The Ultimate 7-Day Rajasthan Itinerary

Waquar Habib


Rajasthan is India's top tourist destination, known for its stunning heritage, lively culture, and beautiful landscapes. It offers many experiences, from grand forts and palaces to intricate temples and traditional cuisine and shops for handicrafts and places where you can witness vibrant festivals.

Chand Baori step well in Abhaneri, Rajasthan | Shutterstock

Day 1: Jaipur - The Pink City


Arrive in Jaipur and check into your hotel. Start your day with a traditional Rajasthani breakfast at a local eatery, trying dishes like pyaaz kachori and chai.

Patrika Gate, Jaipur | Shutterstock


Visit the iconic Amber Fort on a hill, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Don't miss the enchanting Sheesh Mahal, the Mirror Palace. Afterwards, head to the Jal Mahal, a floating palace amidst the Man Sagar Lake, for a quick photo stop.

Man Sagar Lake | Shutterstock


Discover the vibrant markets of Jaipur, including Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar, renowned for their handicrafts, textiles, and jewellery. Indulge in a traditional Rajasthani thali for dinner at a local restaurant, relishing dishes like dal bati churma and gatte ki sabzi.

Ceramics at a market in Jaipur | Shutterstock

Day 2: Jaipur Exploration


Head to the City Palace, a magnificent complex showcasing Rajput and Mughal architecture. While there, make sure to visit the Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. Also, explore the nearby Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II.

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur | Shutterstock


Enjoy lunch at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the City Palace. Spend the afternoon exploring the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds. It is famous for its unique facade with intricate latticework.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur | Shutterstock


Experience traditional Rajasthani music, dance, and cuisine at a cultural performance. Later, return to your hotel for an overnight stay and prepare yourself for the next day.

A folk musician from Rajasthan | Shutterstock

Day 3: Jodhpur - The Blue City


Depart Jaipur and drive to Jodhpur. Visit Mehrangarh Fort en route - one of India's largest forts, known for its imposing structure and royal artefacts. The fort's museum has one of the richest collections in India.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur | Shutterstock


Enjoy an authentic Rajasthani lunch at a local restaurant near Mehrangarh Fort. Afterwards, explore the bustling markets around Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) for souvenirs and handicrafts.

Ghanta Ghar, Jodhpur | Shutterstock


Experience the breathtaking sunset from Jaswant Thada, a white marble mausoleum built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father. Check-in to your hotel in Jodhpur for an overnight stay.

Jaswant Thada with the Mehrangarh Fort in the background | Shutterstock

Day 4: Discovering Jodhpur


Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, then explore the stunning sandstone palace of Umaid Bhawan. Discover its architectural grandeur and fascinating vintage car and artefact museum.

Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur | Shutterstock


Experience breathtaking views of the Blue City while enjoying lunch at a rooftop restaurant. Discover the vibrant Sardar Market, famous for its spices, textiles, and handicrafts or visit the Old Hindu temple at Mandore Garden.

Old Hindu temple, Jodhpur | Shutterstock


Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow lanes of the blue-hued old city, capturing the essence of Jodhpur's charm. Indulge in Rajasthani cuisine for dinner at a local restaurant.

The narrow lanes of Jodhpur | Shutterstock

Day 5: Udaipur - The City of Lakes


Depart from Jodhpur and head to Udaipur, the Venice of the East. Along the way, stop by Ranakpur Jain Temple, which is famous for its exquisite marble architecture and intricate carvings.

Ranakpur Jain Temple | Shutterstock


Have lunch at a local restaurant near Ranakpur and then continue your journey to Udaipur and check into your hotel upon arrival. The city was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II and is known for its lavish royal residences.

Indian wall painting in Udaipur | Shutterstock


Spend the evening at leisure exploring the serene surroundings of Lake Pichola. Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola to witness the beautiful sunset against the backdrop of the City Palace.

Boats in Lake Pichola | Shutterstock

Day 6: Udaipur Exploration


Begin your day with a scrumptious breakfast at your hotel. Explore the magnificent City Palace, an extensive compound that comprises courtyards, gardens, and museums that exhibit royal antiquities.

City Palace, Udaipur | Shutterstock


Have lunch by Lake Pichola with a view of City Palace. Visit the Saheliyon ki Bari garden with fountains, pavilions, greenery, a lotus pool, and marble elephants. It was built by Rana Sangram Singh.

Saheliyon ki Bari | Shutterstock


Experience a traditional Rajasthani cultural show at Bagore ki Haveli, followed by dinner at a rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views of Udaipur's illuminated skyline.

Bagore ki Haveli | Shutterstock

Day 7: Departure from Udaipur


Take your time and enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, you can either explore local markets for souvenirs or simply relax at your hotel, depending on your departure schedule.

A view of Udaipur | Shutterstock


If your schedule allows, plan a quick trip to the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary surrounds the Sajjangarh Palace, which was used as a summer retreat by the Mewar Kings.

Sajjangarh Palace | Shutterstock


Check out from your hotel and proceed to the airport/railway station for your onward journey. Do not forget to grab a memorable souvenir and enjoy a traditional snack before you bid adieu to the vibrant state.

Souvenir shop at Rajasthan | Shutterstock

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