Rajasthan- Great Indian Dessert. Few years back Rajasthan is well known as the Land of the Kings. Rajasthan is the only state in India which set a perfect example of grandeur and magnificence dating back to several centuries. Tourist who visited to Rajasthan called it as a Majestic palace with white and golden-sand deserts, authentic cuisine and traditional crafts. It is a ideal destination for all kind of travelers.
Don’t leave Rajasthan before you explore:
1) Amber Fort at Jaipur
Amber Fort at Jaipur is the ancient citadel of the Kachhawa clan, located approximately 11 kilometers from Jaipur. The Amber Fort is a perfect blend of Mughal and Hindu architecture, a stunning creation by red sandstone and white marble make unqiue from Forts. The Maota Lake adds to its charm and offers visitors with crystal clear reflections of the fort.
2) Lake Palace at Udaipur
Lake Palace is built as a summer palace by the royal family, now it is been taken over by the Taj Group of Hotels. Lake palace has sculpted marble columns, decorative gild moldings and a magical view which led to it being voted as one of the most romantic hotel not only in India but all over the world.
3) Umaid Bhawan Palace (Jodhpur)
Umaid Bhawan surly amazed you when you get to know that it is world largest private residences, the Palace, is a perfect blend of Indian culture and Art Deco styles. It has approx 347 rooms, yes you read correct the number of rooms in one such palace is 337 not only this provide employment to more than 3000 people.
4) Dilwara temples (Near Mount Abu)
The Jain temples at Dilwara considered as one of the beautiful example of marble stone carvings in India. Located few kilometers from Mount Abu (the only hill station in Rajasthan), the temples are famous for their ornate marble architecture, particularly the intricate carving on the ceilings and the pillars. It is one of the most popular Jain pilgrimage sites in the world.
1) Get up, close and personal with camels at the Pushkar Fair
Every year at the time of Kartik Poornima, the Pushkar Camel Fair is organized on an epic scale, in November; more than 11,000 camels, cattle and horses. Held over 14 days, it’s visited by more than 400,000 people from around the world also it give perfect opportunity to witness the chaos and the color of Rajasthan. Also there is a only Temple of
2) Tie a mannat at Ajmer Sharif
According to folklore, people who visit the Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti dargah at Ajmer are blessed by Allah, and believed that their mannats (wishes) are always granted. Colorful chadars, soulful qawwalis and authentic mouth watering Mughlai food will make your trip to the dargah a memorable experience.
3) A ride on the wild side at Ranthambore
Ranthambore is the largest national parks in the country. Located in the Sawai Madhopur district, the Park is approximately 130 kilometers from Jaipur. Once it was the favorite hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today Ranthambore National Park has become a popular tourist attraction for people interested in wildlife. Opening times of the Park may vary as per the season so plan accordingly, and safaris are organized twice every day (morning and evening).
4) Go on a thrill desert safari in Jaisalmer
A desert safari through Jaisalmer evokes an amazing picture of the brilliance and the desolation of the desert. The golden city named after the yellow sandstone the city is famous is well-known for its camel safaris into the Thar desert. For a truly unique and memorable experience, also spend the night in the desert under a clear sky, twinkling shining stars throwing light upon you.
1) Dal Baati Churma
When you are in Rajasthan, eat like the Rajasthanis does! Try the iconic Dal Baati Churma, the most-loved as well as delicious food in Rajasthan. Baati is hard bread which is served with a mixed-lentil dal. You can choose from plain baatis or ones stuffed with lentils, peas, onion or sattu. Unsalted baatis are finely crushed and then mixed will with sugar and ghee to prepare choorma.
2) Laal Maans
The traditional Rajasthani dish is a meat curry cooked in myriad spices and loaded with red chillies. If you are found of love non-veg.and spice food then you can’t even think of missing these dishes
A popular Rajasthani dessert, Ghevar is a round sweet made with what flour and soaked in syrup and is available in multiple varieties.
When to Go:
The best time or season to explore Rajasthan is somewhere between October to March, when the Sun is not too much fiery and intense. Winter season is the perfect time to visit most cities in Rajasthan.
Summer season in Rajasthan is hot and humid. Average temperatures can rise up to 45 degrees.
Monsoon stretches from July to September with increased humidity.
By Rail - Overnight trains from Mumbai and Delhi reach most major cities in Rajasthan. The Rajdhani and the Shatabdi Express are good choices for travelling to Rajasthan via rail.
By Air - Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur have airports with direct links to most major cities in the country.
By Road - National Highway 8 runs through Rajasthan, connects the state Delhi and Mumbai. Delhi takes only around 4 hours with such a nice dhaba near road side.
Taxis – Upon arrival at city one can hire Private taxi and car the most preferred way to travel in Rajasthan also the drive would act as a travel guide so that it would help to know more about the place. However, beware of drivers who overcharge tourists.
Buses – The Rajasthan Tourism Department runs some luxury buses which connecting various cities in the state you can travel by bus to.
What to Pack:
• Take a scarf, sunglasses, sun cream and other accessories to keep yourself covered in the heat
• Light cotton clothes, scarves and hats to protect you in the heat if you’re travelling in summer
• Flip-flops for desert safaris
Rajasthan gives opportunity to explore Majestic palaces, awesome food, a rich cultural heritage and endless opportunities to shop make Rajasthan an ideal for travelers.