Top reasons that make you fall in love with Rajasthan
Whenever you will think about Rajasthan, you will have colourful cities in mind. Famous cities of Rajasthan, coloured in different shades has a different story to tell their visitors. If you are fond of colour and vibrancy, Rajasthan is the best place to go and mark a memorable day in your life. To see all the shades of state, you have to spend a minimum of 1 month to explore at the fullest. Most famous tourist places of Rajasthan is Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Kumbhalgarh, Chittorgarh, Mount Abu and many more. From Fort & palaces tour to heritage tour, wildlife tour to cultural tour, Desert safari to temple tour, Rajasthan is one place to enjoy all kind of travel motives.
Rajasthan is a land of architectural brilliance of forts, havelis, vibrant culture, warm hospitality and colourful ambience. Let’s come and explore top 10 most visited tourist places of Rajasthan.
Jaipur is the most visited city of state for its amazing places, history buffs, architectural splendour, jems & jewellery market, authentic cuisine and hand-printed garments. Nearest city to Delhi, Pink city is renowned for its old world charm and UNESCO World heritage sites. Most prominent places of the city are Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Museum, Jal Mahal, Choki Dhani. While roaming through the city, must enjoy savoury Pyaz Kachori, Dal Baati, Churma, Ghewar, Gatte ki Sabji and Jalebi rabdi. The city is well connected with rail, air and road to other cities. Jaipur is best for romantic gateway, adventure tour in hot balloon and heritage walk through royal forts. Accompanied tour with guide will give you keen details about development and history of kings & palaces.
Udaipur is most famous as romantic destination in Rajasthan. Adorned with man-made lakes, palaces and bounded by mystic Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is also known as city of lakes. Tourists can visit temples showcasing breathtaking Mewar architecture and enjoy the surreal view of lakes from front of temples. Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar are some prominent lakes that are pride of state. Boat ride in lakes with your loving partner, a visit to City Palace to know the royal history of Rajputana culture are common activities to do here. It is said that the City Palace was built in flamboyant style and one of the larget palces of its’s kind.
Chittorgarh is known place for brave tale of Maharan Pratap and famous battle. The largest fort, Chittorgarh fort covers a vast area of 700 acres and had been built on hilltop. You will come to know about famous tales and stories of Kings and queens remembered for courage and sacrifice of warriors. Designed intricately, the fort boasts prominent places as Rana Kumbh Palace, Gau Mukh, and Padmini Palace. Also visit Meera Temple, Kalika Mata Temple and Bassi Wildlife sanctuary.
For a sacred pilgrimage trip, plan for Ajmer and Pushkar. Pushkar is the holiest town and has a magnetism all of its own. It is said that it has only Brahma temple in the world. At Pushkar Lake and Temple, visitors feel extreme serenity. An evening stroll will satisfy the cause of visiting the city. In the month of October, you can take part in camel festival where look of the city get change completely. Local people tie colourful turbans, big moustache and wear humbleness. Just few miles away, you can catch in glimpses of Ajmer which is famous tourist place for Ajmer Dargah Sharif. Khatu Shyam Mandir, Salasar bala ji, Karni Mata Temple are most visited pilgrim places near Jaipur.
As we talked above about shades of Rajasthan, Jodhpur spreads its charm as Blue city and leaves travellers smitten. Famous for royal forts and palaces, it welcomes international as well as national celebrities to show the grandeur. Places converted into luxury hotels get booked for engagement, grand celebrations or marriage functions most of time. Experience the Thar Desert charm with one or two hours drive form City centre in the remote area of Osiyan. Famous attractions to visit in Jodhpur are the Mehrangarh Fort, Rao Jodha desert Rock Park. Enjoy the trips to small villages, hospitality of locals and delicious snacks.
Wanna have adventure tour and offbeat experience of sunrise and sunset from Golden Desert, must visit Jaisalmer. Also known as Golden city, it is located in the North West region of Rajasthan. Golden sand dunes and castles clad, night stay in tents under star gazed sky, climbing on the Camel back and travelling through the desert are most interesting activities on your Jaisalmer trip. Jaisalmer Temple, Gadisar Lake, Jain temples, Patwon ki Haveli, Kuldhara villages are other important attractions of the adventurous Jaisalmer tour. Beginning with a sunrise tour overlooking the city and ending with enjoying folk music, dance performances, bonefire near you tents will amaze you on the trip.
If you are avoiding too much crowd and want to have similar experience as Jaisalmer, visit Bikaner. With Camel safaris, old city charm, architectural splendour Junagarh Fort, Bikaner welcomes tourists with its beautiful vibes all around. To spend a luxurious stay in resorts, visit Kumbhalgarh that boasts one of the longest walls in the world. Situated in the Aravalli range and Rajasmand district, it is one the World heritage sites which has wall expended upto 36 kms. Top activities to execute in Kumbhalgarh is foot tracking and horse safari at wildlife Sancturay.
What’s the point of visiting Rajasthan, if you have not took a safari to see wildlife at Ranthambore or Bharatpur bird Sancturay. Missed the only hill station of state, Mount Abu? A paradise of serene atmosphere, cold mountains and quaint views. As the temperature is very high in summer months and humid in monsoon, best time to visit Rajasthan is from October to March. Months also vary as per cities, as Jaisalmer is worth visiting from months of December to February.
Culture of Rajasthan- Beautiful presentation of diversity
Cultural diversity, charm of fairs & festivals, warm hospitality of Rajasthani people is visible in architecture, language, custom and traditions. They prove the old proverb “Athithi Devo Bhava”. Their gesture of welcoming, treating tourists is very unique and heart touching. They bear a simple lifestyle with traditional dresses of turban, dhoti and Kurta. Women dress up with lehanga and matching ornaments on famous festivals as Teej, karwa Chowth, Gangor, Deepawali. They perform songs for different purposes and dance on Rajasthani folk music. Famous dance forms of state are Ghoomar, Bhopa, Tejali, Kathipuli. They follow their religion whole heartedly and their customs are highly influenced by that. Earnings depends on tourism, Jems market, garments industry, hand printed sarees, carpets market. Decorative items by hand-knitting techniques, safah, bags, jems are centre of attraction. Basic regional language of people is Marwari, malvi, jaipuri and hindi.
Cuisine of Rajasthan is very famous as they serve handmade food with love and special touch. Rajasthani food is well known for varied spices, tanginess and sweetness together. From spicy pyaz kachori to sweet lassi, Ghewar to Lal Maas are best cuisine served here. Dal, Bati, Churma, Gatte ki Sabji served with traditional Rajasthani style, folk music at backdrop will summon you to come again & again.
Shopping bonanza in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is one of the largest states for hand cut gems in the world and antique jewellery pieces made of gold, silver, Kundan and thin Meenakari. You can explore nice bridal collection of Rajputana and Mughal style. Want to gift loved ones unique gifts, then must buy miniature paintings with intricate detailing.
Adventure enthusiasts can touch the boundless sky with hot air balloon ride, zorbing, cycling and ATV bike rides. Camel safari in desert, thrilling biking in sand dunes, parasailing, boat ride, zip lining are the adventure activities for youngsters.
Hope this blog will help you for Rajasthan trip with family, friends or someone special. Plan a luxury holiday and receive royal hospitality in various city of state. Enjoy your Rajasthan tour today.