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Rajasthan is famous for its impenetrable hill forts – imposing structures that tower over the surrounding landscape and create excellent viewing points for surveying the state. With so many magnificent pieces of defensive engineering across Rajasthan, we asked our specialists to pick out their top five hill forts...
From Rajasthan's blushing capital Jaipur which is built upon ancient tales of rulers and romance, to the irrefutably romantic Udaipur known as 'the city of lakes', Rajasthan is brimming with love. We've picked out our top five romantic properties in Rajasthan for those looking for something a little special...
With its wild desert scenery, ancient sandcastle forts and pastel-coloured cities, Rajasthan is the romantic state of India. Rajasthan has a fantastic collection of must-see cultural sights including Jaipur’s Amber Fort, Udaipur’s Lake Palace, and Jodphur’s impressive Mehrangarh Fort – to name just a few! Aside from the charming cities, rural Rajasthan offers beautiful scenery and is home to one of the best national parks in northern India: Ranthambore.
The Golden Triangle is a great starting point for anyone visiting India for the first time. The journey is made up of three of the most visited cities in north India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, offering a fantastic combination of history and culture.
This two week itinerary includes the highlights of Rajasthan alongside some of our favourite homestays to make you feel right at home as you discover the beauty and history of this princely state.
Discover the cultural and historic wonders of India’s colourful desert state as you explore the highlights of Rajasthan. Travel with flair and elegance as you stay at some of Rajasthan’s most stylish boutique properties along the way.
When to go to Rajasthan
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.
Post Monsoon Season - October to November
The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C.
The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.
Winter - December to March
With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down.
Summer - April to June
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
Monsoon Season - July to September
The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added colour to the landscape.