Our trip to ‘Rajasthan – The Land of Maharajas’ is indeed one of the best trips my husband and I have ever had. Let me confess that Rajasthan has been on my travel bucket list since a very long time. And why not! After all, Rajasthan, the largest state in India by area, is an epitome of fascinating architecture, Rajput valour, vibrant culture, and rich wildlife. And guys, let me tell you in the beginning itself that my Rajasthan trip was no less than ordinary.
Well, it all started when we went to Delhi in February to meet my parents and suddenly we planned this trip. We had been thinking of a nice vacation from a long time. So, my husband and I, along with our cute lil munchkin decided to explore Rajasthan this time.
I have always been fascinated by the pictures of the magnificent forts and palaces of Rajasthan so much so that it was always at the back of my mind to visit this beautiful state someday. And now I can safely say that my Rajasthan trip was one of the best trips which we have taken in a long time. Exploring Rajasthan was indeed a surreal experience for me which I will never be able to forget.
So, the first thing we did was to make an itinerary for 12 days in Rajasthan. We zeroed in on 4 places which we would like to cover in these 12 days namely Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
We spent 3 days in each of these 4 cities and covered mostly all major tourist places. But since we had a fussy kid with us (hahaha that’s the fact) so we left out so many tourist spots because of the paucity of time. We still have not seen it all even after spending 12 days at these 4 cities in Rajasthan.
Our Rajasthan Trip finally Happened !
Ok, Since we were travelling to Rajasthan from Delhi, so for us, Jaipur was the most convenient entry point. Why? Because Jaipur is closest to Delhi then the rest of the three places which we decided to visit.
But before I go ahead and share with you my experience of visiting Rajasthan, let’s talk about some very important stuff which might help you also incase you are also planning to visit Rajasthan.
HOW TO REACH RAJASTHAN ?
The most important question is how to reach Rajasthan? Well it is easily accessible by air, rail, or by road.
Rajasthan is connected by well maintained roads. Since we were travelling from Delhi, so for us, Jaipur was the most convenient entry point. We hired an Innova for 12 days and decided to go to Jaipur via road. The roads are in good condition and we enjoyed our road trip. The distance between Delhi and Jaipur is around 280 kms. The google App told us that it is only 5 hours drive from Delhi. But it took us 7 and half hours to reach Jaipur. We started at 7 AM, took a breakfast break in between and reached Jaipur at around 1.30 PM.
You can take a flight also. Rajasthan has three major airports, one International Airport in Jaipur, one domestic airport in Jodhpur and one domestic airport in Udaipur connecting all the major cities. All major flight carriers serve these airports.
Rajasthan is linked to all the major cities of India through railway lines. It has its major railway stations in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Udaipur.
BEST TIME TO VISIT RAJASTHAN ?
In our case, the weather was quite pleasant in first half of March when we visited Rajasthan. It was not hot, it was not cold, just perfect. The weather was just perfect for sightseeing and day outings.
October to March : Best time
The best time to visit Rajasthan would be somewhere between October to March. The weather is good, and you will love your stay there. Day time is perfect for sightseeing and nights are relatively cool. If you want to explore Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, then this is the best time for a vacation in Rajasthan.
April to June :
The climate of Rajasthan is hot and scorching during the summers. April to September is really not advisable as the heat gets unbearable and you won’t be able to explore anything. The climate will be hot and humid at this time. In summer months, the temperature may be as high as 48ºC during the day.
July to September
It’s the monsoon season in Rajasthan. The weather is relatively cool during this time.
POPULAR ATTRACTIONS IN RAJASTHAN
Located in the North Western part of India, Rajasthan is a historically and culturally rich state. There is so much to see in Rajasthan like historical monuments, forts, lakes, royal palaces, temples and much more! You can go for so many activities there like camel riding, feasting on delicacies and authentic Rajasthani Food, quad biking, parasailing, palaces and fort visit, desert camping and what not?
Ok, that’s it for today’s post. I am going to post a lot more about our entire trip to Rajasthan in my next blog! In next post, you will get a sneak peek in the colourful world of the royal state.
Stay tuned for my next Blog.
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