Rajasthan is a state that is different from rest of India because of it rich history that makes it proud recipient of lakhs of tourist every year on its land. They not only adore its beauty, the pattern analyses in talking multiple trips to this state while arriving on India takes to the conclusion that- every trip to Rajasthan is new and come with a different aspect of its culture.
The utmost care and research we have prepared a handy guide for travelers who are looking forward to plan a Rajasthan trip. Just like our previous suggestive blog A guide to Golden Triangle we have covered the most prominent questions that people have in their mind and based on the response on that blog we have decided to prepare a similar handy and quick travel guide for Rajasthan Tours and travels.
Best Time to Visit Rajasthan
The months of May to July get boils up with scorching heat, however, evening time become a pleasant time to take a walk of the city. Apart from this duration, rest of the time of the year is good to plan the Rajasthan itinerary. In the peak months of monsoon which falls generally in late August to September, the wildlife sanctuaries like Ghana, Ranthambore and Sariska remains closed.
But the beauty of this state gets multiplied during rainy season and spending time at heritage properties is considered best during this time. The golden time of travelling this place is winters that arrives in late October and last till March, the pink winters of Pink City and its adjoining areas comes with the blessing of festivities that makes this time the best one to close a deal for travelling through this majestic state.
Best places to stay in Rajasthan
Talking about the best tourist places in Rajasthan, the list is really very long as it becomes difficult what to exclude. It may sound to someone that if this is place of forts and palaces, this trip is going to be a bit monotonous. No, its not! Because every city has its own unique history and same can be felt and seen by taking a tour of major destinations along with their famous tourist spots:
Bikaner: Gajner Palace, Lalagarh Place & Jungarh Fort
Jodhpur: Ummed Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada & Kaylana Lake
Jaisalmer: Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer or Sonar Fort, Patwa Haveli & Gadisar Lake
Udaipur: Jag Mandir, City Palace, Monsoon Palace, Lake Pichola, Saheliyon ki Bari & Crystal Gallery
Jaipur: Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Walled City, Galta Temple
The heritage destinations that offer more than monument visits are Samode, Mandawa, Abhaneri, Pushkar and Shekhawati Region.
How to Travel Around Rajasthan
To take a proper feel of this splendid state hiring a private car & driver is best option. The perfect connectivity of the entire state to the very inner regions that connects smallest village supports a doable connectivity. Adjoining state of Madhya Pradesh is known for its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks and taking that trip with a car & driver facilitates more than any other means of transport.
Similarly, the superfine connectivity with Delhi and Agra makes it an ideal place to start off with popular Golden Triangle Tour.
Minimum duration for travelling and touring Rajasthan
A time period starting with 5 days can easily last upto a month! The vastness of this state in terms of its vivid culture and interesting lifestyle is one that asks for a stay that dip your soul in never ending happiness. For famous tour plans like 5 nights 6 days Jodhpur Udaipur Rajasthan Tour, 10 days Colorful Rajasthan Tour, 14 days heritage tour of Rajasthan is some major picks.
But the wise thing to do is to always pick new places from this state whenever you book your Indian tour. However, repetition is never going to disappoint you!
Responsible Travel in Rajasthan
How to avoid crowd: One simple rule, always show up early. This tip is the most helpful one for those who are looking for some space while capturing their awaited shots and do not prefer crowd. Mostly the major monuments open early in the morning, and facility of online booking your visit helps in getting through it on time.
Dress soberly: The best thing a responsible tourist can do is to show it respect towards the culture is by doing the things that are acceptable. To avoid unnecessary attention, dressing sense must not be revealing especially when it is a trip to a religious place.
Bargain can be tried: The markets of Rajasthan are receiving tourist since ages and there are markets that are developed dedicatedly for tourists, thus expecting difference in prices is quite possible. It would be good if you want to buy something, try it on fewer places rather than sticking on the deal of a single seller or shop. If you can bargain, Bingo! No doubt you can save extra penny.