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Grand Rajasthan Tour – 7 Nights and 8 Days

Overview

Rajasthan is a state in the north-west region of India. A Rajasthan tour is one of the most famous and sought after a tour in India. Rajasthan has something to cater for anyone and everyone who visits the state. The culturally rich state of Rajasthan is embedded with a lot of rich experiences. This is because, you get to see jaw-dropping forts, mouth-watering food, commendable music, and colourful streets, all at the same place! As a result, tourism in Rajasthan is favoured not only by the Indian locals but also by foreign tourists. Hence, what else is the best way to explore cultural India other than a Rajasthan tour?

Rajasthan Tour

Although Rajasthan has enough to keep tourists interested for a very long time, it can be effectively covered in a week’s time. 7 nights and 8 days is sufficient time to explore the best of Rajasthan. Every Rajasthan tour ought to have a few important cities covered in the itinerary. This week-long itinerary to Rajasthan spans across Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

In Jaipur, you get to experience grandeur at its finest. You will be visiting mahals and Havelis that makes your jaw drop in wonder. The capital city is sure to give you an amazing start to your Rajasthan tour. In Pushkar and Jodhpur, you get to experience the culture, heritage, and food at its finest. Udaipur at the end of the itinerary is an unparalleled experience, right from the colourful streets to the charming locals. As a result, a tour to Rajasthan will be an experience you get to cherish for the rest of your life!

Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Image credits: Wikimedia

Day-wise Itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Arrival, Jaipur city, and attractions
  • Day 2 – Amer Fort and Albert Hall Museum
  • Day 3 – Arrival, Pushkar, and Pushkar Lake
  • Day 4 – Arrival, Jodhpur
  • Day 5 – Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Palace, and Jaswant Thada
  • Day 6 – Arrival, Udaipur, and temple visit
  • Day 7 – Saheliyon ki Bari and City Palace
  • Day 8 – Departure

Day 1: Jaipur

File:City Palace-Jaipur-India0010.JPG - Wikimedia Commons
Image credits: Wikimedia

Start the grand Rajasthan tour by arriving into Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur has great connectivity to all major cities in India. You can enter Jaipur through well-connected roadways. Jaipur also is well connected via airways and railways. You can hire a private taxi to get transferred to your hotel in Jaipur city.

Check in to your designated hotel and get yourself ready for wonders to behold! Rajasthan is majorly about grand palaces and mahals. On your 1st day, visit top-rated attractions like City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal. You can cover these top attractions within 3-4 hours, which would leave the later part of evening and night in leisure. You can experience amazing culinary in the streets of Jaipur. If you are too tired already, choose to spend the evening in leisure staring at the starry night.

Activities covered:
– City Palace
– Jantar Mantar
– Hawa Mahal

Must try:
Local food, shopping in Johri Bazaar, handicrafts, jewellery, and carpets.

Also Read: 12 best places to visit in Jaipur for an amazing night out

Day 2: Jaipur

Jaipur is a city embedded with architectural marvel, and hence it is justifiable only if you spend a couple of days in this city. Take a trip to the world-famous Amer fort, which is located about 15 km away from Jaipur. You can hire a taxi to visit the place, which is roughly a 30-minute drive away. This fort is clad in pink and yellow sandstone. The looks of the fort are something that attracts a lot of tourists. However, it is not just about the looks. You can choose to spend time till evening here because there are a light and sound show in the evening. It is one of the most attractive points of Amer Fort.

On your trip back to Jaipur, you can also choose to visit the Albert Hall Museum. It is a vast museum with stunning exhibits from all over the world. Above all, visiting this museum adds variety to your Rajasthan tour. In addition, you can spend the late evening at your leisure to shop in the streets of Jaipur.

Activities covered:
– Amer Fort
– Albert Hall Museum

Also Read: All you need to know about the Hot Air Balloon experience in Jaipur

Day 3: Pushkar

Evening lights by the Pushkar Lake, Pushkar
Image credits: Wikimedia

Load your stomach with some yummy breakfast as you travel to the next city in your Rajasthan tour, Pushkar. Pushkar to Jaipur is about 150 kilometres on road. Therefore, it would roughly take you 3 hours by car. This is a sacred Hindu site which is going to add the cultural and heritage dimension to your tour.

Check in to your designated hotel in Pushkar. No trip to Pushkar is complete without visiting the Pushkar Lake. Therefore, get to start your sightseeing by visiting the marvellous Pushkar Lake. This is a famous sightseeing spot thronged by visitors. This water body is surrounded by stunning Ghats. This makes it well and truly a sight to behold!

However, Pushkar is not only about Pushkar Lake. Visit the Brahma Temple to understand more about the heritage and lineage of the city. These places should roughly take about 2 hours. Hence, you have a lot of time in hand to experience the glory of Pushkar on your own.

Activities covered:
– Pushkar Lake
– Brahma Temple

Must try:
Music and folk performances in the streets, interacting with locals, local food

Also Read: These Scintillating Places To Visit In Pushkar are a must visit

Day 4: Jodhpur

Jodhpur, the Blue City, Rajasthan
Image credits: Wikimedia

Moving on is always difficult. Especially when it is moving on from a place like Pushkar, it is even more difficult. But once you move on, you find better things. For example, when you move out from Pushkar, you reach Jodhpur. And no Rajasthan tour is complete without visiting Jodhpur. Pushkar to Jodhpur is roughly 200 kilometres. Therefore, it should roughly take you 4-5 hours by car.

Check in to your designated hotel in Jodhpur. The travel from Pushkar to Jodhpur should be a little taxing. Hence, spend this day in leisure as you have a lot to explore in the upcoming days! That being said, there is always something to do in Jodhpur. Visit a few local temples, or admire the beautiful sunset in this city, which is famously known as the Sun City.

Day 5: Jodhpur

Start your long day ahead with scrumptious breakfast. Jodhpur is mainly about architecture and grandeur. Therefore, an integral part of the tour would revolve around forts and palaces.

Hire a taxi to visit the chain of key forts and palaces surrounding the blue city. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which is an epitome of historical significance. Once you are done with it, proceed to Jaswant Thada. Jaswant Thada is a marble marvel and therefore is widely called the Taj Mahal of Mewar. Up next is the home of the erstwhile Jodhpur Royal Family, the Umaid Bhawan Palace. This palace is luxury and class personified. Spanning over 26 acres, this palace is definitely a must-visit!

Activities covered:
– Mehrangarh Fort
– Jaswant Thada
– Umaid Bhawan Palace

Must try:
Sunset view, local food, walking through the streets covered with blue buildings

Also Read: 15 Tourist Places Near Jodhpur That Are Worth Visiting In Rajasthan

Day 6: Udaipur

Evening view, City Palace, Udaipur
Image credits: Wikimedia

All good things must come to an end, and so should your Rajasthan tour. The beginning of your end begins at Udaipur, the final destination in your itinerary. This is situated about 250 kilometres away from Jodhpur. Hence, the drive should take about 4 – 5 hours.

Check in to your designated hotel in Udaipur. Since the drive is quite long, keep it light in this day. Proceed to visit the chain of Ranakpur Jain Temples in the city, which is a recommended and most-visited spot.

Spend the rest of the day in leisure, exploring and embracing the vibes of this city.

Activities covered:
– Ranakpur Jain Temple

Must try:
Visit the lakes, spend some time in leisure with your loved ones watching the sunset

Day 7: Udaipur

British administrator James Tod once said Udaipur is “the most romantic spot on the continent of India”. Hence, it is a sin if you don’t spend quality time with your near and dear ones in this amazing city.

Proceed to the world-famous and most visited spot in Udaipur, the City Palace. City Palace is an example of the grandeur and romantic vibe that the city has to offer. After your jaw-dropping experience, head next to the Saheliyon-ki-Bari. This is also called as “Garden of Maids”, therefore you know what to expect here. This beautiful place is embedded with fountains and lush gardens. Above all, the time you spend here is absolutely peaceful and relaxing.

Activities covered:
– City Palace
– Saheliyon-ki-Bari

Also Read: 5 Best Street Food in Udaipur – A plate full of happiness

Day 8: End of Rajasthan Tour

With a bag full of souvenirs, and a heart full of memories, bid goodbye to your loving Rajasthan tour. A Rajasthan tour is a once in a lifetime experience. Above all, it shows a different side of India you can never see elsewhere. Therefore, it is only justified that everyone visits the stunning state of Rajasthan!

A trip to the north-western region of India is more than desert and arid regions, it is a haven for travellers. Scoot away to book a Rajasthan tour to experience a state like never before with Pickyourtrail. You can also leave a Whatsapp enquiry to know more about domestic and international packages!

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