Rajasthan is a perfect blend of modern values and ethnic. It is popularly known as the land of the Maharajas. The name is completely justified because it has great puzzles and palaces that depict ness acuity, romanticism, heroism and loyalty. This unique state attracts numerous tourists every year with a culture rich with fascinating music and art. It is located in the middle of the desert and is surrounded by Aravalles, the oldest mountain range in India. It monitors various fairs and festivals of famous states around the world. It also has exotic wildlife that make perfect vacations.
Rajasthan is a land that gives its visitors the ultimate experience of castles, palaces, havelis, wildlife, sand dunes, religious places, fairs and festivals, safari, handicrafts, etc. Some of its fastest growing cities are Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.. Although cities are rapidly evolving with modernity, simplicity and hospitality have not diminished. So it is one of the major tourist destinations in India.
Hawa Mahal – Jaipur’s wind mansion, Jantar – Mantra, lake city – Udaipur and its lake palaces, Jaisalmer fort and ancient Sutlej temple in Ajmer along with ancient Howlis (where the largest animal fair sits), the main attraction of the Thar Desert Rajasthan. Other attractions include ancient forts and palaces and hill areas, including Kota and Bundi. The state serves as a perfect place to buy traditional handicrafts and colorful attire, ethnic jewelry and socks / shoes that you can collect as souvenirs for your loved ones. Check out this magnificent spot from mid-October to mid-March to enjoy the full.
Best Time to Visit Rajasthan:
Mid October to Mid March: Rajasthan offers its visitors various tourist attractions as it offers tourist attractions and pilgrimages, wildlife safari, various fairs and festivals to visit Rajasthan all year round. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages because it has something for everyone to appreciate. There is nothing like the best time to visit this magnificent land, but mid-October to mid-March is considered as the ideal time for those who are not familiar with the summer of Rajasthan. Because the weather is pleasant at this time. It is not advisable to travel to Rajasthan during the summer as it can be an uncomfortable trip for those coming from winter country and state. The temperature in Rajasthan is 45 degrees Celsius to 48 degrees Celsius in summer. May and June are considered the hottest months in Rajasthan. In summer, the days are extremely hot but the nights are cool.
Visit Rajasthan During Monsoon: It is not a bad idea to plan a trip to Rajasthan during the monsoon from July to September. During this time, the state celebrates many fairs and festivals and gives you a chance to enjoy it fully.
Visit Rajasthan During Winter: Sun basking in Rajasthan can be the ultimate experience during the winter months. Get involved in outdoor activities, enjoy camel and elephant safari and watch fairs and festivals. Go shopping for colorful clothes, ethnical jewelry, intricate designs for your own or your loved ones, and traditional jewelery crafts. Cool evenings and nights give you the chance to sit by the bonfire, enjoy local food and hear folk songs and stories of royal heroism, loyalty and love.
How to Travel Around Rajasthan:
Most of Rajasthan is well connected to Delhi and other parts of northwestern India by rail. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner serve as the main centers of the train station, although it is also possible directly from Delhi to Jaisalmer by train (daily, 18 hours). Delhi to Jaipur takes 5-6 hours. The distances even within Rajasthan are still large to cover, for example, the train from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur is 8 hours, from Jaipur to Jodhpur from 5-6 hours.
Responsible Travel in Rajasthan:
Rajasthan is probably the most famous state in India. It has also seen a growing popularity within India among domestic travelers. In 2017, the number of visitors to Rajasthan in 2017 reached almost 50 million.Instagram can be blamed, as Rajasthan’s colorful palaces create exotic backgrounds. Fortunately, Rajasthan is a great place, and it’s easy to get caught in large crowds if you have some flexibility in your travel and itinerary plans.
Here are some tips to help you get the best out of your Rajasthan trip:
Most of the crowd is found inside Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmi, the castle and the colorful old town. Even if you look very early in the morning, the coach will avoid the burden (ideally, this is much cooler than it is now!). You can read my story about me having a real Udaipur castle below me…
A small number of people have to go down the beaten path. Stay at the homestay and ask the locals for their suggestions on where to travel – check out our striking path below.
Rajasthan is used for tourism and you will find some less-divided vendors / travel agents who will not be shy to make any extra dollars. Before you transfer your hard earned cash, bid for everything and try to find the market. Overpayment for products does not help in the long run as it sets the stage for future visitors to expand even further. Case in point: I received tea tea spices for sale at a grocery store in Udaipur for an estimated 250 bucks. It was labeled “tea torch” and was clearly targeted by wealthy tourists. You need to spend 20 bucks for a tea bag for a small bag.
Traveling to India is difficult to avoid. Empathy is the best thing you can do and help local companies actively engage the local community with their work and profits (we’ve included recommendations throughout this guide). We do not recruit children or adults asking for money, pens, sweets or anything else when they travel to India. Volunteering in India can be a daunting business and this is not something we necessarily recommend unless you bring the much needed skills.
The Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan:
Rajasthan’s best-known and beloved destinations include Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Jaisalmer, and these are unmissable destinations on any Rajasthan itinerary. But there is more to Rajasthan than these colorful cities, with alternative destinations such as Bikaner and Bundi that are well worth a visit for their history and their ancient cities, Pushkar is a must for the spiritually curious, and Bharatphur offers excellent opportunities to observe wildlife . We cover all this in this Rajasthan blog.
But to understand the Rajasthani culture is to glimpse the rich life of the village and the tapestry of Rajasthan. The Marwari culture is seen in all its color, not in the bustling cities of Rajasthan, but in its quieter villages and desert camps. I learned more about the lifestyle of Marwari (Rajasthani) by spending time in family houses and villages than by wandering around the ancient pink city of Jaipur. In this guide, we will show you how to do the same, if you wish.
The main sights of the Amar fort (also known as Amber Fort) and the City Palace are missing and the top places ights for good reason If you go to the City Palace you have to pay extra to visit parts of the Palace that are not open to the general public – some rooms are stunning. I didn’t go to the Hawa Mahal outside The view from outside was enough for me, and reports are that it gets quite claustrophobic inside the corridors. Check out the Anoki Block Printing Museum just a short distance from Ambi Amber Fort. Block printing is a beautiful, beautiful Tihajian Rajasthani art that is dying fast.
In Jaipur itself you can visit unique shops that sell handmade cloths, or enjoy lunch at their organic cafe. If organic eating is your thing, you can also check out Poppin Organic Cafe. Consider taking a tour, a community tourism initiative. Avoid driving elephants at Amber Fort. Together with the debate about elephant-driving policies (see more above), recent government visits have revealed inadequate housing conditions and animal abuse. There is clearly limited space for the amount of time an elephant can climb. Unfortunately, the demand for elephant riding is constantly increasing.
The holy city of Rajasthan, Pushkar, was one of my favorite attractions in Rajasthan Poker tours are the kind that turn from one night to two, much longer than expected. No environment like Puskar is worth the excursion / responsible travel but it is a great way to experience the culture of spiritual India of Rajasthan. Pushkar lake – around which this city was formed – is said to have been when the Padma flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma. It is the only place in India where you can find Brahma temples. Apart from visiting odd temples, there is not a huge amount to do in Pushkar, which I consider to be one of its attractions. Seeing it as a Hindu pilgrimage city, alcohol is not banned in Pushkar.
Early morning or evening walking around the city and soaking up the atmosphere along the lake will give you all the essentials of this place. The cafes at Jaipur Ghat are a great place for a sunset or a morning walk with tea. Pushkar is famous for camel fairs every year, which depending on your crowd and your love for dust you may want to come or avoid. The city is incredibly full during the festival so book well in advance. The nearest major city is Ajmei with train and bus connections, from here to Jaipur trains run frequently.
“Lake City” or “Venice in the East” has been identified as the most romantic city in India. I also found it to be the most touristy of Rajasthan. Going into January 2017, I feel lucky that the crowd was somewhere else. The city center around the lake is almost completely surrounded by tourism (including most building travel agencies, hotels, shops, restaurants), but that doesn’t mean Udaipur should be overlooked. Morning fog cleared on the hillside over the Pichola lake from the Buttements of the City Palace. My best advice? Get up early for some moments of loneliness.
Boat excursions to the City Palace and Pichola Lakes are the main attractions of Udaipur Boat Travel: City Palace offers boat trips from the grounds, but a cheaper option is to get yourself to the booking office at the end of the Red Gate, from which the boat travels also operate. City Palace: Reports are that it is unpleasantly crowded day after day, so go to the opening (9.30am). I walked through the gates at 4.30 in the morning and the place was pretty close to me. Art of Bicycle Offer Tours which are a great way to see the lake and its surrounding countryside, Udaipur. Mewar’s Millits are a great place to eat some of the healthy foods of Udaipur, both Indian and international. They own the mentioned guesthouses and also provide food tours of Udaipur and cooking classes.
Apart from being the most spectacular, Mehrangarh fort is also one of the best organized in Rajasthan in terms of tourism – the included audio tour is of very high quality. On your way down from the fort, don’t miss the Rock Park in the Rao Yodh Desert. This eco-tourism project was launched in 27 years. The former wasteland has been lovingly transformed into a desert garden, planting species species in areas where little water is needed. There are several trails / trails to visit and appreciate the landscape, as well as seeing the castle and the city as a backdrop. The best enjoyment out of the midday heat!
I took a half-day tour of the bleak experience of Blue City, looking through the old part of Jodhpur through the eyes of the locals and discovering where the best tea and breakfast stands are. What made the biggest impression on me was the friendliness of the locals who had a time to chat, exchange greetings or just have a laugh. As well as traveling to different cities, they are able to organize responsible tourist trips to the surrounding small villages for leisure days. Oceanian is the nearest entrance to the Thar / Great Indian Desert. From here it is possible to enjoy the safari of the desert for several days or to go to Gelsalma or to stay in the desert of the Ossian for a few days. I was with Hackara, an eco-tourism project founded by the village community.
The camels ride to one side, the castle being the main attraction. The museum / castle palace has a relatively bad relationship compared to Jodhpur, Amber and Bikaner, but you can only taste it by walking around the city walls, which is free to roam. There are many beautiful havelis as you can see at Patwan Ki Haveli. Take a leisurely stroll on Lake Gandisa to visit the local or enjoy some quiet time.
Ranthambore National Park:
Ranthambore is the best option to see tigers in Rajasthan and attracts swarms of visitors every year. It is one of the only tiger parks in this part of India (for better and less crowded options head towards Madhya Pradesh) and is famous for its ruined temples that are a spectacular backdrop for tigers, if you are lucky enough to see one Ranthambore has recently been criticized for allowing too many tourists to enter (tiger parks have strict fees established by the Forest Department to which they must adhere) and for the excessive development of new tourist centers on their land. That said, the tiger parks in India are vital for the conservation of this majestic animal and generally allow for a responsible experience. All tiger safaris are carried out in vehicles, at a distance from tigers and sightings are never guaranteed.
Bikaner & Bundi:
I didn’t plan to go to Bikaner, but I could spend a day here because of the train delay / re-routing. I’m happy! Most independent travelers do not make it here (which is a reason to visit itself) but inside Junagadh Fort there are few stored best rooms that I have seen in my travels. A beautiful old town to explore as well as a very colorful Jain temple – Bhandasar Temple. Vikas Jaisalmer is a great alternative with plenty of camel safari options with less crowds.
Best Hotels in Rajasthan:
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