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About Rajasthan Tourism

Rajasthan is a state of vibrant folk dance and music, gigantic forts and palaces, spicy food, colourful and large turbans, extensive golden sand desert, camels and rich handicraft. It is therefore, an incredible place to visit in India for enjoying unforgettable holidays. Sprawling in an area of 342239 sq km, Rajasthan is perfect for history buffs, culture aficionados, adventure lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, family vacations, honeymoon, and more.

Architectural Splendour: Forts, Palaces & Havelis!

The major tourist attraction of Rajasthan are its havelis, palaces and forts that add to the experience of exploring one of the historically wealthy states in India. Some of the most famous and most visited forts in Rajasthan are Chittorgarh, Mehrangarh, Jaisalmer, Jaigarh and Junagadh Forts. Of these, the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is spread over 5 kilometers and stands on a hill almost 125 kilometers high. Chittorgarh Fort is also a must visited tourist attraction, as it’s the largest fort in Asia. It is spread over an area of 700 acres, extending to 3 km in length and 13 km in peripheral length. The exquisite architecture isn’t only confined to the palaces and forts as Rajasthan also boasts impressive Hindu & Jain temples like Dilwara Jain Temples and Eklingji Temple.

A Rich Melange of Dances, Songs, Rides & Colors!

For culture aficionados, there are a number of fairs and festivals in Rajasthan to witness. The flamboyant manner in which even the cattle fairs take place in Pushkar and Nagaur is truly something to behold. Some of the most famous tourism festivals that showcase the rich traditions, customs, folk dance and music of the state are the Desert Festival, Bikaner Camel Festival, Nagaur Fair, Pushkar Fair, Elephant Festival, Mewar Festival, Mount Abu Winter Festival, Gangaur Festival and Teej.

Rajasthan Also Boasts a Rich Wildlife!

Rajasthan, even though the hot and arid place, is rich in wildlife tourism. It offers several opportunities for tiger sighting and birdwatching. Some of the famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of the state are Ranthambore National Park, Sariska National Park, Keoladeo and Mukundra Hills National Park. It is blessed with a rich variety of vegetation and animal & birds species. To spot the Royal Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore National Park and Sariska National Park are the most famous wildlife destinations in Rajasthan.

Those who love birdwatching should visit Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it is home to at least 230 species of birds. Home to indigenous water birds and migratory water birds, specifically the Siberian Crane, the Bharatpur Sanctuary also boasts many species of mammals like Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar. It is the major tourist spot for most of the ornithologists today during hibernal season. Apart from these, Rajasthan is home to a large number of leopards, blackbuck, great Indian spotted eagle, and marsh crocodiles.

Go Shopping : From Jewellery to Paintings!

An indispensable part of the culture of Rajasthan is the handicraft skills, shopping for which is an experience to have. The state is famous for its jewellery pieces, and is one of the largest centers for hand cut gems in the world. Gold and silver jewellery is extremely famous, along with Kundan and Meenakari styles of ornaments. The gold work on glass, called Thewa is also quite a popular thing to buy in Rajasthan.

Another shopping worthy article in Rajasthan are its miniature paintings that have a Mughal influence to it. These paintings have intricate detailing and come in different styles like Mewar, Bundi, Kota, Marwar, Bikaner, Jaipur and Kishangarh. An ancient art of scroll painting called Phad also makes for one of the best things to take back home from Rajasthan. Pichwais are another form of paintings, a little different from Phad; but equally attractive.

Apart from the home decor in the form of paintings, Rajasthan offers an opportunity to buy some authentic and exquisite leather items, amongst which Mojari/Jutti/Shoes are the most popular things to buy. One can get the best Mojari from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer along with musical instruments made out of leather. From Bikaner one can purchase lamp shades, shields, vases made out of camel hide.

Daal Baati Churma to Laal Maas : Savour the Rich Cuisine of Rajasthan!

Influenced with the parched region of Rajasthan, extreme climatic condition and limited availability of water and vegetation, the Rajasthani Cuisine has evolved out of the unique cooking style and pugnacious lifestyle of its natives. From the signature dish of the state; Dal Bati Churma to the popular street snack; mirchi ke pakore, from the generous use of spice and ghee to the prominent use of the variety of lentils and legumes, Rajasthani food is a fine treat for which the tourists travel even thousand miles.

Starting from different kinds of breads like Batis, Missi roti, and Jowar, Bajra and Makke ki roti, to go with exceptionally tasty curries like Gatte ki Sabzi, Papad ki Sabzi and Kadhi Pakora. The pungent tidbits and accompaniments like Moong Dal and Pyaaz ki Kachori, Bikaneri Bhujia, Bajre ka khichda, Kher Sangri, and Lehsun ki Chutney, and the wind-up digestive Butter Milk elaborates the menu even more. And not to forget the sweet wonders like Churma, Lapsi, Malpua, Ghewar, Alwar ka Mawa and the long lasting Gond ke Laddoo. Though the region is predominantly vegetarian, the influence of Rajputs non-vegetarian food habit can be seen in the cuisine with the presence of delicacies such as Laal Maas, Jungle Maas, Khad Khargosh and Safed Maas, that in a way completes the menu.

Luxury Holidays and Royal Hospitality!

For luxury holidays, Rajasthan tourism has a decent number of heritage hotels that along with offering incredible hospitality to all its guests also cater to the fantasies of honeymoon couples. There are several ways that you can experience both luxury and royal hospitality in Rajasthan. One of these is taking a ride on the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Train where you can sink into relaxing massage session; sample spicy Rajasthani cuisine in restaurant and bar-cum-lounge; relaxing stay in twin-bedded chambers with attached bathrooms and pampering session in the well-furnished salon, while enjoying the pretty view of the desert rolling by.

You can also stay at the heritage hotels, which were once palaces of the princes and maharajas but were later on converted into heritage hotels. The major percentage of hotels are adorned with exotic murals; original artifacts; king sized beds, manicured gardens; mirrored bar; sunlit corridors and most modern style with the convenience that were once the properties of the reigning monarchs. Some of the most famous heritage hotels in Rajasthan are Leela Palace, Taj Lake Palace, Umaid Bhawan and Jal Mahal Palace. The fabulous exteriors, spectacular interiors and hospitality normally reserved for royalty are some of the experiences in store for you at these heritage hotels. A stay in any of these hotels would transfer one to the world where everything is lavish, luxurious and larger than life.

From Zip Lining to Zorbing, there are Several Options for Adventure Tourism Sports!

Rajasthan also offers numerous opportunities for enjoying several adventure tourism sports activities. Some of the adventure hotspots in the state are Jaipur, Pushkar, Bharatpur and Jaisalmer. In Bharatpur, you can enjoy different types of adventure activities like zip lining, quake walk and rope course.

Jaipur attracts adventure enthusiasts with a number of adventure activities like zorbing, cycling and ATV bike ride. In Pushkar, you can enjoy hot air balloon rides, quad biking and camel safari. And of course, with Rajasthan being home to the great sand dunes of the Thar desert, you can enjoy camel rides, feel the thrill of sand dune bashing and biking. You can also enjoy parasailing and enjoy the views of the forts and desert from above.

Spirituality Abounds in the State of Rajasthan!

Rajasthan is also immersed in spirituality, with its numerous places of worship belonging to Hindus, Muslims and Jains. Some of the temples are famous throughout the country, like the Karni Mata Temple, where rats are treated like deities and offered food. Some of the most visited Hindu temples in the state are Brahma Temple, Deo Somnath Temple, Jagdish Temple, Kunj Bihari Temple and Kaila Devi Temple.

There are several Muslim places of worship, and some of them are visited by both Hindus and Muslims alike. One of them is the Dargah Sharif or Ajmer Sharif. It is dedicated to Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti occupies a prominent place amongst the spiritual healers of the world. Constructed with a white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running through the full length of the building. The other one is Abdullah Pir Dargah Banswara.

Rajasthan is also home to the most beautiful Jain temples in the world. Two of the most visited ones are Ranakpur Jain Temples and Dilwara Temple. The Jain temple of Ranakpur is situated in the heart of the Aravalli hills. The temple is a fine specimen of art and culture that makes it a treasured site of Rajasthan that is to be cherished. The construction of this temple was started in the year of 1446 and was completed in the year 1496. It took fifty years for the completion of the temple.

Dilwara Temple is one of the finest and architecturally renowned Jain temples in India. A large number of visitors and pilgrims visit this temple every day. Its extraordinary architecture is its major attraction. Intricate carvings on the marble stone and high-quality craftsmanship of the workers is clearly visible in every aspect of this temple, making it truly unique and distinct. Its opulent entranceway is truly stunning and spectacular. Other famous Jain Temples are Shri Mahavirji Jain Temple and Tijara Jain Temple.

We at Tour My India want to help you explore this incredible land, and thus bring to you the best Rajasthan holiday packages at best prices. With our travel deals you have the opportunity to discover Rajasthan the way you want.

Top 10 Most Visited Destinations in Rajasthan

  • Jaipur : The capital city Jaipur has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dotted with numerous heritage sites, the Pink City is an unmissable destination.

  • Udaipur : Dubbed the City of Lakes, Udaipur is adorned with many man-made lakes, palaces, and the Aravalli Hills which make it a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan.

  • Jodhpur : Home to the impressive Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpur, the second-largest city in Rajasthan is a history lover’s paradise.

  • Jaisalmer : The Golden City, Jaisalmer is flanked by the Thar Desert and adorned with a living fort. Reflecting the rich history of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is a land of experiences you cannot forget.

  • Ranthambore National Park : One of the major tiger reserves in India, Ranthambore National Park boasts rich wildlife, historical monuments, and an enthralling wildlife safari experience.

  • Pushkar : One of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar is a religious destination which also has a hippie vibe. Its 52 ghats and one-of-its-kind Brahma Temple attract many from across the world.

  • Bikaner : Displaying the opulence of Rajasthan’s culture and history, Bikaner is popular as a world’s largest camel research and breeding farms and is home to the unique rat temple, Karni Mata.

  • Ajmer : Famed as an important Muslim pilgrimage, Ajmer is a sacred destination in Rajasthan that is also known for historical opulence.

  • Chittorgarh : The largest fort not only in Rajasthan but in India, Chittorgarh is known for its architectural brilliance and different periods of history that it has been the witness of.

  • Kumbhalgarh : Boasting one of the longest walls in the world, Kumbhalgarh is the second-largest fort in India. This impressive fort is not to be missed witnessing in Rajasthan.

Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

Summer Season in Rajasthan

Summer Season in Rajasthan

Summer in Rajasthan starts from April and lasts till June. The temperature ranges from 24°C to 48°C. Heat can be very uncomfortable for tourists. This season is not favourable for trave.

Monsoon Season in Rajasthan

Monsoon Season in Rajasthan

Monsoon in Rajasthan begins in July and ends in September. The temperature ranges from 21°C to 35°C. During Monsoon thunderclap paves the way for heavy rainfall. This season is also favourable for travel.

Winter Season in Rajasthan

Winter Season in Rajasthan

Winter in Rajasthan begins in October and ends in March. The temperature ranges from 13°C to 30°C. The weather is favourable for travel due to pleasant daytime temperatures.

Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Rajasthan


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jaipur is dotted with numerous heritage sites that are unmissable.

Udaipur, Rajasthan


The City of Lakes, Udaipur is about the royal palaces, man-made lakes, and the Aravalli Hills.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan


Home to the impressive Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpur, the second-largest city in Rajasthan is a history lover’s paradise.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan


The Golden City, Jaisalmer reflects the rich history of Rajasthan and offers experiences you cannot forget.

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park

Popular for its high possibility of tigers, Ranthambore National Park is Rajasthan’s best wildlife destination.

Pushkar, Rajasthan


A religious destination with 52 ghats and one-of-its-kind Brahma Temple, Pushkar attracts many from around the world.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Rajasthan

Amer Fort Jaipur, Rajasthan

Amer Fort Jaipur

An impregnable fort that makes Jaipur’s important landmark, Amer Fort is a well-known and most-visited attraction in Rajasthan.

City Palace Jaipur, Rajasthan

City Palace Jaipur

An exquisite royal palace, City Palace offers a sneak peek inside the cultural and historical opulence of Rajasthan. It’s architectural grandeur deserves a special mention.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Featuring the world’s largest stone sundial, Jantar Mantar is an ancient open-sky observatory that must not be missed when visiting Jaipur.

Hawa Mahal Jaipur, Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

An architectural marvel, Hawa Mahal features a front facade with 953 windows (jharokas) and makes for the top attraction in Jaipur City.

City Palace Udaipur, Rajasthan

City Palace Udaipur

Seated along Lake Pichola, City Palace boasts exquisite architecture and rich history. The palace is amongst the major sightseeing attractions in Udaipur.

Lake Pichola Udaipur, Rajasthan

Lake Pichola Udaipur

An artificial man-made fresh water lake, Lake Pichola is amongst the top attractions in Udaipur. The lake has four islands and one of them houses the famous Taj Lake Palace.

Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

Perched on a hill, the impressive Mehrangarh Fort is the icon of Jodhpur City. Considered one of the largest forts in India, the fort offers a peek inside the rich history of Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

One of the very few ‘living forts’ in India, Jaisalmer Fort’s history goes back to 800 years ago making it the second oldest fort in Rajasthan, and thus a must-visit place.

Dilwara Jain Temples Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Dilwara Jain Temples Mount Abu

Reckoned to be the most impressive Jain temple complex in India, Dilwara Jain Temples are on the list of top tourist attractions in Rajasthan.

Chand Baori Abhaneri, Rajasthan

Chand Baori Abhaneri

One of the largest and most beautiful stepwells in the world, Chand Baori is a photographer’s and history lover’s delight in Rajasthan and can be visited on a short trip from Jaipur.

Top Things to Do in Rajasthan

Wildlife Safari, Rajasthan

Wildlife Safari

Enjoy sighting tigers and other animals on an enthralling wildlife safari in Rajasthan’s best wildlife reserves.

Hot-Air Ballooning, Rajasthan

Hot-Air Ballooning

Soar high in the sky and experience the best hot-air ballooning in Jaipur, Pushkar, and Ranthambore.

Desert Camping, Rajasthan

Desert Camping

Relish the experience of camping in the vast Thar Desert under the starlit sky for the best Rajasthan memories.

Camel Safari, Rajasthan

Camel Safari

When in Rajasthan, you cannot miss out on a camel safari in the desert for that authentic feel.

Dune Bashing, Rajasthan

Dune Bashing

Quench your thirst for some adventure and go for a dune bashing experience in the Thar Desert.

Cultural Performances, Rajasthan

Cultural Performances

Soak the rich culture of Rajasthan and witness varied dance & music performances like Ghoomar.

How to Reach Rajasthan?

By Train

By Train

The major railway stations of Rajasthan is in Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer which are connected to all the major cities like Kota, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Alwar, Jaisalmer etc.

By Air

By Air

There are three major Airports in Rajasthan – Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur which operates both International and domestic flights. They are connected to all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram.

By Road

By Road

Rajasthan has well connected national highways and state highways. NH8 which is connected to other major cities like Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, is the easiest way to reach Rajasthan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the best time to visit Rajasthan?

The best time to visit Rajasthan is between October and February when the weather is perfect for sightseeing. The monsoon season between July and September is also a good time to visit Rajasthan when the mercury dips slightly. In the summer season, it can be difficult to plan a trip to Rajasthan because of extremely high temperature.

Q. What is the best way to travel to Rajasthan?

Rajasthan enjoys good connectivity via rail, road, and air. Many of its major cities have their own airports, whereas, trains and roads almost all parts of the state.

Q. Is Rajasthan safe for solo women travellers?

Yes, Rajasthan is quite safe for solo women travellers. However, it is advised to practise caution like one does anywhere in the world while travelling.

Q. What are the must-try dishes in Rajasthan?

The best dishes to try in Rajasthan are :

  • Dal Baati Churma
  • Gatte ki Sabzi
  • Lal Maas
  • Ker Sangri
  • Papad ki Sabzi
  • Onion Kachori

Q. Why to book Rajasthan tour packages with TMI?

We are a certified travel company with over 18 years of experience. We are capable of offering 24x7 personalised and cost-effective services for Rajasthan tours.

Q. Do your family tours to Rajasthan have something for the kids?

Yes, our family tours to Rajasthan include several activities like camel safari, boating etc. for the kids.

Q. How many domestic & international airports are in Rajasthan?

There are 9 airports in total in Rajasthan. The state has only one international airport situated in the capital city of Jaipur.

Q. How many minimum days are required to visit Rajasthan?

Around 6-10 days are required to see Rajasthan’s popular destinations.

Q. Are massage, yoga & ayurveda services/centres available in Rajasthan?

Yes, there are many resorts and centres in different cities of Rajasthan that offer massage, yoga, ayurveda services.

Why Choose TMI for Rajasthan?

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    We are certified by major tour and travel associations in India and world like IATA, IATO, TAAI, IMF & MOT (Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India).

  • Happy Customers

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  • Local Offices

    Local Offices

    We have local office in Rajasthan for our customers to find assistance anytime and anywhere.

Rajasthan Essential Information

Where to Stay in Rajasthan?

Rajasthan offers its warm hospitality to its visitors and ensures the best places to stay. There is a wide range of accommodations available at every popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. In fact, even the lesser-known and offbeat places in the state have at least basic accommodation at disposal. From budget to luxury to heritage hotels to luxury camps to homestay to backpacker hostels, Rajasthan has a lot to offer.

Tour My India has association with the top most hotels and resorts of Rajasthan and offers lowest prices and great deals on every hotel booking made with us. Excellent services are also guaranteed with us!

Major Activities for Tourist in Rajasthan

Rajasthan offers an opportunity to have several experiences. The state offers the chance to indulge in enthralling wildlife safaris, hot-air balloon rides, and dune bashing along with authentic experience of camel safari and desert camping.

The must-have experiences in Rajasthan also include relishing delectable food; enjoying folk dance & music performances like Ghoomar. The state also offers an opportunity to enjoy shopping for handicrafts and visiting temples with exquisite architecture.

A few Tips Before Visiting Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan is the biggest state in India, so plan your itinerary accordingly.
  • Wear cotton clothes, hat and carry sunscreen lotion if you are visiting it during summers.
  • Respect the rules and customs if you are visiting a heritage site or temples.
  • Remember to enjoy a camel ride during your visit to Rajasthan.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water at all times.
  • There are plenty of options when it comes to public transport, from tuk tuks to battery operated autos.