So now when we are about to wave goodbye to 2017 and jump into the new and bright year – 2018, it’s time to wake the travel enthusiast in us up and start making our next travel plan.
A trip to Rajasthan – the land of royalty – is every traveller’s dream and gives you an opportunity to witness the rich traditions, the desert horizon and a colourful culture. Renowned across the globe for its astonishing palaces, magnificent havelis, dazzling forts, rippling sand dunes, rich cultural heritage, wildlife reserves and delicious food, Rajasthan is one of the most prominent destinations for tourism in India.
Here are some beautiful reasons that’ll further encourage you to plan ahead, book a flight and fly to the land of mesmerising natural beauty, royalty and rustic charm.
The Pink Paradise in Jaipur
Revel in the flamboyance of the colour pink in the city of Jaipur! Due to the presence of regal pink structures dotted all throughout the city, Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ of India. This land of beauty boasts the rich cultural heritage of Indian history and surprises globetrotters with its well-maintained forts, camel rides, beautiful gardens, majestic rides, grandiose temples, bustling street markets and what not. City Palace, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar and Rambagh Palace are some of the city’s top tourist delights.
The Unending Stretch of Sand Dunes and Colossal Palaces and Havelis in Jaisalmer
The ‘Gem City’ or the ‘Golden City’ of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer resides in the semi-desert land of golden sand and happens to be the largest district of Rajasthan and one of the largest districts of India. The beauty of Jaisalmer has become the image of Rajasthan tourism. Many tourists head towards this city for its Sam sand dunes and the heritage monuments. While the majestic forts and ornate havelis of the city capture the attention of travellers, camel safaris is another reason to visit Jaisalmer that brings a pinch of adventure to your travel. Jaisalmer Fort, a major landmark of the city seems to move upward of a desert mist and is a treat for the eyes. Some other prominent places to visit in the city include Patwon Ji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Tazia Tower and Desert National Park.
The King of all Pilgrimages, Pushkar
Set your foot in Pushkar, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site to get a true feel of the Hindu religion. This divine land of Lord Brahma mesmerises you with its panoramic beauty of three lakes surrounding the city entirely. This beautiful city stands in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan and is known to be one of the five most sacred dhams in Hinduism. Home to a lot of temples on the bank of Pushkar Lake, this holy city attracts a number of travellers from all across the world. Brahma Temple, Varaha Temple, Atpateshwar Mahadev and Sri Sawai Bhoj are some of the major temples here.
The Sun-kissed Charms of Sun City, Jodhpur
Call it ‘Sun City’ for its bright and sunny weather or the ‘Blue City’ for its blue painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur is one of the most popular cities of Rajasthan that attracts many tourists from all across the globe. The scenic, natural and man-made ambiences, cultural glory and architectural wonders of this charming city never fail to conquer hearts. Umaid Bhawan, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore, Mahamandir Temple and Osian are some of the tourist attractions that cannot be missed while in the city. Sprawling along the borders of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur has 10 km long stone-made walls surrounding the city and has 100 towers that were surrounded by defensive battlements.
The Breathtaking, Romantic and Seductive Splendour of Udaipur
No trip to Rajasthan is complete without a visit to this dream destination of incredible India which is known throughout the world for its romantic ambience. With its enigmatic beauty and splendour of palaces, forts and havelis, Udaipur is known as the “Most Romantic City of India”, “Venice of the East” and the “Kashmir of Rajasthan”. The unique culture and diversity, rich history and royal grandeur of this picturesque city attract millions of vacationers from every part of the world. The glorious man-made wonders in Udaipur such as artificial lakes and palaces along with the exotic charm of lush green Aravalli Ranges reflect the true romantic allure of the city. Some of the popular tourist attractions that cannot be missed during your Udaipur tour include Lake Palace, City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Dudh Talai.