In Rajasthan, sumptuous landscapes intermingle, between the ghostly countryside of the Shekhawati, the silent desert of the Thar, the superb savannah of Ranthambore or the rolling mountains of the Aravalli. This region of North India is also of course the route to the palaces of Rajasthan where it is possible to visit and even stay in the magnificent and mythical homes of the maharajas. Rajasthan is also a beautiful city with evocative names that appear in all the tourist guides of Rajasthan because they are essential: Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, which has a multitude of temples and wonderful palaces, Jaisalmer and its fascinating fortress with golden walls, Jodhpur called the "blue city" because most houses in its old city are painted in this color... Rajasthan is truly a unique region of India that will forever leave its mark on the travellers who visit it

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When to go to Rajasthan?

The best season to travel to Rajasthan is from mid-November to mid-March but the high tourist season begins in October and continues in April, where prices are highest in hotels and restaurants. From October to April, it is therefore, on the contrary, the off-season for these different areas. The low tourist season in Rajasthan begins in mid-April and ends at the end of September. From May to early July, the heat is stifling in Rajasthan; temperatures average 45°C. Due to these high temperatures, tourists do not visit Rajasthan very often during this period. The prices are low but it really takes courage to withstand the temperatures in question. You are not advised to travel to India at that time.

If you go to Rajasthan in October or November, you can attend the Diwali festival, the most important Hindu festival of the year. At night, candles are lit in front of all the houses to celebrate Rama's return to her kingdom of Ayodhya, firecrackers and fireworks are exploded, of course, food is served and gifts are exchanged.

Holi. And if you go to Rajasthan in February or March, it is the festival of colours that marks the beginning of spring. Young and old armed with water pistols filled with coloured powder, they engage in "battles" in the street.

How to go to Rajasthan? Our advice & tips

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There are many tours in Rajasthan and you can choose to do a classic tour encompassing the main cities like Jaïpur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer as well as a thematic, cultural stay around the Rajasthan Palace Route for example. Rajasthan being a distant and exotic country, it takes a certain acclimatization time, not to mention the long journeys on site; we therefore recommend a tour of 15 days minimum and not only 10 days.

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Several airlines fly directly from Europe and the Middle East to New Delhi. Book early for the best prices! On the spot, it is quite easy to organize your trips, as transport rates are low even at the last minute. Rajasthan is safe but it is important to avoid hanging out on the street late at night and, for women, it is important to avoid short clothing and to cover your knees and shoulders well to avoid being bothered.

It is quite easy to fly in Rajasthan because of the frequent and regular service to the various airports via regular and low-cost airlines. India's rail network is huge and well developed, including in Rajasthan. It's a low-cost means of transport, but the trains are often packed to capacity. Buses also serve Rajasthan well with fares generally equivalent to those of 2nd class trains.

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    When to travel?

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    Weather forecast

    Rajasthan has four seasons: winter (December to February; high tourist season), summer (March to June; intermediate t...
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    Budget

    If it is not really high, we notice that the cost of living in India is rising quite significantly. It is naturally m...
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    Formalities

    To travel to India, you need an eVisa, valid for 30 days. Simply complete a form and pay US$60 online on th...
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    Health

    It is advisable to be vigilant on a few points in order not to suffer any health inconveniences during your trip. Tra...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    Several airlines fly directly from Europe and the Middle East to New Delhi. Book early for the best prices! On the s...
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    How to get organized?

    There are many tours in Rajasthan and you can choose to do a classic tour encompassing the main cities like Jaïpur,...
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    Getting around

    It is quite easy to fly in Rajasthan because of the frequent and regular service to the various airports via r...
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