No combination of superlatives put together can truly define this beautiful northwestern state of India. Rajasthan or the “Land Of Kings” is a geographically diverse region that houses sand dunes and lakes, hills and wildlife sanctuaries and does not fail to fascinate you at every step of the way. The most enticing part of Rajasthan is its traditional lifestyle, welcoming people and its rich heritage. The time seems to stand still as you walk through the royal ruins in the state. It has a romantic past which reminds of heroism, chivalry and the legends of the Rajput clan who ruled the land for many years. The motherland to many great warriors like Prithviraj Chauhan and Maharana Pratap, Rajasthan offers many fabulous cities to visit like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Alwar, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, the list is endless.
Many people from the ‘IT Capital of India’ wish to visit Rajasthan to experience how state houses the exuberance of the modern India perfectly in sync with the rustic charm of a bygone era. Our Rajasthan Tour Packages from Bangalore can help you explore this eccentric state through fun-filled activities and visits to historical and religious landmarks in the state.
Bangalore is a major travel hub in the southern part of the country. The city is well connected to all other major tourist attractions in the country and abroad. Travels can easily travel to other parts of the country through rail, road or flights.
Road- There are A/C Seater/Sleeper and Volvo Multi Axle Semisleeper that operate between Bangalore and Jodhpur. The tickets cost around Rs. 1500 or above and the journey will take around 37hrs. If you embark on a road trip, then you can take the route- Bangalore-(837km via NH48)-Pune-(660km)-Ahmedabad-(445km via NH62)-Jodhpur-(333km via NH25 and NH48)-Jaipur-(393.5km via NH58)-Udaipur-(357.1km via GJ SH 5)-Vadodara-(545.6km via NH48)-Pune-(841km via AH47 and NH48)-Bangalore. It would take 11 days to cover this route and to enjoy the destinations on the way.
Train- There are a number of trains that run from Bangalore to different cities in Rajasthan. You can board any of the trains depending on which city you want to visit first. The fastest train being Tiruchirapalli-Shri Ganganagar Humsafar Express(22948) that reaches Banaswadi at 11:33am and has a halt of 2 mins in the station. The train crosses Abu Road and Marwar Jn before reaching Jodhpur at around 03:40am after traveling for 40h 5mins. The train runs on Fridays and the tickets cost around Rs. 2305-Rs. 3413. Or, you can board Yesvantpur-Jaipur Suvidha Express(82653) which has a travel time of 40h 50m. The train departs from Yesvantpur Jn at around 11:30am and crosses Chittorgarh Jn and Ajmer Jn at around 12:50pm and 04:20am respectively before reaching Jaipur at 06:30am. The train runs on Thursdays and the tickets cost from Rs. 1000- Rs. 14,131.
Flight- Air Asia, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet, Air Asia all have direct flights to Jaipur, Udaipur or Jodhpuur. Usually, the morning flights by IndiGo are no-stop. The flight tickets start from around Rs. 4,300. If traveling by flight make sure to book the tickets in advance to avail them at the lowest possible price.
Best places to visit in Rajasthan
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Badi Lake, Udaipur
City Palace, Udaipur
Sajjangarh Palace, Udaipur
Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore
Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu
Brahma Temple, Phushkar
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer
Akbari Fort & Museum, Ajmer
Prithviraj Smark, Ajmer
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur
Alwar City Palace, Alwar
Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajsamand
Best places to Stay in Rajasthan
Jaipur- Hotel J W Marriot, Hotel Taj Jai Mahal, Hotel Oberoi Trident, Hotel Radisson.
Jaisalmer- Himmatgarh Palace, Hotel Brys Fort, Hotel Fifu, Hotel Fort Rajwada
Jodhpur- Ajit Bhawan, Fort Khejarla, Hotel Raas Jodhpur, Idana Palace, Taj Gateway
Kota- Hotel Palkiya Haveli, Welcomheritage Umed Bhawan Palace,
Bundi- Annapurna Haveli, Hotel Bundi Haveli, Hotel Hadoti Palace, Hotel Bundi Vilas
Chittorgarh- Hotel Pratap Palace, Lake Nahargarh Palace,
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to travel to Rajasthan from Bangalore?
The climate of the state can be divided into four seasons-Summer, Monsoon, Post-Monsoon and Winter. Temperatures vary drastically as the state has extreme temperatures in both summers and winters. The temperatures vary depending on the season and the region you wish to visit. Rajasthan can be enjoyed any time of the year. However, while traveling from Bangalore, Monsoon or Winter might be the best time to visit Rajasthan. July to September is an ideal time to visit if you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy the luxury of privacy. In November to March, the desert sun is not as intense and the days are pleasant. Most of the fairs and festivals held during winter are planned as a tourist attraction.
What are the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan that attracts tourists to Rajasthan?
Kite Festival, across the state especially Jaipur- 14th January
Jaipur Literature Festival-January
Nagaur Fair, Jodhpur- January & February
Desert Festival, Jaisalmer- February
Brij Holi, Bharatpur- March
Gangaur, Jaipur and Nathdwara-March April
Mewar Festival, Jodhpur- March & April
Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur-October
Kota Adventure Festival, Kota- October
Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar- October-November
Winter Festival in Mount Abu, Mount Abu-December
Where are the best markets for shopping in Rajasthan?
Some of the best markets for Shopping in Rajasthan are:-
Johari Bazar, Jaipur- Best for handmade Jaipuri ornaments.
Bapu Bazar, Jaipur- Best for Rajasthani Textiles and Handlooms.
Clock Tower Market, Jodhpur- Best for different kinds of spices.
Nai Sarak, Jodhpur- Best for Rajasthani signature fabric Bandhani.
Bada Bazar, Udaipur- Best for leather goods, traditional jewellery, Bandhanis.
Sadar Bazar, Jaisalmer- Best for jootis and silver ornaments.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Summers?
Places like Mount Abu, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur, Udaipur have pleasant weather and offer breathtaking views. These are places you must visit in summers.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
Bundi,Udaipur,Keoladeo National Park, Jaisalmer, Shekhawati regions are places one can visit during the season of monsoon. The lush greenery of Rajasthan comes alive during the monsoon season. The showers of rain brings down the temperature and tourists can enjoy sightseeing in a less crowded environment.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
From Jaipur to Jodhpur, Chittorgarh to Alwar, Kota to Ajmer and all the desert regions and major tourist attractions can be visited in this season. The nights are cold but the mornings are perfect for sightseeing. The nights can be enjoyed by a warm bonfire. Major fairs and festivals, including the Jaipur Literature Festival, are held during this season and is one of the main reasons why a large number of tourists choose to visit Rajasthan in this season.