Rajasthan Tour Packages
Blessed with colossal palaces, medieval forts, colorful culture, and glistening desert, Rajasthan will mesmerize you with its unbound beauty. Be it the capital city of Jaipur, with its numerous forts towering over the Pink city, or the sacred town of Pushkar with its hippie crowd, the romantic city of Udaipur with its beautiful lake and luxurious palaces, or the hill station of Mount Abu known for its beautiful weather.
Rajasthan will seduce you with its kaleidoscopic culture and quintessential charm. Situated in the northwestern part of India, Rajasthan is close to National capital. If you’re starting your journey from Delhi, you can opt for one of the many Rajasthan Tour Packages from Delhi. Shoes On Loose also provides Rajasthan Holiday Packages from other Indian cities as well.
How to Reach
To arrive in the Lands of the Kings, you can opt for any means of transport as Rajasthan is well-connected with major cities of India and the rest of the world by air, road, and rail. You can choose any of the Shoesonloose’s Rajasthan Trip Packages and reach your destination hassle-free.
|Rajasthan Packages||Price Details||Duration||Inclusions|
|Magnetic Fields Festival Package (ex-Delhi)||Rs 22,500/-||3 Nights / 4 Days||Festival pass, camp stay, transfers and much more||VIEW DETAILS|
|Rhythm & Hues: Jaipur- Ranthambore - Jodhpur - Udaipur||Rs 29,500/-||7 Nights / 8 Days||Meals, transfers, jeep safari and much more||VIEW DETAILS|
|Saga of Traditions: Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer||Rs 30,000/-||7 Nights / 8 Days||Meals, transfers, welcome drinks, camel rides and much more||VIEW DETAILS|
|Colors of Marwar: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jawaisagar - Udaipur||Rs 30,500/-||6 Nights / 7 Days||Meals, transfers, welcome drinks, camel rides and much more||VIEW DETAILS|
|A Desert Tale: Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur||Rs 40,000/-||10 Nights / 11 Days||Meals, transfers, welcome drinks, camel rides and much more||VIEW DETAILS|
|Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Complete Rajasthan Package||Rs 1,76,700/-||19 Nights / 20 Days||Flights airfare, meals, jeep safari, sand dunes resort inclusions and much more||VIEW DETAILS|
Reaching Rajasthan by air is easy and smooth. The International/domestic Airport in Jaipur is well-connected with major cities in India. Other popular destinations in Rajasthan such as Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur have domestic airports as well. If you’re traveling from afar for your Rajasthan tour, this is the best way to reach your destination.
India has great rail connectivity and so does Rajasthan. You’ll find trains from every corner of India to major cities of Rajasthan. From superfast and elite Rajdhanis to classic locals and mail trains, you’ll get many options to choose according to your budget. If you’re traveling from a nearby state, traveling by train is the most budget-friendly way to reach Rajasthan.
A self-drive road trip to Rajasthan is never a bad idea but you can also hire a cab to travel to Rajasthan from neighboring states. Public as well as private bus services are also available from nearby states to the Rajasthan’s capital and major cities.
Best Time To Visit
Home to the Greatest Indian Desert, Thar. Rajasthan can get quite hot during summers and hence the ideal time to visit Rajasthan is winters from the month of October to March. That being said, there are plenty of places in Rajasthan where the locals as well as tourists, flock to get away from the heat. The Lake city of Udaipur, Mount Abu, and Bharatpur bird sanctuary are some of them. Winters are wonderful and pleasant, ideal for outdoor activities like sight-seeing and the other pleasures that Rajasthan including climbing the magnificent forts without worrying much about dehydration. Major festivals and events of the state also take place during this season, be it the Jaipur literature festival in January or the Magnetic Field festivals that is held annually every December. Winter is the best time to plan your next Rajasthan tour.
Places to see in Rajasthan
Rajasthan’s colorful capital, The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is not just a capital city but the most popular destination of Rajasthan. It’s a part of India’s most famous travel route The Golden Triangle and is no less than cities like Delhi and Agra when it comes to tourism experience. The city is famous for its majestic forts and palaces, lakes and monuments and many other attractions. The city has historic monuments like the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur City Palace from and Amer Fort.
A paradise for couples and honeymooners. Widely considered as ‘the most romantic city of India’, Udaipur is the best place to relax and spend some quality time with your loved ones. The city is dotted with beautiful palaces which are now converted into luxurious hotels and resorts, giving you an opportunity to experience the grandeur of royal Rajasthan. The City Palace located on the eastern shore of Lake Pichola is awe-inspiring. Apart from its City Palace and Royal hotels, the Rajputana-style temples and market place is also the reason for its popularity.
The heart of Aravalli Ranges. Ajmer is a city know for its cultural heritage, Ajmer Sharif and Adhai Din ka Jhonpra are two popular tourism places Ajmer is known for. While you’re in Ajmer, don’t forget to visit Pushkar, a sacred Hindu town. The place is world-famous for its Camel trade fair which takes place in the month of October or November. The place has also become a hippie spot in recent years.
Hill station in a desert state of India? Yes, you heard it right! Mount Abu stands tall for being the only hill station in Rajasthan. The hill station is a heavenly retreat for sun-scorched people of Rajasthan, with its green surrounding, a beautiful lake and the much-decorated and sculptured Dilwara Temple.
Admire the golden sunsets. In the “golden city’ of Jaisalmer, the hues of orange take over the whole city, when the sunsets behind the Majestic Thar desert. The sandstone city is surrounded by sand dunes and is known for its breathtaking sunset views and adventurous desert safaris. The city is known for its magnificent architecture and local arts & crafts as well. The fort of Jaisalmer is one of few forts where people still live. It’s home to around 3,000 people, and the narrow lanes inside the fort are lined with temples, houses, shops, restaurants, and guesthouses.
Go on a wildlife adventure. Known for its lush green grassland and roars of the mighty tigers, Ranthambore national park is a photographer and nature lover’s delight. Researchers and wildlife photographers from all over the world visit Ranthambore to watch the tigers in their natural habitat. Kumbalgarh and Sariska are other tourist places known for their rich wildlife and adventurous jungle safaris.
The desert town of Bikaner. Bikaner is a desert town and is a less crowded alternative to Jaisalmer. Apart from the desert safaris and camel rides, the place is known for the Karni Mata Rat Temple, where the rats are worshipped. The temple is one of India’s strangest sights and if you’re looking for a quirky experience during your Rajashtan trip, a visit to Bikaner is a must.
Delicious Rajasthani Cuisine
Rajasthan dishes are just as varied as their culture. Just order a Rajasthani Thali in any restaurant in Rajasthan and enjoy the delicious meal which will include, cuisines such as Gatte ki Sabzi, Dil Khushal, Badam ka Halwa, Aam Launji, Shahi Gatte, Kalmi Vada and the list goes on.
Rajasthan’s signature dish. If there’s one food that you just can’t miss to eat in Rajasthan, it’s Dal Baati Churma. Baati is a hard, round-shaped dumpling made of wheat flour, filled with onion & peas and roasted over firewood. It is always served with a Dal made with varieties of lentils. while churma is a grounded wheat mixture crushed and cooked in ghee and jaggery or sugar. Your Rajasthan holidays are incomplete without trying this trio.
The Laal Maans. The most famous non-vegetarian dish in this predominantly vegetarian state is Laal Maans. Its literal meaning is ‘red meat’ and the dish got its name because of its red curry. Traditionally the dish was made with deer or wild boar, today, it’s made with marinated mutton and the curry made with a yogurt-based sauce and an array of hot spices, like red Mathania chilies.
The desert pickle. Ker Sangri is a kind of a pickle with delightful flavors that make it a must-try dish. Ker is a wild berry that is peppery and tangy while sangri is a type of long bean grown abundantly in the desert areas of Jaisalmer and Barmer. It is mainly served with Bajra Rotis.
The Rajasthani dessert. It is a disc-shaped sweet cake made with maida (refined wheat flour) and soaked in sugar syrup, best accompanied with a sprinkling of almonds, pistachios, and saffron on top. It comes in different shapes and sizes, like Plain Ghevar, Malai Ghevar or Mava Ghevar. The Rajasthani festivals and functions are incomplete without this mouth-watering dessert.
A breakfast delight. Pyaaz Kachori originated in Jodhpur but is now famous in every corner of Rajasthan, mainly as a breakfast snack. Pyaaz kachori is stuffed with onions, spices, and potatoes, best accompanied with sweet and sour tamarind sauce. You’ll find almost every restaurant serving these kachori and many locals lining up to buy them almost every morning.
Rajasthani Kadhi. Kadhi is a famous Indian cuisine and you’ll find different varieties of Kadhi being served in different regions of India. Unlike kadhi prepared in other regions of India, Kadhi in Rajasthan is prepared using buttermilk, gram flour, spices, and ghee. The dish is spicy and pungent which can easily set your taste buds on fire.
The Vibrant Rajasthan
Rajasthan is a riot of colors with colorful cities and colorful culture. People in Rajasthan still celebrate festivals with great enthusiasm and liveliness. Plan your Rajasthan tour close to some of its festivals and fair to witness it.
The Pushkar Mela. Witness the biggest livestock fair in Rajasthan, Pushkar Camel fair. Puskar Fair is the largest gathering of camels in the whole world. The festival is organized in the sand dunes of Thar desert in the sacred Hindu town of Pushkar with more than 2 lakh people attending it every year. There is a hot air balloon ride, camel safari, folk dance and the festival is a complete delight for the shutterbugs who can capture the colorful life of Rajasthan.
The celebration of music. The Magnetic Fields Festival takes place every year in the month of December. The three-day music festival is organized at Alsisar palace in Rajasthan. It’s like a rave party in the middle of a desert with the whole Alsisar palace being lit up with lights and different artists coming from all around the world to entertain you. The party continues will dawn and moreover, your camp stays are arranged just outside the palace in a perfect place to witness a beautiful sunrise.
Jaipur Literature Festival. Often called the ‘greatest literary show on earth’ and the ‘Kumbh of literature’, this is one of the most popular festivals of Rajasthan. Held every year in January, The Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest gathering of world-renowned writers, noble laureates, philosophers, thinkers, and academians whose sole purpose is to the liberal ideas and promote young talent. You will also come across cultural performances and shows by the local Rajasthani people adding to the beauty of this festival. Undoubtedly, JLF is heaven for bibliophiles.
Celebration of culture on a hill station. The Summer Festival in Mount Abu is an annual celebration of the culture and local tribal life of Rajasthan. Held every year during Buddha Poornima in the month of May, the Summer Festival is a great place to witness the Rajasthani tradition, their folk songs, and local dance. This weekend extravaganza is a chance to escape the summer heat, and immerse yourself in folk music, traditional arts, the very rich state cuisine, and a lot of nature’s splendor. Exciting events such as boat race in Nakki Lake, skating, and tugs of war are also organized.