Building a 2 week Rajasthan itinerary is tough, with so much to see and do. So we’ve narrowed down all the best parts, into 2 weeks in Rajasthan.
How To Get Around Rajasthan
Rajasthan is India’s largest state and you have a few options for getting around it.
Not the cheapest way to travel but it is possible to fly between three of Rajasthan’s major cities, with airports in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Rajasthan has a good rail network, with more the 140 railway stations across the state. All the major cities are well connected by rail, especially Jaipur.
An overnight train is a good option for any long journeys.
It’s not recommended that you drive yourself in India but renting a car and driver is something that is widely offered across Rajasthan and all of India.
Buses are a good option for shorter distances or when there isn’t a train station in the town you are visiting.
These can usually be booked from your accommodation and work out as one of the cheapest ways to travel.
Just check what you are getting when you book as there are a variety of buses, ranging from hot and uncomfortable to more luxurious and air conditioned.
Some of the best days out we had in Rajasthan were on private tours.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
From fort tours, to camel safaris and walking tours, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Best Time To Visit Rajasthan
A large area of the state of Rajasthan comprises of desert and can experiences quite extreme weather conditions, so you bear that in mind when planning your visit.
Summer season is from April to August with temperatures getting up to a very warm 42°C.
Winter starts around mid November through until the end of February. With temperatures at, what some people would call, a pleasant 24°C during the day and with much cooler nights for sleeping.
Remember, this is just a guide, so you may want to mix it up and add/subtract different attractions.
What To Pack
2 Weeks In Rajasthan Itinerary
The first stop on your 2 week Rajasthan itinerary is the ‘Pink City’.
Most tourists will land in Delhi and the easiest way to get directly to Jaipur is via a Delhi To/From Jaipur: One-Way City Transfer.
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and who, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building colour.
With numerous amazing forts, a city palace and the beautiful Hawa Mahal, every picture postcard photo imaginable can be captured in Jaipur.
One of the top things to do in the city, is to venture up to Nahargarh Fort. Just be careful of the wild bulls wandering around at the top of the fort. Our friend actually got butted by one, and we ended up at a local family’s house, but that’s another story!
If you’re visiting Jaipur for the photos, the Jaipur: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots is one of the most popular tours online!
Over from Jaipur, the next natural step is to visit Pushkar.
However, this small town that borders the Thar Desert is not on everybody’s 2 week Rajasthan itinerary.
For those looking for a quick stop there’s a Pushkar Self-Guided Day Trip From Jaipur available.
It’s a little less known, and is set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats where pilgrims bathe.
With the scenic lake at its centre, Pushkar is a super chilled, laid back town with some cute restaurants and markets.
You’ll be able to grab all the hippie clothing your heart desires in the main market street. So save some room in your luggage!
From the ‘Pink City’ to the ‘Blue City’, if you’ve seen the popular photographed blue walls of India then this is your place.
We happened to plan our 2 week Rajasthan itinerary to land in Jodhpur for Lauren’s birthday.
So we took an awesome Blue City Walking Tour of the town, and cooled off by jumping (quite literally) into the many stepwells scattered around Jodhpur. Just make sure you have your travel insurance in place!
We also opted to take an audio tour of Mehrangarh Fort. This was extremely educational and there are many more hidden gems in Jodhpur like this.
If you’re short for time, and trying to tie in as many places to visit in Jodhpur as possible, then taking a Jodhpur City Sightseeing: Full-Day Private Tour is a great option.
There are some beautiful places to eat in Jodhpur, but here are a couple of my favourites:
The Blue Turban – This rooftop cafe opens at 6pm and has THE best view of Jodhpur Fort at night.
Shahi Samosas – A huge hit with the locals, and the busiest samosa shop we saw in India.
Far out West of the country, the one and only thing people head to Jaisalmer for is the desert!
Popular for its jeep or camel rides into the open sand dunes, there’s really no need to explain this one.
With agents all around the city tempting you in to book onto the city’s largest tourist attraction, you can book your Jaisalmer: Overnight Stay in Swiss Tent with Camel Safari in advance.
We spent the night tucked up around a fire, while our local tour guide cooked up some home made Indian curries. Even better, we ate them with our hands and stayed up all evening sharing travel stories.
It’s an awesome chance to sleep under the stars and was a highlight of our 2 week Rajasthan itinerary!
Down to the last stop of Rajasthan on our 2 week Rajasthan itinerary, and we arrived in ‘the City of Lakes’.
To get down to Udaipur from Jaisalmer, you’ll have to divert back through Jodhpur as there is no other way to get there.
Udaipur is set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens. Famed for its beautiful, intricate peacock mosaics.
If you’re looking for an easy way to discover all that Udaipur has to offer, the Highlights of Udaipur, Guided Half-Day Car Tour is probably the best option.
It covers all the beautiful and famous sites of Udaipur, including Fateh Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon ki Bari.
There are some beautiful buildings to be seen, many scenic lakes and some interesting, historic temples in Udaipur.
Our favourite viewpoint however, that we highly recommend visiting, is the rewarding hike to the top of Badi Lake!
Where To Stay In India
For pre-booking accommodation when travelling, we always recommend Booking.com!
From 5 star hotels, to budget backpacker hostels, it’s got everything and the site is super easy to use.
So to compare deals, and pre-book all of your 2 week Rajasthan itinerary accommodation, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.