FAQ Rajasthan

Rajasthan FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

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1 .What is the best season to visit Rajasthan ?

Ans: Best season to visit Rajasthan is between November and February. It falls to 10°C during winters. While the post-monsoon ( July to September) months see the lush vegetation come to life. Avoid Rajasthan tour during Summer. 

2. What are the places from where we can shop during the Rajasthan trip?

Ans: 
Johari Bazaar (Jaipur) famous for variety of jewels
Bapu Bazaar (Jaipur) famous for the mojari or Rajasthani traditional footwear
Clock Tower Market (Jodhpur) famous for exotic local spices
Nai Sadak (Jodhpur) famous for Rajasthani mojari and hand-painted sarees
Decors of Hathi Pol Bazaar (Udaipur) famous for Rajasthani paintings, miniature paintings, colourful folk toys, smiling puppets, embroidered leather shoes and other souvenirs
Sadar Bazar (Jaisalmer) famous for silver ornaments and mojaris made of camel leather.
Mahatma Gandhi Road (Bikaner) famous for shining bangles, sparkling and shining mojaris and lehengas 

3. How many minimum days are required to explore Rajasthan? 

Ans: Basically Rajasthan trip requires at least 5 days to explore big cities like Jaipur and Udaipur. But you need at least 6 to 7 days to experience the real charm of Rajasthan with offbeat destinations like Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgrah, Mount Abu, Jaisalmer etc. 

4. What kind of Vehicle will you provide during the trip?

Ans: 
Swift Dzire – 3 to 4 Pax
Innova – 5 to 6 Pax
Tempo Traveller – 14 to 16 Pax & 25 to 26 Pax

5. What is the nearest airport for Rajasthan?

Ans:Jaipur International Airport is the main airport of Rajasthan and well connected to major cities of India as well as international countries. Besides this, Udaipur and Jodhpur are also major airports of Rajasthan, which are well connected to domestic airports of India.

6. What is the nearest railway station for Rajasthan?

Ans: Rajasthan railway network is well connected to the major railway stations of India. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer are the popular railway stations of Rajasthan. Shatabdi and Rajdhani are the regular trains of Rajasthan 

7. What is the famous food of Rajasthan? 

Ans: Dal Bati Churma is a famous food in Rajasthan. For Spicy Food lovers Rajasthani Kadi, Laal Maas and fiery red chillies are the best option. Do not forget to taste Gatte ki Khichdi and Gatte ka Pulao. 
Popular Rajasthani snacks are the sugary sweet Mawa Kachori, Methi Bajra Poori, Pyaaz Kachori, and the crispy Kalmi Vada.

8. What is Rajasthan famous for? 

Ans: Rajasthan is famous for its Royal vibes, historical monuments, Forts, traditional Bazaars and Large desert. Besides this Mehrangarh Fort, City Palace, Amber Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Udaipur Lakes and wildlife of Ranthambore National Park are also center of attention in Rajasthan. 

9. What are the Do’s and Don’ts while visiting Rajasthan? 

DO’S
Change money at authorized foreign Exchange outlets, Hotels and Banks. 
Carry Water bottle with you
Do cover yourself with travel insurance
Consume fresh fruits, food and drinking water. 
Respect local culture of Rajasthan 
Always take off your shoes before entering in pilgrimage and sacred places. 
Cover your head while entering in Gurudwaras
Carry a route map with you 
Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration during the trip. 
Hire a registered Tour guide 

DON’TS
Do not offer food to locals 
Do not take pictures of people without asking permission.
Don’t encourage beggars
Don’t accept any food or drink by strangers 
Don’t do photography in restricted areas. 

11: Is Rajasthan safe for female solo travellers?

Ans: Yes Rajasthan is safe for female travellers. But you should take care of some points like research your destination, follow travel precautions, be aware of your surroundings and avoid late night travel. 

12. Things to buy in Rajasthan? 

Ans. Vivid art and craft is easily available in every market of rajasthan. Rajasthan is famous for wooden carved items, paintings, jewellery, handicrafts, hand woven saris, mirror works, colourful clothing and many mone. 

13. When is the Pushkar Mela held?

Ans: Pushkar Mela is held in the months of October and November. It is one of the most famous annual cattle fairs of Rajasthan as well as India. 

14. How many deserts are there in Rajasthan?

Ans: 70% land area of Rajasthan is covered by Thar desert or the Great Indian Desert. Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner are known as the Desert Triangle of Rajasthan. 

15. How is the weather condition in Rajasthan throughout the year?

Ans: You will experience pleasant weather during October to March. You will face humidity and hot weather during April to September so avoid travelling during these months. 

16. Is English language comfortable in Rajasthan ?

Ans: Most of the shopkeepers and local people can communicate in English due to the large number of foreign tourist arrivals. Local people speak and understand Hindi and English.

17. Do I need Medical/Travel Insurance? 

Ans: Yes, we prefer travel insurance majorly in case of foreign nationals. It is designed to provide financial protection against mishaps, injuries and accidents on your journey.

18. Is there a foreign travel tax?

Ans: Yes 500 Rupees Foreign Travel Tax will be paid by foreign nationals at the airport.

19. What should I pack for a trip to Rajasthan?

Ans: A valid passport and visa
Layered clothing
A shawl
camera
Hand sanitizer
Reading material
A sturdy pair of shoes
Sunglasses
Adapter/Charger 
Mosquito repellent
Umbrella/ Cap 
Sun’s Cream lotion 
Water Bottle 
Necessary Medicines 
Wet Wipes
Hand Sanitiser (Essential) 

20. What activities can I do in Rajasthan?

Ans: 
Cycling – Pink City of Jaipur
Speed boating – Fateh Sagar Lake (Udaipur),
Trekking – Alwar and Mount Abu
Hot-air ballooning – Pushkar and Jaipur
Dune bashing – Jaisalmer
Elephant ride – Amer Fort (Jaipur)
Zip lining in – Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur)
Explore the off-the-beaten-path gems
Try Rajasthani cuisine at Chokhi Dhani
Shopping in colourful bazaars
Wildlife watching
Heritage sightseeing tour 
Enjoy Royal hospitality in Rajasthan hotels 

21. What are the major attractions of  Rajasthan? 

Ans: Places to Visit in Jaipur: City Palace, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Pink City Bazaars, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji
Birla Temple
Places to Visit in Udaipur : City Palace, Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, Lake Garden Palace, The Royal Vintage Car Museum
Bagore Ki Haveli
Places to Visit in Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Kailana Lake, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Clock Tower, Chamunda Mata Temple
Places to Visit in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, Thar Heritage Museum, Gadisar Lake, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Jain temples
Places to Visit in Bikaner: Junagarh Fort
Lalgarh Palace, National Research Centre on Camel, Shri Laxminath Temple, Ganga, Singh Museum, Sadul Singh Museum
Places to Visit in Pushkar: Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Savitri temple, Apteshwar Temple, Varaha Temple, Rangji temple, Man Mahal
Places to Visit in Chittorgarh: Chittorgarh Fort, Rana Kumbha Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Meera Temple, Rani Padmini Palace, Vijay Stambh
Places to Visit in Mount Abu: Dilwara Jain temples, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh, Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Trevor’s tank, Toad Rock
Places to Visit in Ajmer: Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Abkari Fort and Museum, Anasagar Lake

22. What are the important points to remember while travelling in Rajasthan?

Ans: Every foreign national requires VISA to enter India
Done prior reservations at the hotels and arrangements of transportation, guide, safari’s etc.
cover yourself with travel insurance
Always use tourist assistance desk for proper advice
cover your head with a cloth while in a  Gurudawara or Dargah
Avoid black clothes while visiting a Jain temple
Do not encourage beggars
Don’t photograph women without permission.
Use licensed guides for sightseeing
Always drink safe mineral water

23. Is Camel Safari safe for children?

Ans: Yes it’s safe for children but mostly Safari companies have a lower age limit. So check before booking safari.

24: What is the price of Camel Safari in Rajasthan? 

Ans: Camel Safari price is usually between INR 400 to INR 700 per person

25: How much time is required for Camel Safari?

Ans: Half an hour is sufficient for Camel safari. But it depends how long you want to take a ride. It can be booked for the half day as well. 

26: Major Religion in Rajasthan? 

Ans:Hinduism (88.46%), Islam (9.07%), Sikhism (1.00%), Jainism (0.90%), Christianity (0.14%), Buddhism (0.01%)
Atheist (0.001%)

27: What are the famous festivals & fairs of Rajasthan?

Ans: Rajasthan is famous for its colorful vibrancy and heritage Festivals. There are plenty of festivals which attract tourists throughout the year. Here is list of some famous festivals of Rajasthan:
The biggest highlight of Rajasthan – Pushkar mela
The Teej festival and the Gangaur festival in Jaipur are traditional festivals of Rajasthan
Chandrabhaga Fair in Jhalawar
The Nagaur Fair in Nagaur
Elephant Festival in Jaipur
The Desert festival in Jaisalmer
The Jaipur Literature Festival

28.  Is it safe to travel alone in Rajasthan? 

Ans: Yes Rajasthan is safe for a solo traveller as well as for group tours. Rajasthan has been a tourist hub for foreigners for years. 

29. What is the climate of Rajasthan? 

Ans: Rajasthan climate keeps varying throughout the state. 
In Desert area – hot and dry in summer and cold during the winters
Aravali range – In West rainfall and humidity are low 
In the East high humidity and better rainfall.

30. Which dance is famous in Rajasthan? 

Ans: Ghoomar Dance (Jodhpur) and Kalbeliya dance (Jaisalmer) are famous internationally. Traditional dances of Rajasthan are Kathputali, Bhopa, Chang, Teratali, Ghindar, parth dance etc. 

31. Which is the culture of Rajasthan?

Ans: 
Rajasthan culture shows its colourful history and known as ‘the country of Rajputs’. It’s culture is spirited with unique local dances, delicious cuisines and folk music. It is also rich in flora and Fauna.

32. Most beautiful place in Rajasthan?

Ans: Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan. It is also known as the City of Lakes and surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills. Udaipur is famous for natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture. Lake Pichola boat ride is a must do thing in Udaipur.

33: Major airlines operating in Rajasthan? 

Ans: International Flights: Oman Air, Jet Airways, Air India, etc
Domestic flight carriers: IndiGo, Go Air, Air India, Air Deccan, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Spice Jet, etc. 

34: How safe is drinking water in Rajasthan? 

Ans: Jaipur Tap water is not safe to drink so avoid tap water when you are in Rajasthan. Always drink bottled water and ensure that the seal has not been tampered.

35. What are the offbeat places in Rajasthan? 

Barmer : This place is famous for the richness of color, the warmth of the locals, and the sweetness of age-old traditions. 
Chittorgarh: Chittorgarh is home to the largest fort in India and was the capital city of the Rajputs. 
Kuchaman: Kuchaman is located approximately 100 kilometres from Pushkar. It is also a house of beautiful looking Fort. 
Kumbhalgarh: Kumbhalgarh is known for extravagant palaces, gigantic monuments, elegant chhatris, snake-like fortresses and an array of temples.

36. Who takes the responsibility of our luggage in the vehicle ?

Ans. Driver will take care of your luggage in the vehicle but keep the valuable things with yourself. 

37.When are the hot air balloon flights available in Rajasthan?

Ans: The main flying season starts from mid September to the end of March.

38.How many people will be in the balloon?

Ans: 4 to 8 People are allowed on a standard flight it depends upon the balloon to balloon. Some balloon baskets are divided into compartments for the comfort reason.

39.Is there any age or weight restriction?

Ans: There is age criteria for children. Children must be at least 6 year old and 1.5m tall. There is no upper age limit. 

40. What are the famous honeymoon destinations in Rajasthan?

Ans. Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Mount Abu are the best destinations for honeymoon couples in Rajasthan.

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