Rajasthan is one of the most colorful and vibrant states of India which is home to numerous palaces, majestic forts, and numerous sightseeing options. Along with being one of the largest states, it is inhabited by various unique tribes and sub-tribes which makes it one of the most unique holiday destinations. This place also welcomes a number of international tourists looking to get a flavor of the real India. From camel rides and exploring sand dunes to interacting with the locals and camping in deserts while savoring delicious locally prepared cuisines everything about this place is truly one of a kind.
During extended long weekends people from the nearby city and towns make their way to Rajasthan to spend some quality time relaxing with your family, friends and loved ones. Currently, day road trips and biking tours following different circuits have become a popular trend among travelers of all ages.
Planning a trip to this magnificent land which had once served as the thriving hub for the development of civilization and has undergone a drastic and extremely dynamic historical past, then here is how you can reach Rajasthan through different modes:
Rajasthan being one of the most visited destinations in India is very well connected through a range of roadways. Not only highways but within the state also different villages and towns are connected via smooth roads. There are over 20 different national highways which make traveling easier and more comfortable for people traveling from various different parts of India and neighboring states as well. Smooth travel experience is guaranteed through these well-made roads. The most well connected in Rajasthan is NH8 which caters and connects places like Delhi, Vadodara, Mumbai, Ahmedabad among other such places. This enables people who wish to explore the place in their private car. Buses are also available to different cities in Rajasthan making budget travel possible for one and all. This bus service is operated by the Rajasthan state transport corporation or the RSRTC. Other options to travel by road instead of a car is Gandhi Rath, Volvo buses, air-conditioned gray line sleeper service, gold line service, long-distance express and night service of the blue line service and the famous CTS service.
This is probably one of the most availed modes of traveling to Rajasthan since it is very pocket friendly and caters to the travel needs of people from various different parts of the subcontinent. Rajasthan is credited with being very well connected by trains and a network of railway lines through some of the most major stations which are located in Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ajmer, and Udaipur. The busiest railway station of Rajasthan is Jaipur along with other popular railway stations being Ajmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, and Jodhpur. Due to the high rate of travelers visiting this state the railway connectivity pans far and wide in order to allow traveling possible for everyone. Some famous and major trains that run in Rajasthan include passenger trains, superfast, express trains, Shatabdi and even Rajdhani. When it comes to luxury train service ‘palace on wheels’ is a must – mention since it allows you to take a look back in the history of Rajasthan and travel in utmost luxury like the royals. ‘Heritage on wheels’ is another such luxury train travel experience that allows you to take a look back into the rich historical past of Rajasthan.
Air travel is a much-preferred ways of traveling since people don’t wish to spend a lot of time traveling to reach their destination. The main/primary airport that is used for air travel in Rajasthan includes the Jaipur international airport which enables travelers from across the globe to visit. Apart from this, there are 2 different airports located in Jodhpur and Udaipur. The number of domestic airports in Rajasthan includes the airports situated in Udaipur, (Maharana Pratap); the civil airport in Jodhpur; Nal airport in Bikaner, Kota and Jaisalmer airport, Suratgarh and Phalodi air force station, etc. these domestic airports connect different parts of the country making traveling and exploring easier and less time consuming as compared o other modes of travel. The airports are very well developed and comes with a number of services and amenities including restaurants, sweets shop, cafes, lounge area, internet facilities, various outlets for branded clothes shopping, etc.
Travel Tips to Rajasthan
Travelling to Rajasthan may be an overwhelming experience for some so here are some travel tips for you to make the most of your holiday:
- Make sure to plan your holiday and make bookings during the autumn, winter or spring season. The summer heat in Rajasthan gets scorching making travel and sightseeing extremely uncomfortable and not fun. As compared to the wintertime when the temperature drops and days are pleasant for fun trips not just within but also enables you to go beyond.
- Pack only the essentials and the things you need, like a good pair of walking shoes or comfortable sneakers. Since everywhere you go you will be required to walk a lot due to the sheer massive nature of the palaces and forts.
- Pack up on essential medical things like pain killers, anti-diarrhea medication, anti-fever, and muscle relaxers. Also, be sure to pack up on mosquito repellant since you may encounter these irritating bugs especially if you are living in camps within the desert.