Kerala and Rajasthan both happen to be one of the most popular tourist places in India. While Kerala is popular for its serene backwater trails and lush green landscape. Rajasthan attracts tourists owing to its historical forts, palaces, culture, and rich heritage. Kerala and Rajasthan vary in landscape and culture, but both have a rich history associated with its different places and monuments. Kerala is known for its spice plantations and Rajasthani food knows just the right use of spices. A trip from Kerala to Rajasthan is hence the experience of a lifetime.
The majestic Jaipur palaces, beautiful Udaipur lakes, sand dune in Jodhpur and Bikaner, Wildlife sanctuary in Ranthambore, the rich history of Chittorgarh are all things that fascinate people of Kerala. Our Rajasthan Tour Packages from Kerala can help you explore the mighty state of Rajasthan. Our various packages have been made by carefully sorting out itineraries that will help you see Rajasthan in all its glory and shades.
While traveling to Rajasthan from Kerala you can either take a train or a flight. Buses don’t operate between the two destinations. Below are the details of trains and flight you can board.
Train– You can take the Marusagar SF Express(12977) which takes 45hrs to travel from Ernakulam Junction to jaipur Junction and crosses Kota on the way and travels till Ajmer. The cost of tickets vary from Rs. 865 for sleeper, Rs. 2265 for AC 3-tier, Rs.3350 for AC 2-tier, and Rs. 5815 for AC 1-tier. The train has pantry car and on-board catering and would be the most economical way of traveling from Kerala to Rajasthan.
Flight– The fastest way to reach any place is via flights. Most people find flights little over-the-budget but if booked in advance flight tickets from Ernakulam airport to Jaipur airport will cost you around Rs. 4000. Most flights from Kerala to Rajasthan are connecting flights. IndiGo has the minimum connecting time between flights and you would reach Jaipur in about 4-5hrs.
Road– Road trips from Kerala to Rajasthan will require at least 12-14 days. You can take NH48 to Rajasthan which will take you through Karnataka and Gujarat to reach Rajasthan and you can take the route 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-(549Km via NH44)-Kochi. If you wish to hire a cab then prices will depend on the type of car you choose. Usually, it costs Rs. 9 per km for Sedan Car, Rs. 11 per km for Innova Car, and Rs. 16-20 for tempo travellers.
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 Kerala?
Kerala and Rajasthan both are extremely hot in summers. Winter, however in both the states are pleasantly accompanied by a major outburst of tourists. Winters in Kerala are comfortable while in Rajasthan the nights are chilly and the mornings suitable for sightseeing. People from Kerala can travel to Rajasthan this season. All major tourist attractions can be visited in this season as the desert sun makes the morning perfect for touring. However, like Kerala, Rajasthan too is crowded with tourists in winters. Monsoons, on the other hand, sees fewer tourists and lower hotel prices. Monsoon in Rajasthan brings out a whole new side of the state. Monsoon in Rajasthan is much different from that in Kerala. The inherent royalty and charm sparkle with a squeaky shine and there is so much to explore taking the respite from the scorching summer heat.
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?
Summers in the desert region in bound to be hot. However, places like Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s beautiful hill station, Udaipur popularly known as the “Venice of the East”, Ranthambore which is famous for its wildlife sanctuary and park, Bharatpur with is beautiful bird sanctuary, are some places you can visit in the summer season.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
Jalore, Bundi, Alwar, Banswara, Mount Abu, Pushkar,Jhalawar,Tonk, Nagaur, Keoladeo, Kumbhalgarh, and Madawa are places to visit in Monsoon. Monsoon brings out a different side of Rajasthan. The showers of rain offer respite from the scorching desert sun, the crowd is far less in this season and a trip to Rajasthan in monsoons will be an absolute delight for the pluviophile.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
From Mewar to Jaipur, Pushkar to Keoladeo, Bishnoi & Pali to Bundi, Dausa to Udaipur and Jaisalmer, all major tourist attract can be visited in the winters. Winters in Rajasthan has its own charm and attracts a large number of tourists. Major fairs and festivals including the Jaipur Literature Festival is hosted in winters. If you are planning to visit the state in winters you can plan to visit all the famous forts and monuments. Look up the dates of various festivals online and plan your travels accordingly, this will help you see the vibrant culture of Rajasthan in all its glory.