The Land of Kings with its vast deserts and sand dunes is often associated with an arid climate but the rich culture, colorful houses painted in hues of blue, pink, and gold, the tribal attire comprising of mirrored ghagra choli, and art in the form of folk dance and music is what breathes the essence of everlasting spring into the very air of this majestic land.
It’s almost impossible to explore every street that overflows with legendary tales of brave kings and fearless queens, as Rajasthan is the largest state in our country but in order to make sure that you get to experience all the flavors of Rajasthan, we have curated the best backpacking trip to Rajasthan from Delhi.
On this trip, we cover three erstwhile princely states that were the foundation of Rajputana back in the medieval age and still remain the top 3 must-visit places in modern-day Rajasthan.
In this Rajasthan tour package, we are offering you the chance to visit Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer all in one single trip.
Our first stop would be the ‘City of Lakes’ which is also known as the white city because of the use of ivory marble in its royal framework of historic palaces and forts, as well as other structures in the state that are covered in white.
In this itinerary, we make sure that you get to visit some of the best places in Udaipur like The city palace, Lake Pichola, Sajjangarh Fort as well as explores the local market where one can find traditional bandhani print saree, ethnic silver jewelry, handmade juttis and get to feast on authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
After exploring “The Venice of the East”, we will proceed towards the Kumbhalgarh fort and visit the Haldighati museum before reaching our next destination, Jodhpur.
The second largest city in Rajasthan with its origins going back to 1459 AD, Jodhpur is also known as The blue city which fits it quite perfectly since most of the forts, temples, and palaces are painted in a vibrant shade of blue. It is also popular for the rare breed of horses known as Marwari or Malani, which are only found here.
We have handpicked some of the most interesting places that you just can’t miss when in Jodhpur. From the majestic Umaid Bhawan palace to the legendary Mehrangarh Fort which was constructed in 1459 by Rajput ruler Rao Jodha along with a heritage tour to Jaswant Thada which gets illuminated when sunlight falls on it, we make sure that you get to make the most out of this experience.
Our last stop would be ‘The golden city’ where you will have the time of your life, watching the cultural show performed by Rajasthani folk groups as you sit under the starry night sky in the desert where we set up camp, after spending the whole day doing fun activities like Desert Safari and Camel rides.
Rajasthan tourism is popular for its cultural diversity and the best part is that this beautiful state has something in store for everyone, with intricate designs on the jharokha of palaces to paintings on walls, art lovers would enjoy the kaleidoscope of colors in every nook of Rajasthan offers. The palaces and forts would attract the attention of avid history lovers.
The historical significance, the old age traditions, and the cultural richness are some reasons why you should visit Rajasthan. Who knows? Maybe exploring it will give you more reasons to keep coming back.
Day 1 : Drive from Delhi to Udaipur (670 Kilometers, 13 Hours)
- The group will assemble at the pick-up point at 8 PM where a brief introduction by the trip captain will be provided.
- Afterward, we’ll head towards our first destination in the Rajasthan Backpacking trip which is the “City of Lakes” – Udaipur, renowned for its royal architecture and romantic backdrops.
Note: The pick-up point would be IFFCO Chowk Metro Station.
Day 2 : Udaipur Arrival | Local Sightseeing
- Upon our arrival in Udaipur, we’ll check into our hotel and spend some leisure time.
- Afterward, we’ll head for a local sightseeing tour where we’d visit The City Palace which is a testament to the grandeur of Rajasthan with its flamboyant architectural style and panoramic views of the entire city. We’ll also visit Sajjangarh Fort which is also known as Monsoon Palace and is a unique, one-of-a-kind palatial residence situated on a hilltop.
- As Udaipur is abode to many beautiful lakes, we’ll visit the most prominent ones in our sightseeing tour. Lake Pichola is an artificial freshwater lake dating back to the 13th century and Fatehsagar Lake is abode to three islands in the middle of its pristine blue waters, both of these lakes are the most beautiful gems in the crown of Udaipur.
- We’ll also visit the Vintage Car Museum and explore the Local Handicraft Market which is brimming with colorful fabrics.
- In the evening, we will head back to our hotel. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 3 : Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur via Kumbhalgarh Fort. (250 Kilometers, 5 Hours)
- After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and head towards Jodhpur which is renowned as the Blue City owning to the color that almost the entire city is draped in.
- En route, we’ll visit the Kumbhalgarh Fort also known as The Great Wall of India as the fortress is the second longest continuous wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. It is also among the largest fort complexes in the World and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- We will also visit the Maharana Pratap Museum in Haldighati which was built to commemorate the Mewari Rana and his battle with the Mughals. The museum has many artifacts displayed that will take you back in history.
- Upon our arrival in Jodhpur, we’ll check in to our hotel. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 4 : Jodhpur Sightseeing
- After early morning breakfast, we’ll head out for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur where we’d visit Umaid Bhawan Palace which is the last ever Royal Palace to be built and is one of the largest private residencies in the world. En route, we’d also visit Bal Samand lake.
- Afterward, we’ll visit the Mehrangarh Fort which is one of the most magnificent forts of Rajasthan perched on top of a perpendicular cliff.
- The last stop on our heritage tour will be Jaswant Thada which is also known as The Taj Mahal of Mewar for its intricately carved marble structures. It was built in 1899 to pay tribute to Maharaja Jaswant Singh by his son.
- In the evening, we’ll head back to our hotel where we’ll have dinner followed by an overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Note: The visit to Bal Samand Lake is subject to time.
Day 5 : Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (280 Kilometers, 5 hours)
- After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and head towards Jaisalmer also known as The Golden City which is nestled in the heart of the Thar Desert.
- Upon our arrival in Jaisalmer, we’ll check in to our swiss campsite. Afterward, we’ll head towards the Sam Sand Dunes for Desert Safari, Camel rides, and to witness Cultural Shows by Rajasthani Folk groups who display their talent through the art of music and dance.
- As dusk starts to settle, we’ll enjoy Desert Camping where we’d spend the evening under starry skies. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 6 : Jaisalmer sightseeing | Departure for Delhi
- After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our campsite and head for a local sightseeing tour where we’d visit Jaisalmer City. En route, we’d visit Kuldhara which is an abandoned village dating back to 200 hundred years. It is also called Ghost Village and is one of the most popular haunted sites in Rajasthan.
- Afterward, we’d visit The Jaisalmer Fort which is a living fort as half of the city’s population lives there. It is one of the largest forts in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.
- We’d also visit Gadisagar Lake which is one of the main attractions of the city and acts as the perfect vantage point to witness the spectacle that is the Jaisalmer Fort.
- In the evening, we’ll board a bus to Delhi for an overnight journey.
Day 7 : Arrival in Delhi | Tour Ends
- Upon arrival in Delhi, the group will dissemble and go their separate ways with fond memories.
- Trip Ends.
What is the best time to visit Rajasthan?
The best time to visit Rajasthan is between November and February. The temperature remains cool uring winter which makes it comfortable for a sightseeing tour and visiting the many forts that Rajasthan has to offer.
What are the places from where we can shop during the Rajasthan trip?
1. Johari Bazaar, Jaipur: Famous for a variety of jewels.
2. Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur: Famous for the mojari or Rajasthani traditional footwear.
3. Clock Tower Market, Jodhpur: Famous for exotic local spices.
4. Nai Sadak, Jodhpur: Famous for Rajasthani mojari and hand-painted sarees.
5. Hathi Pol Bazaar, Udaipur: Famous for Rajasthani paintings, miniature paintings, colorful folk toys, smiling puppets, embroidered leather shoes, and other souvenirs.
6. Sadar Bazar, Jaisalmer: Famous for silver ornaments and mojaris.
How many days are required to explore Rajasthan?
Rajasthan trip requires at least 5 days to explore big cities like Jaipur and Udaipur. But you need at least 6 to 7 days to experience the real charm of Rajasthan with offbeat destinations like Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer, etc.
What is the nearest airport to Rajasthan?
Jaipur International Airport is the main airport of Rajasthan and is well connected to major cities of India as well as international countries. Besides this, Udaipur and Jodhpur are also major airports in Rajasthan, which are well connected to domestic airports in India.
What is the nearest railway station for Rajasthan?
Rajasthan railway network is well connected to the major railway stations of India. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Ajmer are the popular railway stations of Rajasthan. Shatabdi and Rajdhani are the regular trains of Rajasthan