9 Places to Visit in Rajasthan on your Ten Days Trip in Winters

Top 9 Places to Visit in Rajasthan on your Ten Days Trip in Winters
Rajasthan, India has always been in hype to visit because of its culture, forts, the famous Thar Desert and the food! Normally, it is very hot in summers as most parts of the Rajasthan are covered with desert but winters make it one of the best destinations to visit in India.


Weather in Rajasthan in Winters

The temperature from November and February is very pleasant. Sometimes it may go down up to 1℃ on extremely cold nights in January but the days remain between 20℃ to 25℃. The average temperature from November and February is 10℃ in the western part of the Rajasthan due to winds. This weather makes Rajasthan a perfect destination to visit in winter. Summers can go up to 45℃ in many parts of Rajasthan.



How to Reach Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area sharing domestic borders with Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujrat. It also shares an international border with our neighboring country Pakistan. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, also known as Pink City as the main parts of the old city are still painted with pink color. You can start your journey from any part of the state, but if you come from New Delhi, the first destination to visit in Rajasthan is Jaipur City. 

By Air

Jaipur has an international airport which makes it easily accessible from all over the world. The code of the Jaipur Internation Airport is JAI. In 2016, it was declared as the World's Best Airport in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers per annum. It is one of the busiest airports in India.

By Train

You can reach Jaipur by train from any parts of India. There are around 14 trains that run between Delhi and Jaipur. If you are traveling for the first time from Delhi, you can enjoy a Double Decker Train ride - JP Double Decker, train no. 12986 which runs daily at 5:35 pm from Delhi Sarai Rohilla Railway Station and reaches Jaipur at 10:05 pm. 

By Road

Jaipur city is well connected via Roads as well. Delhi - Mumbai highway passes through Jaipur which makes it one of the busiest routes of India. You can book an overnight journey from Delhi to Jaipur from Rajasthan govt. online portal - https://rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in/. You can also take your personal vehicle or hire a taxi to reach by road. 

It is recommended taking a personal vehicle to cover all these places on your ten days trip full of fun and experiences. This way, you won't have to waste your time reaching the train or bus stations in every city. 


Top 9 Places to Visit in Rajasthan in Winters

  1. Jaipur - the Pink city, forts, culture, shopping, and food
  2. Ajmer - famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  3. Pushkar - beauty and the only place in the world with Lord Brahma Temple
  4. Jodhpur - heritage, 15th Century Mehrangarh fort
  5. Jaisalmer - Old forts and your entry in the sand dunes
  6. Tanot - border area with famous Tanot Mata Temple
  7. Longewala - nearest to the Pakistan border and famous for the Indo-Pak war in 1971
  8. Sam - night camping in the desert, folk dances, and camel ride in the sand dunes
  9. Bikaner - forts, food, and culture 


Following is the suggested map route to follow if you are traveling from Delhi


Delhi to Jaisalmer
Delhi to Jaisalmer


Jaisalmer to Tanot, Sam and Delhi
Jaisalmer to Tanot, Sam and Delhi


Jaipur - The Pink City

Elephant ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur
Elephant ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur

Jaipur is famous for many places which include the world-famous Pink city, many forts, markets and Asia's one of the biggest theatres, Raj Mandir. Jaipur is a signature of heritage and culture. Jaipur's City Palace is still owned by the royal family and part of it is opened for the tourists. Shopping at Bapu Bazar can add a bonus to your Jaipur visit experience. Make sure you bargain well to get the best price. 😉

21 Places to visit in Jaipur 

Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Bapu Bazar, Choki Dhani, Albert Museum Hall, Jaipur Zoo, Birla Temple, Moti Dungri Temple, Ram Nivas Garden, Govind Ji Temple, Raj Mandir Cinema, Akshardham Temple, Johari Bazar, Jaipur Central Park, Rambagh Palace, Vidhan Sabha

Number of days: 3



Ajmer

Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Ajmer
Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Ajmer

Established in 12 CE, Ajmer is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan. It is the place of prayers hosting the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti - Ajmer Dargah Sharif. People visit Ajmer Dargah Sharif from all over the world with their prayers. Nareli Jain Temple is one of the beautiful spots to visit in Ajmer.

6 Places to visit in Ajmer

Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar Lake, Nareli Jain Temple, Clock Tower, Durga Bagh Gardens, Adhai Din ka Jhopra

Number of days: 1



Pushkar

Pushkar Lake, Pushkar
Pushkar Lake, Pushkar

Pushkar is world-famous for the one and only temple of the Lord Brahma on earth. Near the temple, there is a beautiful lake where people pray for peace for their ancestor's souls. Every year in November, Pushkar hosts an extraordinary fair - Pushkar Mela including Cattle Fair, Cultural Fair, Stalls, Shopping, Recreation of folklores, music and dance performances, competitions like Camel parade and other beautiful events. 

7 Places to visit in Pushkar 

Brahma's Temple, Braham Sarowar (Pushkar Lake), Pushkar Bazar, Camel Fair, Varaha Temple, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple

Number of days: 1



Jodhpur - The Blue City

Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur, also known as the blue city of Rajasthan was used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Marwar. Jodhpur is famous for its historic forts, beautiful blue houses, food, and culture. Traditional Bansuri play and folk dances are very common here. Jodhpur is also famous for the delicious Rajasthani food - Dal Bati Choorma, Pitood ki Sabji, Gatte ki Sabji and Pyaz ki Kachori

8 Places to Visit in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore Garden, Ghanta Ghar, Toorji Ka Jahlra Bavdi, Kaylana Lake and boating, Bal Samand Lake and boating.

Number of days: 2



Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

It is the "heart" of the Thar Desert and also known as the Golden City. There are many ornate temples, a royal palace, and other fine sculptured houses which makes it "golden" including the beautiful sand dunes around the city. Don't forget to try Junglee Chicken curry at Kabab Corner Restaurant on Fort Road.  

8 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples of Jaisalmer, Kuldhara Village - a place of legends and myths, Gadisar Lake, Bada Bagh, Patwon ki Haweli, Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer Wind Park

Number of days: 1



Tanot Mata Temple, Longewala and Sam Sand Dunes

Camping in Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan
Camping in Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan


Tanot Mata Temple

Start your journey in the morning towards the Tanot Mata Mandir to the north of the Jaisalmer. On the way, you will come across beautiful and large Wind farms with thousands of Wind operated generators. This is one of the nearest temples to the India Pakistan border.

Tanot Mata temple is the holy shrine of goddess Hinglaj Mata. It is said that there were around 300 tanks shots were fired in the village during the India-Pakistan war in 1971 but none of them could hit the temple.

Tanot Mata Mandir, Rajasthan
Tanot Mata Mandir, Rajasthan


Longewala

If you have watched the Bollywood movie "Border" from 1997 then you might know the history of Longewala. It is the place where the Battle of Longewala took place between India and Pakistan in 1971. The battle was fought between 120 Indian soldiers and around 2500 Pakistani soldiers. 

You can still see the captured Pakistani tanks, bunkers made by the Indian army and tank jeep used in the battle in the open museum at Longewala. The Indo-Pak border is just 15 km from this place. To visit the border, you need to take permission from the authorities.  

Longewala, Rajasthan
Longewala, Rajasthan

Pakistani tank captured during the Battle of Longewala in 1971, Rajasthan
Pakistani tank captured during the Battle of Longewala in 1971, Rajasthan


Sam Sand Dunes

Sam Sand Dunes camps are the perfect place to spend your evening after the whole journey from Jaisalmer to Tanot Mata and Longewala. Many camp owners in Sam can help you to book for the night stay. You can also pre-book them from Jaisalmer. I suggest that you should visit and see the camp first before booking.

You can take the Jeep safari in the dunes or enjoy a Camel ride during the beautiful sunset. These camps provide night stay with dinner, morning breakfast. Watching Rajasthani folk dances while you sip a delicious cup of tea or coffee is one of the best parts of your night camping.

Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan
Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan

Rajasthani Folk dance in Sam Camps
Rajasthani Folk dance in Sam Camps




Bikaner

Bikaner, Rajasthan
Bikaner, Rajasthan

Bikaner is situated in the middle of the Thar desert. Famous Junagarh Fort is the pride of this city. Bikaji Bhujia Sev namkeen (snack) of Bikaner has its own identity all over the world. You must also try Rasgulla sweet of Bikaner and other famous food items include Bajre ki, Roti. Laxmi Niwas Palace of Bikaner is still owned by the royal family and is converted to a luxury heritage hotel. 

9 Places to Visit in Bikaner

Junagarh Fort, Karni Mata Temple, Lallgarh Palace, Rampuriya Haveli, Bikaner Camel Festival, Laxmi Nath Temple, Local Bazar, Royal Cenotaphs, Sadul Singh Museum

Number of days: 1

You can directly reach back to Delhi from Bikaner by air, road or train.


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