Date: Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 - 10 min
Are you an avid traveler with a knack to explore the unseen corners of the world? Traveling and exploring the world around you is a beautiful feeling, with an excitement about getting familiar with the culture of the place, knowing its traditions, and meeting new friends along the journey.
India is an incredible nation exhibiting myriad cultures, waiting to be explored. Having said that, one tourist destination that is has managed to attract a majority of tourists to be a part of its cultural heritage and homely warmth is none other than the mighty Rajasthan.
Covered in layers of historic battles and a huge cultural significance, the place has become a prominent tourist destination and a major contributor to the country’s GDP by being a magnet for the tourists. People who visit Rajasthan are not only fascinated by the people, the culture and the history of the place but are also in love with the art, the food, and the friendliness that the place exhibits. So if you’re in for a Rajasthan trip for 5 days, start backpacking and get ready for some real travel experience.
While you look for the cheapest tour packages for Rajasthan, look for the ones that encompass five beautiful cities in five days. If you haven’t, worry not, here are the best places to visit in Rajasthan in 5 days:
Resting of the Western stretches of Rajasthan, the city of lakes holds the title of being one of the most charming cities of Rajasthan, attracting hundreds of tourists into its welcoming arms every year. Also known as Venice of the East, the city has firm roots for more than a thousand years. Ideal for families, couples and solo travelers, Udaipur is undoubtedly the ultimate tourist destination in Rajasthan. Being one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan in summer and the winter season, Udaipur offers a beautiful blend of adventure and tranquility. Here are some things you can do in Udaipur for an exhilarating experience:
A sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola
Ride in a boat amid the tangy hues of the sunlit lake Pichola, and get every bit of the final rays of the sun as it makes its way home. Experience a stunning sunset as you witness the beautiful sparkling water on your feet. With an entry fee of INR 300 for adults and INR 150 for children, this place is a must visit.
A walk in the Saheliyon ki Bari Garden
Enclosing an interesting history and a royal feel to it, the Sahelyon ki Bari is every photographer’s paradise. With no permission required to click photos of the picturesque gardens and the marvelous sculptures, this courtyard of maidens is a perfect spot to set foot in. With an entry fee as nominal as INR 5, you can take a good look at the garden and a few beautiful shots of the same to upload on social media!
A classic ropeway ride
Visiting Udaipur without enjoying a ropeway ride is a terrible, terrible mistake. One of the most popular activities in the city, a ropeway ride offers you a classic view of the scenic beauty of Udaipur, with a thrilling ride, hundreds of feet above the ground. With comfortable timings and affordable tickets, one can easily be a part of the adventure that they’ve been seeking to experience in the city.
Visit the classic vintage car museum
Witness a huge collection of the classic cars owned by the Maharajas about decades ago at the Vintage car collection museum. Watch the cars that once ruled the roads of Udaipur and travel back in time as you drool over those beauties.
Located on the outskirts of the city, the Haldi Ghati is a reminiscence of the long-lost battle between the Mughals and the Rajputs. Visit the place and delve into its history that dates back to the 16th century to witness the cenotaph that still exists at the place.
One of the best tourist places in Rajasthan in winter, Jodhpur is a city full of surprises. Covered in a blue blanket, the city is a host for many royal weddings. The place has a deep history that encompasses a plethora of activities that bring out the adventurer in you. Explore the marvel of Jodhpur as you take a sightseeing experience. Drooling already? Have a look at some of the most stunning places:
Visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort
Resting on a hilltop, this fort is a major attention catcher for most tourists due to its magnificent beauty and preserved heritage. You will not only be fascinated by the King’s personal belongings at the fort museum but can also shop from a wide collection of souvenirs from the fort’s official shop. Indulge in the Rajasthani folklore with some cultural music and dance performances.
Experience thrill with zip-lining
Located on the Northern stretch of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort, a zip lining experience awaits you. Enjoy the flying fox with a beautiful view of the city and the fort as a background, and engage in a thrilling experience like never before.
Ride in a balloon!
Who said that you can’t fly when you have a hot air balloon? Experience a 60- minute fun ride in a hot air balloon, several hundreds of feet above the ground level, to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city. Go with the wind in a hot air balloon, in the company of your loved ones, to enjoy a beautiful experience.
Explore the Mandore Gardens
These lush green gardens surround the architectural beauty of the Marwar region and are a popular picnic spot. With various temples and cenotaphs, these gardens lure every traveler to spend some quality time.
Visit the step well
Recently restored, this step well has become a major hangout spot for a lot of tourists. With a contemporary square enclosing a variety of restaurants and coffee shops, and a home décor store, it is a traveler’s delight. Enjoy the best of Indian and continental foods served with some delicious drinks and savor the day with your loved ones, with the beautiful sight of the place as a backdrop.
The real Jodhpur is in the streets
Stroll in the streets of the city to find it devoid of tourists, and interact with the locals to know more about their culture and heritage. You can also have a guided tour to explore more about the insides of the city.
Head to the clock tower
Standing tall amid the bustling city of Jodhpur, you have the famous clock tower that still functions! Explore the city away from forts and palace to find some colorful handicrafts, saris, and spices! Get ready for an overwhelming experience as you set foot in the old city.
Colored pagris, magnificent fortresses, fascinating deserts, and friendly camels; that’s what Jaisalmer is all about. Close enough to the Pakistan border, the Golden City is the heart of the Thar Desert. With a plethora of activities to engage in and a lot of sights to witness, Jaisalmer has something for every wanderer. So explore some of the best places and indulge in fun activities while on your stay. Here are some interesting things to do in Jaisalmer for a mesmerizing experience:
Visit the Jaisalmer Fort
Built in the 12th century, the Jaisalmer Fort houses some of the luxurious hotels and guesthouses, for the travelers to have a royal experience. With a museum exhibiting the historical significance of the place, the Jaisalmer Fort makes it as the top tourist attraction. Experience a three-hour heritage walking tour of the fort, with restaurants to dine in, with handicraft stores to shop from, and with temples to pay a visit to.
Experience a classic camel safari
A visit to Jaisalmer is incomplete without a camel ride. Ride on the back of a camel by booking a camel safari tour, for a day and witness the rural side of Jaisalmer, away from the bustling city. Let the ship of the desert be your host for the day and ride you to the desert to let you explore the rustic beauty of the city.
Visit the Sam sand dunes
Situated on the western side of Jaisalmer, the Sam sand dunes are a major tourist attraction. Savor the taste of some of the best Rajasthani delicacies as you witness the traditional folklore of the place. Enjoy the orange hues scattered by the sun at dusk while on a camel ride, followed by a sumptuous dinner under the stars.
Indulge in some dune bashing!
Rejoice adventure lovers as Jaisalmer has something to excite you with! Ride across the huge sand dunes of Jaisalmer in a sixety-minute ride to the Sam Sand dunes. Experience the adrenaline rush as you rise and fall with the vehicle on the thrilling ride. Book an SUV enjoy thrill and adventure like never before.
Have a boating experience at the Gadisar Lake
Built in the 14th century, this artificial reservoir is the place that invites the tranquil souls. Hire a boat and ride through the lake, surrounded by beautiful temples and shrines. Be friends with the migratory birds that add to the beauty of the place.
Pay a visit to the Jain Temples
Dating back to the 15th and the 16th centuries, the Jain temples are a series of seven temples that are interconnected. With intricate detailing, these magnificent structures are a major tourist attraction, exhibiting faith in the purest form. So pay a visit to these magnificent structures and be a part of the positivity that the temples entail.
Be overwhelmed by the rooftop restaurants
Rooftop restaurants are a great way to close your day, with some delectable food stretched across Indian, continental and Korean cuisine. With a stunning view of the sunset and a comfortable setting, these rooftop restaurants are every traveler’s delight. Enjoy delicious food and live music at some of the best rooftop cafes, like The Trio, Café the Kaku, Wyra Rooftop Restaurant and Home Fusion.
With full Rajasthan tour packages, we promise you that you’re in for a classic expedition and a wonderful experience. Rajasthan is a classic blend of heritage, culture, art, and history, which is all interconnected, and hence fascinating. With so much to do and so much to experience, that very Rajasthan trip for 5 days is sure to leave you mesmerized and make you wish that you had more time to explore the place.