Rajasthan is an incredible amalgamation of culture, tradition, beauty, history, heritage and royalty. The magnificence of The Land of Kings is spread across an area of 342,239 sq. kms, and this exhaustive Rajasthan Travel Bucket List, features some of the Most Famous Sights and Attractions in Rajasthan as well as some of the Best Things to see and do in Rajasthan. Though the state has, since ever, grabbed the attention of tourists from all over the globe, all year round, a part of it still remains unraveled by the ones who come to absorb the grandeur of Rajasthan.

Here’s a compilation of 50 Bucket List Experiences in Rajasthan, India that are simply not worth missing out on, and should definitely be there on your Incredible India Travel Bucket List! Level up your Rajasthan trip with these picks and have the most vibrant experience of your lifetime!

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A night under the stars in the desert of Thar

How could this not top the list of the Most Unique Experiences in Rajasthan? We’re talking about camping on the cold, soft sand, on a pleasant winter night, under a star-studded sky, having traditional food cooked by the locals themselves, listening to folk music, enjoying the puppet show and watching their culture so closely, in THE THAR DESERT, after all! Your starlit camp night awaits you to cast its spell! Book the Epic Luxury Overnight Camping experience here.

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Float through the sky in a Hot Air Balloon

Moving through the clouds, you get to gaze in awe at the splendid architecture and grand palaces and intricate temples and forts, greenery that spreads miles. A thrilling, electrifying affair is what it is, is what it would be and is what that just can’t be missed. You can fly above the cities of Jaipur, Ranthambore and Pushkar, in a Hot Air Balloon, which will ultimately become one of the Most Memorable moments of your trip to Rajasthan, making The Hot Air Balloon in Rajasthan one of the top things to tick off your Rajasthan Travel Bucket List.

Fill your soul at Chokhi Dhani

Not just a name but, It is more of a feeling that stands for the unparalleled taste, warmest hospitality, authentic, cultural food with hand picked ingredients and traditional spices, and that’s not all. The decor won’t even let you blink to cultural folklore. Dining and experiencing the local Rajasthani cuisine, in a traditional and authentic set up, would turn out to be an experience so soulful that you’ll cherish the feeling, forever.

Feel the royalty in a Vintage Car Rally

The sight of the vintage luxury cars, moving with utter royalty, on the gorgeous paths is and is an experience of a lifetime for the automobile fanatics. Who says time travel to history is not possible? Give Rajasthan a chance, at least!

Chill your spine at the Fort of Bhangarh

Does this name even need an introduction? A place that stands out of the subtle charm of Rajasthan is the haunted town of Bhangarh. Once a flourishing town, it is believed to have been cursed by a priest, and is popular as the most haunted place in India. Nonetheless, it is beautiful and absolutely worth a visit. Located close to the Sariska Tiger Reserve, the fort is nestled between lush green forests and could be visited for the various intriguing legends linked to the town as much as for the architectural marvel that it is. One can see many Hindu temples, palaces and havelis in the fort, but only after sunrise and before sunset, strictly!

Bhangarh Fort | Photo by Deepak Kosta on Unsplash

Stride into the artistic town of Mandawa

The quaint, little town of Mandawa has a hidden artistic treasure of Rajasthan, an Open Air Art Gallery. Besides, it is bedazzled with Mandawa Fort, Castle Mandawa and tens of grand havelis and extraordinary cultural heritage. It is also a preferred location by directors to shoot various projects at. I guess that counts for something, right? 

See the Sunset from Jaisalmer Fort

The Golden Fort or the Sonar Quila. The view of the setting sun from the Bada Bagh Cenotaphs is a view beyond breathtaking and will leave you stupefied for the moments to follow. Bless your eyes, for sun’s sake, you guys! Witnessing the magnificent Sunset with Jaisalmer Fort aka Sonar Quila, in the background, is one of the Most Popular Things to do in Jaisalmer and in Rajasthan in general, and should be on the top of your Rajasthan Travel Bucket List.

Jaisalmer Fort aka Sonar Quila | Photo by Josephine Thomas on Unsplash

Ride royal with Amer Elephant Safari

The pink city of Jaipur, undoubtedly, breathes royalty. One can have a first hand experience of the grandeur of the Land of Royals, by going on the Elephant ride that takes you to the entrance of the fort, up the very same path that the Rajas and the Maharajas themselves took. Now that’s like tracing history!

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Shopping Tour through the lanes of Old Jaipur

It just doesn’t feel right when someone hasn’t taken an aimless, leisurely stroll, shopping through the lanes of the old Jaipur city while on a trip to the Pink City, Jaipur. Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Chandpole Bazaar, Kishanpole Bazaar, M.I. Road, Saraogi Mansion are just a few of the many popular markets widely famous for clothing, jewellery, home decor, spices, dry fruits, footwear and what not! Jaipur is indeed a heavenly spot for shopaholics with the exquisite, intricate and antique handicrafts and signatures like blue pottery, bandhej, gota-patti, making Shopping in the streets of Old Jaipur a must have experience on your Rajasthan Travel Bucket List. This city, my God, it has REALLY got something for everyone.

Hawa Mahal in Old Jaipur | Photo by Aditya Siva on Unsplash

Admire the astonishing Abhaneri Stepwell

Locally known as Chand Baori, this architectural masterpiece is a trophy to the heritage of Rajasthan. This enormous wonder was built more than 1100 years ago for rainwater harvesting, and yet it hasn’t shown any hint of deterioration. One couldn’t help but remain awestruck looking at its details and designing. They don’t really make things like these anymore, do they? 

Did you know, that there are a couple of famous step wells in the state of Gujarat as well, which are without a doubt, some of the Top Attractions in Gujarat.

Trekking (yes, yes, trekking in Rajasthan!)

It might be hard to believe that the state that houses the “The Great Indian Desert” has got to offer some of the most scenic treks, but it is true, AND HOW! The spectacular Aravali hills are abundant in natural scenic beauty with beautiful forests, lakes and waterfalls. If you’re someone who gets a kick out of hiking, you can’t afford to miss out on trekking through the serene trails of Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur and Mount Abu. The Hathnikund waterfall trek near Nahargarh fort in Jaipur is a hidden gem and a real paradise during monsoons.

Adrenaline rushing with Dune bashing

Drive along the golden sand of the Thar desert in a Jeep or an SUV while you witness the magnificence of the desert and the magic of the setting sun. Travel agencies and tour organizers are available for booking, both online or on-the-spot, the vehicle of your choice. A must-do activity in Jaisalmer for all the adventure junkies out there, it will be a ride like never before, during your Epic Tour of Rajasthan.

Sambhar Lake Bike Ride and Camping

Thousands of Flamingos visit the Sambhar every year. At Sambhar Lake, one is not just limited to camping, but many other interesting outdoor activities like stargazing, birdwatching, cycling, campfire. The best months for camping are from October-March. Just don’t forget to leave the place cleaner, than you found it.

Live the local, Rajasthani village life

To travel best is to travel locally; you connect with the place, its people, the history and the present. Eat with them, sit with them, chat with them. Know their stories, their folklore, in their own words. Create a bond that you would want to cherish and preserve for life.

Bless your taste buds at LMB – Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar 

Phirni, Ghewar, Balushahi, Mishri Mawa, Milk Cake, Mawa Kachori are very few of the numerous delicacies that are prepared in shudh desi ghee. As a Jaipurite, I can’t put into words that feeling of, love at first bite, every single time. Also, you might get a bit annoyed when you find yourself slowly starting to not simply crave, but yearn for these sinful, sugary not-so-guilty pleasures. Increasing your calories by going for the Sweet Sin, is something that you just have to do during your tour of Rajasthan.

Mehrangarh Fort and the Old town of Jodhpur

Before you bless your eyes with the spectacular panoramic view of the beautiful Blue City of Jodhpur, a glorious, magnificent entrance of 7 grand gates, or pols, awaits you. Within its boundaries lie various other palaces with equally stunning architecture and beautiful courtyards. A museum showcasing relics and artefacts, mirroring the historic anecdotes is a treat for history lovers. musicians performing folklore, restaurants, exhibitions, handicraft shops. The National Geological Monument, the Chamunda Mataji Temple and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park have interesting stories behind them. Another highlight of this place is the Rajasthan International Folk Festival, which is one among the many festivals celebrated at this palace.

Mehrangarh Fort is not just the most popular and famous Attraction of Jodhpur, but a major sightseeing landmark in Rajasthan, and you should tick this destination off your Rajasthan Travel Bucket List, on your Rajasthan tour.

The majestic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur | Photo by MAKM PHOTOGRAPHY on Unsplash

Celebrate the festival of colours in Pushkar 

Holi is celebrated in the chillest and the most happening way on the vibrant streets of this town. The vibes are so crazy and chirpy that you will find yourself struggling to find any other Holi celebration in the whole country, not “that fascinating”, I bet. Take my word and celebrate the festival of colours in its truest sense and you are going to vividly remember the moments, everytime, just at the very thought of Pushkar. Highly recommended.

A rainy evening marvelling the Jal Mahal 

Spend a soothing, breezy evening, overlooking the “Palace on Water” while devouring a hot bhutta, slathered with salt-chilli powder-lemon juice and wondering why this is the best bhutta you could ever taste! You just can’t miss treating yourself with this inexpensively memorable experience.

Jal Mahal | Photo by Aditya Siva on Unsplash

Have the theatre experience of your life at the grand Raj Mandir Cinema 

Named as one of the finest theatres of the country, this place is rightfully overrated owing to the elegant structures and wondrous architecture. I can’t just think of any reasons why one should not definitely give themselves a chance to have the theatre experience of a lifetime.

Old lanes of Udaipur, on foot

One can’t just NOT get mesmerized by the charm of Udaipur – the city of lakes, and for all the right reasons, of course. The streets offer the essence of the city in a way that could only be felt. (read, should be felt!). Some of the best things to do in Udaipur, include exploring the markets, witnessing the local culture and strolling through the mochiwada or the shoe market and shopping for authentic Rajasthani mojaris.

Ropeway Ride in Udaipur 

Mansapurna Karni Ropeway lets you experience the charm of Udaipur like nothing else could. While traversing to your destination, you get to look at a view of the Aravalli hills bounding the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Pichola lake, the Sajjangarh airport and the City Place. If that’s not tempting enough then you should know  that once the sun sets and the golden bulbs start to light up, the way back seems to be a trail of heaven. Can you even think of stealing your own chances at witnessing something so breathtaking!

Kachori-Lassi Breakfast, Jaipur 

The unequivocally finest of all, the one that everyone keeps praising and no one can have enough of is Rawat Mishthan Bhandar. The perfection of the crunch,spices and simply the way they serve, is something else, some sort of a special power, I guess. And…Lassiwala! Can’t say more than this – it’s simply an emotion, all in that very first sip,and then it all makes sense. Anyway, you should experience it yourself to feel what these things are supposed to make you feel; happy and content.

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Feel at peace, at Badi Lake 

It was established by Maharaja Raj Singh and is a popular destination among the locals, as well as the travellers. Being situated on the city outskirts, it makes up for a pretty lovely hangout spot and an even better road trip route, with views so gorgeous and green that you’d wish it never really ends.

Zip Lining in Neemrana and the palace 

The cultural heritage combined with adventure sport results in a perfect balance of peace and thrill. The entire stretch of the ziplining is spread across the Neemrana Fort, that would ensure that no moment is spent without having a view to die for, right in front of your eyes, through it all!

Marble Dust Moonland in Kishangarh 

This moon-like magical land is actually a dumpyard marble dust and not as pleasant as it appears to be, but hey, isn’t it just sooo instagram worthy. And what do i say about the sunsets, except that, they are pure, sheer magic!


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Relish the regal Laal Maas

The most well known and loved delicacies of Rajasthan, the speciality and signature dish of the Mughals, the taste of royalty is Laal Maas. It’s recommended that traditional Rajasthani cuisine should be tried from a place that cooks it authentically so as to feel the culture as close as possible.

Trying out Laal Maas in Rajasthan from an authentic restaurant has to be on the top of your Rajasthan Bucket List, if you are a foodie.

Dedicate a day to the Samode Palace 

A luxury so royal that you’ll feel out of this world,,really! Quite heavy on the pocket, but heavier will be your heart the moment you won’t be able to draw a line between dream and reality while you would be imbibing the phenomenal Mughal architecture, marvellous interiors, warm hospitality, savoury cuisines, and everything around you, still in awe. 

A scenic hike to Kumbhalgarh Fort 

Trekking, expedition and outdoor activities in the picturesque mountains in the nearby regions of Udaipur are extremely sought after activities. The most exquisite of all is the Kumbhalgarh Fort trek. It starts from Ranakpur, an area protected as a forest reserve which serves as a breathtaking spot for nature and animal lovers.

Boat Ride in Fateh Sagar, Udaipur 

Boating in the lake city is what camel rides are in the desert.  You can choose between speed boat or peddling boat, depending upon what kind of a ride you’re up for. It’s going to be a pretty, beautiful decision anyway, when you’ll find yourself in the middle of a pristine lake, surrounded by the terrific Aravalis, from all sides. Taking a boat ride in the largest lake in the city of lakes – Udaipur, has to be on your Rajasthan Travel Bucket List.

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Mad vibes of Makar Sankranti 

The enthusiasm and excitement of the festival of Kites can be felt in the air, quite literally, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The festive galore of Sankranti can be seen even at midnights in the market lanes of the old Jaipur city and there would hardly be any rooftop that doesn’t have a group of people to just celebrate the day.

Go Lebanese on the Puskar streets 

The Lebanese cuisine is quite common and absolutely scrumptious as street food in the chirpy lanes of Pushkar. There are many options to choose from, including other cuisines, but the vegetable Falafel Wrap will have your heart, it’s that simple!

A Tuktuk Day Out in Jaipur 

There’s no end to the things and places Jaipur has in stock for its tourists. At times, when it could get overwhelming to check off as many boxes as possible, or when the day comes with a deadline, one could easily book a tuk tuk for a day out in the city and go around exploring the Pink City on wheels, in a whole different way. Even better, might I add!

Summer Festival and more, in Mount Abu 

Known as the “Summer Capital of Rajasthan” and being the only hill station in the state, it has always attracted thousands of tourists for its perfect climate and splendid surroundings. A yet another attraction is the very pompously celebrated Summer Festival that commences on Buddha Purnima. A grand procession is followed by cultural dance and music performances, games and contests like horse racing, Ghoomar dance, and the Nakki Jheel boat race, which is the highlight of the event. Shaam-e-Qawwali, before the sky gets colored with fireworks makes for a melodious, memorable experience.

Nahargarh Cycling Expedition 

The green breathtaking trails with the 360 degree, bird-eye view of the city of Jaipur is what the most beautiful frame everyone here believes.The route to the fort of Nahargarh is serene, smooth and so, to ride a bicycle through the fresh breeze and the sound of birds chirping and wind gushing, is what happiness must look like.

Tap to the beats of Kalbelia 

Don’t make the mistake of leaving without seeing this amazing, authentic dance form that has been handed down generations performed by the tribes it has been named after, the Kalbelia tribe or the snake charmers. The male members play the instruments and the females perform, dressed in black and red colored, mirror-cladded Angrakhi-Ghaghra-Odhani with loads of traditional jewellery. It is a sight to behold when they twist and twirl, the way they do!

Paramotoring above the Jaisalmer sky 

It has to be one of the most thrilling, outdoor activities one can try doing for just the right kind of adrenaline rush! It’s organized by almost all the desert camps. Soar high in the sky with the birds of the desert, above the sparkling sand.

Spend an evening simply gazing at the Ambrai Ghat 

Lying opposite the Gangour Ghat, It offers an incredible view of the City Palace and brilliant angles for photographers to click Instagram-worthy pictures. Have a cup of coffee or chai while adoring the reflection of golden lights in the water and simply let everything just flow in that moment!

UFF! The Umaid Palace, Jodhpur 

Don’t ask me again when I say that this might be the most luxurious check off from a bucket list, ever and ever. Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, is one of the world’s largest private residences in the world, and without any doubt, the most opulent too. It is one of the Most Famous Royal Palaces in the World, and one of the most popular sight and attraction of Jodhpur, and is a Must Visit Destination in this Rajasthan Bucket List. And what’s better than making a visit to the royal land of Rajasthan? Live like an actual ROYAL!

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Play the day in the Pushkar Fair 

It is a popular and one-of-a-kind event that lasts 5 days in the month of November and attracts tourists and pilgrims and traders by hosting contests like “Matka Phod”, longest moustache and bridal competition. Camel safari, cattle fair, culinary choices and stunning sunsets are just like a cherry on top. The religious aspect attached to it is that the pilgrims take a bath in the holy pushkar lake, in the light of the full moon, on the last night.

Jeep Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park 

Spread over an area of 80 hectares, around the Aravali hills, with about 250 species of birds, animals, reptiles and insects. Home to the royal cats, and the diverse flora and fauna of Rajasthan, this particular place is for the nature lovers, at its best.

Revel in the Gangaur festivities 

It is not a mere festival but a legit FEELING that goes on for 18 days! The vibes during this time are so immaculate and lively, characterized by vivacious fairs and vibrant processions by devotees. Women can be seen in exquisite attires and jewellery move around bearing lovely idols of Shiva and Gauri placed on their heads. An experience that takes you right through the culture of Rajasthan. Wow!

Hide ‘n Seek in the Blue Houses in of Jodhpur 

One might believe the blue houses that are “typical” of the Blue City and could be reached just, obviously whenever, but let me break the bubble that to be able to appreciate these pretty houses, one really needs to find paths for this sight to be unravelled. Although we’ve seen so much of these, it takes some time and patience to be found. Here’s how you can try your luck. Go about looking around the clock tower and feel your happy hormones spike, when you finally spot the blue gems, hidden in the quiet, pretty lanes. And in case you need any help, talk to the locals. Oh, how kind, how bubbly they are!

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Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari 

It comprises part of Udaipur, Rajsamand and Pali. It is well known for its 40 strong wolf pack that is probably only found here. Many other magnificent forms of wildlife can be spotted here, including a few endangered ones. The view that you’d be looking at would not let this be a “regular” jeep safari.

Time travel to the battle of Haldighati 

Located 40 kms from the city of Udaipur, Haldighati was the battleground of the war between the Mughals and the Rajputs led by Maharana Pratap. A cenotaph is made in the loving memory of Pratap’s very loyal horse, Chetak, who fought till the end without a leg! The whole battle is portrayed in a way that seems almost real. It’s almost like actually being there.

Bharatpur Brij Mahotsav 

This is celebrated in the month of March, three days before the festival of holi. It is devoted to Lord Krishna. The most noteworthy feature of this event is the Rasila Dance, wherein the devotees take a dip in the holy, pious water of the River Banganga, as a part of process of purification. The people from all ethnicities come together to lose themselves in the devotion of Lord Krishna.

Make a wish at Ajmer Sharif Dargah 

It is the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti and is considered as one of the most sacred places of worship in India, and the most beautiful part is that, not just for Muslims! It has been believed that tying a thread around a particular structure, throwing a coin in a fountain, or by offering a chaadar to the shrine, one can seek Allah’s blessings. The peculiar fragrance and aura of this place keeps a sense of spirituality flowing, throughout.

Ranthambore Safari 

The state of Rajasthan is the home to some of the Best National Parks in India and a diversity of wildlife. A premium wildlife park of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is situated on a fort and stretches across the mountain ranges of the Aravallis and the Vindhya and is beautiful as far as you can see. Maybe, come see? And tick off this beautiful immersive wildlife experience off your Rajasthan Travel Bucket List.

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A Day with Elephants at Dera Amer 

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day around Elephants, painting their trunks and bathing them, those giant animals. But aren’t they the most pleasant and gentle animals? Soon after, you can indulge in a hearty, locally prepared meal and take in the surrounding tranquility and beauty. 

Praise the pious temples 

Most of the ancient kings and rulers were quite religious and believed to build places of worship, no less wonderful than their palaces and forts. Now what we have is a collection of some surreal, beautiful places to pray. The few that are not at all worth missing are Brahma Temple (Pushkar), Govind Dev Ji Temple (Jaipur), Eklingji Temple (Udaipur), Mehendipur Balaji (Dausa). Let ’em in, both the scenic beauty and the sublime blessings!

Let Loose with Bhang Lassi 

A yogurt-based, cannabis-infused drink with a slightly sweet taste. The Yogis, Sadhus and locals are often seen gulping down this refreshing drink from government approved shops throughout Jaisalmer. Have your lassi, go crazy, go trippy, but remember to be careful and responsible, ALWAYS.

This experience should definitely find a spot on your Rajasthan Travel Bucket List.

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