The Land of Maharajas! The land of warrior queens! Rajasthan has it all and it has always lurked me for exploration and penning down about it. have been travelling to Rajasthan for years but every time I visit there’s a new vibe to it. The people, culture, heritage, food, royal life, gharanas, shopping, haunted places, architecture – what not, leave me awestruck.
This travel blog will give you a sneak peek into the colourful world of the royal state. It will highlight the heritage of this stunning state of India and would recommend places to visit, the best time to visit, and exquisite shopping destinations and food etc. Later in this series will have more blogs that will highlight itineraries, travel specifics, how to travel, which dedicated places to visit.
While Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Pushkar are some of the most trending cities in the ‘Maharajaland’, but, these places are just the tip of the iceberg of the experiences Rajasthan has in store for you. There is so much more to Rajasthan than just the huge palaces and grand forts. The hidden gems of Rajasthan is the road less taken place and has a unique experience on your vacation/holiday.
Know all the best dining spots so that you can gratify your taste buds with rich and delicious Rajasthani cuisine. Enjoy vibrant Rajasthani generosity in the lush resorts and hotels on your vacation. If you are planning a trip to the largest state in India by area can be baffling when you do not know where to start. This blog will gonna be a saviour for you, also when travelling and if this travel blog is of some help to you do not forget to comment or share or tag me IG @authorontravel so that I know that it did help you guys. Also, it is always great to connect with like-minded people. So do not forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel as well.
Rajasthan has an abundance of heritage, here’s a short guide:
Places to visit:
- Jaipur – Udaipur
- Mount Abu – Jodhpur
- Jaisalmer – Ajmer – Pushkar
- Chittorgarh – Kumbhalgarh
- Ranakpur – Nathdwara
A breakdown of a few places to visit in these places:
You can traverse various forts and Royal palaces in Rajasthan. Some prominent forts are Amer Fort, Ranthambhore Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Chittorgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Fort in Udaipur, Junagarh Fort in Bikaner and Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer. Some grand Royal palaces of Rajasthan are Hawa Mahal, City Palace in Jaipur, Rana Kumbha Palace inside Chittorgarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Lake Palace in Udaipur and Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner.
Art and culture of Rajasthan
Rajasthan Art and Culture is celebrated all over the world. Rajasthani cuisines, folk dance and music, traditional colourful art and cultural work attract travellers from all around the world. Diverse folk arts like Ghair – a dance from during holly festival, Kucchi Ghodi – a dance form to cherish at the marriage ceremony, Kalbelia – dance form of snake charmer community named as Kalbelia, Fire Dance – a devotional dance form, Ghoomar – a dance form during Rajput weddings etc. Rajasthan majorly is also known for enamel work on metal like gold, named Kundan. (Jaipur is famous for this). Rajasthan is renowned for colourful precious and semi-precious stonework, gesso work, splendid architectural work with stone carving, Blue pottery of Jaipur and block printing. Jaisalmer’s stonework and yellow stone artwork and architecture are appealing. You can enjoy various festivals in Rajasthan and these are Pushkar Fair, Marwar festival, Camel festival at Bikaner, Bundi festival etc.
Things to do:
- Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Kuldhara Abandoned Village
- Amber Fort of Jaipur
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Chittorgarh Fort of Chittorgarh
- City Palace and Lake Palace of Udaipur
- Lake Pichola of Udaipur
- Umaid Bhavan of Jodhpur
- Parasailing in Jaisalmer
- Zipline adventure at Kumbhalgarh and Chittorgarh
- Kumbhalgarh Jungle Safari
- Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary
- Pokharan Fort
- Sand Dunes – Sam in Jaisalmer – Camel safari in Jaisalmer
- Ramdevora – Ramdevra Temple, also known as Shri Ramdev Temple
- Nathdwara – Temple visit
- Longewala – Tanot Mandir – Zero Point
- Bhadariya Village – Temple visit – Saint Harvansh Singh Nirmal brought this village back to life.
- Barmer Fort – Zero Point
- Shopping at National Handloom Jodhpur – Clock tower market – Tripolia market
- Jaisalmer City shopping in the living fort area. Do not forget to bargain at hawker zone shops.
- Shopping through the streets of Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer is an experience worth having while in Rajasthan, as there are plenty of traditional textiles, jewellery, artefacts and paintings that can be purchased.
- In the culturally rich parts of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Chittorgarh, where tribal and folk traditions are undertaken to spread the heritage of the Mewari lifestyle, visitors can indulge in authentic Rajasthani food and drinks.
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