Rajasthan is lavish and regal. The state is filled with cities that impart the opulence and cultural splendour of the kings through its structures. Home to forts, palaces, deserts, and forests, Rajasthan makes for an enticing feature on the face of India’s tourism. The culture here is vibrant and art significant, which makes people from all over the world visit this state year after year.
The ‘Pink City’, also referred as the ‘City of Victory’ is a connection to the past of not only Rajasthan but India. Forts on top of hills, stunning palaces and bustling bazaars, Jaipur makes for an excellent city to visit during an Indian holiday. The old markets are filled with handicrafts that become unique souvenirs to take back home. Checkout for Rajasthani art, textiles, and gems when you are here.
Pushkar Camel Fair
A famous Rajasthani festival is a cheerful way to get acquainted with the ships of the desert. The fair attracts 50,000 camels and about 200,000 people. Farmers gather here to buy and sell camels, cattle, and horses. Moustache competitions and sporting events begin after the deals are done while the camels recline by the dunes.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
A wildlife sanctuary known for tigers is worth a visit even in the absence of the wild cats. Home to nilgai, sambar, chital (spotted deer), wild boar and numerous species of bird, this reserve offers some fascinating sights in its expanse. The Kankwari Fort is located 22 Km away from Bhangarh, which is a well-preserved 17th-century city.
Ranthambore National Park
Spread on the rocky ridges; the Ranthambore National Park is 1334 sq meter of lush green wilderness. The Ranthambore Fort sits in the centre accompanied by ancient temples and mosques. It played the role of the maharaja’s hunting field till the year 1970. A day in the national park might lead to an encounter with the fantastic white tigers.
City Palace makes for a significant attraction in Udaipur, which has been hailed to as the most romantic city by Colonel James Todd. If you get to the balcony of the magnificent palace, you get a fantastic vista of the Lake Palace, sitting calmly in the lap of the lake Pichola.
The blue city of Jodhpur is the dwelling ground of the prestigious Mehrangarh. The blue walls sprawled across the city impart a delightful aura and leave one enticed. Other places of interest worth a visit in Jodhpur are the Jaswant Thada, ornate memorial of 1800s maharaja.
Reminiscent of a past era, Jaisalmer Fort is an awe-inspiring sight. Known as the ‘Golden City’, it’s the yellow sandstone structures that give it the name. The fort is surrounded by 99 bastions, which guard it at the foot.