The royalty of Rajasthan can be best experienced during chilling winters. Don’t feel the same? Think about the silk garments and scrumptious Mughlai food. Wouldn’t it be great to indulge in such luxury in Indian winter? Travelers love this luxury and royalty and this makes them travel throughout winter. Winter in Rajasthan starts from November and continues to late January or sometimes mid-February. These are the best months to visit the historically rich state of India.
Do not miss these top places to visit in Rajasthan during winter. Just keep reading.
The capital city of Rajasthan is the virtual gateway for visitors and is at its best during winter. When in Jaipur, explore the giant Amer Fort and the royal City Palace. When you are tired strolling in and around the palace, move to have a traditional meat nearby at Laxmi Misthan Bhandar (LMB). Choki Dhani, situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, is a great place to experience the food and culture of Rajasthan. Save it for the next day.
Good news for all the ladies reading the post – You can shop the traditional Bandhini wear, jewelry and elegant Jootis at the market near LMB. If you plan the rip to Rajasthan in January, do not miss the Jaipur Literary Festival. Bibliophiles out there, get your tickets done to listen to your favorite authors live! You can also meet some celebrities and attend live performances of famous musicians. To get cheap flights to Jaipur, book your tickets at Indian Eagle.
- Check out the popular blue pottery displayed in shops all across Jaipur.
- Also take the elephant ride to enter Amer Fort. Feel the royalty.
During the weather of Rajasthan in December, missing out Jaisalmer is no less than a sin for travelers. The town located at the gateway of Thar, is famous for its camel safari and sand dunes. The Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most special attractions in town that is known to be the ‘crown of the town’ and is home to an old museum depicting great stories of his majesty (royalty). You find find majestic Havelis constructed by rich merchants – Patwon-ki-Haweli is the most famous among all.
- Go on a happy-trip over some bhang at the Lassi center near the Fort.
Imagine a drink in hand and you are at a view of the serene waters of Lake Pichola and Lake Palace. Already engrossed? Add some more effects – its chilling cold! You can live this imagination for real in Udaipur. Called as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur has a lot of beautiful palaces unveiling the rich heritage of the state. The view across the Pichola Lake is breathtaking. Explore some of major attractions of the city like Fateh Bagh Palace, City Palace and Jain Mandir in Janakpur. We would also suggest you to dine at the rooftop restaurants such as Uday Kothi or Ambrai for the marvelous twinkling view of the city.
- Catch the cultural show at Bagore-ki-Haveli in the evening.
- Check out the car collection (Vintage) of the current Maharaja of Udaipur spending a small amount as fee.
One of the best places to visit during winter in Rajasthan is Jodhpur. The view of gigantic Mehrangarh Fort as the backdrop for the blue city is awe-striking. Why blue city? When seen from the top of the fortress, the city looks all blue with the blue-tinge houses. Also visit the popular Umaid Bhawan Palace, part of which is now turned into a heritage hotel.
- Test your luck in zip-lining with the Flying Fox at Mehrangarh Fort.
- Head to Sojati Gate for mouth-watering and the traditional Jodhpuri onion kachoris.
Now turning into a popular tourist destination In Rajasthan, Bundi is another important place to visit during winter. Famous for the temples, lakes and rustic charm, Bundi is getting into the limelight quite steady. You will be pleasantly attracted to the colorful markets, patterned houses and again the Rajasthani food. The temperature falls to a minimum of 2 degree Celsius and reaches to maximum 10 degree Celsius during winters. Too cold, right? Well, it is pretty good to explore the place now than in summers when the temperature reaches 44 degree Celsius and in humid monsoons.
- Buy the antiques and jewelry from the local markets
Spending winter in Rajasthan without observing the Mt. Abu Winter Festival is like having bread without butter. Okay, let’s get serious. Mt. Abu observes a cultural extravaganza every year in December and this is the time when most of the visitors travel to the state. Experience the hypnotizing festival with cultural dance performances, colorful fireworks, competitions, concerts and beautiful landscape looking no less than a painting. On the first day of the festival, a procession is carried to the Nakki Lake, popular in the region. This grand festival makes Mt. Abu one of the most attractive places to visit in Rajasthan during winter.
- Do not miss the folk dance of Rajasthan like Sufi Kathak and Ghoomar, Hot-air ballooning. Kite flying and poetry recitation.