Rajasthan through the eyes of an expert – a state in India with sights from a fairy tale
India is the middle name for the angelic, cheerful, observable beauty of this world. This amazing country is the jewel in the crown of world tourism on the world map. The perfect place to relax, get to know yourself, and expand your horizons. If you decide to go on a tourist trip, the best place to travel is the Indian subcontinent.
Among all the striking places on earth, Rajasthan is the biggest attraction for local and foreign tourists in India.
Aristocratic forts, imperial palaces, romantic lakes, graceful tombstones, magnificent masterpieces, vibrant, sparkling fairs and festivals describe the richness of Rajasthan in cultural and historical heritage.
In Rajasthan you can explore the beauty of Jaipur, Udaipur, Bundi, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Pushkar and Ajmer. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is often referred to as the “Pink City.
Jaipur regularly hosts various festivals and festivals to attend, and to see the dates go to wikipedia.
Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, attractive, fascinating markets are the main places to visit in Jaipur. The forts and palaces are decorated with sumptuous works of artists, figures made of supple stones. Marble sculptures and floral motifs give the city an enchanting, fairy-tale look.
Udaipur is the city of lakes.
It is known for its enchanting bodies of water and fascinating scenic beauty (see photo below). It is the most favorite city of foreign tourists. City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lakes, Sahelion-ki-Bari Garden are some of the main attractions of fabulous Udaipur. Chittaurgarh, Jain temples of Ranakpur, Mewar festival are the places to visit and appreciate their exquisite beauty.
It is an enchanting fusion of landscapes, sounds and experiences – an enthusiasm for the ideas of poets, artists and writers. Here you can nestle into a fabulous abode with an unrivaled backyard and access to a multitude of narrow streets studded with kiosks or have breakfast by the lake, as seen in the following photo. It all carries the scent of a heroic past.
Jodhpur is a blue city.
Jodhpur is famous for its blue buildings, which were originally built to signify that they were occupied by Brahmins. This city is the second major city in Rajasthan. Attractions in Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Rao Jodha Raso Zot Rock Park, Jaswant Tada, Umid Bhavan, Sambhali Boutique.
Situated between the desert states, Mount Abu is a perfect example of Rajasthan’s topological diversity. Exotic flora and fauna, enchanting beauty of tranquil lakes with ancient monuments of the kingdom’s history sets this place apart from other tourist spots in Rajasthan. Delwar Temple is a famous temple where you can experience the architectural splendor of stone and marble. Ranthambore National Reserve, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Ghana National Park, Desert National Park, Darrah Sanctuary and Apu Sanctuary are the most famous risky places in India, which are very popular among adventure and extreme tourists.
When is the best time to visit Rajasthan and how to get there.
Although travel is beautiful at any time of year, the best season to visit Rajasthan is in winter. From October to March, when the desert sun is not so unusual and the days are cool and beautiful, this tour will be especially beautiful. The vast majority of desert festivities that are organized in vacation spots are additionally held in winter. The Rajasthan desert is also interesting after a storm in the months of July through September, when the slopes are clothed in green and have their own appeal.
Two more interesting attractions without which the picture of the state would not be complete.
The heart of Thar, the polished sandstone that is an intricate wonderland instead of a barren land. Here today stands the city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Raval Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the majestic Fort Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets that are the ultimate examples of art.
It is located among the lush, wooded ranges of the Aravalli in the Sirohi region at 4,000 feet above sea level, not easy to reach. Known as an oasis in the desert, this mesmerizing hill also has spiritual significance and is the site of the Mount Abu Naqqi Temple, Guru Shihara, Dud Barui, and Adhar Devi Temple.
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Rajasthan is the perfect place for a holiday in India
Love India or hate it – not everyone manages to tune in and discern the appeal that many return here again and again. India is big and very different, but if you want to see it in all its glory, you must go to the most colorful state, Rajasthan. You can go there at a gallop in a few days or travel for a few months, it all depends on the opportunities and the desire. Here are five of the most interesting places, which only take a couple of weeks to get acquainted with.
Jaipur is the state capital and one of the most packed with sights. The houses here are mostly made of pink stone, which is why Jaipur is called “The Pink City”. It is necessary to walk through the streets of the Old City, be sure to see the main symbol of the city – the Palace of the Winds Hawa Mahal, look at the palace of the Maharjah and the palace of Jal Mahal, wander among the clingy monkeys in the Temple of Monkeys (Galta Ji),
Visit Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Amber Hill Fort.
Another “colored” city is Jodhpur. In the city itself it is not felt so strongly, but if you look at it from the surrounding hills, it instantly becomes clear that it has the name “Blue City” for a reason. For a few kilometers around the area stretch houses with blue walls and roofs and it looks amazing. The Mehrangarh Fort is the best place to see the city from a height of 125 meters and if you want to see a palace that has been called one of the most beautiful in India, then head to Umaid Bhawan; it is, incidentally, the largest private residence in the world.
Jaisalmer is a city located in the Thar Desert, built of yellow-brown sandstone, for which it was nicknamed “Golden. Jaisalmer is notable because it has one of the few inhabited fortresses in the world, so tourists come there to see the sights and the locals just live their normal lives. But the main thing that people come to Jaisalmer for is Camel Safari, camel tours in the desert. And you can just ride a couple of hours among the endless dunes, or you can go on a long tour for a few days, with overnight stays under the stars – the longest route through the desert runs between Jaisalmer and Bikaner.
Directly in the city you can see several attractions, in particular the old fort, a couple of temples and several ancient Haveli – mansions decorated with artful stone and wood carvings, as well as frescoes. But the most unusual place is 30 kilometers from the city is the Temple of rats Karni Mata. The temple is home to about 20,000 rodents and they are revered as sacred animals, many Hindus come here to make offerings, well as tourists to look at the exotic. The place is ambiguous and it is difficult to put into words the emotions that arise here – it is something between amazement, curiosity, disgust and revulsion, but to complete the picture it is certainly worth to visit here.
One of the most picturesque cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is especially popular with honeymooners, which is why it is called the city of lakes, palaces and weddings. You have to visit the palaces and just stroll through the narrow streets of the city, where life bustles from morning till night – tourists and townsfolk, pedestrians and motorcyclists, motor rickshaws and cows; it is all in constant motion and does not stop for a second. And if you get tired of the noise, be sure to climb to the rooftop of one of the many popular rooftop cafes on the shores of Lake Picola. Here you can catch your breath and eat your lunch in peace and quiet.
These five towns are the most popular with tourists, but apart from them there are many other interesting places in Rajasthan – Pushkar, Mandawa, Mount Abu, Chittorgarh, Bundi, Samode, Sanganer and other small towns. So this state is a veritable treasure trove for both lovers of India and those who want to experience the country for the first time.