Royal, spiritual, romantic, picturesque and exotic! Rajasthan, also known as the land of kings is situated in the western part of India. It is the largest country if India and shares its borders with Pakistan and along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. In India, states Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. Rajasthan is about Desert, Mountains, lakes, handicraft, culture and many more things.
Here are some best things to do that you must not miss in Rajasthan.
10. Relish the local delicacies
Rajasthan offers a variety of tempting and mouth watering dishes, rich in spices and colors. Popular dishes like dal bati churma, ker sangria, gatte ki sabji, besan chakki are great delights for the food lovers. Dal bati churma is the common man’s favorite, unique and delicious and one should not miss it in this princely state.
9. Explore the Desert
Rajasthan has the Great Indian Desert which is The Thar desert. It is a large and arid region in the northwest part of Indian subcontinent. It also creates a natural boundary running along the border between India and Pakistan. Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner are the cities in Rajasthan that offer you to soak in this magnificent beauty. You and also enjoin seeing the scenic view of the sand dunes and learning about the harsh and nomadic lifestyle of the people there.
Many desert festivals are celebrated every year and people from all round the world make a beeline to be a part of these festivals.
8. Recollecting the past
The Royal Rajasthan is rich in forts, palaces, temples, lakes, gardens etc. These places have magnificent history behind them and hence visiting to these place make you relive the grandeur of past. The forts of Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Ranthambore and Gagaron gave been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. These museums and palaces have valuables relics in them that one should never miss.
Rajasthan is a shopping paradise for shopaholics. One can do heart full of shopping here. Shopping malls, shopping complexes, traditional bazaars are the major places to shop amazing variety of cloths, jewelry, handicraft, paintings, gems etc. you can do the best of ethnic wear and jewelry shopping in Rajasthan.
6. Visit Ajmer’s Dargah Sharif
The Dargah Sharif of Khawja Moinuddin Chisthi is situated at the foot of the taragarh hill and consists of several white buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hydrabad and the Akhbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It contains domed tomb of the saint.
5. Visit Mt. Abu
Mt. Abu is very famous hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India. It is near the border with Gujarat. This mountain forms a district rocky plateau 22km long by 9km wide. It has an alluring lake, temples and many more tourist attractions. Apart from tourist spot Mt. Abu is also a major pilgrim center.
4. The fun of traveling
Who doesn’t want to make the vast desert safari on camel’s back or climb the forts on elephant’s back. Bullock cart is still the mode of transport in many villages in Rajasthan. The exhilarating boat rides on the shimmering lakes are real amusement. Rajasthan has an abandoned source of unorthodox modes of travel which you can never dare to miss.
If you are a luxury enthusiast then you have a great option ?Palace on wheels’. This train will make you visit the cities of Rajasthan and will also immerse you in the royal heritage of Rajasthan. Palace on wheel is also rated as one of the top 10 luxury train journeys in the world.
3. Visit Ranthambore National Park
This popular national park is open from October to June, is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. It comprises of 1334 sq km of wild jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges, at its centre is the magnificent 10th century Ranthambore fort. There are ancient temples and mosques, hunting pavilions, crocodile filled lakes and vine covered chhatris scatterd around the fort.this park was maharajas hunting ground until 1970 later it became a sanctuary.
2. Lakeside solace
Rajasthan may be majorly known for heat, desert and hiking temperature but it also has some wonderful lakes to visit. Udaipur, a city in Rajasthan is also known as The City of Lakes. Some major lakes are; lake Pichola, Fateh sagar lake, Sambhar salt lake, Ana sagar lake, Dhebar lake, Nakki lake, Pushkar lake, Kalyana lake, Rajsamand lake, Balsamand lake, lake Foy sagar, Pachpadra lake, Ramgarh lake, Man sagar lake.
These beautiful and picturesque lakes can build solace in your heart and make you forget everything else.
1. Watch and do Kalbelia
Kalbelia or Kabeliya is one of the most sensuous dance forms of Rajasthan which is performed by the tribe of the same name. The Kalbelias were known for their frequent movement from one place to another in ancient times. They are popular for their dance; both men and women take active part in this joyful activity. The songs played are so rhythmic that one cannot resist from tapping feet.
Get your tickets done today and enjoy the spectrum of cultures and life of Rajasthan.