Surat and Rajasthan are at close proximity but differ massively geographically. While Surat is a port town, Rajasthan has to offer a variation of hills, lakes, and deserts. People of Surat often wish to visit Rajasthan on a road trip or a nice vacation.
Rajasthan, formerly known as ‘Rajputana’ or ‘Land of Kings’, attracts a large number of tourists all year round owing to its majestic palaces, fortifying forts, white and golden sand deserts, traditional art and craft, and delicious cuisine. Our Rajasthan tour packages from Surat can help you explore the grandeur of Rajasthan to the best of its glory. Our packages are thoughtfully put together keeping in mind the different shades of the state a tourist must explore. From wanderlust seekers to off-beat travelers our itineraries are carefully put together to satisfy all kinds of tourists. Be it the charms of the Jaipuri palaces, or the tranquility of Udaipur lakes, the divinity of Ranthambore and Bharatpur national parks and sanctuaries or the calmness of the Mount Abu hills, we’ll make sure you get the best of Rajasthan in whichever part of the state you choose to visit.
Rajasthan and Gujarat are neighbouring states and Surat is well connected to Rajasthan via road, rail, busses and flights. If you are about to embark either on a road-trip from Surat to Rajasthan or are planning to enjoy a nice relaxing vacation in this royal retreat, the below mentioned information can be of help to you.
Road– Rajasthan is situated at a distance of about 853Km from Surat. You can board a bus from Surat to Jaipur or Udaipur, the ticket for Jaipur should cost around Rs. 600-Rs. 800 and the journey will take around 15-17hrs. Udaipur is nearer to Surat and hence you can reach Udaipur in 8-9hrs and the tickets should cost around Rs. 400-600. If you wish to embark on a road-trip then here is the route you can take- Surat-(493.8Km via NH48)-Mount Abu-(262Km via NH62)-Jodhpur-(282Km via NH125 and NH11)-Jaisalmer-(330Km via NH11)-Bikaner-(335Km via NH11)-Jaipur-(147Km via NH48)-Pushkar-(277.2Km via NH58)-Udaipur-(128.4Km via Udaipur-Banswara Highway)-Dungarpur-(380Km via NH48)-Surat. It would require 10-12 days for this tour.
Train– The fastest train from Surat to Jaipur is Mumbai Central-Jaipur SF Express(12955) which arrives at Surat at around 10:40pm at night and has a halt of 5 mins and crosses Kota and Durgapura to reach Jaipur at around 12:45am in the morning. The travel is convenient and the tickets cost Rs. 460 for sleeper, Rs. 1225 for AC 3-tier, rs. 1750 for AC 2-tier, and Rs.2970 for AC 1-tier. The train runs daily. One can also catch Mumbai bandra-Udaipur City SF Express (12995) which runs on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Surat to Udaipur and has a travel time of 12hrs 17mins or can also catch Tiruchchirappalli – Shri Ganganagar HumSafar Express (22498) which runs on Saturdays from Surat to Jodhpur and has a travel time of 12hrs 10mins.
Flight– Surat has both direct and connecting flights to various famous tourist destinations of Rajasthan. SpiceJet have non-stop flights to Jaipur mostly at night. The ticket should cost around Rs. 3000 if you book the tickets well in advance.
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 Surat?
People can visit Rajasthan all year around. Summers in the desert regions are hot and hence most people consider winters to be the best time to visit Rajasthan. If traveling from Surat, Rajasthan can be explored in the months of November to February or during the monsoon season. November-February is the winter months in Rajasthan. The desert sun makes the morning comfortable and ideal for sightseeing. The nights are chilly and can be enjoyed by a warm bonfire with those mouth-watering Rajasthani delicacies. The winter months are always accompanied by a large number of tourists. If you wish to enjoy a peaceful off-beat vacation in Rajasthan, monsoon months can be the time you choose to visit Rajasthan. Monsoon brings out a whole new color of the desert land. With just the right amount of rain and no heavy downpour makes Rajasthan beautiful in a whole new light. The famous Tej festival is also held in the months of July-August which bathes Rajasthan in different colors as the married women worship goddess Parvati, swing in jhulas fixed on trees and sing merry songs.
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?
Udaipur or the “Venice of East” with its serene lakes, hill station of Mount Abu with the famous century old Dilwara Temple, and Ranthambore with its famous national park and sanctuary are some places you must visit in Summers.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
A trip to Rajasthan during the rainy season will be an experience worth experiencing. The crowd is minimal and the season offers a different side of Rajasthan. Jalore, Bundi, Alwar, Banswara, Mount Abu, Pushkar,Jhalawar,Tonk, Nagaur, Keoladeo, Kumbhalgarh, and Madawa are some places you should visit in Monsoon.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
Winters in Rajasthan has a different charm. Tourists are drawn to Rajasthan in this season. The mornings have just the right amount of warmth that enables you to explore all the major tourist attraction in the states. From the fort and palaces to lakes, from Sand dunes to National Parks all can be explored in this season.Mewar, Jaipur, Pushkar, Keoladeo, Bishnoi & Pali, Bundi, Dausa, Udaipur and Jaisalmer are some places you mustn’t miss. Rajasthan hosts a number of fairs and festivals, make sure to look up the dates and places for the same.