Rajasthan,‘The Land Of Kings’, is one of such states in India where the quintessential charm of the bygone era is still alive. As you step foot in this land of beauty and grace you will witness a strange blend of culture of the past and the present. Where on one hand Rajasthan buzzes with student life as they study in various colleges and universities in the state, on the other hand, the beautiful monuments and palaces that still stand erect tell the tales of an era when the prince and princess lived in huge palaces, children were educated in Gurukuls, and people lived by a code of honor.
Delhi, due to its close proximity to Rajasthan both in distance and history have a number of people who visit or wish to visit Rajasthan either for an overnight trip or a nice vacation with friends and family.
Rajasthan and Delhi are located very close to each other with Jaipur being only 279km from the ‘Political Capital’.
Road– Road trips are what most of the travelers prefer while going to Rajasthan from Delhi. It takes about 5h 30m to reach Jaipur from Delhi. Most people prefer a bike trip but you can also go in your own car or hire a self driving rental. It would be good if while traveling by car you hire a driver so you will be able to enjoy the sights without the hassle of driving. If not your own vehicle then you can also travel via bus. RSRTC operate direct buses between Delhi and Jaipur. Private buses also operate between the two places with affordable tickets starting from Rs. 300 onwards. You can opt for an AC Volvo to make your trip more convenient. There are three routes which you can take while traveling from Delhi to Jaipur
Route 1– The Neemrana Route. Delhi → Gurgaon → Manesar → Bhiwadi → Neemrana → Kotputli → Shahpura → Jaipur The route takes approximately 5h and you will cross places like Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary, Ancient Vrindavan Palace, Nahargarh Biological Park on your way.
Route 2-The Alwar Route. It runs through the same route as mentioned above up until Bhiwadi so you can stop at some destinations mentioned above. It takes 6-7h approximately and you will cross the famous haunted place Bhangarh Fort on your way.
Route 3-The Faridabad Route. Delhi → Faridabad → Manesar → Bhiwadi → Neemrana → Kotputli → Shahpura → Jaipur This route takes approximately 6h and you will cross places like Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Nahar Singh Palace on your way.
Train- There are a number of trains that run between the two destination the fastest being Swarna Rajdhani Express(12958) which runs daily. The train departs from New Delhi Railway Station at 07:55pm and reaches Jaipur at around 12:30am.
Flight– There are direct and non-stop flights between the two destinations. SpiceJet, Air India, IndiGo, Air Asia all offer flight services between the said destinations. You can take a non-stop flight to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and if you book the tickets early you can book it at around Rs. 1500-3000.
Best places to visit in Rajasthan
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 Delhi?
The best time to visit Rajasthan from Delhi is October to March. It is the time for winter in the state The temperature is at its lowest. During the day the weather is bearable and is good for sightseeing. Nights are relatively cool. It is the best time to explore the desert regions like Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner.
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?
Jaipur, Udaipur and Mount Abu. Though, Jaipur gets hot in summer, tourists can enjoy the night sightseeing tours organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Department. Udaipur boats large water bodies which compensate for the scorching summer time. Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s hill station is a perfect summer getaway.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
The whole state of Rajasthan beams with lush greeneries in the Monsoon season. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Shekhawati region are some of the best Monsoon getaways in Rajasthan
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
Winter is the most inviting month in Rajasthan. The whole state seems to come alive with vibrant culture and festivities. The variation in temperature allows the tourists to explore all the major tourist attractions from lakes in Udaipur to sand dunes of Jaisalmer to Wildlife parks and sanctuaries in Ranthambore and Bharatpur. People can also enjoy camel rides and jeep safaris in this princely state in winters.