Rajasthan, the largest state of India, is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Drenched in royal grandeur, the land of Rajasthan is worldwide popular for its cultural richness, history and a large number of tourism options available. When in Rajasthan, you will not only enjoy the splendor of several forts and palaces, but you will also get to explore the exotic and rich wildlife, in an absolute royal style.
Rajasthan has also been an integral part of the history of ancient India. Also known as the land of colors and kingdoms, this place is a perfect blend of cultures and traditions, as well as golden deserts and magnificent landscapes. The place welcomes a large number of tourists every year from all over the world. So if you are planning to visit Rajasthan this holiday season, then be ready to explore the scenic beauties and picturesque towns on your way out.
Start your tour with the vibrant city of Jaipur
Being the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur has a lot to offer to its tourist. Home to royal palaces, graceful havelis, attractive forts, sanctuaries as well as wildlife parks, there are so many reasons to plan your trip to the pink city of Jaipur.
>Things to do in Jaipur:
- Visit the sunset viewpoint at the Nahargarh Fort. Explore the intricate architecture of HawaMahal, City Palace Museum and JantarMantar, which is an astronomical observatory.
- Enjoy the light and sound show at magnificent Amber Fort. You can also visit JalMahal, which is located on the Man Sagar Lake on your way back.
- Take a camel ride or ride to Samod village on a camel cart. On the way, you can also try your hands on pottery or enjoy your lunch at some farm.
- Explore the exotic wildlife and safari ride at Ranthambore National park, located very close to Jaipur.
Reach Jodhpur and swing with the blues!
Jodhpur is rightfully known as blue city due to its blue buildings and the view it offers atop the hill. One of the most beautiful cities in Rajasthan, Jodhpur never fails to allure its visitors with its beautiful blend of color and cultures.
>Things to do in Jodhpur:
- Explore the royalty and luxury of Rajasthan’s heritage at UmaidBhavan Palace.
- Take a walk into history at Mehrangarh Fort and enjoy its endless beauty. It is also one of the best forts in Rajasthan.
- Enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Osian sand dunes while enjoying the Kalbeliya dance or stay in the dunes at night to enjoy the star gazing and splendid moonlight.
- Also, don’t forget to try the local cuisine and mouthwatering Kachori and MirchiBada when in Jodhpur.
- Be a part of Jodhpur Marwar Festival, Nagaur Fair, and Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival.
Spend some time in Udaipur- the city of lakes and Romance
Associated with glorious past, most of the Udaipur’s tourist attractions are the leftovers of the ancient times. The beautiful city of lakes, traditions, handicrafts, and palaces, Udaipur is also known as the Venice of India. The city is also a popular tourist spot among western tourists due to its magnificent Pichola Lake.
>Things to do in Udaipur
- Start your morning by visiting Jag Mandir to revitalize your spirit and to enjoy the serenity of Udaipur.
- Relax and rejuvenate your mind and soul at the OberoiUdaivilas Hotel in their comfortable lake facing suites.
- Visit the Kumbhalgarh fort which is also a UNESCO heritage site and FatehPrakash Palace.
- Take a cycle tour and ride to the gorgeous heights of the Aravalli range and explore its pristine beauty.
Discover the splendor of the golden city of Jaisalmer
Located in the Heart of India’s biggest “Thar desert”, Jaisalmer has a great tale of valor to tell its visitors. The intricate architecture of Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the golden fort of Rajasthan is truly magical. Situated amidst the desert, this fort is a perfect example of finesse and royalty and is a must visit place in Jaisalmer.
>Things to do in Jaisalmer
- Walk down the corridors of Jaisalmer fort and enjoy the magnificent view it offers.
- Visit the Sam dam dunes to enjoy an adventurous desert safari.
- Spend some time in Patwon-ki-haveli and Gadisagar Lake.
- Enjoy the traditional dances while lying with folded feet on the golden sands.
Relax at Mount Abu- The green Oasis of Rajasthan
Mount Abu is the only green oasis in the desert of royal abode. The only hill station in Indian north-west, Mount Abu is a haven with two rivers, lakes, forest and waterfall that are evergreen. This sacred mountain was also the habitation of sages and saints in the ancient times. You will be amazed to see such a thick green forest cover in the state of Rajasthan.
>Things to do in Mount Abu:
- Relax and enjoy your day at the pinnacle of amazing Granite Table Peak.
- Give yourself a break from the hectic lifestyle and relax your soul at the enchanting Nakki Lake.
- Tourists can also go for a sunset boat tours on the Nakki Lake.
Visit the Marvel of Royal Rajasthan- Bikaner
Bikaner is a well-known tourist destination in Rajasthan, famous for its widespread sand dunes, sculptured temples, magnificent palaces as well as camel safari. It is one such city that always shines like a diamond, known as Bikaner. The city is also famous as the ‘camel city’ of Rajasthan.
- Explore the amazing tourists’ attraction like Rampuria Haveli, Deshnok temple, Lalgarh Palace, and Junagarh fort that perfectly reflects the glory of the Rajput Era.
- Try the lip-smacking spicy snack of Bikaner known as “Bhujia”.
- Visit the Bhandeshwar Jain temple, which is popular for its frescoes and glasswork. Also, don’t forget to pay a visit to Sandeshwar temple known for its gold emerald wall paintings.
You will be amazed to see the wonders at every corner of these cities. Each city in Rajasthan has something unique to offer to the visitors. So plan your trip to Rajasthan this holiday season and bless yourself with a journey of a lifetime.
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