Due to the close proximity of Vadodara and Rajasthan, people from Vadodara often consider Rajasthan as an ideal place for vacations. The desert state of Rajasthan offers a range of fun filled experiences that satisfy the soul of every traveller. Forts that tell the tale of a bygone era, lakes that are truly romantic in nature, wildlife sanctuaries and parks that houses a host of different birds and animals, the golden colored sand dunes a landmark of the region or the serene hill station that offer you an opportunity to have a quite quality time, Rajasthan has something for every tourist.
Our Rajasthan tour packages from Vadodara gives the tourists an opportunity to explore the amazing Rajasthani textile market and the famous Johari Bazar, taste the best Rajasthani delicacies, visit the famous temples and fort, visit famous Chokhi Dhani to enjoy camel rides, enjoy live performance of Rajasthani state dances, enjoy the elephant ride up to the ramparts of Amber Fort, visit the popular Dargah Sharif Tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer, have a thrilling tour of the famous Ranthambore National Park, and many more wonderful experiences. Our tour packages have been put together thoughtfully to help you enjoy every shade of Rajasthan.
People from Vadodara can reach Rajasthan via train, bus or flights. You can also embark on a drop trip with friends or family. Here are some information that can help you in planning your trip.
Road– Rajasthan is well connected to Vadodara and all other major cities through well maintained highways. Regular A/C Sleeper/Seater and non A/C Seater/Sleeper buses operate from Vadodara to Jaipur and Udaipur. Private and Government buses run from Vadodara to various cities in Rajasthan. Tickets would generally start from Rs. 400 for Mount Abu, Rs. 500 for Jaipur and Rs. 500 for Udaipur.
If you wish to embark on a road trip then you can take the route Vadodara-(111.5Km via NE1)-Ahmedabad-(227.3Km via Ahmedabad-Palanpur Highway road)-Mount Abu-(262Km via NH62)-Jodhpur-(282.6Km via NH125 & NH11)-Jaisalmer-(330Km via NH11)-Bikaner-(335Km via NH11)-Jaipur-(147Km via NH48)-Pushkar-(277.2Km via NH58)-Udaipur-(357Km GH SH5)-Vadodara You would need a good 5-6 days holiday to enjoy the destinations in this route.
Train– The fastest train from Vadodara to Jaipur is Mumbai Central – Jaipur AC Duronto Express(12239) which has a travel time of 10hrs30mins. It reaches Vadodara at 03:52am and has a good 13mins halt. The train runs on Mondays and Wednesdays and the tickets cost around Rs.1470 for AC 3-tier, Rs. 2000 for AC 2-tier, and Rs. 3300 for AC 1-tier. Or, you can board the Okha – Nathdwara Express (19575) from Vadodara to Udaipur which reaches Vadodara 07:13pm and has a 15mins halt. The ticket costs around Rs. 305 for sleeper, Rs. 835 for AC 3-tier, and Rs. 1195 for AC 2-tier. The train runs on Saturdays.
Flight– There are regular flights from Vadodara to Jaipur and Udaipur. The flights should cost Rs. 4000 for Jaipur, usually the flights in the morning by IndiGo are non-stop.
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 Vadodara?
Due to the close proximity of the places, people from Vadodara travel to Rajasthan any time of the year. But, usually winters is considered as the best time to visit Rajasthan. The period between November-February is considered ideal for visiting Rajasthan. The desert sun makes the morning comfortable and ideal for sightseeing but the nights are usually chilly. All the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan from Jaipur to Jodhpur, from Ajmer to Ranthambore can be explored in these months.
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 Rajasthan are hot but not humid. Though people usually don’t prefer to visit Rajasthan in this season, places like Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s very own hill station, Udaipur with its majestic lakes, Ranthambore and Bharatpur with its wildlife sanctuaries and parks can be enjoyed in this season. The lakes make the temperature bearable in Udaipur, Mount Abu stays relatively cool in summers. Due to the less number of tourists, the hotel prices are really low in this season which is an added plus.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
Monsoons bring out a different side of Rajasthan. A name that is usually considered as a synonym for deserts and sands, seems to come alive. The entire state wear a freshened look in winters and the ambient weather makes for spectacular views.Pushkar, keoladeo National park, Narlia, Bundi,Mandawa,Jaipur,Ranakpur, are some places you must visit. Monsoon is an ideal month for off-beat travellers to visit Rajasthan. There is something majestic about rain in the desert regions. It’s beautiful and full of charm. A treat for pluviophile.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
Winters in Rajasthan are the most inviting month of the state. Tourists flock to Rajasthan in this season. The mornings are warm enough to enable us to explore all the major tourist attraction in the states. The fort, palaces and lakes,Sand dunes and National Parks all can be explored in this season. Mewar, Jaipur, Pushkar, Keoladeo, Bishnoi & Pali, Bundi, Dausa, Udaipur and Jaisalmer are some places you should visit. A number of fairs and festivals take place during this season, make sure to look up the dates and places at time of planning your visit.