Explore Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Land of the Royals

Rajasthan has rich traditions, culture and a royal history. It houses several centuries old monuments and palaces that reflect the state's glorious history. Almost every palace and temple is an architectural wonder. The golden deserts in Rajasthan, wildlife reserves and the pristine artificial lakes enhance the beauty of the state. In addition to all this, folk dance, folk music and camel rides in the endless sand dunes make Rajasthan one of a kind! 


Popular cities: 


  • Jaipur

  • Jodhpur

  • Udaipur

  • Jaisalmer


Climate
The climate in Rajasthan is generally arid or semi-arid with extreme temperatures in both summer and winter. The best time to visit the state is between October to March.

  • January — Cool
  • February — Cool
  • March — Cool
  • April — Hot
  • May — Hot
  • June — Hot
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Wet
  • October — Humid
  • November — Cool
  • December — Cold
Things to do
City Life
Cities in Rajasthan display a perfect melange of royal lifestyle and metropolitan type city life. Jaipur is one of them. The city is glorious at night as the vivid shades of the city illuminate the centuries old architecture. Nightlife can be enjoyed the best at several clubs across the city such as Club Naila and House of People. Bapu Bazaar is a ...    (Show More)
History & Heritage
Amber Fort and Palace in Jaipur is a royal heritage site that stuns the beholder with its sheer grandiose. This architectural wonder consists of Diwan-e-Khas, Shukh Niwas and Sheesh Mahal. A light and sound show is held everyday depicting the rich history of this fort. The City Palace in Jaipur is an epitome of a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal ...    (Show More)
Museums
Albert Hall is one of the most famous museums in Rajasthan. It's also the oldest museum in the state. It is home to several artifacts, paintings, crystal works, jewellery, ivory items, sculptures and carpets that offer a glimpse into the rich cultural, history and heritage. Amar Jawan Jyoti is a memorial built to commemorate the brave soldiers who...    (Show More)
Hill Station
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. With so many vantage points it is an ideal place to make memories with your loved ones, friends and family. For nature lovers, Nakki Lake is an ideal place. Surrounded by lush greenery and mountains Nakki lake offers innate serenity and beautiful views. Located near this lake, the Raghunath Temple is...    (Show More)
Sand Dunes & Deserts
Sand Dunes in Rajasthan make for a memorable trip with its entrancing views and dolden landscapes. Sam Sand Dunes and Khuri Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer, the ‘Golden City’, offer a vacation soaked in adventure and beauty. Adventurous activities like paragliding, parasailing, dune bashing and jeep safari can be tried in Sam Sand Dunes, whereas peaceful a...    (Show More)
Lakes
Rajasthan is home to several man-made lakes that add unmatched beauty to the state. Man Sagar Lake is an artificial water lake with the majestic Jai Mahal Palace standing in its middle. The migratory birds further enhance the beauty of this place. Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur is exceptionally clean and expansive. It is the second largest lake in the...    (Show More)
Adventure
Elephant ride in Dera Amer is nothing short of an adventure. You can also feed these majestic mammals, shower them and even paint their trunks with organic paints. Water Valley Trek trails traces its way to the top of Aravali hill. Located near the Man Sagar Lake, this moderate level trek passes through lush green trees and offers scenic views alon...    (Show More)
Gardens
Central Park in Jaipur is believed to be the largest garden in the city. Adorned with beautiful lawns, stone statues, various birds and musical fountains, it's the perfect place to relax and for birdwatching. Daulat Bagh in Ajmer dates back to the Mughal era. Constructed in 1868, the Baradari marble pavilions, surrounding Anasagar Lake, and various...    (Show More)
Wildlife
Ranthambore National Park is one of the most famous national parks in India. It is home to the majestic Royal Bengal tiger and other large numbers of mammals, birds and reptile species. One can easily spot leopards, desert foxes, sloth bears, serpent eagles, waterfowl among others. The popular wild animals in Ranthambore include Striped Hyenas, Nil...    (Show More)
Temples/Places of Worship
Galtaji Temple in Jaipur consists of several ancient Hindu temples.The sacred shrine of Galtaji is always surrounded by monkeys, thus, this place is also known as Galta Monkey Temple. Brahma Temple is one of the sacred places to visit in Pushkar. The bird motif of this temple gives it a distinctive identity. The temple is only reserved for ascetics...    (Show More)
How to spend time / how long will it take?

Many prominent tourist sites in Rajasthan can be covered in 7-12 days. You can spend two days exploring Jaipur’s heritage sites, forts, markets and palaces. Spend an evening at the pristine Man Sagar Lake while you are in Jaipur. If you seek adventure you can try Water Valley Trek or an Elephant ride at Dera Amer. Further, you can spend two days each at Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and nearby districts exploring the golden deserts, palaces and historical sites. Towards south you can spend a day or two exploring Udaipur. From here it’s easy to visit Sirohi in order to reach Mount Abu. Spend a day at Mount Abu amidst scenic nature to calm your body, mind and soul. 


Cuisine
  • Rajasthan cuisine is highly influenced by its rich heritage, culture and arid climatic conditions. In every Rajasthani dish there is a distinct flavour of traditions that makes it delicious and heart-warming. Some of the famous traditional foods include Dal Bati Churma, Gatte, Kachori, Ker Sagri, Kadhi, Methi Bajra Puri, Kalmi Vada, among others. Non-vegetarians can bless their taste buds with Laal Maas, Mohan Maas and Banjara Gosht. Mohanthal, Mawa Kachori, Kalakand, Ghevar, Moong Dal Halwa, Gujia are some of the lip-smackingly delicious desserts in Rajasthan.
Costs
  • While meal prices in Rajasthan can vary, the average cost of food is approximately INR 150 per meal.
  • Sim card cost depends on the package you opt for but the starting price is mostly INR 100. Certain important documents may be required for identity proof purposes.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa
  • Other need to apply for an Indian visa
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 7 - 12 days

Known For
  • Desert
  • Wildlife
  • Ancient Forts
  • Luxurious Palace Hotels
  • Pink City - Jaipur
  • Ancient Stepwell - Bawdi
  • Lakes
  • Gardens
  • Temples
Areas to Visit
  • Royal palaces across the state such as Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Chandra Mahal etc.
  • Forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort etc.
  • Sand Dunes & Deserts in Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Pushkar
  • Mount Abu in the Aravalli Range
  • Ranthambore National Park for wildlife and adventure

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