Dive into the realm of Indian beauty with a visit to the gem of incredible India, Rajasthan. With the Aravalli mountain range at its backdrop and the torrent Thar Desert at its feet, Rajasthan is the heart of Indian tourism.
The heritage city of Jaipur is extraordinarily beautiful with its pink hue. While the Fort of Amer stands as an epitome of Rajput passion for art and creativity with its rich paintings, stone studded carvings, glittering mirror ceilings and well decorated entrances, the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal, comes as a surprise with its 983 jharokhas. Located amidst lush green meadows, the City Palace is exquisite and also a treasure house of royal costumes, pashmina shawls, silver utensils, rare coins and many more. Be at Jantar mantar to discover the scientific mind of the Rajputs.
Shop your heart out at Jaipur; from designer costume jewellery to copper and brassware, from leather shoes to Jaipur print apparels, from pretty mehendi designs to puppet shows, life here is colourful.
Your next stop at Rajasthan is obviously the Lake City of Udaipur. While the City Palace of Udaipur is flamboyant with the blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architectural style, the Lake Palace is an abode of peace, situated at the heart of Lake Pichola. While Jag Mandir is a serene destination, far from the maddening crowd, located at an island on Lake Pichola, the Nehru Park of the Fateh Sagar Lake island is a fun place for the kids with its small zoo and restaurant; the Sahelio Ki Bari is a lovely place to sit and chat; with its fountains and bright water lilies it is an impressive tourist spot.
Located at the edge of the Thar Desert, the Sun City of Jodhpur offers a rustic view of desert life. As you explore the city, you can witness men moving on camels and women carrying huge pots of water on their head, cladded in traditional large ‘ghagras.’ You can even enjoy a camel ride at the desert, besides experiencing a night stay at the desert camp, near the Sam sand dunes. Jodhpur is also home to one of the largest Indian forts, the Mehrangarh Fort. Besides being one of the strongest forts, it is known for its grand architecture. Be at the marble structure of Jaswant Thada to check out the intricately carved gazebos or be at the banks of the Balsamand Lake, to rest your tired feet under the cool shadows of the papaya, guava, pomegranate and plum trees, listening to the singing birds and viewing the colourful peacocks.
Warm Hearted Rajasthan
The taste of food automatically enhances when it is served by smiling faces on silver plates. From spicy ‘laal mass’ to the signature dish of ‘dal bati churma,’ this arid land is a food lovers paradise. Satisfy your sweet tooth with sweet and sour boond raita and grainy textured mohanthaal.
Hence be at Rajasthan to unfold a different façade of Indian culture.