Lazy Yatra offers the Luxury Rajasthan Tour Packages. Customize these tour packages as per traveller's taste, itinerary, vehicle, adventure sports, water sports, honeymoon. The sands blowing the tales of the bloodied skirmishes and Rajputana valour, the imposing forts looming atop the steep hills standing as guards of time, the opulence of palaces, iridescent lakes, the scenic hill stations, the stunning ungulates in the deserts, the land of the Maharajas and Maharanas - Rajasthan welcomes you like a royal with a warm hospitality and gives you a similar send-off for you to come back and rediscover the charm of the undisputed India’s gem. Its regal heritage aside Rajasthan is many things to many people and is visited for many reasons. Make sure to indulge in the following while planning a Rajasthan tour.
Forts, palaces and lakes
The biggest attractions of all in Rajasthan are the several specimens of its fortified excellence. The magnificent ramparts watching over the cities, gargantuan gates that offer ingress to the horses and elephants through the winding accesses of the forts. The insides decked with glittering giant chandeliers, intricate glasswork, chairs made out of the finest timber, halls full of gewgaws in iron, brass, copper, pearls, stones, brought in from across the globe, pillars carved out of marble, and an endless ceiling acting as a sanctum for these valuables. Rajasthan has a remarkable number of forts and palaces overlooking the lakes, moats and hills. Some of them forgotten with time while some have been restored and turned into world-class heritage hotels. Among the places to visit in Rajasthan are the marque set of Amber fort in Jaipur set in red sandstone, the spectacular Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur, the golden-hued bulwark in Jaisalmer, the pride of Chittorgarh, and the old fort of Junagarh.
Apart from the impregnable might of the forts, the landscape of Rajasthan is dotted with grand palaces with stories of sybaritic lives of the kings and the rulers of the land. Make sure to strike off from your list the Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, the sheer splendour of which has been captured in many movies and is rented for ritzy weddings of the well-heeled. Have a dekko at the City Palace in Jaipur - striking yet gone trite with too much of commercial hardsell. And not to be missed is the picture postcard-perfect, lavish City Palace by the banks of the shimmering Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
The famous craftsmanship
The arts and handicrafts encouraged and patronised by the kings continues to exist and can be seen in various forms strewn across the streets of the state. Still an inspiration for many designers, the vibrancy of Rajasthan is inescapable. The famous bandhini, the tie n dye style of which made it to the creative studios of fashion houses or the jutti which made it to the shoe closets of many. The bazaars here brim with colour and bustle. Head to Mirza Ismail Road in Jaipur for stunning pieces of pottery and intricate stone sculptures and other artefacts. Then there are centres for the complex work on gemstones and marble. A stopover to one such can be found in many Rajasthan packages. Precious stones and exquisite handiwork is available at tourist rates. Nehru Bazaar is where to find the best of textiles and local fabric. Get a bargain on juttis and some good old bandhini saris. For brasswork explore the Tripolia bazaar and discover rare finds on lac jewellery which is another Rajasthani takeaway. You can even encounter a lac bangle being made and feel the warmth of a freshly moulded one in your hands. Visit the Shilpgram in Sawai Madhopur for a diverse range of village art and craft.
A peek at the wildlife
A rare sight of the elusive tiger, a pack of deer huddled by the rivulet, exotic birds perched on the branches overhead, the wildlife of Rajasthan is unparalleled with such sightings with a backdrop of crags, lakes and deciduous trees. Among the things to do in Rajasthan are visiting the national parks, wildlife reserves and sanctuaries. The name that tops the list is Ranthambore National park in Sawai Madhopur. Famous among the wildlife enthusiasts across the globe, this one is probably the most-frequented for being home to tigers. Today it’s managed by the royal house of Jaipur. One can spot hyena, leopard, jackal, wolf, blue bull antelope, crocodiles and more. The landscape is adorned with one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan. Another important mention is the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary for over 370 species of migratory birds such as raptors, geese, ducks and more. Explore the ecosystem of the Thar desert at the Desert National Park to see blackbuck, desert fox, saker falcon and the endangered Indian bustard. Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar sits in the lap of Aravallis and is home to jungle cats, chitals, rhesus macaque, harbour quails and more apart from tigers. Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner, Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, Ramgarh Sanctuary in Bundi and Nahargarh Bioolgical Park in Jaipur are a few other hubs to spot the unison of fauna and flora.
How to reach Rajasthan
If you’re wondering how to reach Rajasthan then read on to know your options.
Air : Jaipur Airport is the main airport situated in Sanganer at about 13 km from the capital city of Jaipur. The airport has both Indian and international network. Apart from the Sanganer airport, there are domestic flights to Udaipur and Jodhpur airports as well.
Rail : Rajasthan has a vast network of train routes and connects to almost all major cities in the country. You can disembark at many railways stations like Jaipur, Bikaner, Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Baharatpur and more with Jaipur being the main hub.
Road : Planning a road journey from the nearby cities of Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh is pretty breezy owing to the smooth state highways. There are around 20 national highways in Rajasthan with NH8 being the busiest. Self-drive aside there are buses operated by RSRTC connecting the neighbouring cities.
When to visit Rajasthan
Rajasthan has four seasons namely summer, winter, monsoon and post-monsoon. The best time to visit Rajasthan is from October to February and be wary of the infamous Rajasthan summer which starts to peak from April and continues to scorch the land till June. The mercury soars up to 48 degree Celsius in majority of the state barring hill stations like Mount Abu and Ranakpur which can be visited during summer. The monsoon from July to September is sparse yet brings respite and eases sightseeing. Plan a trip around these months to avoid the crowds and to book Rajasthan hotels at cheaper rates. The post-monsoon and the onset of winter i.e. from October to February is the peak season with expensive tourist attractions and hotels. Also, post sunset the temperatures tend to drop to an extreme low compared to the day time temperature, so keep your jackets handy. Also enjoy self drive packages and weekend getaways packages from Rajasthan.
No matter if you are planning to visit Rajasthan with your family, kids, friends, or partner, you can get the perfect Rajasthan tour packages crafted with Lazy Yatra. On your trip to Rajasthan with these amazing packages, you can visit top destinations of the state, such as Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Kumbhalgarh Fort in Udaipur, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Lake Pichola in Udaipur, and Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu. You can also engage in Desert Camping in Jaisalmer, Food tour in Jodhpur, Hot Air Ballooning in Jaipur, and go Bird Spotting at Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur.
Places to Visit on Rajasthan Trip:
Rajasthan has innumerable gorgeous tourist attractions to offer, but here are some of the most unmissable ones:
Amber Fort (Amer) and Palace: The Amber Fort is also known as Amer Fort and it is popular for its intricate artistry and sculptures that depict Hindu iconography. The Fort is built with red sandstone and marble and is known for its unique, natural air-cooling system.
Jaisalmer Fort: The Jaisalmer Fort is a stunning yellow sandstone structure that emits a golden hue under the strong desert light, which creates a magical effect for onlookers. It is one of the largest forts in the world and includes a Jain Temple and Laxminath Temple that have been constructed on the premises.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur: One of the most important attractions in all Rajasthan tour packages, Mehrangarh Fort is an enormous fort built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The fort was the center of local administration and defense during the 18th century.
Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur: Ranthambore National Park is a wildlife sanctuary found in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan in India. It is the only national park located within a city and covers three tracts of forest. Raptors such as Bengal tigers, Indian cheetahs, and red-headed vultures can all be seen here. The park also provides habitat for around 1,000 species of birds.
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Udaipur: Situated on the banks of lake Pichola, Kumbhalgarh is one of the best-known forts to be included in all Rajasthan tour packages. The old building has witnessed many significant events in Indian history. Kumbhalgarh was built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha and was named after his grandfather's birthplace, Kumbhal near Ajmer. The fort's natural mountainous structure provided a strong defensive base which included three lakes: Gomti, Madakashala and Purna.
Lake Pichola, Udaipur: "Nestled on the edge of the blue-hued mountains and dotted with purple wildflowers, Pichola Lake is well-known for its enchantment. The water here is calm and peaceful as it reflects the mountain scenery all around. You can rent a boat to venture out into it or simply stroll along its banks. Many temples stand near the water, like that of Ganesha and Keshav Rai along with many others from different religions."
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh: Chittorgarh Fort is located in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan, India. It was built in 1278 AD by the Sisodia rulers of Mewar. Built on top of a 116 feet hill, Chittor fort has four distinct terraces which have ramparts and watch towers. The fourth or uppermost rampart is known as "Raj Mahal". When you walk around this wall, you will see dozens of small temples and fountains to the left and right, all with their own exquisite sculptures. Built in a magnificent architectural style, Chittorgarh Fort is always found in the Rajasthan tour packages of architecture buffs.
Boating in Lake Pichola is definitely one of the most romantic activities to include in your Rajasthan tour packages.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur: Nahargarh Fort is one of the most beautiful forts in Jaipur and can be seen from many places in the city. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the fort stands tall on a hillock that has three building blocks on top of each other, giving it an architectural beauty and uniqueness. The place was home to royal families and aristocracy and though the fort has stood for many years, its majestic architecture has not lost its charm amidst age. And one of the most scenic places to add in your Rajasthan tour packages to visit.
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner: One of the most scenic places to add in your Rajasthan tour packages, the Junagarh Fort is located on top of a hill which commands a view of the city below, most notably from its highest point, Lal Chowk. The fort was constructed in 1465 by Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur's Rathore dynasty. It stands as one of the most important historic monuments in India as it was once known as "the second Lahore"—a reference to its importance during the Mughal Empire—and it served as an architectural model for many other buildings during this era.
Patwon-ki-Haveli, Jaisalmer: Located in Jaisalmer, Patwon ki haveli is one of the most beautiful places to include in your Rajasthan tour packages. Its name means a palace with walls of sandstone. It was built by Maharawal Maan Singh to serve as his summer residence between 1818 and 1875 AD and today it stands as one of the world's finest examples of traditional Indian architecture.
Best Time for Rajasthan Trip: The best time to visit Rajasthan is between the months of October to February, when the weather is cool and pleasant. In winters, the temperature drops down to 20 degrees Celsius with a considerable rainfall. This is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and go sightseeing, exploring the forts, palaces, and temples of the state. Another ideal time for visiting Rajasthan is from July to September, when the arid and dry state gets some rainfall during this time. However, the temperatures and humidity are considerably high during this time. Rajasthan also receives high temperatures during the summer season, between the months of March and June.
Ideal Duration for Rajasthan Tour: The ideal duration for a trip to Rajasthan is 14 days. There are a number of reasons for this, one of them being that it would give you enough time to explore the desert and have a taste of its rich culture. Rajasthan is not only a province with stunning palaces and mud houses but also an archeologist's delight. You will be able to visit some really old places like Pushkar Lake, the Ranthambore Fort, and many more. Additionally, you would be able to visit the famous Jaisalmer Fort and the desert oases of Bikaner and Jaipur. If you are looking to enjoy the traditional Rajasthani food then a 10-day trip is good enough for that purpose.Remove It.