Rajasthan, India’s largest state, is a realm of sand dunes interrupted by silvery lakes and fort-studded cities. Flush with rose-colored palaces, the capital, Jaipur, is better known as the “Pink City”. Home to North India’s finest fort, the westerly “Blue City” of Jodhpur places you at the edge of the Thar Desert. Any odyssey in the “Land of Kings” calls for calm accommodations where you can catch your breath between sights and excursions. Ranging from palace stays to earthen homes, these are the most unique Airbnbs in Rajasthan for experiencing the city, desert, and lakes.
The Best Rajasthan Airbnbs Throughout the Blue City, Jaisalmer, and Jaipur
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Blue City Airbnbs in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The Blue City of Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. It is known for its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, which overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue.
The exact reason why the city is painted blue is unknown, but there are several theories. One theory is that the blue color was chosen to reflect the clear blue skies of the desert. Another theory is that the blue color was meant to ward off evil spirits. Still another theory is that the blue color was a way for Brahmins, the highest caste in the Hindu religion, to identify their homes. Whatever the reason, the blue color of Jodhpur is one of its most striking features. The city is a popular tourist destination, and visitors from all over the world come to see its unique beauty.
Stay near the Old City and experience the traditional face of Rajasthan in Jodhpur. Visit Mehrangarh Fort to take in the sea of blue and connect with Bishnoi tribes on a day trip. And, in case you were wondering, those snug riding breeches really did hail from this part of the world.
Rajasthan luxury Airbnb with pool and chef
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $301 per night
Historic Rajasthan villa in Jodhpur
Twelve guests, four bedrooms
Price: $133 per night
Comfortable room in a boutique hotel with fort view
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $31 per night
Modern apartment near Jodhpur Airport
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $47 per night
Rajasthan Desert Airbnbs in Jaisalmer
The “Golden City” of Jaisalmer sits 175 miles west of Jodhpur and is another gateway for wilderness adventures.
Earthen home Airbnb in Rajasthan’s Thar Desert
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $12 per night
Heritage haveli close to Jaisalmer Fort
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $97 per night
Pink City Airbnbs in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Overflowing with palaces and temples, Jaipur’s rosy makeover came in preparation for a visit from Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. These Airbnbs will welcome you to the hectic state capital like royalty.
Exclusive palace stay in the Rajasthan capital
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $422 per night
Jaipur Airbnb with private pool near Amber Palace
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $379 per night
Artist’s studio in India’s Pink City
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $30 per night
City of Lakes Airbnbs in Udaipur, Rajasthan
The south Rajasthan city of Udaipur is set around a series of artificial lakes. Choose downtown accommodation close to gardens and bazaars or stay further out for sky gazing and hiking.
Lakefront villa rental with hot tub and premium views
Twelve guests, five bedrooms
Price: $219 per night
Rajasthan farm stay Airbnb with lake views
Eight guests, two bedrooms
Price: $101 per night
Where is Rajasthan?
Rajasthan is a landlocked state in northwestern India bounded by Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. The India-Pakistan border edges the west of Rajasthan.
How big is Rajasthan?
Covering just over 10 percent of the country, Rajasthan is the largest state in India geographically and the seventh-largest by population. Jaipur is the capital while Jodhpur, the seat of the state high court, is the second biggest city.
How far is Rajasthan from Delhi?
Delhi, the National Capital Territory (NCT), of India is located 30 miles northeast of the Rajasthan border. Express trains connect New Delhi with Jaipur in four and a half hours while longer routes can take seven hours. Trains to Jodhpur provide 11 and 12 hours of window gazing.