Rajasthan backpacking trip will take you through a journey deep into the roots of the land of Rajputs and Rajwadas, while we cover through three major cities Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jaipur.
Rajasthan tourism is quite popular for cultural diversity and traditional approach, which we’ll come face to face while on the tour to Rajasthan. The people, places, monuments and the overall experience of traveling Rajasthan are unique in its own sense.
The cities we are covering on this trip, all have their own different significance and adds up to the pride of Rajasthan. Udaipur is famous for its lakes and is known as the ‘City of Lakes’ or ‘Venice of East’ and Jaisalmer is famous for its forts and desert festival. While Jaipur, which is the capital of Rajasthan is also known as ‘The Pink City’, is the main attraction of Rajasthan.
The best time to visit Rajasthan is during the months of November to February when the Weather in Rajasthan is mild, unlike the weather during summer or winter, which is either extremely hot or extremely cold respectively.
There are various places to visit in Rajasthan such as Lake Pichola and City Palace should be on your itinerary for Udaipur. While Jaisalmer fort, Patwon ki haveli, and Hawa Mahal, Amber Palace makes up for famous places to visit in Jaisalmer and Jaipur respectively.
The reasons you need to check out the Rajasthan Backpacking trip in 2019 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Rajasthan with Justwravel.
Day 1 : Overnight Travel from Delhi to Udaipur
Day 2 : Udaipur Arrival. Sightseeing in the evening
Day 3 : Udaipur Sightseeing and Overnight Travel to Jaisalmer
Day 4 : Jaisalmer Arrival. Desert Safari. Cultural Show
Day 5 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing and overnight Travel to Jaipur
Day 6 : Jaipur Sightseeing and Night Stay
Day 7 : Jaipur to Delhi
14th Dec to 20th Dec Open
21st Dec to 27th Dec Filling Fast
28th Dec to 3rd Jan Full
11th Jan to 17th Jan Open
25th Jan to 31st Jan Open
8th Feb to 14th Feb Open
We assemble at the meeting point by 8pm and leave for our Rajasthan Backpacking trip.
We travel Overnight from Delhi to Udaipur.
A 12-hour overnight journey from Delhi is going to take us approximately 650 kilometers away to the beautiful City of Lakes, Udaipur.
Udaipur isn’t just another city of Rajasthan that you drive by through. Unlike many others, Udaipur in itself is a mine of ethnic culture, greatness, and rich history. Since the journey is long, you’ll be tired. So, today, we’ll be spending our day at the hotel at leisure and start the city tour in the evening. We’ll try and cover a few places and leave the majority of the attractions for the next day.
We will cover the local market; look for the authentic Rajasthani Thali served everywhere and have our shopaholic self treat ourselves with authentic Rajasthani Handicraft.
We’ll be doing the sightseeing of one lake, and spend the evening overlooking the beautiful city of Udaipur at Sunset.
Today, after covering the majority of the remaining things-to-see which include the likes of The City Place originally built by Maharaja Udai Singh but the final touches were given by the successors, Sajjangarh Palace, also known as the Monsoon Palace named after Maharaja Sajjan Singh overlooking Chittorgarh and originally planned as a 9 Storied astronomical observatory, the Vintage Car Museum managed by the Royal families of Udaipur, and the famous lake namely Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Jaisamand,
We will be heading towards Jaisalmer overnight.
After arriving in Jaisalmer, we have breakfast and rest in our Camps and later head out for Desert safari at the Sam Sand Dunes. Things you can do at Sam Sand Dunes:
Camel Rides.Paragliding and other adventures.
Cultural show from the Rajasthani Folk groups at the campsite in the evening. We end the day in the desert, under billions of stars.
Dinner and overnight stay in Camps at Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer has a huge following from the tourists with incredibly awesome tourist attractions. For some, a day is never enough to get a good look at all the places in one go. But, those who do manage it, they never forget the experience. Jaisalmer is home to beautiful picturesque lakes and forts.
The Jaisalmer fort, famously called the Golden Fort of Rajasthan was constructed by Raja Jaisal and is ranked as one of the largest forts in the World. The 99 turrets that this fort has, give this fort an amazing look at night, rising from the desert sand.
BadaBagh or Huge Garden was started with its construction under Maharaja Jaitsingh while his son Lunakaran completed it. The garden served as a memorial for the nobles and their families post-cremation. The place is isolated and offers great sunrise and sunset moments.
The Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer which proves to be the most beautiful gem of the Jaisalmer necklace. It’s only a kilometer away from the fort and the people of Jaisalmer once depended on this tank for their water needs. This place also offers Boat Rides.
Jaisalmer also has Jain Temples, located inside the Fort itself, dedicated to Jain Tirthankars and is based on the architecture of Mt. Abu’s Dilwara Temple.
Post dinner, we leave for Jaipur.
The Pink City of Jaipur was named after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who founded the city on November 18, 1727. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms India’s Golden Triangle, India’s most popular tourist circuit.
Located 600 kms from Jaisalmer, our city tour begins in afternoon with a visit to Amber Fort, and Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort among others.
The rich history of this city is in itself a marvel of India’s widespread popularity in the world. The local cuisine, artifacts, authentic hand crafted slippers and clothes are some of the most sought after things to buy among tourists who visit Jaipur.
In all its existence, the capital city of Rajasthan has maintained its status as a city that will make you fall in love at first sight. The hospitality, culture, ethnic wears are just some of those beautiful attractions that never cease to amaze.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Post Breakfast we start our last day of the tour and finally reach Delhi by evening.
End of Tour
Transport Delhi to Delhi
Meals as per Plan, 8 Meals ( Day 2, Day 3, Day 5, Day 7 - Breakfast; Day 4 and Day 6 - Breakfast + Dinner)
Camel Safari and Jeep Safari at Jaisalmer
Sightseeing as per Itinerary
Stay on Double/Triple Sharing Basis
Toll Tax and other transport taxes are included
Any meals apart from mentioned in Inclusions.
Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry, etc
Any Entry Fees
Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation/roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.
Booking amount is non-refundable.
No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.
50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.
90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.
100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.
For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.
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