore is also cited as a heritage site because of the pictorial ruins of the fort within the park. Read More.....  

Udaipur
Udaipur

One of the most romantic cities in the world, Udaipur is nestled among the lush green Aravalis ranges. A legend goes into the making of the city. When the Emperor Akbar sacked Chittaurgarh, the capital of Maharana Udai Singh, a holy man guided the Maharana to re-build his capital here.
A travel to Udaipur would take you to the enchanting land where grand palaces overlook picture-pretty lakes, temples and havelis play hide and seek with myths, legends and history. The city aptly merits the epithet - the "Venice of the East".
Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

The regal Hawa Mahal is perhaps one of the oft visited tourist destinations of the lovely Pink City of Jaipur. instituted by the famed maharaja sawai pratap singh, circa 1799, the 'palace of the winds', is the repository of history and tradition of the colorful state of Rajasthan.
A portion of the magnificent City Palace, the Hawa Mahal is a stupendous melange of Rajasthan and Mughul schools of architecture. Etched in punk hued sandstone, it soars up to a height of about five stories and is one of the most remarkable monuments of Rajasthan. Read More.....  

Shopping in Rajasthan
Shopping in Rajasthan is a delightful experience. The land is traditionally rich in making handicrafts and handlooms. The tradition of art and crafts is Rajasthan actually developed and flourished under the direct patronage of the royalties. Different regions of the state specialize in different kinds of handicrafts, which would lead you to shopping spree in Rajasthan.

Since precious and semi precious stone are available in abundance in Rajasthan, the local artisans craft out exquisite jewellery from them.

Textiles and leather are also favourite medium of handicrafts with the Rajasthani craftsmen. The most striking phenomenon with the Rajasthani crafts is the glow of vibrant colours.

The artisans also fashion amazing objects made out of clay. Rajasthani painting also carves a special niche in Indian art, which displays a lyrical quality through enchanting combination of tender lines and bright colours.


Hotels in Rajasthan

Taj Hotel Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Hotel, Udaipur, spanning over a four acre land, stands with elan in the middle of the Pichola Lake. With Aravalli hills as the backdrop and reflection of white marbles in the Lake, the Hotel has a unique charm.

Hotel Jai Mahal Palace

The famous Jai Mahal Palace of Jaipur bears the history of 260 years of Indo-Saracenic architectural grandeur. This age old structure of 1745 AD has now become a major tourist 5 star deluxe hotel.

The Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel, Udaipur

The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Ornamenting the banks of the serene Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas offers magnificent view of the 'White city' Udaipur and is the ultimate romantic getaway. With a choice of 82 luxurious rooms and suites, complete with majestic Rajput architecture.

Hotel Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambore is a 5 Star Deluxe hotel, located in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan. It is situated at the junction of the Vindhya hills and Aravali ranges, near Ranthambore National Park.

Hotel Laxmi Niwas Palace

Laxmi Niwas Palace is one of the most popular hotels in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Located in the Lallgarh Palace Complex, Laxmi Niwas Palace offers quality boarding and lodging facilities to all its guests.

Hotel Basant Vihar palace

Hotel Basant Vihar Palace is a beautiful heritage hotel in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The hotel was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singhji, in the year 1940. It is situated amidst lush green surroundings.

Hotel Gajner Palace

Hotel Gajner Palace is a famous hotel in Bikaner, Rajasthan. This grand heritage palace is a division of the HRH Group of Hotels.

Karni Bhawan Palace

Karni Bhawan Palace is one of the finest heritage hotels in Bikaner. Once the royal residence of Maharaja Dr. Karni Singh, today it offers luxurious accommodation to both business and leisure travelers in the city of Bikaner.

Hotel Lallgarh Palace

Hotel Lallgarh Palace is one of the renowned hotels in Bikaner, Rajasthan. It is situated 250 kilometers away from the railway station. However, this Hotel Lallgarh Palace is quite close to the Bikaner bus stand. Being located on the outskirts of the city, this hotel offers a delightful stay amidst the serene atmosphere.

Tourist Map Of Rajasthan
Tourist Map Of Rajasthan