Plan a winter vacations to Rajasthan

Winter is the most inviting season of Rajasthan when the state is splashed with the colors of its vibrant culture and festivity everywhere. During this season, the variation in the temperature allows its tourists to explore the variety of attractions in the daytime and enjoy the chilling evening by the cozy fireplace. From the historical monuments of Jaipur to the charming lakes of Udaipur, from the silk smooth sand dunes of Khuri and Jaisalmer to the exotic wildlife of Ranthambore and Jawai Leopard Camp of Pali, this royal state has all kinds of sightseeing places to offer to its travelers, along with other recreational activities like swirling the sand dunes while trying the thrilling camel and jeep safaris, or following the melodious calls of the colorful creatures to get their delightful glimpses at the well-stocked Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.


hawamahal jaipur

The ‘Pink City’ aka Jaipur is a must-visit place if you are planning a trip to Rajasthan for winter break. On a bright sunny day, when the winter sky perfectly contrasts with the multiple colorful windows of the Hawa Mahal – it looks jaw-dropping. With so much fun lined up, visiting Jaipur in winter is undoubtedly one of its kind.

A classic sightseeing tour in Jaipur on a chilly morning always starts with visiting Birla Mandir and then to Albert Hall Museum. Then after having breakfast with Kachori, you can move towards the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, and then Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, and Nahargarh Fort, one by one. Do not miss visiting Jantar Mantar where the guide will talk about the ancient way of observing time and will take you back to the history books.

Jaipur Rajasthan Winter Travel Tips

  • Don’t miss eating Dal – Bati – Churma, Ghevar, and Kachori in Jaipur.
  • Buy authentic handicrafts at the right price, and get help from the locals.
  • Visit the Nahargarh Fort in broad daylight to see the city as ‘Pink City.’ Otherwise, it becomes Fog City in the late afternoon.
  • Do not eat non-veg food in your hired car without taking permission from the driver or guide.


Jodhpur Rajasthan

Jodhpur is a treasure trove with regal forts, magnificent Havelis, tranquil lakes, decorated gardens, ancient temples, crowded markets, and many more. There is always a special mention of the expansive Thar Desert, for which Jodhpur is known as the ‘Gateway to the Thar,’ and that also makes it a popular choice for winter vacation among tourists.

Winter is definitely the best time to visit Jodhpur as it is located close to the desert. Apart from the ease of exploring in pleasant weather, the festivals like Desert Kite Festival and Maand Festival also play a major role in attracting a huge number of tourists this time. Besides visiting places like Mandore Gardens, Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, and Umaid Bhawan Palace, relishing the authentic Marwari cuisine is also a major part of the Jodhpur trip that you should not miss.

Jodhpur Rajasthan Winter Travel Tips

  • If you want to explore the Marwari lifestyle, culture, tradition, and food in one place, make sure to attend the Marwari Festival.
  • Have a desert safari and feel an adrenaline rush.
  • Take a stroll around Ranisar Lake and delve into the history.
  • Stay in a heritage hotel for a lavish experience.
  • Join a cooking class and learn to cook delicious Marwari recipes.


Pushkar lake ajmer

One of the famous festivals of Rajasthan that alone attracts millions of visitors from all over the world – Pushkar Fair or Pushkar Camel Festival is an annual fair, celebrated on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima in late October or early November. It’s a multi-day livestock trading fair that includes celebrations in all forms.

Moreover, thousands of Hindu devotees come to Pushkar during this time to take a holy bath in the sacred lake of Pushkar and pray in Brahma Temple. Experiencing the festival and the gatherings is undoubtedly a special experience while visiting Pushkar, the top travel destination in Rajasthan in winter.

Pushkar Rajasthan Winter Travel Tips

  • Do not miss watching the sunrise on the ghats of Pushkar Lake.
  • If you love to capture photographs of the fair and the people, try to go early in the fairground before it officially starts.
  • Prior bookings of hotels and transport are mandatory as the place becomes full with tourists coming from all over the world.
  • Enjoy the surrounding desert and the temples.



naki lake mount

Mount Abu is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan in winter. Located at a height of 1,220 meters, the hill station attracts a multitude of travelers wanting to explore the vibrant temples, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls in chilling weather.

From walking around the frosted Nakki Lake to enjoying buying things in Mount Abu markets, from hiking to the highest point, Guru Shikhar to attending the Winter Festival, the season allows tourists to explore every neck of the woods in Mount Abu, which is also the best destination for honeymoon couples in northwest India. Indulging in the uniqueness of Rajasthani cuisines and enjoying spellbinding fireworks during the Winter Festival is the perk of visiting the place in winter.

Mount Abu Rajasthan Winter Travel Tips

  • Explore the rich culture and heritage of Mount Abu in the Winter Festival held in the last week of December.
  • Pack winter clothes as the temperature sometimes goes beyond 12 degrees Celsius.
  • Book your stays in advance for a hassle-free travel experience.
  • Make sure to make a plan to visit Dilwara Temple, one of the most beautiful Jain Temples in the world.
  • Make a plan for at least two to three days to cover all of the places in Mount Abu including the festival.



desert festival 2021

Jaisalmer is one of the ideal winter holiday destinations in Rajasthan that allows travelers to enjoy a unique experience offering umpteen things to do.

Be it an experience of staying in desert camps or exploring the living fort, Sonar Quila or Golden Fort, be it listening to folk music in the Desert Festival (held in January/February) or having a picnic on the banks of Gadi Sagar Lake, you will be thrilled to enjoy each moment Jaisalmer offers to its visitors in the winter season. And, lastly, if you’re a fan of the ‘Border’ movie, visiting the famous Tanot Mata Temple and Longewala Post will surely be one of the enticing moments of your Jaisalmer trip.

Jaisalmer Rajasthan Travel Tips

  • Ensure to keep desert-appropriate clothes with you.
  • Make sure to book your desert camp in advance.
  • If you want to attend the Desert Festival, check the dates before booking your tickets.
  • Stargazing is one of the best things you might experience in desert camping.
  • Do learn a little bit about the stars to enjoy thoroughly.
  • Do not miss watching the stunning sunsets from the desert.

Ranthambore National Park

ranthambore rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park is one of the best winter tourist places in Rajasthan, we have you covered. First of all, the park remains open from mid-October to March and winter is the ideal time to experience wildlife safaris, comfortably in pleasant weather. From November to February, you will see the animals basking under the sun in the broad daylight.

Secondly, the place becomes a birdwatcher’s haven in winter. Apart from its in-house species like waterfowl, grey hornbills, serpent eagles, flycatchers, cormorant, and many more, innumerable migratory birds flock near the water bodies of the park during the winter. Apart from these two reasons, there are age-old temples and stunning ruins that look more captivating in winter.

Ranthambore Rajasthan Winter Travel Tips

  • Wear sober sweatshirts with eco-friendly dyes and carry a muffler and a pair of gloves.
  • There are two slots from 7 AM to 10:30 AM and 2 PM to 5:30 PM for wildlife jungle safari. Book your slot in advance.
  • Make all bookings beforehand to have a hassle-free travel experience.


City Palace Udaipur

One of the best places to visit in Rajasthan, Udaipur offers many reasons to travel in winter. The architecture of the royal palaces looks magnificent with a backdrop of the winter sky. The reflection of the setting sun on the lakes looks charismatic in the evening. The richness of winter food makes a delightful addition to Rajasthani cuisine. The weather becomes perfect to stroll through the markets without getting exhausted. And, the cultural festival held in December, called Shilpgram Utsav, completes the picture with a splash of colors. I Hope, these reasons are enough to add Udaipur to your Rajasthan sightseeing tour in winter.

Udaipur Rajasthan Winter Travel Tips

  • Spend quality time at the banks of the lakes in winter. You’ll love it.
  • Book a lakeside hotel in advance to cherish the winter mornings.
  • Make sure to visit the palaces of different architectural styles, if you love to learn about ancient architecture.
  • Bargain in the markets to get stuff at the right price. Be like a local.


nahargarh fort rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Festival. An epitome of entertainment mingled with art and culture; the whole festival is a canvas of Indian culture.

The three-day long festival in December is organized by the Tourism Department of Rajasthan and it is held in the courtyard of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Apart from the festival, Mewar is also famed for its century-old Kumbhalgarh Fort, which was built by Rana Kumbha. Exploring the age-old ruins along with several temples and the verdant wildlife sanctuaries offers the best memory of a Rajasthan trip in winter.

Kumbhalgarh Rajasthan Winter Travel Tips

  • If you want to capture the amazing moments of the whole festival, we would suggest you survey the place to find better angles.
  • Reach the ground early before the festival starts to learn about the artists and their products.
  • Enjoy the daytime by shopping for regional stuff like jewelry, handicrafts, ethnic wear, and many more.
  • Do not miss the nights that are full of entertainment with dance, music, and light and sound shows.
  • Enjoy the historical puppet show and experience a lifetime moment.
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