20 Best Things To Do In Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state that offers plenty of things to do to its travellers including sand dune bashing, camel safari and more. Take a look at the best things to do in Rajasthan for a heartwarming experience while holidaying there!

1. Zip Lining

One of the most sought after things to do in Rajasthan is Zip Lining, or Flying Fox as it is commonly known. Go zipping from one cliff or structure to another and on your way you get to enjoy exquisite views of forts. Zip lining in Rajasthan can be tried in Neemrana Fort and Mehrangarh Fort. While both offer splendid views, Neemrana is an ideal getaway near Delhi and Mehrangarh is very close to Udaipur.

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Timing: For Zipline (Mehrangarh Fort) – 9 am to 5 pm

Tip: Make sure that you are wearing a helmet and that you are comfortable in the full body harness

2. Safari – A Rendezvous With The Wildlife Of Rajasthan

Rajasthan houses some of the best wildlife and bird sanctuaries in India. The most popular ones are Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo National Park, and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Tigers, elephants, boars, bears, several species of birds, and various other inhabitants of the wild greet you to these wildlife sanctuaries.

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Tip: Wear sober clothes, don’t litter and don’t wear strong perfume

3. Hot-Air Ballooning In Rajasthan – Float In The Sky

One of the most spine-tingling activities in Rajasthan, hot-air ballooning is a sure hit with travelers and tourists. Soaring high in the sky, you get to witness the detailing of heritage structures and wide expansive greeneries. The experience is marvelous and gives you an insight of this regal land. Right now, there are three cities in Rajasthan where you can enjoy hot-air ballooning: Pushkar, Jaipur, and Ranthambore. Take your pick of the scenery and set out to navigate in the sky.

Tip: Make sure that you are fit enough to undertake this ride

4. Desert Camping – Feel The Thrill

An amazing glamping site, is famous for its desert camping. Starlit sky, lively folk dances, colorful puppet shows, delicious authentic meals, and cozy beddings are experiences that make camping in Rajasthan such a rage. This extraordinary experience of camping in desert is truly one of the best things to do in Rajasthan during winters.

Tip: Avoid going in summer due to extremely hot climatic condition

5. Chokhi Dhani – Have The Real Taste Of Rajasthan

One of the best places to visit in Rajasthan, Chokhi Dhani needs no introduction. A name synonymous with royal hospitality, Chokhi Dhani has catered to avid travelers and eager foodies for many years.

Chokhi Dhani serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine with a touch of warm hospitality. Even if you don’t like Rajasthani food much, you will be floored by the service and the decor. The cultural performances and colorful folk dances are enthralling to say the least.

Timing: 5.30 pm to 11 pm

A meal for two costs: INR 1,600

6. Vintage Car Rally in Rajasthan – For Car Lovers

Well now, this doesn’t need any more explanation. Surely, some of you were sold on ‘Vintage Car’ only. For the rest, the showcase of luxury in Rajasthan is at its best during these rallies, especially in Jaipur. The beautiful streets are taken over by these awe-inspiring machines, and its sheer delight for car lovers to just witness the rally. It is certainly one of the best things to do in Rajasthan for mean machine fanatics. It happens every year in the month of January and is surely an experience of a lifetime.

7. Abhaneri Step Well – Admire The Stunning Architecture

Abhaneri Step Well or Chand Baori as it is popularly known is a shining star in heritage showcase of Dausa District near Jaipur. One of the best things you can do in Rajasthan is to visit the imperial structure and admire its architecture and beauty. The ancient site, once used to harvest rainwater, impresses with its sheer excellence and colossal size.

Timing: 8 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: Nil

8. Trekking – Yes, The Desert State Has Hill Stations

Trekking in Rajasthan can be tough and tiring given the hot summer climate. But in right season and on a slight windy day, it can be a terrific experience. Lush greenery of Alwar and heritage density of Mount Abu are the most preferred treks for adventure lovers. While these treks range from easy to moderate, the otherworldly beauty and salubrious climate attract not only adventure seekers but nature lovers too. You get to spot colorful birds and interact with local villagers.

Tip: Make sure to bring a map and study about the area in advance

9. Camel Breeding Farm In Bikaner – Befriend The “Ships of Desert”

One of the most unusual yet interesting things to do in Rajasthan is befriending camels. Visit the Camel Breeding Farm in Bikaner, and try patting and playing with the camels. Especially if you are traveling with kids, including a trip here could be the highlight of your Rajasthan vacation.

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm

Tip: Do try their fresh ice-cream made using camel’s milk

10. Dune Bashing – Let The Adrenaline Rush Take Over

An extremely popular sport in Thar Desert, dune bashing is a real pump of adventure. Driving an SUV in the endless desert is an exhilarating experience. If you don’t own a SUV, worry not! You can rent one from the neighborhood dealers and have the blast.

Fee: None, if you own the vehicle

Tip: Try planning your trip during winter and carry a camera, hat, sunglasses and enough water

11. Elephants At Dera Amer – A Day Out With Elephants

Have you ever had a day out with Elephants? Well, this is the perfect opportunity to have one. You can try your hand at all sorts of activities related to elephants like giving them a shower or feeding them sugarcanes. You can even paint their trunks with organic paints so as not to harm your giant friends. It is one of the most visited tourist places near Jaipur. While enjoying your day at Dera Amer, you can gorge on authentic delicacies of Rajasthan at the spot too. If you have had enough for a day, you can also head out for a short trek on a nature trail in the nearby forest.

Fee: An evening with elephant and dinner cost INR 6800 (Children aged eight or younger are complimentary.)

12. Camel Safari – One Of The Popular Things To Do

A camel safari in Rajasthan is again one of the exclusive experiences you can have here. Exquisite views of the desert seem even more beautiful from camel’s back. The ship of desert lets you explore the ruins and beautiful structures from vantage point, unmatched by any. Best cities to enjoy camel safari in Rajasthan are Pushkar and Jaisalmer.

Tip: Make sure water, camping facilities, blankets, meals and other facilities are available in the package that you are picking 

13. Music Of Kalbeliya Tribe – Match The Steps!

To witness the hypnotizing folk dance performance of Kalbeliya Tribe is a treat. Enjoy the lovely dance performances by beautiful women of the tribe and I bet their belly dancing skills will completely blow your mind.

14. Motor Boating In Fateh Sagar Lake – Create Waves

Another exciting thing to do in Rajasthan is to go speed boating in Udaipur’s Fateh Sagar Lake. Besides being a thrill and fun experiences, the beautiful view of the lake and sun hiding behind the mountains (towards the evening) is a delight!

Timing: 8 am to 4.30 pm

Entry fee: Nil; Regular boat rise – INR 30 and motor boat ride – INR 200 

15. Horse Safari In Pushkar – Enjoy The Royal City

Regal state, regal ways! What better way to enjoy that royal city of Pushkar than to take a tour on a horseback? The horses take you through rustic lanes and regal alleys of Pushkar as you enjoy the majestic views.

Tip: Before you travel, seek medical advice

16. Cycle Your Way Through Jaipur – Peddle Around The Pink City

Peddling around the pink city – Jaipur – is one of the best things to do in Rajasthan. There are many organizers who take groups on bicycle tour of the city and rural areas surrounding it. The length and pit stops depend on the operator. However, these tours are also customized for durations and pit stops as per demand.

17. Kite Festival – Reach For The Soaring Sky

If you happen to visit the royal state during Makar Sankranti, i.e. 14th January, then this is an exciting thing to do in Rajasthan. Thousands of colorful kites soar in the sky during this annual Kite Festival in Jodhpur. Now that the festival has gained international popularity, many foreign tourists and kite lovers also participate in the colorful festival.

18. Bhangarh Fort – Encounter With Ghosts

Enough of the beauty? Let’s put a in a pinch of horror now! While the ruins and structures of Bhangarh Fort are impressive, the tales associated with them are spine-chilling. The most daring thing you can do in Rajasthan is to visit Bhangarh. While the nights are said to be most haunting in Bhangarh, some say that the days are equally chilling.

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: Nil; INR 25 for camera

19. Ajmer Sharif – Say Your Prayers

One of the most visited places in Rajasthan, Ajmer Sharif is the holy resting ground of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti. The shrine is visited by thousands of devotees in a day. Famous for its spell of granting and fulfilling every wish, ardent believers of every religion flock to the beautiful dargah with believing hearts. This is one of the places that you must see in Rajasthan to understand the significance of the place.

Timing: 4 am to 10 pm in summers and 5 am to 9 pm in winters

Entry fee: Nil

20. Rural Pockets Of Rajasthan – Explore The Village Life

This is one of the offbeat thing to do in Rajasthan. The culturally rich state houses equally warm and rich locals. Beautiful mud houses, straw huts, basic essentials, colorful clothes, yet hearts full of love and face decorated with smiles – this is the real Rajasthan.

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