When one visits Rajasthan, little do they know about the endless variety of what it offers in terms of activities. The rugged jungles invite you for safaris, velvety sand dunes are perfect for camping and camel rides, glinting lakes mesmerize during a sunset boat ride. There’s so much to do in this state – whether you’re an adventure junkie or a peace seeker!
Here is a list of top ten things to do in Rajasthan that will surely make your vacation more exciting and memorable.
- Uncover the tales touring the top forts and palaces
Rajasthan has made the world go gaga over its impressive forts and palaces. Right from the architecture to the intricate interiors everything tells a tale of legendary past, and exhibits marvellous artistry. This aspect of the state is often highlighted in many Rajasthan tour packages as well.
Where: Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bundi, and Jodhpur
- Feel like royalty as you spend the night in a luxurious heritage hotel
There is nothing grander than living in real palaces, and Rajasthan with its many luxurious heritage properties make the fairytale turn into reality.The properties were once owned by erstwhile rulers, and they have been restored in such a way that the essence is not taken away.
Where: Oberoi Raj Vilas, The Leela Palace Udaipur, and The Oberoi Udaivilas
- Attend the enlivening festivals
If you’ve been inspired by Rajasthani culture, there is no better way to get an insight than attending the colorful festivals of Rajasthan. Many festivals like Teej are religious festivals, while there also are special festivals organized to elevate Rajasthan tourism; such as International Kite Festival, and Camel Festival.
- Spend the evening boating
A sunset boat ride sets the mood right. With forts, palaces, and hillocks as backdrop, boating is one of the best things to do in Rajasthan!
- Go on a jungle safari
When it comes to some of the best national parks in India, many of those are located in Rajasthan. You can expect to spot tigers, elephants, bears, and a varied species of birds as well.
Where: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park, and Sariska Tiger Reserve
- Enjoy zip lining
Life’s more fun when you slide, it’s even better if you slide on a string hung feets above the ground. Ziplining is an exciting activity which one can enjoy on their trip to Rajasthan.
- Spend the night in a desert camp
Some of the top tourist destinations of the state like Jaisalmer are located in Thar Desert. This opens an opportunity for the travelers to indulge in desert camping. There are many camps here which are luxurious and take good care of different hospitality aspects such as comfort and accessibility.
Best desert camps in Rajasthan: Royal Desert Camp, The Serai Camp, and Dangri Desert Safari Camp
- Reach cloud nine during a hot air balloon ride
Whether you’re thinking of proposing your better half or wish to show your family a different perspective of Rajasthani landscape, a hot air balloon ride is a fun choice.
Where: Pushkar, Jaipur, and Ranthambore
- Trek to get closer to nature
If you find peace strolling amidst unperturbed nature, then Rajasthan can be your favorite getaway too. This state is not just about deserts and ruggedness, the Aravali Mountain Range attracts the trekkers to spend the time exploring on the lap of nature.
Where: Mount Abu
10. Go on exciting camel safari
Since some parts of Rajasthan are located in the Thar Desert, one can find and even ride camels here. Touring through the sand dunes is one of the best things to do in Rajasthan, especially when done riding a camel.
What else would you love to do on your Rajasthan tour?