Travel to Rajasthan India


Why Go to Rajasthan?

Why Go to Rajasthan?

It is said there is more history in Rajasthan than the rest of India put together. Welcome to the Land of the Kings fabled realm of maharajas and their majestic forts and lav-ish palaces. India is littered with splendid ruined bastions,
but nowhere will you find fortresses quite as magnificent as  those here; rising up imperiously from the desert landscape
like fairy-tale mirages of a bygone era.

As enchanting as they are, though, there is more to this  most royal of regions than its seemingly timeless architec-tural wonders. This is also a land of sand dunes and jungle,
of camel trains and wild tigers, of glittering jewels, vivid colours and vibrant culture. There are enough festivals here to fill a calendar (and an artist’s palette), and the shopping and cuisine are nothing short of spectacular. In truth, Rajasthan just about has it all; it is the must-see state of this must-see country; brimming with startling, thought-provoking and, ultimately, unforgettable attractions.


As with the rest of the north, Mughal-influenced curries and smoky tandoori food are extremely popular, but there are
a few favourites with a regional twist that are worth hunting down. Kachori is a round-shaped, masala-dhal-filled,
samosa-like package that hits the spot for a street snack.

A favourite Rajasthani meal is gatta, gram-flour dumplings cooked in a yoghurt sauce. For refreshment you can’t go past a thick and creamy makhania (saffron flavoured) lassi, or a light, fragrant kheer (rice pudding).


In Jaipur, the City Palace is at the centre of a cluster of top sights, including the fascinating Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Iswari Minar Swarga Sal. But the stand-out attraction in the Jaipur area is Amber Fort.
If you are a real fort connoisseur, though, you need to make the long trek west for the best of them all:  the spectacular, mirage-like desert fortress that is Jaisalmer Fort. Running a close second is Jodhpur’s
imposing rock-like fortress, Mehrangarh, whilst more off-the-beaten-track forts worth hunting down include
the remote Kumbhalgarh and the utterly enormous Chittorgarh. Nature lovers shouldn’t miss the birdlife at Keoladeo Ghana National Park nor the very real
chance of spotting a tiger at Ranthambhore National Park, while romantics will soon fall in love with the lake city of Udaipur.

Top State Festivals 

☆Desert Festival : A chance for moustache twirlers to compete in the Mr Desert contest.

☆ Elephant Festival : Parades, polo and human-versus-elephant tugs-of-war.

☆ Gangaur: A festival honouring Shiva and Parvati’s love, celebrated with fervour in Jaipur.

☆Mewar Festival: Udaipur’s version of Gangaur, with free cultural events and a colourful procession down to the lake.

☆Teej: Honours the arrival of the monsoon, and Shiva and Parvati’s marriage.

☆ Dussehra Mela: Commemorates Rama’s victory over Ravana (the demon king of Lanka). It’s a spectacular time to visit Kota – the huge fair features 22m-tall firecracker-stuffed effigies.

☆ Marwar Festival: Celebrates Rajasthani heroes through music and dance; one day is held in Jodhpur, the other in Osian.

☆ Pushkar Camel Fair:  The most famous festival in the state; it’s a massive congregation of camels, horses and cattle, traders, pilgrims and tourists.

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