Exclusive Rajasthan Travel Guide
Rajasthan, The Land of Rajputs, is India’s largest state by area. Rajsthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in india, for both domestic and international tourist. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are few among the most preferred destinations in Rajasthan.
So, here you will get a budget friendly standard 11 nights 12 days plan (Jaipur to Jaipur) of Rajasthan consisting most of the major tourist attractions. In this plan you will get Palaces, Lakes, Deserts, Forts, Jungle and last but not the least Hill station. I always try to make a plan where maximum variety can be covered. In one hand we had stayed in hot desert (though in night it is as cold as in hill station) and on the other hand we had gone to the highest point of the Aravalli range, a hill station.
Day 1 : Jaipur :
You journey will start from Jaipur, the Pink City. First day, take some rest in your hotel after Check-in. In the evening you can go to the RTDC office to arrange the next day sightseeing. Night stay at hotel.
|Address of RTDC Registered office in Jaipur|
|Paryatan Bhawan, 3rd Floor,
Opposite Vidhayak Puri Police Station,
M.I. Road, Jaipur- 302001
Contact No. : 0141-2371141, 2371142
Day 2 : Jaipur Sightseeing :
After having your breakfast, start for Jaipur City tour. In the first half you can visit Birla Mandir, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace. After that you can go to Nahargarh Fort and there you can have your lunch. In the second half you can visit Amer Fort, Jal Mahal. Then return back to your hotel. In Jaipur, you will get many roof top restaurant. It is a nice experience . One should definitely experience this for dinner. Night stay at hotel.
Rate for Full day City Tour (Conducted by RTDC) in A.C. Bus : Rs. 500 (Per Person) (Note: Entry fee, Lunch is not included in this price)
Hotel Suggestion in Jaipur :
You will get ample number of hotels in Jaipur ranging from Rs. 1000-2500 for double occupancy A.C. room. Few names are listed below with contact number.
1. Hotel Pearl Palace – The hotel has their own roof top restaurant (Peacock Rooftop Restaurant) which is also famous in the city.
Contact No. – +0141 2373700 or + 0141 2373752 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Hotel Gangaur (RTDC Hotel) – This hotel is situated in the heart of the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Contact No. : 9414377661
Email : email@example.com
3. Hotel Teej (RTDC Hotel) – The hotel is situated close to railway station and Collectorate, you have the maximum comfort of approachability.
Contact No. : 7792990982
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 3 : Ranthambhore National Park :
Today you will experience jungle life in Rajasthan. You can take early morning train from Jaipur Railway Station (JP) to Sawai Madhopur station (SWM – Nearest railway station to Ranthambhore). After reaching at Sawai Madhopur station put your luggage in the cloak room. Also you can pre book retiring room in Sawai Madhopur station. Because at night you will take train for Udaipur. You can book safari in advance through online portal. The website is : http://fmdss.forest.rajasthan.gov.in
If you cannot manage to book ticket through online, you have to stand in queue for getting spot booking. Safari timings for Ranthambhore National Park is mentioned below.
Ranthambhore National Park Safari Timing
|Sl. No.||Month||Morning Trip||Evening Trip|
|1.||1st October to 31st October||6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.||2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.|
|2.||1st November to 31st January||7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.||2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.|
|3.||1st February to 31st March||6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.||2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.|
|4.||1st April to 15th May||6.00 A.M. to 09.30 A.M.||3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.|
|5.||15th May to 30th June||6.00 A.M. to 09.30 A.M.||3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.|
After completing your safari, you will return back to station. If you don’t have time constraints, you can stay one night in Sawai Madhopur. Stay option is available in ample numbers. We have skipped the stay option as we have time and budget constraints. There is a train from Sawai Madhopur station heading towards Udaipur city (UDZ) at 11.58 P.M. You can take that train.
|Suggested train from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur Station :|
|Shri Ganganagar - Kota SF Express (Train No. 22982) : Departure Time 05.40 A.M. Arrival Time : 07.50 A.M.|
|Jaipur - Bayana Fast Passenger (Train no. 59805) : Departure Time : 06.40 A.M. Arrival Time : 09.35 A.M.|
|Suggested train from Sawai Madhopur Station to Udaipur City :|
|Mewar SF Express (Train no. 12963) : Departure time : 11.58 P.M. Arrival Time : 07.20 A.M.|
Day 4 : Udaipur Local Sightseeing:
Today you will reach Udaipur, the city of Lakes, in the morning. Check in to you hotel. There are many hotels in Udaipur, but try to stay near Lake Pichola. It will be a great experience for you to see the lake from your hotel room or from balcony. After that you can go to Udaipur City Palace. Then one by one you can cover Moti Magri, Chetak Smarak, Jagdish Temple on the same day. You can visit these places by auto or car. You can easily get one from the market area. In the evening, you can arrange car for next day sightseeing. Night stay at hotel.
Day 5 : Udaipur Sightseeing :
Today you will go to Haldighati. After having your breakfast, start your journey. Haldighati is around 50 km from Udaipur. On the way you must visit Eklingji Temple. After reaching Haldighati, you can spent time in Rana Pratap memorial and museum. Then you can go to Rakht Talai, the large bowl like natural structure between the hills was filled with the blood of the brave warriors of the battle between Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor. During return back to Udaipur, you may visit Shrinathji Temple at Nathdwara and also may visit Saheliyon-ki-Bari at Udaipur. In the evening, you must attend the cultural program at Bagore-Ki-Haveli. Night stay at hotel.
Hotel Suggestion in Udaipur :
You will get numerous number of hotels in Udaipur ranging from Rs. 1500-2000 for double occupancy A.C. room. If you want to stay near Lake Pichola, the tariff will be a bit higher (Ranging from Rs. 2500-4000). Few names are listed below with contact number.
Contact No. – 96102-56904 (Digvijay Singh Rathore), 94141-67341 (Jairaj Soni) E-mail : email@example.com
Contact No. : +91 294 2413377 / Mobile:+91 98290-34559 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 6 : Mount Abu :
So, in first two days you have experienced Palaces, Mahal, then you have experienced Jungle and then you have experienced the City of Lakes. Now you will go to a hill station, Mount Abu. It is near the Gujarat border and set on a high rocky plateau in the Aravalli Range and surrounded by forest, it offers a relatively cool climate and views over the arid plains below. From Udaipur you can take a car to Mount Abu. The roads towards Mount Abu from Udaipur is awesome. It is approximately 165 k.m. journey and it will take 3-3.5 hour to reach Mount Abu. After check-in to the hotel take your lunch and take rest. In the afternoon, you can go to Nakki Lake, Toad Rock. The sunset from the ‘Sunset Point’ is mesmerizing. Return back to hotel.
Day 7 : Mount Abu Sightseeing :
You can arrange a car for today’s sightseeing by asking your hotel manager. After having breakfast start for the sightseeing. First you can go to Dilwara Temple. Then you can go to Achalgarh Fort, Achaleswar Temple. Then you may proceed for Guru Sikhar, the heighest point of Aravalli Range. After returning back to hotel, take your dinner early. You will take train to Jodhpur(JU) at mid-night from Abu Road Station (ABR). So tonight we will stay at train. Please note, From Mount Abu, Abu road railway station is approximately at a distance of 35 k.m. and it may take 1-1.5 hr to reach the railway station. So check out from hotel accordingly.
Hotel Suggestion in Mount Abu :
You will get many hotels in Mount Abu ranging from Rs. 1200-2000 for double occupancy room. Few names are listed below with contact number.
1. Hotel Swagat – The hotel is just 10 minute walking distance from Nakki Lake. This is a good budget friendly hotel.
Contact No. – 9414325607, +91 2974-238325, +91 2974-235459 E-mail : email@example.com
|Suggested train from Abu Road to Jodhpur :|
|Suryanagari SF Express (Train No. 12480) : Departure Time 01.30 A.M. Arrival Time : 06.30 A.M.|
Day 8 : Jodhpur :
Today you will reach in Jodhpur. After that you can check in to a hotel near the railway station. Because you can take train for Jaisalmer on that day at night or on the next day in early morning. After having your breakfast, you can arrange a car for full day sightseeing at Jodhpur, the Blue City. First go to Umaid Bhawan Palace, then one by one you can cover Mandore Garden, Jaswant Thada, Meherangarh Fort. If you have time, you can spend one day at Bishnoi Village. In that case, number of days will be increased. From Meherangarh fort return back to your hotel. Take rest and have your dinner a bit early. If you take the night train for Jaisalmer, you will reach there next day at 6.10 A.M. So, you will get extra time in Jaisalmer.
Hotel Suggestion in Jodhpur :
You will get many hotels in Jodhpur near the railway station ranging from Rs. 800-1500 for double occupancy room. Few names are listed below with contact number.
|Suggested train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer :|
|Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Express (Train No. 14810) : Departure Time 11.40 P.M. Arrival Time : 06.10 A.M.|
|Malani Express (Train No. 14659) : Departure Time 05.30 A.M. Arrival Time : 11.45 A.M.|
Day 9 : Jaisalmer :
After reaching Jaisalmer in the morning check in to your hotel. Post lunch you can go to desert safari. Today you will stay at desert, in the sea of sand. The hotel manager in Jaisalmer can arrange for this desert safari. During hotel reservation in Jaisalmer, you can talk to the hotel accordingly. You will experience sunset in Sam Sand dunes. In the evening, there will be a cultural program conducted by the desert camp and then take your dinner. Night stay at tent in the middle of desert.
Please note : Desert safari price includes accomodation in desert, transportation in desert (go and back), camel ride, tea/coffee & snacks, camp fire, folk music & dance, buffet dinner, morning breakfast.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing :
You can arrange for a jeep safari in the early morning from previous day. It will cost you around approximately Rs. 2500-3500 for a full jeep and it is seperate from your desert safari package. In the middle of Thar desert you will experience sunrise. Then after returning back to desrt camp you have your breakfast in the camp and go for Jaisalmer sightseeing. At first you can stop at Kuldhra, an abondoned village. Then you go one by one to Lodhurwa temple, Gadisar Lake, Amar sagar Jain Temple, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli. And in the last part of your journey you can spent some time in Jaisalmer Fort (Sonar Kella). Then return back to your hotel and take your dinner. You can take night train from Jaisalmer to Bikaner.
Hotel Suggestion in Jaisalmer :
You will get many hotels in Jaisalmer near Jaisalmer Fort ranging from Rs. 1000-2000 for double occupancy room. Few names are listed below with contact number.
2. Hotel Moomal (RTDC Hotel) – The hotel has an essence of history as it is named after the love story of prince Mahendra and princess Moomal. It is ideally located to have an excellent view of the fort.
Contact No. : 9414430787
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Suggested train from Jaisalmer to Bikaner:|
|Leelan SF Express (Train No. 12467) : Departure Time 11.55 P.M. Arrival Time : 05.20 A.M.|
Day 11 : Bikaner :
After reaching Bikaner in the morning, check-in to your hotel. After having your breakfast, go for Bikaner sightseeing. One by one you can cover Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Suraj Pole, National Research Centre on Camel and Karni Mata Temple. In National Research Centre on Camel you can taste camel milk. In Bikaner you can purchase Bikaneri Snacks. Night stay at hotel.
Hotel Suggestion in Bikaner :
You will get many hotels in Bikaner ranging from Rs. 1200-2000 for double occupancy room. Few names are listed below with contact number.
1. Hotel Jaswant Bhawan – Earlier it was known as ‘Daudsar Dera’ and constructed by Rao Bahadur Shri Jaswant Singh Ji. It is very near to Bikaner Railway Station.
Contact No. – 9001554746
E-mail : email@example.com
2. Hotel Dhola Maru (RTDC Hotel) – The name of the hotel holds the essence of Rajasthan as it is named after the love story of prince Dhola of Narvar and princess Maru of Poogal.
Contact No. : 8107713979
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 12 : Return to Jaipur :
Today you will come back to Jaipur by early morning train and from Jaipur you can start your return journey to home.
|Suggested train from Bikaner to Jaipur:|
|Leelan SF Express (Train No. 12467) : Departure Time 06.00 A.M. Arrival Time : 12.35 P.M.|
Disclaimer : This plan is based on the Author’s own experience. You can modify the plan as per your choice.