Being in such a beautiful Travel planning company, I was fortunate enough to witness many of the wonderful places of Rajasthan, the land of maharajas. So today I am gonna list my favorites out of Rajasthan and you guys are requested to comment below your pick ups from Rajasthan and let me know your experience in Rajasthan.
With Indian Tourism reinventing itself state-by-state, there are a few gems that always top your must visit list – one of them being Rajasthan for sure.
My trip to the magical land of Kings was one of its kind, I was fortunate enough to travel with company’s specially designed “New Year’s Eve in Dessert package” .
Whenever I feel lonely or disgusted with my daily routine, I extract myself out from the barriers of my home and proceed on a short trip to rejuvenate my senses with fresh energy. Recently I visited Rajasthan, which is popularly known as “the land of Maharajas (Kings)”. Each and everywhere I found distinct qualities of sculptural art that flourished in the palaces, forts and royal halls, constructed at different times by the great rulers. In addition to these, the warm friendly people and their lifestyle and the rich and varied culture of Rajasthan fascinated me a lot.
Since now I’ve visited various charming destinations of Rajasthan such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Chittorgarh, Mandawa, Mount Abu etc. I am feeling glad to share the details of some of them. :
Since you’d be at the gateway to Thar, you just can’t afford to miss the camel safari through the sand dunes. The Jaisalmer Fort crowns the town with its sand-coloured walls and houses an old museum, telling stories of the royalty. The city is also peppered with beautiful Havelis built by wealthy merchants. The most famous of these Havelis is certainly the Patwon-Ki-Haveli, which is an absolute must-visit for its intricate architecture. Visit this place on the new year eve, celebrate your new year on Sam Sand Dunes, the Thar dessert. I bet you, this is going to be unforgettable.
A tip: It is time for you to be happy-high on some bhang! Don’t get me wrong this just my personal suggestion 😉 Foreigners better buy some rum or any other alcohol, local bhang is not recommended for you.
2. Udaipur : The city of Udaipur offered me a warm welcome throu gh its magnificent marble palaces, forts, and conspicuous lakes as well as beautiful gardens. I visited the imposing City Palace, where I found interesting areas like Suraj Gokhada, Sheesh Mahal, Mor Chowk, Zeena Mahal, Darbar Hall etc. Next, the ornamented decorations of the Jagdish Temple and the serene outlook of the Lake Palace mesmerized me a lot. Get a boat ride, roam around around Lake Palace and other finest service providing properties of India. A few other places that might interest you are the stunning Jain Temple of Ranakpur and the Fateh Bagh Palace, which is now a heritage hotel.
3. Jaipur: Being the capital of Rajasthan, and a practical getaway for many, Jaipur is the most frequented city by tourists. And while you may be here for all the shopping and the Hawa Mahal, don’t miss out on the grand Amer Fort and the royal City Palace. If you’re a reader, plan your trip specifically for the month of January, as it brings with it the much sought-after Jaipur Literary festival, which is being organised in January, from 21st to 25th, this year. Also visit the festival for the deluge of musical variety it offers.
My suggestion: Try the elephant ride at the entrance of the Amer Fort instead of the usual walk-up.
4. Ajmer-Pushkar : My 2014 year’s visiting place in Rajasthan was to the city of Ajmer. Later I knew that it is the final resting place of the great Sufi Saint – Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. I paid my homage to Garib Nawaj here and also saw the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra. The Taragarh Fort and the Ana Sagar lake were also the other interesting places of Ajmer where I enjoyed a lot.
Next the holy town of Pushkar is not so far from here, which is home to famous Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake. But I recommend to visit Pushkar while Pushkar fair is going on.
5. Jodhpur : I set out for Jodhpur by the same company’s new year tour. I heard from the common folk that this city is known as the ‘Sun City’. The impressive and formidable structure of the ‘Mehrangarh Fort’ gave me the idea about the defensive steps partaken by the Rajput warriors during the mediaeval periods. Apart from that, the rich decorations of the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and the Daulat Khana kept me enthralled. The other charming places of Jodhpur I visited were the Jaswant Thada, Girdikot, Sardar Market and the 20th century Umaid Bhawan Palace which is so fascinating.
About the rural people: Please meet the local people who are very friendly by nature. As they are bred and brought up in a rough and tough atmosphere, they are very strong both physically and mentally. They still regard themselves as the descendants of the mighty valiant heroes of Rajasthan. The rural people of Rajasthan carry on their livelihood through various professions like agriculture, cattle-breeding and pottery.
One of the most beautiful and diverse states in the country, it sure has something for every visitor who comes here.
Majestic forts and beautiful palaces, rolling sand dunes and hot air balloons, stories of hauntings and equally scary experiences, coupled with the warmth of the locals make up this exquisite treat called Rajasthan!
Words can not define Rajasthan. Come & visit.
Thanks for reading. 🙂