Plan Your Rajasthan Expedition: 4 Colourful Cities You Must Include in Your Itinerary

When your destination is as grand as the state of Rajasthan, planning a perfect itinerary can be a bit challenging. Rich in history, the state of Rajasthan is riddled with beautiful cities. Mentioned here are a few cities that can help you on your expedition!

Rajasthan carries with it, rich history and culture, and its beautiful cities reflect the same. Covering the entire Rajasthan can easily take a week or even more, and it’ll still leave you with a few corners of this beautiful state unexplored. Thanks to good connectivity by flights to most Rajasthan cities, exploring the state has become much easier.

Mentioned below are 4 cities you must cover to have a traditional travel experience.

  • Jodhpur – The Blue City

Also known as the Blue City or The Sun City, the city earns its name for the beautiful blue coloured houses and its year-round sunny weather. While the city houses some magnificent forts (such as the Mehrangarh fort), it is also known for its traditional folk music and colourful markets. Reading Jodhpur is easy. Just hop on a non-stop flight from Delhi, Mumbai or any other city, and you can land here within a few hours.

  • Jaisalmer -The Golden City

In the heart of the Thar Desert lies this beautiful Golden City, getting its name from the yellow sand dunes and the yellow-sandstone monument. The Jaisalmer fort and Maharawal Fort made of yellow Jurassic stone depict the exceptional architecture of 15th century Rajasthan. Spend a night in the middle of a desert or just enjoy the local culture in the streets of Jaisalmer- you will never forget this beautiful city.  You can easily find a direct flight to Jaisalmer from many cities such as Delhi, Ahmedabad, etc.

  • Jaipur – The Pink City

In addition to being the Rajasthan capital, Jaipur is also known ‘ The Pink City’ for the pink-coloured palaces adjourning the city. The most famous ones to visit here are the Hawa Mahal and the City Palace. While palaces will take you down the history lane, the markets here can give you a glimpse of the Rajasthani art depicted in its hand-made jewellery and Indian wear. Get mesmerised by the Rajasthani hospitality at the “Chowki Dhani” and enjoy some of the tastiest sweets in the local shops. Jaipur enjoys great connectivity by flight from many domestic and even some international destinations making it the perfect city to start your Rajasthani expedition.

  • Udaipur – The White City

Once you’ve had your dose of pink, it is now time to get some white in your itinerary. Known as the “White City” for the many white marble palaces the city is home to. Some of the most famous white-coloured palaces here are the City Palace and the Monsoon Palace. While palaces here dazzle you with their beauty, the forts such as the Kumbalgarh fort will mesmerise you with their grandeur.

Apart from palaces, the city also houses some temples such as the Eklingji and Jagdish temples. And don’t forget to enjoy a boating experience in some of the most beautiful lakes of Udaipur. While you can take a direct flight from most metropolitan cities, reaching here from Jaipur is easy too. Jaipur to Udaipur distance by flight is around 400 KMs making it less than 1-hour flight.

A Few Other Places to Consider

  • Bikaner
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Bharatpur
  • Ajmer

Rajasthan is a city rich in culture, food, music, and history. Spend ample time here to experience the true Rajasthani hospitality. Start planning your itinerary and book tickets today.