A vibrant state where traditions and history blend with contemporary lifestyle. This is what Rajasthan is in a nutshell. This northwestern state is spread over the beautiful golden sand of the Great Indian Desert and surrounded by the proud mountain range of Aravali.
Rajasthan is rich in history, breathtaking landscape, grand architecture, and windblown sand dunes. Our Rajasthan tour packages from Pune will give you an opportunity to explore this beautiful state by indulging in a number of activities like Zip lining, Desert Safari, Desert Camping, and trekking.
One can travel to Rajasthan from Pune either via road, rail or flight.
Road– Pune and Rajasthan is at a distance of approximately 1245.2km by road which can be covered in 22 hours or 1 day depending on how you plan your travels. You can take your own vehicle or hire a car or taxi. The cost would vary depending upon the type of car you hire. Generally, a cost of Sedan will start from around Rs. 1300. The fuel prices can vary from Rs. 9 per km for Sedan, Rs. 11 per km for Innova and Rs. 16-20 for tempo travellers. You can take the route- Pune-(546.5km via NH48)-Vadodara-(344.3km)-Udaipur-(250.5km)-Jodhpur- (282.6km)- Jaisalmer-(555.5km)-Jaipur-(567km)-Indore-(592km)-Pune Or, you can travel to Mount Abu from Vadodara which is 337.9km and then take the route- Mount Abu-(163.2km)-Udaipur-(250.5km)-Jodhpur-(282.6km)-Jaisalmer- (571.9km)- Chittogarh-(385.3km)-Ahmedabad-(111km)-Vadodara-(392.5km)-Bhiwandi-(154.8km)-Pune.
Train– There are direct trains available from Pune to Rajasthan, the fastest being Pune-Jaipur SF express (12939). The train has a travel time of about 22hrs 10mins and runs on Wednesdays and Sundays. The tickets cost between Rs. 575 to Rs. 3765.
Flight– There are direct flights available from Pune airport. IndiGo, Air India, Air Asia, SpiceJet and Jet Airways all offer services between the said destinations. You can take an IndiGo flight from Pune to Udaipur or Jaipur, the night time flights to Jaipur are usually direct and non stop. It would take 2hrs to reach Jaipur and the tickets would start from around Rs. 3000. Make sure to book your tickets in advance to book them at affordable prices.
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 Pune?
If you are well acquainted with the cool climate of Pune then Rajasthan in summers won’t be suitable for you. One can visit Rajasthan from Pune in the winter season. The period from October to February is often considered ideal. The temperature remains warm and pleasant throughout the day in the winter season. It is the perfect time to explore all the palaces, temples and forts. The tourists can engage in a number of activities during the day time and, a number of major fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are celebrated during this season. The nights during the winter season are chilly and can be enjoyed by a warm bonfire.
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?
The first thing that comes to our mind when we hear ‘Rajasthan’ is deserts and extreme climate. Rajasthan tends to get hot during the summer with temperature being as high as 45 degree Celsius but it is also the time when you can avail amazing discounts and a less crowded tour of the state. The places you must visit in summers are Udaipur, Mount Abu, Bharatpur, and Alwar.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
Monsoons can be one of the best times to visit Rajasthan. The whole state looks refreshed and the weather makes it perfect for sightseeing. Not many people visit Rajasthan during this season and hence you can enjoy the luxury of privacy during your visit. Monsoon season is marked by huge discounts on hotel stays and also is a time of festivities and celebration in Rajasthan. One must visit Udaipur, Mount Abu, Pushkar, Bharatpur, Bundi, Mandawa, Jaipur, Ranakpur, and Bhainsrorgarh.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
There is definitely something magical about visiting the forts and palaces of Rajasthan in the nippy weather. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy traditional folk dances and the famous royal hospitality. Rajasthan’s imperial state is absolutely a must visit in winters. The places in Rajasthan you shouldn’t miss are Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer.