There are a multitude of top things to do in Rajasthan, a state that boasts everything from luxurious royal grandeur to ancient folk traditions, from colourful towns to vibrant gypsy communities, from adrenaline boosting fun to calming lakeside sun. And even though it’s hard to list them all, here’s our pick of the best!
Know of the many things to do in Rajasthan, for your trip to be a breeze! Especially if you’re on one of SOTCs magical Rajasthan tour packages.
Nowhere is Rajasthan’s illustrious regal past more evident than in its many forts and palaces. Each an architectural marvel in its own right, from the intricate stacked windows of Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal to the iconic splendour of Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur to the historic Kumbhalgarh Fort in Udaipur. These are some of the best experiences of Rajasthan sightseeing.
Tip: Many of the forts and palaces are now luxury hotels, museums or both, so you can spend ample time wandering through gardens or gazing at the stunning interiors.
Some of the most visited landmarks of Rajasthan sightseeing are its many places of sacred worship that date back to medieval times. The Brahma Temple in Pushkar, Dilwara Temple in Mount Abu and Ajmer Sharif Dargah are just three of the many revered sites that you can visit.
One of the best things to do in Rajasthan is indulging in your wild side and exploring the different sanctuaries and nature parks brimming with incredible flora and fauna. Ranthambore and Sariska are well-known for their amazing tiger population and Keoladeo National Park sees a tremendous seasonal influx of migratory birds.
Outdoor activities are some of the most enjoyable things to do in Rajasthan, whether its zip lining at Mehrangarh Fort, dune bashing out in the desert, a camel or elephant safari, camping under the desert sky — the choice is yours!
Get a taste of true Rajasthan at Jaipur’s famed Chokhi Dhani experience, where you’ll be treated to hand-me-down delicacies of the state, alongside traditional folk performances and a lovely fun-fair atmosphere that all ages can enjoy.
Every city, town or even village has its own colourful marketplace. For all those great Indian prints and makes, heritage handicraft styles and one-of-a-kind pieces at a very reasonable rate, you simply must visit local markets. Johari Bazaar in Jaipur and Bada Bazaar in Udaipur are the most famous.