Rajasthan 1 Week Itinerary

The state of Rajasthan is a mix of colors and echoes of the past. It’s a place where massive forts guard the past, their walls honoring the valor of their ancestors. The greatest experience in itself is touring all of Rajasthan's vibrant cities and embodying the local way of life. We have made it easier for you to organize your group's vacation or to go on this journey alone. Here is a Rajasthan 1 week itinerary to ensure you don't miss any of these magnificent locations on your future vacation to Rajasthan.

Day 1 and 2: Jaipur

One of the most attractive places to visit in Rajasthan is Jaipur, which is also known as the “Pink City.” This is the state’s capital and home to several tourist destinations that can be easily reached by air, rail, and road. It’s also recognized for its talented artists and craftsmen whose creations illustrate the story of Rajasthan. You’ll arrive in Jaipur on your first day of travel and your journey to discover Rajasthan's regal and hospitable culture begins here.

Places To Visit In Jaipur on Day One

1. Hawa Mahal

We want you to start exploring this beautiful city with Hawa Mahal, which is easily one of the most popular palaces in India. It gets its luxurious pink color from the red and pink sandstone and its royal architecture can put some of today’s posh buildings to shame. It's a five-story piece of art that was created back in 1799. The best part of this palace is its back. This is where you get to feast your eyes on 953 little windows that are adorned with delicate latticework.

Address: Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market

Timings: Everyday - 9 am to 4:30 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 10 

How Much Time To Spend Here: 45 minutes to an hour

2. The City Palace

Your next destination is just a 3-minute car ride away from Hawa Mahal. This is the City Palace, which was and still is a royal residence. When you tastefully mix Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, this is what you get. It was built back in 1729, so expect to see lots of interesting and ancient buildings. We hope that you are in no hurry because there are lots of things to see here like Mubarak Mahal, the Armoury, the Diwan-i-Am art gallery, a museum, and so on! 

Address: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market

Timings: Every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Entrance Fees: The basic ticket costs INR 300 for adults and INR 150 for senior citizens and children below 12 years of age. You get access to more parts of the palace along with other benefits if you purchase costlier tickets which go up to INR 3,000.

How Much Time To Spend Here: You can spend more than 2 hours here.

3. Jantar Mantar

What a magical name, it really sounds like a part of a spell. You might be surprised to know this has nothing to do with magic, but everything to do with the study of the positions of the stars. It has 19 astronomical instruments, not built by ISRO, but by the steller minds back in 1734. You’ll also find the world's largest stone sundial here. In case you are wondering, the words ‘jantar mantar’ means ‘calculating instrument’ in Sanskrit. Whether you are into the study of stars or not, you are bound to be impressed here.

Address: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market

Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 50

How Much Time To Spend Here: Around 1 and a half hours.

Where To Eat In Jaipur:

  1. Rawat Misthan Bhandar - Famous for its mouth-watering Pyaaz Kachori, Mirchi Bada, and Mawa Kachori.
    Cost For Two: INR 300 
  1. Niros - Known for Punjabi and Chinese dishes.
    Cost For Two: INR 2,000 
  1. Lassiwala - Famous for their Kulhad Lassi.
    Cost For Two: INR 150
  1. Jal Mahal Ice Cream Parlour - You can try their renowned Choco Lava Sundae for a delightful experience.
    Cost For Two: INR 400
  1. Mahaveer Rabri Bhandar - Famous for their authentic and traditional Rajasthani Thalis.
    Cost For Two: INR 300

Where To Stay In Jaipur

  1. goSTOPS Jaipur - Starts from INR 500 per night
  2. Blue Beds Backpackers Hostel - Starts from INR 960 per night
  3. Hoztel Jaipur - Starts from INR 955 per night
  4. Hotel HR Palace - Starts from INR 3,000 per night

Also Read: Jaipur Travel Guide

Places To Visit In Jaipur on Day Two

1. Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort once provided security to the Jaipur city and it retired a long time ago. It now rests at the edge of the Aravalli Hills and gives breathtaking views of Jaipur to every visitor. The fort is a great way to imagine what life during the reigns of kings and queens used to be like back in the day. We hope you don’t spend all your time enjoying the views of the city as exploring the rest of the fort is equally fun!

Address: Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri

Timings: Every day from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 50 and INR 5 if you are a student

How Much Time To Spend Here: Around 2 hours or more

2. Jal Mahal

The name literally means “Water Palace.” Why? Because it is built in the center of Man Sagar Lake. You cannot enter this palace, but seeing it from the banks of the river is the next best thing. This is why you’ll see several tourists here, just in awe of this marvelous building. Jal Mahal is a grand example of the opulent Rajput style of architecture and extreme ingenuity as well. Above the water, Jal Mahal has one floor, but there are a total of four more floors underneath! They have supported this structure for more than the past 250 years

Address: Amer Road

Timings: Come here between 6 am to 6 pm to get a good view of the palace.

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 minutes should be enough.

Day 3: Ajmer

Your third day of travel should begin with the 2 to 4-hour drive from Jaipur to Ajmer. Pilgrims from all over the world travel to Ajmer in search of solace and spiritual awakening. It's time for you to experience the same!

Places To Visit In Ajmer

1. Ajmer Sharif Dargah

This is the tomb of the 13th-century Sufi saint, Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti. A large number of people from all around the world visit this holy site to offer their prayers. This is one of the most important religious sites in Ajmer.

Address: Near Labbaik Palace & Guest House, Pannigram

Timings: Every day from 5 am - 9 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: An hour if it's not crowded

2. Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra

Do not miss out on this one as it is one of the oldest structures in Ajmer. That's not all, it's also one of the oldest mosques in India as it was built somewhere back in 1199 CE. Its name translates to ‘shed of two-and-a-half days.’ There are multiple stories about the origin of this name, visit here and find them all.

Address: Ander Kote Road, Lakhan Kothri

Timings: Every day from 6 am to 7 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 minutes should be enough

3. Gateways of Taragarh Fort

Feast your eyes on this massive fortress that was built on a hillside back in the 8th century! Just imagine, you'll be walking in a fortress where generations and generations of warriors have spent their lives. You can see the entire city of Ajmer from the top of Taragarh Hill.

Address: Taragarh Road, Taragarh

Timings: Every day from 7 am to 7 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 25

How Much Time To Spend Here: 1-2 hours

4. Prithviraj Smarak

This is the memorial of Prithviraj Chauhan, the fearless leader of the Rajput Chauhan dynasty. He played a huge role in shaping the future of our country during his reign and is still remembered for his courage. The statue of the great king is made using black stone. Once you see the memorial, know that this area also offers views of the Anasagar Lake and of Ajmer.

Address: Taragarh Road, Lajpat Nagar

Timings: 5:30 am to 9 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 10

How Much Time To Spend Here: 15 to 20 minutes will do

Where To Eat In Ajmer: 

  1. Shankar Chaat - Famous for its Kadi Kachori.
    Cost For Two: INR 100
  1. Mulchand Buddhamal Halwai - Famous for their Sohan Halwa.
    Cost For Two: INR 150

Where To Stay In Ajmer

  1. The Royal Melange Beacon - Starts from INR 2,700 per night
  2. Hotel Hindu - Starts from INR 1,600 per night
  3. Hotel Neelkamal - Starts from INR 1,500 per night

Day 4: Pushkar

Places To Visit In Pushkar

1. Pushkar Lake

This is a holy site for Hindus and many devotees visit here. Colorful houses surround this lake which is always full of activities. The place gets heavily crowded during the Pushkar Fair.

Address: Main Market Road

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 mins

2. Pushkar Camel Fair

This is a large annual festival which is attended by around 400,000 people! This is basically a livestock show where horses, cows, and camels are auctioned. But there are plenty of other attractions like Ferris wheels, rural sports, dance performances, fun competitions, etc. It takes place usually between October to November.

Address: Multiple places in Pushkar

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: This entirely depends on the activities that are going on that day.

3. Varaha Ghat

This is where people come to be a part of lively aartis. Lose yourself in the chants and see how hundreds of people pray in harmony. It's an invigorating experience. The aartis begin at around 5:30 pm in the winter season and at around 7 pm in the summer season.

Address: Choti Basti

Timings: Every day from 6 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: 15 minutes or more if you are attending the aarti

4. Pushkar Bazaar

Visit here to shop for a wide range of traditional Rajasthani goods. Idols of gods, pots, vases, bangles, puppets, and more. It certainly has a lot to offer! It will be a challenge for you to not spend too much time and money here as there are several tempting products here. Happy shopping!

Address: Main Market Road

Timings: Every day from 9 am to 9 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: Totally depends on you

Where To Eat In Pushkar

  1. Ganga Laffa & Falafel - Famous for all of their falafels.
    Cost For Two: INR 500
  1. Ram Ji Ki Dukan - Try their delicious Rabri Malpua.
    Cost For Two: INR 100
  1. Lala Paratha Walla - Well known for its Fatakha Paratha.
    Cost For Two: INR 400

Where To Stay In Pushkar

  1. Elephant Pushkar - Starts from INR 1,700 per night
  2. 12 Monks Hostel - Starts from INR 800 per night
  3. Namaste India - Starts from INR 600 per night

Also Read: Ajmer Travel Guide

Day 5: Jodhpur

The mesmerizing blue city of Jodhpur is just a four-hour drive away from Pushkar. A delicious cup of masala chai and the soft strumming of a sitar are just a few of the hidden treasures you might find in Jodhpur’s old lanes. You can keep yourself occupied by the city's ancient magnificence by exploring the palaces, forts, and temples.

Places To Visit In Jodhpur

1. Mehrangarh Fort

This epic fort spans almost 1,200 acres and is perched 400 feet high on a hilltop. It's the pride of Jodhpur and is best described by Rudyard Kipling as “the work of giants.” The main attraction here is the museum which has 7 rooms and is full of interesting objects.

Address: Sodagaran Mohalla

Timings: Every day from 9 am to 5 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 200 for adults. INR 100 for senior citizens and students.

How Much Time To Spend Here: Around 2 hours

2. Jaswant Thada

Just a couple minutes of drive from Mehrangarh Fort will take you to Jaswant Thada. It’s a cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Its grounds have beautiful gardens, gazebos, and even a lake. The cenotaph is made of Makrana marble and is a work of art. The museum here has portraits of Marwar rulers and other objects that showcase the glorious past of the Marwar.

Address: Lawaran

Timings: Every day from 9 am to 5 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 30

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 mins or more

3. Umaid Bhawan Palace

This is the 6th largest residence in the world. It's a huge palace that is built on Chittar Hill and offers mind-blowing views of the Blue City. A part of this palace is used by Taj Hotels, another part is where the royal family of Jodhpur resides, and the third part is open to everyone. This is the one that is turned into a museum full of intriguing items from Rajasthan and around the world.

Address: Circuit House Road, Cantt Area

Timings: Every day from 9 am to 5 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 40

How Much Time To Spend Here: One and a half hours

Where To Eat In Jodhpur

  1. Shahi Samosa Restaurant - Well known for its Samosas, Kachoris, and Mirchi Vada.
    Cost For Two: INR 200 - INR 300
  1. Shri Mishrilal Hotel - They are known for their Makhaniya Lassi.
    Cost For Two: INR 150
  1. Janta Sweet Home - Don’t miss their Dahi Chaat, Pani Patashe, and Ghevar.
    Cost For Two: INR 250
  1. Mohaji Mithaiwale - Get delicious desserts like Gulab Jamun and Rabdi Ke Laddoo.
    Cost For Two: INR 200

Where To Stay In Jodhpur

  1. Castle View Homestay - Starts at INR 950 per night
  2. Juna Mahal Boutique Homestay - Starts at INR 1,500 per night
  3. Suraj Haveli - Starts at INR 3,000 per night

Also Read: Jodhpur Travel Guide

Day 6: Mount Abu

After absorbing Jodhpur's magnificence, you can continue driving for a further 5 to 6 hours to get to Mount Abu on day 5. Mount Abu appears as a heavenly sanctuary high within the Aravalli Range, where the sky embraces the ground. Anxiety leaves the air as you ascend the twisting roads, and ethereal whispers dance on the breeze. You feel as though nature herself is telling you stories about hidden beauties and ages-old mysteries as the thick greenery surrounds you.

Places To Visit In Mount Abu

1. Toad Rock

Start your day early in the morning with a visit to the Toad Rock. As the name suggests, this is a rock that's shaped like a toad and is perched on a hill. You'll have to climb 250 steps, but the route is calm and the view from the top is worth it. You get to see the beautiful Nakki Lake and lush green hills.

Address: Bailey's Walk, Near Nakki Lake

Timings: Every day from 8 am to 7:30 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: An hour or more

2. Nakki Lake

This is a pristine blue man-made wonder that is built amidst lush greenery and serene mountains. Come here to get some peace and experience the serenity that nature has to offer.

Address: Ganesh Road

Timings: Every day from 7:45 am - 11:00 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 minutes or more

3. Honeymoon Point

This is a popular spot for sunset viewing. Nature lovers of all ages come here to soak in the lush greenery and heavenly views. Oh yes! It is especially great for couples. Just beware of the many monkeys in the area.

Address: Ganesh Road

Timings: Always open

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: An hour should be fine

4. Dilwara Temples

These are a group of Śvētāmbara Jain temples that are fine examples of Māru-Gurjara architecture. So expect to see intricately carved marble designs. This is just one of the many reasons why these are considered to be the most impressive Jain temples in the state.

Address: Dilwara Road, Delwara

Timings: Pooja & darshan for Jain devotees starts from 7 am to 8 pm

For everyone else its from 11 am to 5 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 mins

Where To Eat In Mount Abu

  1. Ambika Gujarat Snacks Centre - Try their traditional Aloo Parathas.
    Cost For Two: INR 200
  1. Sher-e-Punjab Restaurant - Famous for Kadhai Paneer, Dal Tadka, and other veg and non-veg food items.
    Cost For Two: INR 600
  1. The Grand Arbuda - Definitely try their Dal Bhati and Gujarati Thali.
    Cost For Two: INR 700

Mount Abu is a well-known tourist attraction, but there are not many places to stay there. You are advised to depart the same evening for Udaipur, your next stop. There are several alternatives for accommodations accessible to you.

Day 7: Udaipur

The following two days of your trip will be spent in the enchanted city of lakes, Udaipur. It's only 3 to 4 hours drive from Mount Abu. You will be fascinated by the city's ethereal beauty. Palaces and temples are reflected in the calm waters, luring you into a world of luxury and romance. Here we go!

Places To Visit In Udaipur

1. Jagdish Temple

Devotees have been visiting this temple since 1651. It's a three-storied building laden with colorful walls, carved pillars, beautiful ceilings, and more. It's not an exaggeration when we say that this temple should be in an art museum.

Address: Jagdish Chowk

Timings: Every day from 4:15 am to 1 pm and then 5:15 pm to 8 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 mins

2. Lake Pichola

Yet another man-made freshwater lake that's worth visiting. Lake Pichola is massive and its water reflects the surrounding mountains and gives you a sight to behold. It is also home to the two popular islands Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir.

Address: Rameshwar Ghat, City Palace Complex

Timings: Every day from 9 am to 6 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: 30 mins

3. Bagore Ki Haveli Museum

This is an authentic haveli built on the waterfront of Pichola Lake. It has over 100 rooms! They are full of exquisite art such as paintings, costumes, glasswork, and more.

Address: Opposite Gangaur Ghat, Old City

Timings: Every day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 60 for adults and INR 30 for children under 12 years of age

How Much Time To Spend Here: More than an hour

4. City Palace

This is one of the most flamboyant and massive palaces in the entire Rajasthan. It's even built on top of a hill which gives it more points for visuals. Speaking of which, it offers mesmerizing views of Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple, Neemach Mata Temple, and many other important monuments. 

Address: City Palace Road, Old City

Timings: Every day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 30 for adults and INR 15 for children

How Much Time To Spend Here: Around 2 hours

5. Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal

Experience the folk art of Rajasthan in the most authentic way possible. Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal is a cultural institution where you get to see folk dances, art, and literature created by real artists who are connected with the soul of this state. There's also a museum here that exhibits ornaments, folk deities, puppets, masks, and more.

Address: Near Chetak Circle

Timings: Every day from 9 am to 5:30 pm

Entrance Fees: INR 60 for adults and INR 25 for students

How Much Time To Spend Here: Around 1 hour. More if you are watching a performance

6. Shri Ekling Ji Temple

You could wrap up this tour with Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal or visit Shri Ekling Ji Temple. The reason we are keeping it optional is that this temple is more than 2 hours drive away from the Kala Mandal. But if you are game, then you will be visiting a marvelous ancient temple. Its walls are adorned with sculptures and designs that are just beyond one's imagination. Visiting this temple is a treat for the eyes and the soul.

Address: Kailashpuri, Girwa Tehsil

Timings: Every day from 4:00 am to 7:30 pm

Entrance Fees: None

How Much Time To Spend Here: An hour should be enough

Where To Eat In Udaipur:

  1. Khamma Ghani - Popular for traditional Rajasthani dishes like Marwari Murgh Dunghaar, Chicken Banjara, Paneer Lababdar, and Gatta Curry.
    Cost For Two: INR 1,500
  1. Sun & Moon Restaurant - For dessert & coffee while enjoying the sunset. Don’t forget to try their Chicken Rajputana.
    Cost For Two: INR 1,200
  1. The Egg World - All egg delicacies.
    Cost For Two: INR 200 - INR 300
  1. Millets Of Mewar - Delicious gluten-free, vegan food available here. Their Paneer Wrap and Aloo Tikki are a hit.
    Cost For Two: INR 1,000

Where To Stay In Udaipur:

  1. Zostel Udaipur - Starts from INR 549 per night
  2. Moustache Udaipur - Starts from INR 800 per night
  3. Hostel Mantra - Starts from INR 700 per night

Also Read: Udaipur Travel Guide

Summing Up

Take a breathtaking tour across Rajasthan's royal landscapes and it will never disappoint you. We tried to include all the major places you should visit in Rajasthan, yet, you can select the destinations according to your convenience and interests. This one-week itinerary will take you through the rich Rajasthani culture, history, and natural beauty. We hope you are now prepared to go on your eagerly anticipated experience. Remember, adventure is out there!


What Is The Best Time To Visit Rajasthan?

Tourists travel to Rajasthan throughout the year, but the best time to go is from November to February when temperatures are moderate.

What Are Some Authentic Rajasthani Dishes That I Should Try During My Trip?

Try some of the classic Rajasthani delicacies like Dal Bati Churma, Gatte ki Sabzi, Laal Maas (a hot stew made with red meat), and Ghewar (a sweet treat). These showcase an original flavor combination and pay homage to the state’s long culinary history.

What Are The Famous Festivals To Attend In Rajasthan? 

You can attend some of the significant festivals and attractions in Rajasthan like, Teej, Brij festival, Gangaur festival, and many more.

Can I Cover The Major Attractions Of Rajasthan In A One-Week Itinerary?

Yes, a one-week plan enables you to see Rajasthan's attractions. But to truly appreciate the areas you visit, it's crucial to prioritize the cities and attractions depending on your interests.

Are There Any Dress Suggestions Specifically For Visiting Rajasthan?

It’s advised to pack light, comfortable attire for daytime touring. Pack a light jacket or shawl for chilly evenings because Rajasthan can have scorching summers and mild winters.

What Are The Must-See Attractions In Jaipur?

The Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and the bustling shops of Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar for shopping are a few of the must-see sites in Jaipur.

Are There Any Safety Measures I Need To Be Aware Of While I'm There?

Even though Rajasthan is typically a safe place for travelers, it is always a good idea to follow standard safety procedures. Drink enough water, utilize dependable transportation, and be cautious of your possessions in busy places.