Welcome back to our India Bucket List Series, where we choose our top places we are dying to visit in India and share with you all what we want to see & do while we are there.

Third stop on the list: Rajasthan

Rajasthan, formerly known as Land of the Kings, is the perfect place to visit to experience India’s grandeur and magnificence. With majestic palaces, white & golden sand deserts and delicious, authentic cuisine – Rajasthan is the perfect spot for all types of travellers.

How To Get There

By Air: Jaipur, Udaipur & Jodhpurs all have airports with direct links from most major cities in the country.

By Train: Overnight trains are available from Mumbai and Delhi. The best lines to take would be the Rajdhani & the Shatabdi Express.

By Road: National Highway 8 runs right through Rajasthan and connects the state to Delhi and Mumbai. The distance from Mumbai is a quite a long drive, however Delhi only takes about 4 hours.

Where To Stay

$ Hotel Victoria

$$ Suryagarh

$$$ The Oberoi Rajvilas

Things To Do

Go on a group tour: We think one of the best ways to explore India is with a group. There are a number of Rajasthan tour packages to choose from depending on your style of travel.

See the ancient Amber Fort in Jaipur: Located 11km from Jaipur, it is a perfect blend of Mughal & Hindu architecture. The fort is made up of stunning red sandstone and white marble with Maota Lake adding to its charm, offering stunning reflections of the fort.

Visit the Dilwara Temples: Located near Mount Abu, the Jain temples at Dilwara are known as one of the most finest examples of marble stone carvings in India.

Go dune bashing: A popular sport in Thar desert, driving around the desert dunes in an SUV is an awesome way to spend an afternoon.

Attend the Pushcar Fair in November: Every year during the time of Kartik Poornims, the Pushkar Camel Fair attracts more than 11,000 camels over the 14 days, and is visited by more than 400,000 people!

Go on a desert safari in Jaisalmer: Spend a day or two on a camel safari in the Thar desert. For a truly unique experience spend the night in the desert under the stars.

Go zipping from one cliff to another: Ziplining is one of the most popular adrenaline junkie actives here in Rajasthan.

Go hot air ballooning: One of our all time favourite actives, you can experience hot air ballooning in Pushkar, Jaipur and Ranthambore.

Where in India do you recommend we visit next?

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