Travel to the sand dunes and palaces of Rajasthan, feel like a king!
Rajasthan, the land of lavish food and Kings.
Being the largest state of India located in northwestern India. It is the Land of Royalty which was ruled by Rajputs for a long time and even today the palaces are regarded in a very high esteem. The Royal Rajputs of Rajasthan were the descendants of the Kshatriyas or warriors of vedic India. In fact, one of the world’s first and oldest civilizations, the Indus Valley Civilization was located in Rajasthan.
The state is filled with a noteworthy number of colors has prime attractions being its unique culture, Thar desert, great forts, palaces, temples and big fair & festivals. Rajasthan hosts one of the major desert areas of the world known as the Great Thar Desert of India. Apart from big mountains, blue sea, and the green forest, Thar desert “Ocean of Sand” is one of the major tourist attraction in India. Along with the biggest desert fair, camel safari and wide range of desert wild animals, this royal state is famous for various other things that are mentioned further.
Rajasthan is famous for its majestic forts, magnificent palaces and historic havelis built by the Great Maharajas of Rajasthan. There are around 14 forts in Rajasthan, out of them Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. Other big forts of Rajasthan are Jaisalmer Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, desert forts of Jodhpur and the beautiful Jaigarh Fort.
2. The Thar Desert
The Great desert of India is surrounded by the Aravalli Ranges on the east, on the south by Rann of Kutch and on the west by the Indus River. About 23 species of lizard and 25 species of snakes are found here and several of them are endemic to the region. A camel safari into the Thar desert is an experience not to be missed.
The land of maharajas has well-laid gardens, gorgeous temples, and beautiful palaces. Some of these are Alsisar Haveli, City Palaces, Hawa Mahal, Lake Palace, Umaid Bhavan and Jai Mahal. Umaid Bhawan Palace situated at Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur is one of the world’s largest private residences.
Rajasthani cuisine offers an amazing variety of dishes included dal bati churma, traditional Rajasthani thali, and Rajasthani sweets. Other famous food items are Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur, Malpauas from Pushkar Ghevar from Jaipur and Rassgollas from Bikaner.
5. Festivals and Fairs
Rajasthan is known for its colorful Fairs and Festivals. There are many exotic Fairs and Festivals such as Teej and the Desert Festival. The famous Pushkar Fair an annual five-day camel and livestock fair is the largest Camel Fair in the world. Pushkar, the oldest city is also famous for its magnificent lake, ghats, and The Brahma temple.
The desert land is a haven for shoppers and traditionally rich in making handicrafts and handlooms. The Pink city of India, Jaipur is the best city in Rajasthan for shopping everything ranging from jewelry to clothes to footwear to puppets, almost everything is available. The well known markets are Jauhari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, MI Road and Tripolia Bazaar.