12 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Rajasthan At Least Once

Rajasthan, or the Land of Maharajas is a must visit for travellers. Rajasthan is golden with the soft sands of Thar, majestic with the grand palaces and strong with the mighty forts.

Let us enjoy a virtual tour to Rajasthan and see what you must not miss on your trip to this royal destination.

1. The Heritage Monuments

Be it the delicate designs of Amber Fort, the hanging gardens of Udaipur Palace or the museum of City Palace of Jaipur, every construction of Rajasthan narrates the glorious legends of the Rajput clan. The state has witnessed rule of several dynasties, Rajput, Mughal and Jat to name a few. Every monarchy has left a mark on the art and architecture of Rajasthan.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

City Palace, Jaipur

City Palace, Jaipur

2. The Boutique Resorts

Live in the land of fairy tale at Rajasthan. From the Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur to the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur to Rambagh Palace in Jodhpur. With lavish rooms(which were Mahals for erstwhile kings and queens) to arrangement of authentic cuisines on exquisitely decorates rooftops, from natural Ayurveda SPA treatment on the placid waters of Lake Pichola to sprawling gardens with life size statues, Opulence drips from each part of these heritage hotels of Rajasthan. What’s more? At few of these palaces the present members of the royal family still reside and hence tourists can meet and greet with them, listening to the gallantry of the Rajput clan directly from their descendants.

Rambagh Palace in Jodhpur

Rambagh Palace, Jodhpur

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

3. The Luxury Trains

Indian Railways and the Indian government has coordinated to enable a luxurious trip to the tourists. Besides enjoying the royal tourist spots of Rajasthan experience royalty on trains like Palace on Wheels.

Decorated with wall to wall carpeting, spacious rooms with large beds and panoramic windows, sparkling dining cars and well stocked bar, no stone is left unturned at the royal trains of Rajasthan.

Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels

4. Rich Flora and Fauna

The flora and fauna of the desert is quite different from other parts of the country. Witness the Royal Tigers of Bengal at the Ranthambore National Park, listen to the joyous tweets of numerous birds at the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and make friends with the dolphins at the Sariska Tiger Reserve, besides watching tigers. A jeep safari through the jungle is going to be a thrilling experience.

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary , Bharatpur

Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary , Bharatpur

5. Colourful Cities

No other state in the country come with such vibrant and colourful cities, like the pink buildings of the Pink City of Jaipur, Blue City of Jodhpur and the Golden City of Jaisalmer. Walk through the narrow lanes of the city to checkout these ancient houses.

Pink City, Jaipur

Pink City, Jaipur

6. The Distinguished Villages

Rajasthan is just not a land of Maharajas, history and courage of the state is even treasured at the mud houses, under the thatched roofs and quaint villages. Go for a walk through the Bishnoi Village located near Bikaner. They are ardent nature lovers and one of the prime principles of their life is to prevent killing of animals and cutting of trees. Relax under the starlit sky of the Sam Sand Dunes of the Khuri Village, enjoy camel rides or experience the magic of folk song and dance here.

Khuri Village, Jaisalmer

Khuri Village, Jaisalmer

7. Checkout World Heritage Sites

Rajasthan is a pride of India and is house to UNESCO World Heritage Sites which include the oldest astronomical observatory of the country, Jantar Mantar contains the largest sundial of the world and also so,e precious astronomical instruments. The Jaisalmer Fort, Amber Fort, Gagron Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Chittorgarh Fort are the other UNESCO sites worth a visit.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

8. Celebrate life at the fairs and festivals

Dance, music, drama and puppet shows are integral part of Rajasthani life. There are numerous fairs which are organised at this state so where these passion are cultivated. Some of the most enjoyable festivals of Rajasthan are Teej Festival of Jaipur (August), the Rajasthan International Folk Festival of Jodhpur (October), Pushkar Fair (November), Elephant Fair of Jaipur (March) and the Magnetic Fields Festival of Shekhawati (December).

Gangaur Festival in Rajasthan

Teej Festival, Rajasthan

9. Shop your heart out

The local bazaars or Rajasthan brim with life. From the brightly coloured bandhani worked apparels to the traditionally designed silver ornaments, from handcrafted boxes to embroidered mojaris, Rajasthan is a shopping arcade. The Hathi Pol Bazaar, Clock Tower Market, Johari Bazaar and Bada Bazaar are some of the famous local markets of Rajasthan.

Hathi Pol Bazar, Udaipur

Hathi Pol Bazar, Udaipur

Clock Tower Market Jodhpur

Clock Tower Market, Jodhpur

10. Relish quintessential cuisines

Rajasthani cuisines are a landmark in the history and culture of Rajasthan. Here food is served on silver lined plates, drinks in Swarovski glasses with handcrafted cutlery. Kher sangri, laalmaas, dal baati and churma are to name a few.

Daal Bati Churma, Rajasthan

Daal Bati Churma, Rajasthan

11. Heart Warming Hospitality

Rajasthan is more fun when you interact with locals. Spend some time with the old folks of the place to know interesting facts and rich history of Rajasthan. You will surely be offered namkeens, desserts and hookah when you visit any home in Rajasthan.

Ghewar

Ghewar

12. Enjoy the magic of music

Life in Rajasthan is incomplete with music. Be at the sand dunes, at the desert camps, at the heritage hotels or at the local markets, wherever you want to be and you will find women dressed in large ghangras and white bangles dancing to the melodies of sarangi and folk songs.

Ghoomar Folk Dance Performance

Ghoomar Folk Dance Performance

So do not aloof yourself from the amazing terrains of Rajasthan, get touched with the grandeur of the state this vacation.

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