The modern dynamic commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh, Indore, traces its history back to the time of the Maratha Empire. As a state that houses both primal educational institutes, the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management, Indore like Rajasthan reflects an eccentric blend of past and present.
The allure to Rajasthan lies in its vibrant culture, lively folk song, welcoming people and its ability to transport you into a different world where you come face to face with the rich history of our motherland. Some parts of the state looks lost in time while some capture the glitz and glamour of modern life with perfection. Rajasthan has so much to offer from camping on the smooth sand dunes under the glittering skies, exploring the remains of the colossal fort, shopping for traditional ‘bandhani’ fabric or ‘jootis’ and digging your teeth under the delicious ‘dal-bati churma’ . There is not a single moment when Rajasthan would fail to excite you and surprise you. If you haven’t been to this land of wonders yet, then book our Rajasthan Tour Packages from Indore now. Our Rajasthan tour packages are carefully put together keeping in mind all different adventures a tourist must experience when in the “Land of Kings”.
If you are planning a trip from Indore to Rajasthan, the below mentioned information can prove to be of some use.
Road– Rajasthan is easily accessible from Indore by buses.You can catch a bus to Jaipur which should cost around Rs. 500-600 or Udaipur which should cost the same. Buses are also available to Kota. A journey by bus to Udaipur or Kota should take around 7-8hours and is the most economical way of traveling. If you feel a little adventurous and want to embark on a road trip, you can take the route- Indore-(54.9Km)-Ujjain-(263.5Km via MP SH27 and NH52)-Kota-(38.8Km via NH52)-Bundi-(218.9Km)-Jaipur-(135.1Km via NH48)-Ajmer-(363.2Km via Beawar-Pindwara Road)-Mount Abu-(163.2Km via NH27)-Udaipur-(390.4Km via Chittorgarh – Khargone – Bhusawal Hwy)-Indore It would require 10-12 days to enjoy the above route. If you wish to hire a cab for the journey then the booking should start from Rs. 7 per Km.
Train– You can board the Indore-Jaipur SF Express(12973) which runs on Mondays and Saturdays and has a travel time of 10hrs. The tickets cost around Rs. 360 for Sleepers, Rs. 950 for AC 3-tier, Rs. 1340 for AC 2-tier, and Rs. 2240 for AC 1-tier.
Flights– If you book in advance flight tickets for Jaipur from Indore should cost around Rs. 5000-Rs. 6000. IndiGo has regular flights between the two cities and has minimum of 3hrs layover. A journey from flight should take around 7-8 hrs.
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 Udaipur- Aaram Bagh, Cambay Resort, Justa Rajputana, Kurabar Kothi, Paras Mahal,Radisson Blu .
Pushkar- The Greenhouse Resort, Hotel Bhanwar Singh Palace, Hotel Pushkar Bagh, Hotel Pushkar Fort .
Mount Abu- Cama Rajputana Club, Hotel Chacha Inn, Hotel Hillock, Hotel Rattan Villas .
Ajmer- Mansingh Palace, Paradizzo Resort, Hotel Phool Mahal Palace, The Pratap Palace .
Alwar- Alwar Bagh Hotel, Amanbagh Hotel, The Hill Fort Kesroli .
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 Indore?
The best time to enjoy the fascinating views and explore the popular attractions in the state of Rajasthan is Winters. The period between October to February is considered the best time to visit the state. The nights are chilly but the morning is warm enough to enjoy all the lakes, palaces, temples and forts in the state. Winters is accompanied by a major tourist of tourists in the state. If you wish to vacation in Rajasthan during winters, make sure to book your travel and accommodations in advance. Monsoons are less crowded and can also be ideal for visiting the state.
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?
Rajasthan is nestled between the Thar Desert and the Aravalli Range. Where on the one hand the desert regions of the state gets really hot during summers, the other hand Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s very own hill station proves to be a great getaway for summers. Places like Udaipur with its serene lakes, Ranthambore and Bharatpur with its wildlife sanctuaries can be visited during Summers.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
Monsoons in Rajasthan is beautiful and a treat for the pluviophiles. Rajasthan, a state that is usually considered as a synonym for dry or desert seems to come alive with its lush greenery during the rainy season. The monsoon months are also accompanied with the festival of Tej where women dressed in colorful clothes worship goddess Parvati. The festival is celebrated with great pomp and show in the city of Jaipur. Places like Jalore, Bundi, Alwar, Banswara, Pushkar,Jhalawar,Tonk, Nagaur, Keoladeo, Kumbhalgarh, and Madawa are a must visit in Monsoon season.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
Winters in Rajasthan is characterized by a lot of fairs and frolic. People from all over the country and outside it flock to Rajasthan during this season as the weather is ideal for enjoying and exploring all the major tourist attractions in the state. Jaipur Literature Festival, besides many other festivals take place during this season. One should look up the dates and venue of the events before planning a trip to Rajasthan in winters. Mewar, Jaipur, Pushkar, Keoladeo, Bishnoi & Pali, Bundi, Dausa, Udaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Ajmer and Jaisalmer are the places that attracts major tourist population during the winter season.