Scintillating and colorful Rajasthan is the largest state of India, lying in the northern region. It is a perfect tourist destination. This state perfectly blends tradition, history and contemporary lifestyles. Rajasthan is an important part of Indian history for brave warriors, fascinating forts, astonishing palaces, wars, romances and tragedies.
The best time to visit Rajasthan is during the winter months when the temperature remains warm during the daytime and decreases at night. While planning to travel during summer months, try visiting cooler places like Mount Abu, Kumbhalgarh or Ranakpur. To avoid peak season, one can travel during monsoons, when nature is covered with fresh greenery and the temperatures are not high.
Rajasthan tourism is the richest amongst all other states of India. Starting from Jaipur – the Pink City, Jodhpur – the Blue City, Jaisalmer – the Golden City, Bikaner – the Red City, Alwar, Pushkar, Ajmer and Bundli, Bharatpur to Kota, Mount Abu, Ranthambore, Shekhawati and Udaipur are the top places to visit in Rajasthan. A larger part of the Thar Desert and the Aravalli Range run through the state, starting from the Southwest region to the north-east, covering approximately 850 km.
Rajasthan- Things to see and do
Places to visit in Rajasthan include palaces, desert forts, lakes, and heritage hotels that have been developed from old, neglected palaces and forts.
Rajasthan point of interests includes the following:
Umaid Bhawan Palace
City Palace (Jaipur)
Ishwari Minar Swarga Sal
Gator ki Chhatriyan
Galtaji or the Monkey Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Ruins of Dalhanpur Temple
Moti Dungari Temple
Besides visiting Rajasthan points of interest, there are several things to do in Rajasthan. Experience authentic Rajasthani hospitality offered in several Rajasthan resorts. You can also try visiting camel breeding farms or go dune bashing in the Thar Desert. Enjoy gipsy snake dances in Jodhpur where brave Kalbeliya men defeat the snakes and their women dance to the tunes of the flute.
There are several other activities in store for tourists including vintage car rallies, visits to the famous Abhaneri Step Well or Chand Baori in Dausa district, elephant rides, trekking, speed boating, flying fox adventures, zip-lining, bicycle tours and more. Of course, you can also go shopping in some of the state’s most vibrant markets along with visiting its several lakes and museums.
Cuisine & Connectivity- Rounding off a wonderful trip
Rajasthani cuisines are influenced by previous inhabitants’ war-like lifestyles and the availability of ingredients in the region. Restaurants in Rajasthan offer tourists ample scope of enjoying local delicacies. Some of the special dishes include Millet Bread with Hot Garlic Paste, Kadhi Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Mirchi Bada, Pyaaj Kachori, Ghevar, Milk Cake, Malpuas, Bikaneri Bhujia and Dal- Bati- Churma.
Worrying about how to reach Rajasthan? It is connected by national highways, having an inter-city surface transport system. There are six main airports – Jaipur International Airport, Jodhpur Airport, Udaipur Airport, Ajmer Airport, Bikaner Airport and Jaisalmer Airport. There are also nine principal railway stations linking the state to other cities and towns of India.
For a better trip, without missing out any of the top tourist destinations, engage in Rajasthan travel guides during your visit. Plan ahead for a scintillating Rajasthan vacation!