7 Top Adventure activities in Rajasthan that you should not miss

Rajasthan, the land of royal palaces, forts, colorful culture and a plethora of incredible experiences is also a land of adventure. Settled at the brink of the golden Thar Desert, with undulating Aravalis, a handful of lakes and spots blessed with wildlife, Rajasthan has a pretty number of exciting adventures.

Take a break from the marvelous sightseeing, exploring the culture and reveling in the pampering hospitality.

Try out the top 7 adventure activities in Rajasthan

Hot Air Ballooning Ride

Flying of in the air, tethered by a hot air balloon is one of the best adventures to try, truly an experience of a lifetime. When it comes to exploring the beautiful landscape of Rajasthan, a hot air balloon ride is one of the best options. Not just adventurous it’s truly romantic. Soar above the vibrant Pushkar Festival and treat yourself to out-of-the-world views. Jaipur offers sunrise and sunset hot air balloon rides.

Best time to go for Hot air balloon ride in Rajasthan: Winter

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pushkar

Witness the masses, camels, and panorama of Pushkar fair from a height of 1,200 feet above ground level. Fly over the dunes, holy lakes, temples, and architectural wonders.

Duration: Whole experience – 3 hours, air time – 1 hour
Capacity: 4-8 persons

Balloon flight timings:

Sep – Nov: 6.15 am- 4.30 pm

Dec-March: 6.45 am – 3.30 pm

April – June: 5.45 am only

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Jaipur

Ride this hot air balloon in Jaipur and see the majestic palaces, pink walls, and waterside hotels. Shiv Vilas, Delhi-Jaipur Road, Amer Fort are some other places you will see in this ride.

Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Capacity: 4-8 persons
Balloon flight timings: 2 hours before sunrise and 2 hours before sunset.

Hot Air Balloon Safari In Ranthambore

Go beyond jeep safaris and explore the blue skies of Ranthambore from a height of 2000-4000 feet above the ground level. The national parks, colorful villages, golden sands, and beautiful hills are some of the places to witness during a hot air balloon ride in Ranthambore.

Duration: Approx. 45-60 minutes in the air. The entire activity takes around 4-5 hours.

Capacity: 20 seats

Balloon flight timings:

Sep – Nov: 6.15 am- 4 pm

Dec – March: 6.45 am – 3.30 pm

April – June: 5.45 am


Camping in Rajasthan is amazing. Imagine the fun you could have spending the night a tented accommodation under the sky full of stars. Relive your Arabian tale as you try camping in the desert state. Sam sand dunes in Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Bikaner, Samode, and Osian are the most popular of camping areas in the desert state.

Desert camps in Rajasthan are set amidst the fascinating sand dunes and under the starlit skies, are something you must try once in life. Offering comfy beddings, luxury amenities and the finest Rajasthani cuisines, these accommodations are an extraordinary experience. Even better is, that there is live entertainment for guests. Folk performers croon their haunting melodies which skilled dances and acrobats show off their talents.

Camping in Blue City – Jodhpur

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

Camping at Sand Dunes – Jaipur

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Adventure Desert Camping – Pushkar

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

Night Camping in Golden City – Jaisalmer

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Camping at Salt Lake – Sambhar Lake

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

Desert Camping at the City of Lakes – Udaipur

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Camping in the Camel Country – Bikaner

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Camping in Mount Abu

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Night Camping – Ranthambore National Park

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

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Desert and Camel Safari

The Thar Desert is the untitled crown of Rajasthan, therefore the most popular adventure in the area is desert safari. Camels, the ship of the desert are the only beasts who can navigate and survive the tough desert conditions. Camel safaris are exciting at you get to sit atop the loving beast and navigate the golden sand dunes. The desert safari tours range from few hours to a couple of weeks. Enjoy the ocean of sand dunes and through rural villages and revealing the spectacular sunset sights.

Desert safaris in Rajasthan are popular in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer, Osian, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Pushkar.

Wildlife Safari

Apart from safaris to the desert, the desert state offers exhilarating wildlife in India. It has lush pockets of green which are inhabited by wildlife of all kinds. From birds of all kinds, wild ass to roaring Tigers, a plethora of species from the animal world inhabit the wildlife sanctuaries. Formerly the hunting grounds of royalty, these parks are now thriving with wilderness and the excitement to explore it all.

Bharatpur National Park in the marshlands of Rajasthan is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, a haven of migratory birds. Ranthambore National Park, Wild Ass Sanctuary, Nahargarh Forests, Jhalana Leopard Reserve, Sariska National Park, etc. are some of the most popular names for the adventure sport in Rajasthan. Enjoy wildlife safari with this package.

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Flying like a bird is a dream for many and this dream can be fulfilled with paragliding. It can be enjoyed by almost anyone but with a trained expertise. Paragliding in Rajasthan is getting popular among more and more adventure enthusiasts. There are organizers offering the sport in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Pushkar. You can fly over the hills of Mount Abu, colorful cities, majestic forts and the golden Thar Desert.


Rajasthan and water sports do not go hand in hand but you will be surprised to know that Rajasthan does have water activities for you to enjoy. Several cities in Rajasthan have a fair share of water in the form of lakes where you can indulge in boating, gliding, and rafting. It will offer you a great time on your next adventure tour to Rajasthan.

Water-sports places in Rajasthan: Ramgarh Lake near Jaipur, Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur, rafting in the Gomati River, Siliserh Lake in Alwar.


Trekking is one of the secret yet quite exciting adventure activities in Rajasthan. The Aravalis in the state offer quite amazing trails. Also, most of the forts are set atop hills, which makes trekking to the indomitable forts all the more exhilarating. On the hill forts trekking trails you can combine adventure with history and incredible sightseeing.

Walk through lush green environs, getting to the very top of the fabulous vantage points. Enjoy the view of spots of green, beautiful lakes, etc. In Mount Abu you can trek to the stunning Dilwara Jain temples.

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Now you can plan a trip to Rajasthan with our well customized tour packages and enjoy a vacation of amazing experiences.

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