Do you get a sense of amazement when you peer through the gratifying forts and palaces that have stood the test of time singing their own tales? When you find out more about the land of maharajas, would you get swept away at their lavishness?
We are bringing to you a journey that unravels the past using the testimonials lying amidst the thrilling cities of Rajasthan! It is time to pack your bags and head over to the state filled with grandeur.
Rajasthan doesn't need any further advertising to urge you to travel there. It is home to many forts, palaces, lakes and of course, the Sand Dunes of the Thar desert. The Rajasthani Thali and other foods give your tastebuds something different and new. It also has one of the best folklore and cultural traditions in India.
Starting from Delhi, we will be road-tripping through Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jaipur. Udaipur, popularly known as The City of Lakes populated with lakes and lake palaces is a sight to behold. After reminiscing over this beautiful city we will head over to Jaisalmer. The Golden City rightly gets its name from the staggering Jaisalmer fort.
All the houses here are a natural golden brick in color. Heading over to the Sam Sand Dunes, where you can spot the desert which lies so far ahead, till our eyes can cast their gaze upon. We shall camp in the desert for a unique experience. The backpacking trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without a visit to the state capital, Jaipur, The Pink City. It encapsulates the most beautiful forts and palaces rich in history and origin to many traditional tales.
Rajasthan Backpacking Trip 6 Day Itinerary: DAY 0
Gather around at the assembly points to leave on an overnight bus from Delhi to Udaipur. Introduce yourself to the fellow travelers and kick start the royal experience.
650kms away from Delhi lies The City of Lakes, Udaipur. After a long 12 hour journey, its natural to feel tired and have no energy left for hectic backpacking! Therefore, today you get to rest at the hotel for a while and gather up your energy to see the beautiful lakes and palaces. In the evening we shall take a stroll in the city streets to the local markets, have authentic Rajasthani thali and spend some time at the lake watching the sunset.
Get ready to explore Udaipur after a scrumptious breakfast!
We will first head over to the City Palace which was built by Maharaja Udai Singh built with granite and marble in a perfect blend of Medieval, European and Chinese architecture. The complex has 11 palaces within it depicting mirror-work, marble-work, murals, wall paintings, silver-work, inlay-work and colored glass that adorn the balconies, towers, and cupolas of the complex are worth admiring.
Next, we will head over to the Sajjangarh palace aka The Monsoon Palace named after the Maharaj Sajjan Singh which is located atop a hill and offering a splendid view of Fateh Sagar Lake.
The Vintage car museum which is managed by the Royal families is a gem for every car lover as it showcases some of the most exquisite collection of royal antique cars.
We will wind up Udaipur by visiting the famous lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar lake and Jaisalmand.
We will start our overnight journey to Jaisalmer!
We reach Sam Sand Dunes which lies in the Thar desert. Sam Sand Dunes offers you a great variety of adventure sports like the desert safari, camel safari, and desert camping!
In the evening we will witness the Rajasthani folk groups portraying their cultural traditions, after which we will retire for the night in camps under the starlit sky.
The Golden City of Jaisalmer is distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. The Jaisalmer Fort, built by Rawal Jaisal stands as a citadel surrounded by narrow lanes inhabited by the people residing there for generations. There are a few viewpoints in the fort which offers an unrestricted view of the whole city.
BadaBagh is a garden that serves as a memorial for the nobles and their families post-cremation. This place is amazing to view the sunrise and sunset.
Jaisalmer sightseeing is not complete without visiting the Gadisar lake, which is one of the most relaxing and scenic lakes which also holds a beautiful temple. You can also go on a boat ride on this lake.
After dinner, we leave for The Pink City, Jaipur.
The trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without visiting the capital, The Pink City- Jaipur. Named after the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh who founded the city, we get a glimpse into the royal palaces and staggering forts built to protect the city.
After arriving in Jaipur and freshening up, we will head over to see the three forts- Amber, Nahargarh, and Jaigarh followed by the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, and Hawa Mahal.
After basking in the glory of the beautiful city, we will retire for the night after dinner at a hotel.
As all good things come to an end, our backpacking journey has also come to an end. We will be heading back to Delhi. Let's fill the final day with some more music, laughter, and conversations to make our bus journey back merry and memorable! We will reach Delhi by evening and bid adieu to the journey with PlanTheUnplanned.
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All the meals will be Veg if included
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