Rajasthan is a significant part of Incredible India; fascinating the tourists with its diverse scenic beauty, palatial palaces embellished with gems and intricate carvings and mighty forts, exhibiting the prowess of the Raj put clan. When in Rajasthan visit these seven amazing places of the state to experience the real grandeur of Indian monarchy.
1. The Pink City of Jaipur
At present the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is charming with its pink hue. The city is well prepared to welcome you I the regal way, greeting the guests with garlands and tilak, while the decked-up elephants are ready to ride you to the Amber Fort, located at the top of a hill. Go back in time at the City Palace museum, which exhibits the weapons and belongings of the Maharajas and Maharanis or tour the 983 balconied Hawa Mahal. The Jal Mahal enthralls the passionate hearts while the Jantar Mantar unravels the scientific mind of the Rajput monarchs. Evenings are entertaining at Jaipur with interesting activities like puppet shows and shopping the unique handicrafts, costume jewelry, boutique apparels and leather shoes.
2. The Golden City of Jaisalmer
Popularly known as the Desert City, Jaisalmer is a must visit to check out the mystery of the Thar Desert. While the Jaisalmer Fort creates a gold mirage under the midday sun, the intricately designed edifices of Bada Bagh portrays the glorious history of Jaisalmer. Visit the Desert National Park to see the rich flora and fauna of the deserts or celebrate the desert life at the Desert festival, which takes place in winter.
3. The Forests of Ranthambore
The Ranthambore National Park beckons the thrill lovers with its large population of Royal Bengal tigers. Here you can find these bug cats roaming in their own mood. Go on a safari ride to view the various species of deer, elephants, leopards and birds. The ruined Ranthambore Fort is another tourist spot within the forest.
4. The Pilgrimage of Ajmer
Ajmer is a pilgrimage for both Hindus and Muslims; the city is known for the Durga Sharif tomb by Khwaja Mouniddin Chisti. The city is also a route to Pushkar, which has the only Brahma temple in the world. The city adds a spiritual vibe to your Rajasthan tour.
5. The celestial city of Mount Abu
Travel to the time of Jainism at the quaint hill station of Mount Abu. While the Dilwara group of temples is famous worldwide for its exquisite designs, the Gurushikar mountain peak offers a panoramic view of the Thar Desert, sand dunes and camels strolling over the golden sand. The National Wildlife Sanctuary is another attraction of the place in Rajasthan.
6. The camel city of Bikaner
If camel rides are exciting to you, visit Bikaner in the month of January. This festival not only gives you a chance to ride on camels but you can also spend some fun time watching camels painted in bright colors performing aerobics and dancing to the tunes of folk music. Explore the large number of forts, monuments and palaces here or enjoy the crispy namkeens of Bikaner.
7. The Lake City of Udaipur
You can keep the oasis of the desert, Udaipur for the last part of your trip. This place offers a soothing experience amidst the heat of the Thar Desert. While the gorgeous monuments like the City Palace is treat to the eyes, a pleasant boat ride over the crystalline waters of Lake Pichola during sunrise or sunset rejuvenates you from within. The Jag Mandir Palace located just at the heart of Lake Pichola is a nice place to enjoy some stress-free moments, listening to the ripples of water round you.
Last but not the least; Rajasthan treats you with quintessential cuisines served on silver lined plates and glasses. From the vegetarian delicacies like khersangri to the spicy non-vegetarian cuisines like laal maas, it is an immemorial feast. You also have enough to satisfy your sweet tooth with daalbati churma and barfis.
Ademar Arau, A Mexican guy staying in Gurgaon India from last 3 years, translator by profession. Love to do capture the moments, writing and blogging, currently associated with olaviajes.com as Spanish – English travel blogger.