Rajasthan Royalty: A 5-Day Itinerary to Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer

Dreaming of palaces, desert sands, and royal stories? Rajasthan is the place for you! A land where history blends with nature, and culture dances in every corner. Let’s embark on a 5-day tour, wandering through Udaipur’s serene lakes, Jodhpur’s blue lanes, and Jaisalmer’s golden dunes.

Begin in Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, which boasts of the magnificent City Palace, once home to Mewar rulers. Move on to Jodhpur, famously called the Blue City because of its blue-painted houses. Its Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest in India! End your trip in Jaisalmer, the Golden City, named for its golden sandstone fort. Did you know it’s one of the few living forts in the world with residents inside? It’s also known for its dessert safari and dunes. Below you will find the detailed itinerary for your Rajasthan Trip.

Udaipur Where Beauty Meets Ease

Often called the ‘City of Lakes’, it’s a romantic city with beautiful lakes, grand palaces, and vibrant markets. Ideal for boat rides, royal feasts, and cultural shows. Udaipur is a beautiful city in the lower part of Rajasthan, close to Gujarat. It’s set against the backdrop of the Aravali mountains, keeping the sandy Thar Desert at bay. What’s interesting? It’s roughly halfway between two big cities: about 660 km from Delhi and 800 km from Mumbai. Plus, it’s not far from the ports in Gujarat. Whether by road, train, or air, reaching Udaipur is easy and hassle-free. If you’re looking for a scenic spot that’s also easy to get to, Udaipur is your place.

Jodhpur Known as the ‘Blue City

Jodhpur boasts of majestic forts and the charm of old blue houses. Perfect for history buffs, food lovers, and photo enthusiasts. Jodhpur was set up in 1459 by Rao Jodha, and quickly became the heart of the Marwar kingdom. Today, it’s known for two things: its beautiful blue houses and mouth-watering sweets. In fact, “Jodhpur Sweets” shops can be spotted all over India! Plus, with the Thar Desert nearby, Jodhpur has its own unique charm, influenced by wandering desert tribes. Dive into this city’s mix of history, tasty treats, and desert vibes.

Jaisalmer – The ‘Golden City

Jaisalmer, often called the ‘Golden City’, sparkles with its stunning sandstone structures. Founded by Maharawal Jaisal Singh in 1156 AD, it stands as a testament to Rajput’s valour. Beyond its historic forts and havelis, Jaisalmer is your doorway to the Thar Desert. Embark on camel safaris, enjoy mesmerizing desert sunsets or camp under the starlit sky. And when it’s time to refuel, the city’s mouth-watering local treats are ready to tempt. Dive into Jaisalmer – where history and desert escapades come alive.

5 Days Itinerary for Rajasthan (Travel to Udaipur, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer)

Day 1: Dive into Udaipur’s Lakes and Palaces

Udaipur, often called the ‘Venice of the East,’ is the perfect starting point. It’s a romantic city with beautiful lakes, grand palaces, and vibrant markets. Ideal for boat rides, royal feasts, and cultural shows. Udaipur is a popular tourist destination known for its culture and tradition, grand palaces and beautiful lakes.

city palace udaipur

1. The City Palace Museum, Udaipur

Visiting Timings: 09:00 am – 09:00 pm

A mosaic of architectural brilliance, the City Palace offers panoramic views of the city and Lake Pichola.

Major Attractions: Zenana Mahal, Kanch Ki Burj, Mor Chowk, Baadi Mahal, Rai Angan.

Know more at the official website here.

2. Lake Pichola: A boat ride on this serene lake is an experience to remember, especially during sunset.
3. Bagore Ki Haveli: Conclude your day with an authentic Rajasthani dance performance.

Fact: Did you know? The City Palace is a fusion of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European, and even Chinese architecture.

Day 2: Unraveling the Blue Mysteries of Jodhpur

mehrangarh fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Visiting Timings: 09:00 hrs- 17:00 hrs (All days)
Price (INR): 600 (International Visitors) | 400 (Students)
200 (Domestic Visitors) | 100 (Students)
50 For Elevator One Way

  • Towering over Jodhpur, this fort is a testament to the royal history of Rajasthan.
  • Old Blue City: Get lost amidst blue houses, discovering art, culture, and local delights.
  • Jaswant Thada: A peaceful marble monument to honour the brave Marwar rulers.

Day 3: Jaisalmer – Where Every Grain of Sand Tells a Tale

jaisalmer fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Unlike other forts, it’s a living one. Families still reside within its walls, continuing traditions from generations. There are approx. 3k people still living in the fort.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Light & Sound Show at Gadisar Lake
  • Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
  • Salim Singh Ki Haveli
  • Patwon Ki Haveli
  • Mandir Palace
  • Bada Bagh
    & many more……explore here

Day 4: Embracing the Desert and Its Traditions

jaisalmer desert safari

Feel the desert vibes:

Ride camels, witness the undulating sand dunes, and embrace the vastness of the Thar. Various safari options:

  • Camel safari tours at Sam Jaisalmer
  • Jeep Safari tours at Sam Jaisalmer, &
  • Our Grand Jaisalmer desert safari tour

You can book a safari here, The Price is 500 INR per person. You can also enjoy desert camp at the end of the day under the starlit sky, with folk music setting the perfect background score.

Day 5: Bidding Adieu with a Promise to Return

Experience sun rise from behind the dunes and exploreJaisalmer’s local markets are perfect for last-minute souvenirs. Leave with memories to cherish and stories to tell.

How to Reach Udaipur?

You can reach Udaipur via private car, or public transport such as the Indian Railway, Flight etc. You can also take Delhi to Udaipur Bus via zingbus, as they ensure affordable and comfortable rides.

Rajasthan is not just a place; it’s an emotion. From royal palaces to tranquil lakes and golden deserts, every corner of this Indian state whispers tales of grandeur and tradition. If you’re looking to experience India’s heart and soul, the regal embrace of Rajasthan awaits you.

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