The mystic and majestic land of Rajasthan is one of the most beloved tourist destinations in India. Once you visit the state, the picture of this royal land takes a permanent position in your heart. You yearn to visit Rajasthan again and again. The palaces, the sand dunes, the folk songs, the culture, and the cuisine- everything about the Rajasthan is so enchanting. Rajasthan literally means ‘the land of kings’. If you want to experience the beauty and charm of this regal state, you need to hire a cab. It is the most convenient way of sightseeing. You can get some good amount of cab booking discount too if you can plan early and book taxis online.
Take a Rajasthan Jungle Safari
Rajasthan is the home for some of the best wildlife and bird sanctuaries in India, the best-known wildlife zones are Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. You can get a glimpse of different species of migratory birds at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The best time to visit Bharatpur is winter.
Ranthambore was a former hunting ground for the princely states. You can find tigers, leopards and march crocodiles in this national park. Book a tiger safari and witness the raw beauty of the wildlife. Sariska is a home to Indian leopards and Royal Bengal tigers. You can also find jungle cats, striped hyenas, and chinkaras.
You must have read a lot about the deserts, the camel caravans and the vast sand dunes in your geography books. However, the real desert experience is something you should not miss. Ditch your 5-star accommodation for a night and witness an amazing sunset amid endless sands of the Thar desert.
Check all the travel booking deals and ask your tour operator if you can experience a wonderful night in the desert. You can book a full day camel safari from Jaisalmer. It includes a 50-km jeep ride to the camp. A sumptuous breakfast is served at the camp. The 2-day 1-night desert safari can be more enthralling. You can see the sunrise from the camp. They take you to the gypsy villages too.
The Rajasthan Forts and Folktales
When you are in the land of the kings, you cannot avoid the charms of forts and their history. Did you know that Amer, Jaigarh, and Nahargarh forts were interconnected by underground tunnels? You will be mesmerized by the beauty of Hawa Mahal. It is one of the most famous landmarks of Jaipur.
Every fort and palace of Rajasthan are filled with some enigmatic folklores. You can hear the stories of bravery and patriotism.
The exquisiteness of Udaipur lake palace is famous worldwide. It was built in 1746 and was the summer residence of MaharanaJagat Singh II. Now the palace has been transformed into a luxury hotel and has been restored to its original glory. Jaisalmer fort is a world heritage site. It is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. It was constructed by RawalJaisal in the 12th century. The unique golden color of the fort is a sight to watch. It houses ancient Havelis (villas) where generations continue to dwell. You can visit Bhangarh fort for a spooky experience.
The folk music of Rajasthan is so hypnotizing. Witness a lively dance performance of the kalbeliya Tribe women. Their belly dancing feat can leave you speechless. You can fill your evenings with the sweet tune of Rajasthani folk music. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal and Bagoreki Haveli in Udaipur showcase folk music and dance recitals regularly for the tourists.
Once you are in Rajasthan, you cannot come back with empty bags. The handicrafts made by the gifted artisans and the riot of colorful fabrics can blow your mind. You can find many magnificent things at the local street markets. You can buy plenty of Rajasthani jewelry, Bandhni fabrics, tie and dye fabrics, camel leather items, Pichwai and Phad paintings of Rajasthan at Hathi Pol Bazaar and Chetak Circle in Udaipur.
Use your bargaining skills to grab the handicrafts at the best price. Take a stroll through the colorful streets of Jaipur to pick up something exquisite. Johari Bazaar has some lovely Rajasthani handcrafted items, but you need to bargain here too.
Forget your diet for a few days and savor the heavenly food served in the royal restaurants of Udaipur and Jaipur. The small food joints in the streets of Jaipur offer hot spicy kachoris for a satisfying breakfast. You cannot ignore the smell of hot and fresh pyaaz (onion) kachoris with chili chutney. The ‘Laal Maas’ (meat prepared with red hot spices) with Missi roti is another favorite traditional Rajasthani delicacy. You can find ‘Laal Maas’ in the menu card of every upmarket restaurant. If you are a foodie, you should not miss the mouth-watering ghevar and popular daal baati churma. Dine with a Rajasthani family and you can learn their art of cooking.
There are so many other things to explore in Rajasthan. If you have some more time, you can visit the camel breeding camp in Pushkar. It can be exciting if you are traveling with kids. Do not forget to taste the ice creams made from camel milk. For last minute travel booking, use your Oyo Rooms coupons for a comfortable accommodation in Pushkar.