This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rajasthan. To help you make friends with Rajasthan before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Rajasthan is a region in northwest India that covers quite a vast area, all the way to the Pakistani border. The state contains the popular destinations of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Pushkar, and many others. It is an incredibly hot region, as much of it is bordering or in the Thar Desert, so make sure you stay hydrated while you are here. You will find hostels in Rajasthan in most of these destinations along the way. Getting around is best done by a combination of train and buses and it will take a while to travel, so include time for this in your travels.
There area is rich with the history of royal families, and their legacies still live on through the amazing palaces that you can explore. The palaces in this area are some of the most spectacular in the country and so they shouldn't be missed. While you are here you also shouldn't pass up the opportunity to go on a camel safari into the dessert and stay overnight. It is an experience that you will never forget and is an amazing experience to have.
Each of the towns are known for different produce and so shopping in Rajasthan can be quite a fun experience. Enjoy the bustling markets, be assertive, and don't let the locals sell you all of the things they have in their shops! They will certainly try by enticing you in with tea and all other means of friendliness. Make sure you stay assertive with them.
You will find Rajasthan hostels in most of the larger cities in the area, and definitely in those mentioned above. The hostels in Rajasthan will be able to give you some hot tips on getting around in the area and how much transport should cost before you start bartering your way around the top things to do in Rajasthan.
Written by local enthusiast for Rajasthan hostelsGlobetrotter